Instructional Technology and Education of the Deaf

Supporting Learners, K — College
An International Symposium

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Date June 25-29, 2001
    June 25-27 Symposium
    June 28-29 Post-Conference Workshops
Location On the Campus of
    National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID)
    Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
    Rochester, NY
Number of Attendees
  • 125 - 175 individuals
  • The symposium will provide a forum for the presentation of current research and state-of-the art practice for educators of the deaf, in K-12 and post-secondary settings, to disseminate information relative to current and future innovations and developments in the use of educational media and technology in the teaching/learning process.
  • The Post-Conference Workshops will provide participants with sophisticated, hands-on training on the use of instructional technology in deaf education.
Symposium Program
  • 4 Invited Plenary Presentations by International Experts in Deafness and Instructional Technology
  • 25-30 Papers
  • 25-40 Poster Sessions & Electronic Poster Sessions including a Show Case of NTID Faculty Projects Developed as part of the NTID Instructional Technology Consortium (
  • Informal Social Gatherings to Share Ideas
  • Post-Conference Workshops, providing training opportunities in various instructional technologies.
Features of Symposium
  • 4 topic strands, including Using Technology to Support Learning; Measuring the Impact of Technology in the Teaching/Learning Process; Using Technology to Support Student Transition to the Workplace; Online and Distance Learning.
  • A working meeting to share ideas and plans.
  • English is the language of the Symposium; professional sign language interpreting will be provided.
  • Extensive, full-access technology for all sessions.
  • Extensive use of the WWW before, during and after the symposium to share information. Conference registration, schedule and program, caption text files of all plenary sessions and proceedings will be posted on the WWW.
  • Proceedings will be posted on the WWW after the symposium.
  • Extensive use of the entire NTID complex and RIT campus.
Post-Conference Workshops
  • Full Day, hands-on Technology "Teacher Studio" Workshops, taught by NTID faculty/staff or by K-12 partners from co-sponsoring schools and supported by NTID Faculty and Professional Staff.
  • Workshop topics will include on On-line Education, Visual Materials Preparation, WWW Development and Use, Microsoft Office as used in Education and Digital Photography.
  • Emphasis will be placed on how technology can make a difference in the teaching- learning process and strategies for assessing such differences.
  • Each Workshop will have a maximum of 12 individuals and each participant will work on the latest equipment and software in NTID student and faculty labs.
  • Continuing Education Credits available.
Symposium Committees
  • Symposium Advisory Committee
  • Program Committee
  • Local Arrangements Committee
  • Technical Support Committees
  • Communication Services Committee
  • Distance Learning Technology Committee
  • Post-Conference Workshops Committee
Registration & Housing
  • Registration, $125; Early $100, Student $50
  • Full-Day Post-conference Workshop, $100 each
  • Single Local Hotel; Approximately $99/day
Calendar of Events

Deadline for Call for Papers
Program Finalized
Registration Deadline

  Completion Date

February 23, 2001
April 20, 2001
Early - May 11, 2001
June 25-29, 2001

Contact: E. William Clymer
Center for Research, Teaching & Learning
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester Institute of Technology
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623-5604
(716) 475-6894 (V)    -6704 (TTY)