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In this issue:

Austism Awareness Month

Austism Awareness Month
When a young child has autism, it can be difficult to screen for hearing loss and visual impairment. Families and professionals must work together to appropriately diagnose children. Below are resources that may help. In addition, DCMP has several accessible videos about autism.  

TIP: eLearning Resources

Educators can earn Continuing Education Credits with DCMP's eLearning Modules and QuickClasses. Check our eLearning Resources page to see current and upcoming QuickClasses. CEUs earned at DCMP are certified by the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals (ACVREP) and the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID).

2019 QuickClasses Schedule

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

Earth Day

On the first Earth Day in 1970, 22 million Americans celebrated clean air, land, and water. Today, more than one billion people across the globe participate in Earth Day activities. Millions of kids and adults plant trees, clean up parks, and work in community gardens.

DCMP offers many accessible videos to help students learn more about conservation and help them find ways they can make a difference at school and at home.

Constitution Hall Pass: The Story of Earth Day, Grades 9-10
All About the Holidays: Earth Day (English and Spanish), Grades 4-8
My Little Planet: A Day in the Life of a Water Drop, Grades 3-6
Natural Resources (Spanish), Grades K-3
Eco=Kids (Series), Grades 5-8

New Videos for April

Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive Series

Edgar Allan Poe has become a global icon of modern literature and a pop-culture brand. He is best known for his Gothic horror tales. Students explore the rich palette of Poe's evocative imagery and sharply drawn plots to uncover the real story of the notorious author. Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive is composed of segments from an episode of "American Masters."
Grades 10-12

Visual Arts Toolkit Series

visual arts toolkit
The Visual Arts Toolkit series explores the elements of art and the principles of design. Viewers learn the design process from the planning stages to final creation. The artists highlighted represent a wide variety of cultures and show artwork in a range of media.
Grades 7-12


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Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf (CEASD)

Westin Denver Downtown, CO
DCMP will be exhibiting and presenting. #CEASD2019 CEASD site


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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