For teachers, Mississippi Hearing-Vision Project (MHVP) offers free online Open Hands Open Access (OHOA) Modules. Apply by Aug. 24.
OHOA Modules provide evidence-based instructional strategies, information, and resources for students with severe complexities, including vision and hearing impairments. Cohorts are open to families, educators, paraprofessionals, early childhood interventionists, administrators, and related service providers serving any age.
Each set of modules includes three modules, and each module takes about seven hours to complete. The Cohort participants work through their set of three modules between Jan. 6 – Feb. 21 at their own pace and time. Educator continuing education credits are only available for the completed set of modules through RESA and yield .7 CEUS or seven contact hours per module totaling at least 2.1 CEU for $15.
Deadline for signing up for these modules is Aug. 24, 2022.
If you have not taken Modules 1, 2 and 4, (Module 1: Overview of Deafblindness & Instructional Strategies; Module 2: Sensory Systems, Brain, & Learning; Module 4: Building Trusting Relationships & Positive Self-Image), they will be offered Sept. 8 – Oct. 13, and you may sign up by clicking on the following link before midnight on 8/24, 2022! FA2022 C5S1D M124 9.8.22-10.13.22
If you have taken the Prerequisite Modules 1, 2, and 4, sign up for the Cohort of your choice by clicking on any of the following live links:
Cohort 2, Set 8A: (Modules 15, 21 & 22) (Prerequisite Modules 1, 2, and 4): https://bit.ly/3QrCRoH Cohort 2, Set 8A includes Module 15: Orientation & Mobility in Everyday Routines; Module 21: Sexuality; Module 22: Introduction to Sign Language & Braille
Cohort 3, Set 5A (Modules 16, 17, 24) (Prerequisite Modules 1, 2, and 4): https://bit.ly/3y7pYcm Cohort 2, Set 5A includes: Module 16 Self-Determination; Module 17: Social Skills; Module 24: Transition to Adulthood & Community Living
Cohort 4, Set 4C (Modules 9, 10 & 13) (Prerequisite Modules 1, 2, and 4): https://bit.ly/3QxWgnM Cohort 4, Set 4C includes: Module 9: Routines; Module 10: Concept Development & Active Learning; Module 13: Calendars