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Welcome Students!

Spring has sprung and there is a freshness in the air.  POPDHH's new website is interactive and invites you to post your videos, best work and more. We'll keep you updated on the "latest and greatest" Outreach services including our lending library, lending apple laptops and iPads. Indulge and dive into our website. Enjoy the surf.

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We Can Encourage

We recognize there are many areas of your child's life that are impacted by their hearing loss. The Outreach Program strives to address, support and meet the unique communication and learning styles of your child. We will encourage them to become responsible contributing members of both the Deaf and hearing communities.

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We Can Build

The Outreach Program has lots of opportunities that will help engage, reward and invigorate educators while you work with some of BC's best and brightest deaf and hard of hearing students.  We can help you develop the right skills to help build a brighter future for our students.

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In the News


Fle And Prpao

POPDHH and PRP-AO are collaborating to offer two workshops this year:

  • To Patch or Not to Patch
  • Functional Listening Evaluation

Please click on the flyer for full details. Each workshop is repeated and accommodates 25 people; first come, first served. Please try to form groups wherever possible to maximize number of attendees. Click on the link 5 minutes before the workshop is due to commence in order to attend.

Deaf Connections Week 2017

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Deaf Connections Week 2017 is scheduled to run April 3-5, 2017.  POPDHH is excited to announce an expansion of this invitation to all K-12 students in BC this year.  Three fun-filled days include:

  • Day 1: Education Day
  • Day 2: Optimist Competition
  • Day 3: Friendship Day

Click here to read more.  All DCW information can be found in the menu panel on the left side of this notice titled "DCW".

Unilateral Hearing Loss Webinar

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A nationwide survey was recently designed and distributed by Maureen Clarke, Dave Gordy and Lynley Lewis.  The results of that survey were broadcast on December 6 & 7.  Download the presentation and listen to the webinar.  Dave Gordy is working on creating a captioned version of the webinar.

New Job Posting on Vancouver Island

Interpreting Coordinator Position

ASL Resource

Attached is our ASL Database. We are continually monitoring how we provide you with resources and things this year will be changed sporadically over the school year as we update them. Your feedback is warmly welcomed and can be sent to Mari Klassen.

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POPDHH provides an opportunity to get together and discuss current challenges and educational approaches. We are partnering with Abbotsford to provide a unique opportunity for SEAs/interpreters/intervenors/TAs working with DHH students.

Where: Burnaby Central Secondary School
When: Friday, October 21, 2016
8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Click here for more details. 

Update: Registration has been closed. 

Interact-AS webinar

A special online, interactive workshop for BC teachers with Auditory Sciences to showcase Interact-AS setup.

  1. Short demo of Interact-AS (10 minutes)
  2. How to set up Interact-AS for the first time (20 minutes)
  3. Question/Answer period for participants (troubleshooting, set up, microphones, FM systems, etc.) - 30 minutes

NEW: Session recordings and handouts have been uploaded to our website.  Click here for more information.

Deaf Youth Today Summer Camp 2016

The Deaf Youth Today Summer Camps 2016 brochure is now available and online registration opens this Friday, May 13th.

Click here for brochure.

Invitation to Apply for Mentorship Program 2016-2018* 

Who is it for?
Special Education Providers who work with children that have hearing loss (while special consideration will be provided to Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (TDHH), Learning Resource Teachers who fulfill the role of TDHHs and provide support to students who are DHH are also welcome to apply).

We are piloting a mentorship group for Educational Assistants (special consideration will be given to EAs who are currently working with a student who has a hearing loss, but anyone with an interest in deafness should apply).  

UPDATE: EA Mentorship program has now closed for registration with a wait list in effect.  We encourage you to apply in two years.

* All modes of communication are supported in this group!

Please promote and endorse this new program widely in your home districts! Click here for more information.  

This course is free of charge for Outreach students. June 20-24th

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Hello colleagues, families, friends and allies!

The Provincial Outreach Program: Deaf and Hard of Hearing (POPDHH) team is very excited and proud to share this great video with you because, after all, it has a very important message for all Deaf and Hard of Hearing youth in this pledge.
As a part of the Optimist competition that the POPDHH hosted last week, this video was produced "to inspire and encourage DHH youth in BC (and across Canada) to internalize the International Optimist Creed...to promote OPTIMISM and HOPE." We also wish that it motivates not only children/youth but also adults to take an active role in fostering strength and belief in themselves!

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POPDHH has purchased Interact-AS Professional Edition, a transcription software, for the use of any TDHH or school wishing to try out this technology with their Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.

Visit our webpage for Interact-AS

"Born This Way" (translated in ASL by BCSD)

This fun video was produced by the staff of the British Columbia School for the Deaf Spring Concert that took place on May 7, 2015.

100 year Anniversary of Jericho/BCSD sponsored by the BCSD Alumni Association

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