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Opening Doors 7th Annual Professional Development Institute

Opening Doors- Unlocking Potential 2013

About this 7th Annual Professional Development Institute
The opening session for ODUP 2013 will provide an overview of the National Agenda goals and give Virginia's teachers of the deaf/hard of hearing (TODHH), related service providers and all who work with students who are deaf or hard of hearing in Virginia schools the opportunity to reflect, give feedback and set goals as we continue to move forward to improve student outcomes

Presentations will emphasize language and communication access, the continuum of placement options and services, ever-changing technology, and transition needs, all to energize you for the new school year.

A very special student will close with reflections on her public school journey and a challenge for educators.

TODHH have a special opportunity to  attend a Pre-ODUP session on I'm Determined!  Click on the "I'm Determined" tab for more details. 

Registration Information
Registration fee includes: event materials, beverages, lunch and breaks on Tuesday and Wednesday, and breakfast Wednesday.

Lodging reimbursement for eligible TODHH:
Grant funds are available for reimbursement of state-rate lodging at the DoubleTree Hotel for Tuesday, August 6 for eligible Teachers of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing (TODHH) who attend the full institute and do not live within a commutable distance to the hotel.

Eligible TODHH must be full-time employees in a Virginia public or state operated school setting and work directly with students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Graduate Credit:
Radford University is offering 1 hour of graduate credit for attending the ODUP 2013! Institute. (Click on the RU tab for more information.)

Registration Fees

Registration Deadline: July 24, 2013

  • VA Public School/State Operated Program Professional: $45.00
  • Paraprofessional/Parent(s)/Student: $35.00
  • Private Agency/Out-of-State Registration fee: $100.00

Registration fees include an additional $10 charge if received after the July 24, 2013 deadline.  Refunds are not available after this date.

Child care is not available for this event.

Register Online

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