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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

Interact-AS webinar

We are presenting a special online, interactive workshop for BC teachers with Auditory Sciences to showcase working with Interact-AS for people who are already familiar with Interact-AS and don't need to be "sold" on the idea (TDHHs, EAs, classroom teachers, LSTs, admin, parents of DHH students (school to university age). 

WHO:  Presenter: Robert Palmquist from Auditory Sciences
             Facilitator: Lynley Lewis

LENGTH: 1 hour
MAX: 15 people
  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

HOW: Please register for only 1 online session, not both.

Session 1: Wed, May 25, 2016 (12:00 - 1:00 pm PST)

Session 2: Thu, June 2, 2016 (3:30 - 4:30 pm PST)

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).  

* 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

Click here for more information and registration forms