deaf and hard of hearing

The intersection of competition and culture

A conference basketball tournament hosted by Kentucky School for the Deaf gives participants not only the opportunity to play for a championship, but also the chance to immerse themselves in Deaf culture.

By |2020-01-28T11:14:32-05:00January 28, 2020|

Breaking a language barrier

A Jessamine County High School offered American Sign Language courses for the first time this year that could be used to fulfill a world language requirement.

By |2019-06-03T15:12:08-04:00June 4, 2019|

Finding my new why

Frankfort Independent's Heidi Givens describes why she changed her teaching beliefs regarding the rights of deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

By |2017-07-31T13:16:16-04:00April 4, 2017|

Hearing mission seeks to help those who need hearing aids

The Calipari Foundation, Hearing Solutions and The Starkey Foundation are organizing a hearing mission for needy children and adults who have a hearing loss but cannot afford hearing aids. School personnel are asked to help identify children in their schools who have a hearing loss but do not have hearing aids or who have hearing aids that are not working [...]

By |2016-03-02T16:04:57-05:00March 3, 2016|

Deaf and hard of hearing students thrive with high expectations

Heidi Givens Throughout my time writing for Kentucky Teacher, I have tried to provide awareness about deafness and the education of students who are deaf and hard of hearing. I have done my best to give voice to this unique group of students and the community and culture they represent. With September 22-29 being National Deaf Awareness Week, I deem [...]

By |2013-09-26T15:50:08-04:00September 26, 2013|

Questions to ponder about how best to educate deaf and hard-of-hearing students

Heidi Givens I spent Christmas Break catching up on some professional reading. Yes, I am an incessant learner. There are so many advances in our field that if we do not keep abreast of the recent research and practices, we are doing a disservice to our students. One book in particular that fascinated me is How Deaf Children [...]

By |2013-01-31T00:00:35-05:00January 31, 2013|

Kentucky Elementary School Teacher of the Year ‘paying it forward’

Elementary School Teacher of the Year Heidi Givens works with 7th-grade students RayAnna Hutchins and Nycheala Smith on reading skills at College View Middle School (Daviess County).Photo by Amy Wallot, Nov. 27, 2012 Compassion, the concern over another person’s well-being, is a character trait all teachers hope to instill in students. We give of ourselves every day, not just [...]

By |2012-11-29T14:01:35-05:00November 29, 2012|
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