Teacher Tools Membership

Teacher Tools is designed to support all aspects of instruction by addressing underlying skills and word knowledge that support all curriculum content. There are articles related to current topics and trends, advocating for student needs, sections on developing instructional skills, student self-advocacy, self-concept and a forum for discussion of current issues and concerns. A Teacher Tools membership includes materials such as worksheets and activities appropriate for all school age levels and an extensive information resource library.
The e-Magazines and Library materials will be available for members to access August 1 to June 30 for use or download. The new e-Magazine is added to Teacher Tools by the 25th of each month, August – April.
Anyone can view Justin Osmond’s inspiring video. Members can now view 17 Kool Kidz Vidz!    New student videos are still needed – submit a Kool Kidz Vid and receive a coupon for up to $50 of free SSCHL products of your choice! Vidz for ages 6 years through high school are invited!

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. The articles will focus on the unique areas of development/function most likely to be adversely impacted by hearing loss.

Tech Talk

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

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.

Vocabulary Building via Leveled Stories

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

Knowledge into Practice

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

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.

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.

Self-Determination and Transition

Self-Advocacy and Self-Determination Topics

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.

Transition Times

Infuse transition into the curriculum using explicit and direct instruction on specific topics to build a Transition Notebook for each student or as a resource for instructors.
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.

Information Included In Teacher Tools Membership

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 $50 off your next Supporting Success .
Materials Just for Members resource library: The many “freebies” from the Supporting Success website have been included in the Teacher Tools library so members no longer will have to go back and forth between the sites to try to find materials. New materials will also continue to be added. The materials will continue to be organized by categories that reflect the areas of the professional resources within the Supporting Success website. YOUR LIBRARY AVAILABLE ANYTIME
Discussion ForumThe Forum is there for YOU to use; a ‘safe place’ to ask questions and exchange ideas – member to member. The Forum discussion items will not be retired. Ask a new question or build on a discussion.  JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Teacher Tools membership is for one school year, September-June. Information will be posted by the 25th of each month, August through April with a wrap-up review in May. This information will be available on the Teacher Tools site throughout the membership year. All Materials Just for Members materials and Discussion Form information remain on the membership website for members to access August 1 – June 30. All materials posted monthly will be retired from the site on June 30 of each school year. Join anytime August-May and you will be be able to access or download ALL of the materials for the school year. Paying by PO? 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@successforkidswithhearingloss.com.