Did You Know???

What's new in Texas Deaf Education

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What's offered for professionals...

  • Employment opportunities
  • Conferences
  • E-Learning
  • Programs
  • Live Binders for all professionals
  • Training requests

Classroom Tools

Language Arts and Reading Completed units


  • Lesson Plans
  • Introduction
  • ASL story-tellers (Language warm ups)
  • Chapter summaries with Q & A
  • Extension activities
  • Chapter by Chapter discussion

Want your students to stay current with social events?

Additional topics include:

  • Voting Process
  • Social Justice
  • Math Tools
  • NASA
  • Classic Novels (To Kill A Mockingbird)
  • New technology
  • Free apps

Augmented Books

Augmented Reality storybooks are the next generation of pop-up books for children and. Ordinary pages come alive with 3-D animated princesses, castle environments, read-alongs and games to enhance learning.


What does this look like?

Live Texturing of Augmented Reality Characters from Colored Drawings

The Napping House - With ASL Story Teller

The Napping House Final

Have you created an awesome lesson or unit???

Send it in and get PAID!

Contact Twyla Loftin for more information at ercod@tsd.state.tx.us

STEM numbers are low... How can we get our students involved?

STEM Camp Promo 2016

MIDDLE SCHOOL students will be able to participate in STEM (coming soon)

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Pre-Transition changes coming to Texas W.I.O.A. students ages 14 and up


Beginning September 1, 2016 several programs currently managed by the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) will become services administered by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). These include:

  • The Vocational Rehabilitation program for individuals with visual impairments, including the Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center
  • The Vocational Rehabilitation program for individuals with other disabilities
  • The Independent Living Services program for older individuals who are blind
  • The Business Enterprises of Texas program

Placing these programs under the workforce service area was authorized through legislation passed during the 84th Texas Legislative session and places all of the state’s programs funded through the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) together under one agency. Transition teams made up of individuals from DARS, the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and TWC are working together to identify and implement steps that will ensure a smooth transition with no disruption to service delivery. The teams are strategizing in the areas of Communications, Contracting, Data Performance, Data Sharing, Facilities, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal and Program & Policy, and are reporting regularly to a Transition Steering Committee made up of executive level staff from all three agencies.


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