- Friday, 13 September, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
This one day conference provides an opportunity for Teachers of the Deaf, school support staff, parents and related health professionals to learn more about the current research and practices related to the education of students with hearing loss. Presentations will provide an opportunity to learn from local and international teachers and academics, and trade displays will bring you up to date with current resources!
Call for Papers
We are looking to you to contribute to the program and are seeking submissions for a 20 minute presentation about:
- Additional Disability including LVAS
- Mild to moderate loss
- Unilateral loss
- Auditory neuropathy
- Social and emotional development and Theory of Mind
- Classroom support and strategies
- Growth mindsets (building learning power for our students)
- Transition in and out of the classroom
- Assistive and Audiological Technology
- Working with families
- Working with and within the NDIS
Your presentation content should be evidenced based- this can include formal academic study or it can refer to data you have collected on student progress and/or anecdotal reflections by teachers, parents and stakeholders. We are seeking submissions that share the issue or situation, the intervention or strategy, the data that describes the outcomes and some ideas for the audience to try for themselves. You can submit your paper here: Click here to view the ITOD 2019 Call for Papers form.
Submission close 3 May .
A trade display will update on the latest resources available! Applications are available on the website and here: Click here to view the ITOD Exhibition Opportunity form.
We will be inviting representatives from technology providers to share product updates and resources.
Attending Teachers of the Deaf Conference will contribute 6.5 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.1.2, 2.1.2, and 4.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW
Venue: RIDBC Renwick Centre
North Rocks, Sydney, Australia
Sydney is located on Australia’s south-east coast. With an approximate population of 4.5 million in the Sydney metropolitan area the city is the largest municipality in Australia. Sydney is easily accessible by air, rail and road networks from other Australian cities.
Located approximately 26 km north-west of the city centre, Renwick Centre is accessible via private and public transport to metropolitan areas such as Epping, Parramatta, Hornsby and the city.
North Rocks is a suburban area of Sydney and is the home of the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children since 1961.
There are several public transport options for getting to and from the Renwick Centre within the Sydney metropolitan area.
Cityrail train stations are located in Epping (6 km away) and Parramatta (7km away) and have connecting bus services (refer to Buses section below) to the Centre.
Epping train station is on the Northern, Newcastle and Central Coast lines with a journey time of approximately 30 minutes to the city (Central, Town Hall and Wynyard stations) and 20 minutes to Strathfield or Hornsby stations.
Parramatta train station offers frequent services to the city (about 40 minutes of travel time) and is located on the Western, Cumberland and Blue Mountains lines.
Both stations are wheelchair accessible.
There is a bus stop directly outside the RIDBC campus – services to Epping and Macquarie Centre – and another across the road outside the Westfield Shopping Centre for services to Parramatta and Blacktown. For latest info on these routes, please visit the Sydney Buses website.
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* Access to these bus services is from the M2 motorway at Barclay Road bus stop, a 20 minute walk (1.4 km) from the Centre.
Sydney Airport has domestic and international terminals and is approximately 35 km south-east of the Renwick Centre.
Cityrail train stations are located within the domestic and international terminals. To get to the centre, you will need to change trains at Central to an Epping or Parramatta service and then either take a taxi or bus the remaining distance to the centre. Journey time by public transport is approximately 90-120 minutes.
Companies providing a taxi service in the Sydney area include Premier Cabs (Phone: 13 10 17), Silver Service (Phone: 133 100), Taxis Combined (Phone: 8332 8888) and RSL Cabs (Phone: 132 211).
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