This fall, MDE-LIO will offer networking meetings for classroom teachers of students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH). These DHH classroom teacher connections will offer an opportunity for teachers to gain and share evidence-based practices and intervention tools for language acquisition as well as reading and writing instruction. Participants will also be able to network with others by sharing ideas, challenges, and solutions. Additional meeting dates are planned for the winter and spring. More details will be shared via our email list, so be sure to subscribe to the MDE-LIO email list for updates. Have a question? Email John Kirsh at [email protected]

Resources for Teachers

As you start the new school year, check out for helpful teacher resources:

Request DHH Resources
Resources can be found in our Library Management System (LMS), including items in the Assessment Resource Guide for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing [PDF].

Service Delivery Tools
These tools can be used to guide discussions regarding the unique needs of students who are DHH.

Literacy Resources
This list is a sample of available resources to support the unique needs of students who are DHH.

Request DHH Reading Kits
Share with families: MDE-LIO offers DHH Reading Kits families can borrow to use with their child.

Teachers and Teacher Consultants
Teachers and teacher consultants may use these tools for professional development or to enhance their support for students who are DHH.

Other Organizations
These organizations provide resources as well as professional development opportunities.