Selected Webinars for Families and Educators

The Education and Resource Center staff have selected a few webinars as educational resources for families and educators alike.

Maximizing Language Acquisition: ASL and Spoken English from the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center (opens new tab)

This webcast provides an evidence-based rationale for supporting language acquisition in both American Sign Language (ASL) and spoken English for young children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The half-hour webcast features Laurene E. Simms, Susanne Scott, Bobbie Jo Kite, and Heidi Burns as well as a comprehensive list of resources (opens new tab).

Funding AT for K-12 (opens new tab)

This webinar is an overview of Assistive Technology (AT) funding for K-12 students presented by Chris Gibbons and produced by the Center on Technology and Disability (opens new tab). The webinar addresses old and new definitions of assistive technology, funding sources for K-12 students, and some known barriers to providing AT to students.

Strategies to Prevent Visual Split-Attention with Students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing (opens new tab)

This webinar will talk about visual split-attention and how cognitive overload or a high cognitive load adversely affects students. However, teachers can work towards reducing cognitive overload for students. Dr. Susan Mather answers the questions:

  • What is visual split-attention?
  • How does visual split-attention impact student learning?
  • What are the two visual fields?
  • What are some strategies to reduce visual split-attention?

Selected Videos

Selected TED Talk Videos


At StreetLeverage, we are committed to the belief that it is often the most obvious and important realities that are the hardest to see and talk about.

To that end, we endeavor to spotlight interpreters and industry stakeholders who courageously share their ideas and perspectives in an effort to rethink the way we understand, practice, and tell the story of the sign language interpreter.