Events: Low Incidence Affinity (Online PLC Session)

Topic: Distance Mentoring Project

Date: Monday, September 17, 2012
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern / 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Central / 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Mountain / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Pacific

Jon Harding. Jon Harding is a TA specialist for the National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB 2.0). He has a bachelor’s degree in social sciences and a master’s degree in special education. He spent five years teaching students with mild and moderate disabilities in middle schools in Kansas, primarily as an inclusion specialist. He has worked as a Field Instructor for the Missouri Technology Center for Special Education, a state-funded agency that helped local districts implement assistive technology policies and practices. He holds a certificate in Assistive Technology Applications from Cal State, Northridge. Jon joined NCDB in 2000 and is interested in educational reform, connected learning, new technologies, and connecting with those who are passionate about learning.

Audrey Desjarlais, Signetwork Coordinator
Jennifer Coffey, PhD, OSEP Project Director

Description/Other Details
For our September LIA online session Jon Harding, a Technical Assistance provider with the National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB), will present information about a distance mentoring model currently implemented by 9 deaf blind projects. He’ll describe how the different projects have used it, what the technology applications were employed, what issues arose with integrating the model systemically, and how and what components to scale up. Following his presentation we’ll open it up for discussion to learn how other projects are integrating coaching models using more cost effective methods (i.e., tech innovations).