DCMP June Newsletter    View Online
Described and Captioned Media Program
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In this issue:

ASL Resources for Families, Students, and Interpreters

DCMP has over 250 sign language resources for teachers, parents, kids, and interpreters. Whether it's interpreter training, baby sign language, vocabulary, beginning ASL, story time, or educational topics taught in ASL, we've got something for everyone.

TIP: Producer Channels and Series Pages

Producer Channels

Each video’s Media Details section has a link to the producer’s DCMP channel, where you’ll find every media title by that producer. Check out the Weston Woods, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and PBS Learning Media channels for a great idea of how this link can be a valuable tool.


When you are browsing or searching for media, you can instantly get more information about any title by hovering your mouse over the preview image (or touching the image once on a mobile device). If the video is part of a series, the name of the series will be displayed first. DCMP has over 500 educational series.

On the video player page, click the "Series" link to see all the videos associated with that series. Popular series include The Magic School Bus, Curiosity Quest, and Social Studies Video Vocab.

NEW!  DCMP members can browse not only by topic and subtopic, but by series! The ability to browse series will also be a feature of the DCMP channels on Apple TV and Roku (more on that next month).

Avoiding the Summer Slide

A young girl lies on the floor watching a video on a computer tablet.
With the school year having ended, many families are looking for ways to help their children combat what’s known as the "summer slide." On average, students lose one month worth of grade-level learning in math and reading over the summer. Parents can help their kids keep this slide to a minimum by engaging them in activities to promote learning. DCMP educational videos help parents develop opportunities for education and enrichment during summer break. Plus, captioned media can improve literacy and comprehension.

Our video library offers over 8,000 educational titles for all grade and interest levels. Please pass along these flyers to families who may not know about DCMP's free services:

Deaf-Blind Awareness Week: June 24-30

In June, we recognize those who support young people who are deaf-blind and help them find their potential through mentoring, education, self-advocacy, and family support. These DCMP resources can help:

Accessing the Dream: Preparing Deaf-Blind Youth for a Self-Determined Life
Twenty-one state deaf-blind projects offer insight into foundational best practices in transition planning. Chapters include Student-Focused Planning, Student Development, Interagency Collaboration, Program Structure, and Family Involvement. Available in English and Spanish.
Parent Training/Teacher Training

Meet Ava Bullis as She Transitions to a New School
Ava is a fifth grader, and her family moved to a new home. Ava had to change schools, which caused her family concern. Her mom is the Family Engagement Coordinator for the New Jersey Consortium on Deaf-Blindness. She contacted Ava’s new school and created a plan to make Ava’s transition a success. Part of the Families Matter series.
Parent Training/Teacher Training

Hear Me. See Me. Know Me
For her senior project, Brittany Winkleman created a video that tells her story as a teenager who is deaf-blind. The video follows Brittany through her last year of high school and highlights the support systems she uses to succeed in school.
Grades 7-12

The Miracle Worker (1979)
This made-for-TV movie stars Melissa Gilbert (Little House on the Prairie) as a young Helen Keller and Patty Duke (The Patty Duke Show) in her Emmy Award-winning performance as Anne Sullivan.
Grades 9-12

New Videos for June

The Electric Company Series

The Electric Company
NEW EPISODES! The Electric Company is a group of friends who are bound by a love for words and are sworn to do the right thing. Coming from a vibrant city neighborhood, each member has the ability to make, control, and play with words, letters, or numbers. They use their skills to solve problems created by a mischievous group of neighborhood pranksters. The pranksters also play with words, but they use their word skills to create chaos. The Electric Company always prevails, sometimes with the help of your kids, using the power of words and numbers.
Grades 2-5

The Science of Speed Series

The Science of Speed
One can't win NASCAR races without getting the science right. The 12-part series The Science of Speed explains the scientific principles that are essential to the NASCAR experience. Viewers learn how science makes cars powerful, agile, fast, and safe.
Grades 10-12


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National Deaf Education Conference

Texas School for the Deaf - Austin, TX
DCMP will be exhibiting and presenting. #NDEC2019 Website


American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) Conference

Delaware School for the Deaf - Newark, Delaware
DCMP will be exhibiting and presenting.  Website


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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