NLCSD Enrichment Updates - OSEP Project Directors` Conference

Report
Establishing a National
Community of Learners:
How the NLCSD Model has Supported
Doctoral Candidates Through Collaboration,
Networking and Enrichment
Brooke Smith, Ph.D., COMS, Salus University
Heather Hayes, Washington University in St. Louis
Chris Brum, Boston College
Rebecca Sheffield, Texas Tech University
Arlene Stredler-Brown, University of Northern Colorado
OSEP Project Directors’ Meeting
Washington, D.C.
July 23, 2014
The contents of this publication were developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education,
#H325V090001. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy
of the US Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal
Government Project Officer, Glinda Hill.
NLCSD Mission
To increase the number and quality of
leadership personnel competent in the areas
of higher education and research to improve
educational and support services for all
individuals with sensory disabilities
through specialized doctoral training.
NLCSD History
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Expansion of National Center for Leadership in
Visual Impairment (NCLVI) started 2005.
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NLCSD Began 1/2010
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Salus University is the coordinating center and
fiscal agent.
NLCSD Community
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23 Universities with doctoral programs in
DB, DHH, BVI (18 have Fellows)
27 Fellows in 2 cohorts (4 DB, 11 DHH, 12 BVI)
24 Public Advisory Council members
(advocacy, policy, parent & education groups)
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4 Leadership Team members
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Audrey Smith, BVI
Brooke Smith, BVI
John Killoran, DB
Heather Hayes, DHH
OSEP Officer is Ms. Glinda Hill
NLCSD Collaborative Model
Fellows
Public
Advisory
Council
University
Consortium
OSEP
Salus
Project Objectives
1.
Produce doctoral leaders in D/HH, DB,
B/VI
27 doctoral leaders
2.
Create a working Consortium to design
and implement a national, doctoral-level,
leadership preparation program focusing
on sensory disabilities
1.
Develop and implement a
Research-Based Enrichment Program
2.
Create an inclusive
Community of Learners!
Projected Outcomes
The quality and
quantity of
leadership will be
greatly
augmented
Research till
inform practice in
relation to
teacher
preparation
Enhanced
academic
performance of
students.
•Program focus is low incidence sensory
disabilities.
•Target population is children who are:
•Deaf and Hard of Hearing
•Blind and Visually Impaired
•Deaf Blind
Opportunities for Interactions
PAC
Fellow-to-Fellow
Fellow-to-Faculty
Faculty-to-Faculty
Enrichment Program
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Focus on research and leadership in
sensory disabilities
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Year 1: Research in Low Incidence
Populations
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Year 2: Development of a Research Topic
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Year 3: Grant Writing
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Year 4: The Professoriate
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Fellows’ Perspectives
Collaboration
Professional
Communities
Teaching &
Learning
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Questions for Discussion
1. What types of activities can leverage networking
and facilitate collaboration?
2. How does this project differ from your existing
leadership program?
3. What “lessons learned” from NLCSD can be
used in your program?

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