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Opening Doors-Unlocking Potential 2015! 
Dual Language and Transition Challenges
Charlottesville, Va 
June 24-25, 2015

DOWNLOAD - ODUP 2015 Brochure

Please see and share the attached registration brochure for the Ninth Annual ODUP Professional Development Institute for Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and all who work with students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing.

Featured speakers, Michael Douglas and Barbara Gerner de Garcia and additional presenters will provide teachers and educational professionals who work with  students who are d/hh with the opportunity to increase their knowledge and skills in developing multicultural sensitivity and learning to incorporate English language learning (ELL) theory and strategies in working with students who are d/hh of ethnically and linguistically diverse families.

Rachel Kolb's keynote presentation and additional sessions will address the continuing need to provide strong self-determination skill development with students to ensure positive transition programming results.

To register, please go to: ODUP2015  and scroll to Registration Link.

Registration deadline is June 5, 2015.

Eligible VA Teachers of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing may receive lodging reimbursement for Wednesday, June 24.  A separate email will be sent to Virginia TODHH with further information.

Participants to ODUP 2015 may apply for one hour of graduate credit  through Radford University.

BUT WAIT. . .there's more!  

#1  Participants interested especially in  Dual Language Learning for children who primarily communicate using listening and spoken language may continue with Michael for two in-depth sessions for an additional Short Course certificate which may be submitted by participants for ASHA and/or LSL credits.

#2 See information on the exciting Pre-session to ODUP 2015:

Opening Doors to Life Beyond High School 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

a premier event designed for Virginia's rising 8th to rising 12th grade students who are deaf or hard of hearing, parents and educators  at    OD2LBHS2015

For complete details, please refer to the attached brochure and visit the ODUP 2015 website.  ODUP2015

Questions may be directed to Kristen Stahr ( or Ann Hughes (

Hope to see you in Charlottesville!