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In this issue:

Teacher Appreciation Week: May 6–10

Read Captions Across America
Teacher Appreciation Week begins on May 6, but we appreciate educators all year long, especially those who work with students who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired, and deaf-blind. Thank you for all your efforts in finding ways to better the lives and opportunities of our children, including providing equal access in the classroom.

We at DCMP are inspired when we see teachers and parents going that extra mile to ensure that the education process is inclusive and equal. Media accessibility is important to us, the U.S. Department of Education, our captioning and description vendors, and the hundreds of educational video producers and distributors who work with us to provide thousands of free, accessible educational videos.

Thank you for your roles in preparing the next generation of Americans for the lives ahead of them!
 

All About the Holidays: Teacher Appreciation Week

Teaching is one of the world's most important professions. That's why, every May, individuals celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week to honor all the teachers who have helped them learn and grow. Part of the “All About the Holidays” series.
Grades 4-8

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month


In May, we recognize the accomplishments and diverse heritage of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the month of May. DCMP has accessible videos to help students learn more.

All About the Holidays: Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
Highlights the accomplishments of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Part of the All About the Holidays series.
Grades 4-8

Pacific Passages - Explores the cultures, geography, people, resources, and traditions of the islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.
Grades 7-10

Japanese Americans in WWII
Documents Japanese American soldiers who served during World War II, as well as the racism and prejudice before, during, and after the war.
Grades 7-12

A History of Chinese American Achievement (Series)
Archie Kao tells over 40 stories of Chinese American achievers who helped shape America into its leadership role in the 21st Century.
Grades 7-12

Women@NASA: Dr. Hashima Hasan
Hashima Hasan’s love for space started at the age of five. Her ultimate goal to work for NASA materialized in 1994 when she joined NASA as an astrophysist. Part of the Women@NASA series.
Grades 7-12

Graduation and Transition

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Graduation is right around the corner, and the question going through many student's minds is, "What's next?" Whether your student will be getting a job or enrolling in college, DCMP has resources to help with that transition. 

Related Learning Center Resources

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Is Your Student Ready for What Comes Next?

Life is a series of transitions. Children face changes and challenges as they transition from kindergarten to first grade; from elementary to middle school; and from middle to high school. But perhaps the most challenging transition comes after graduation from high school, because there are so many choices. Teachers and parents often struggle to ensure that their students are ready for this major transition.

 
A teacher, parent, and young girl have a conversation in the classroom.

Expectations in Transition MeetingEncouraging Student Participation

With the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), a renewed emphasis has been placed on the importance of the transition planning process, and very clear guidelines were established as to how planning would take place.

Spotlight on Business With Biz Kid$

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Do you have students who are showing entrepreneurial talent? Maybe they just want to open a lemonade stand, or understand why they need to learn math. Either way, Biz Kid$ can help. This Emmy Award-winning financial education series of 65 videos for teens and preteens tackles every business topic and breaks them down into easily understandable terms for students. Each video has a lesson guide, and the Biz Kids website has many additional ideas for learning activities.

The Biz Kid$ Challenge - The Biz Kid$ learn the world of marketing through the "Project Lemonade Challenge." Two teams, two identical lemonade stands. It's up to the kids to decide the price and promotion strategy to sell the most product. 
Grades 5-10

Introducing Entrepreneurs - Defines an entrepreneur as someone who sees a financial opportunity and acts upon it. Presents the stories behind the Frisbee, the Slinky, and blue jeans.
Grades 5-10

Money Math–Who Needs It? - Math is a true building block in the business of your life. Whether you are calculating the tip on the restaurant bill, making change at your lemonade stand, or figuring out how to quickly grow your savings, it's all about the math in money.
Grades 5-10
 

DCMP's First Beta QuickClass

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QuickClasses are three-week asynchronous, online classes for professionals working with students who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, low vision, or deaf-blind. Choose your preferred time during the week to work online and meet weekly deadlines. Expect to spend approximately five hours per week completing the required work. When you successfully complete the class, you will receive a certificate for 15 continuing education credits. Free of charge and fully accessible.

QuickClasses Schedule:

May 13 – June 2, 2019
July 8 – July 28, 2019
August 12 – September 8, 2019
November 4 – November 24, 2019
 

QuickClass:  Using Accessible Media in the Classroom With Students Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

May 13–June 2
For professionals working with individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing in K-12 educational settings. Explores the benefits of using media in the classroom. Explains the importance of accessible media for students with sensory impairments as well as students with and without disabilities. Learn to evaluate the quality of accessibility features and various techniques for utilizing media to enhance classroom instruction.

 

QuickClass:  Using Accessible Media in the Classroom With Students Who Are Blind and Visually Impaired

May 13–June 2
For professionals working with individuals who are blind or visually impaired in K-12 educational settings. Explores the benefits of using media in the classroom. Explains the importance of accessible media for students with sensory impairments as well as students with and without disabilities. Learn to evaluate the quality of accessibility features and various techniques for utilizing media to enhance classroom instruction.

New Videos for May

KQED Channel

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Check out the new KQED channel on DCMP! We've added several terrific educational programs, including the series Career Spotlight, Cool Critters, and Elements of Art.
Grades 7-12

Standard Deviants Series

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The Standard Deviants, a group of young performers, use comedy to help students grasp basic concepts. They take part in parodies of movies and TV shows while progressively moving through the lessons, and each section is followed by a review and a quiz. Topics include math, physics, government, Shakespeare, and composition.
Grades 4-12
 

About DCMP

DCMP membership provides unlimited access to thousands of accessible educational videos. We're fully funded by the U.S. Department of Education, so there are no costs associated with any of our services. Family members, school personnel, and other professionals who work with early learners through Grade 12 students with a hearing or vision loss do qualify for membership. DCMP members can:
  • Access thousands of educational videos that are described and captioned in our Media Library, including training for parents, teachers, and interpreters.
  • Check out videos on DVD (with free return postage), or watch instantly on PC, Roku, tablets, and smartphones. iOS users can use the DCMP iOS app.
  • Create and share Student Accounts to assign videos and promote independent learning.
  • Access resources on education, accessibility, and advocacy in our Learning Center.
  • Stay up-to-date on news and recently added videos by subscribing to our monthly newsletter.
  • Watch accessible television series such as Cyberchase, How the Earth Was Made, Nature, Teen Kids News, and This Old House: Trade School.
 
 
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