Teacher Tools Membership

The Teacher Tools e-magazine includes worksheets and activities appropriate for all school age levels. Teacher resource information and instructional materials address underlying skills and knowledge critical to school success. Each issue expands teacher knowledge of relevant research-based information. Every e-magazine has extensive teaching information to support development of language (spoken and ASL), self-advocacy, social communication and hearing technology that can easily be downloaded and used. Membership also includes a Teacher Tools Takeout account already stocked with hundreds of files that constitute the Teacher Tools for members only Materials Library and access to our Kool Kidz Vidz.

Teacher Tools members can access almost 20 brief videos of middle and high school students describing living with a hearing loss and their communication challenges. Each video comes with discussion questions and a written transcript. Incorporate viewing Kool Kidz Vidz to improve your student’s self-concept and motivation for self-advocacy.

Articles In Each Issue Of
The Teacher Tools E-Magazine

Thanks to the teachers who have been members in previous years of Teacher Tools. We look forward to providing you with a wealth of useful materials again this school year. Attention is given to both elementary and secondary needs in the following areas:

Straight from the Zebra’s Mouth … and Hands!

Unique Aspects of Students with Hearing Loss. This year the articles will focus on the unqiue areas of development/function most likely to be adversely impacted by hearing loss.

Language Instruction Strategies

Monthly topics will alternate between the exploration of skills that underly language development such as sequencing, predicting, problem solving, and making inferences. Alternate months will focus on language structure: adjectives, prepositional phrases, contractions, and pronouns. Activities for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.

Knowledge into Practice

Summaries of research relevant to teachers of the deaf/hard of hearing for improved advocacy, planning, and teaching.

Social Skills Development & Pragmatic Language

Develop social language focusing on a different topic each month. Topics provide practice in language and understanding of getting along with others. Some of the topics this year will be: How to Make Introductions, Turn Taking in Play and Conversation, Being Polite, and Dealing with Bullies.

Tech Talk

Technology considerations focusing on improving access to school communication, thereby improving involvement and student outcomes.

Vocabulary Building

Improve language, vocabulary, and reading comprehension through engaging stories created for early and intermediate/advanced readers.

ASL in Action
Develop sign vocabulary for fun and learning using these ASL worksheets/activities/posters for special days or holidays each season.

Listening Instruction Strategies

Improving auditory skills by weaving auditory practice into lessons aligned with learning standards to take full advantage of the time the DHH professional spends with a student while also targeting an essential skill set for students with hearing loss.

Self-Advocacy, Self-Determination, & Transition

Learning challenges and solutions that include talking about one’s own hearing level, hearing device, and communication needs.

The Sky’s the Limit
Cartoon-based self-advocacy lessons written by an educational audiologist and school psychologist.

Classroom Strategies
The way we interact, communicate and connect has changed significantly in the classroom. Learn new strategies to provide students full access to all the modern classroom has to offer.

Deaf Like Me – No Limits!
Information about role models with hearing loss to encourage students to reach for their dreams with no limits!

All Teacher Tools membership information is copy protected. Member logins are for use by ONE teacher with sharing of materials allowed only to support the needs of the ONE teacher’s student caseload. Copy protection restricts memberships from being shared between and among more than one teachers. Teams of teachers are directed to purchase multiple memberships at group discounts to allow one membership per teacher.

After you purchase your membership online you will receive information immediately on how to login to your Teacher Tools membership account. Paying by PO? The first and last name and email address of each member MUST be included to set up new Teacher Tools members

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Information Included In
Teacher Tools Membership

Teacher Tools membership includes access to our extensive Teacher Tools Members Only Library of more than 400 downloadable files. As Teacher Tools a member, you will be provided with a free Teacher Tools Takeout account that uses your same login information. The 400+ Library files will be automatically loaded into your Teacher Tools Takeout account for easy use. Takeout is the sister site to our Teacher Tools membership site and it offers a` la carte instructional materials and resources with a specific focus on learners with hearing loss. Each Teacher Tools member receives a $5 or $10 gift card toward download of additional items of their choice from the wide selection of materials at Teacher Tools Takeout. Enjoy the wealth of materials in our Teacher Tools Library – at your fingertips!

 

Kool Kidz Vidz – Self-Advocacy and Self-Concept Building.

Each video is less than 5 minutes long. All have captions or caption transcripts. Each video also has Discussion Points that teachers can use when viewing the Vidz with their students. Think about submitting your own brief videos by Kidz for Kidz! We now have 17 terrific Vidz! Experiences, advocacy, etc! Download more information about how to submit a Kool Kidz Vid here. You can earn $25 off your next order.

Teacher Tools Magazine is published quarterly, 4 times each year. Join any time!

Paying by Purchase Order? The first and last name and email address of each member MUST be included to set up new Teacher Tools members. Please send any feedback about Teacher Tools to: teachertools@success4kidswhl.com.

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