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International Week of Deaf People 18 – 24 September 2023–-24-september-2023International Week of Deaf People 18 – 24 September 2023This week, 18-24 September 2023, we are celebrating International Week of Deaf People, held every year to acknowledge Deaf people and their Deaf Communities around the world. During this week, each country will celebrate their unique history and will highlight the diversity and richness of their language, culture and contribution to their communities.2023-09-17T14:00:00Z
Auslan Signbank Expansion Signbank ExpansionVDEI has recently partnered with Monash University to sponsor the expansion of Auslan Signbank, the national public online Auslan dictionary. Contributing to the expansion of Signbank demonstrates our commitment to improving the Auslan skills of the workforce, families and communities that engage and communicate with deaf and hard of hearing students nationwide. 2023-08-08T14:00:00Z
Supporting the learning of Auslan the learning of AuslanVDEI has engaged Auslan Consultancy to develop a series of six self-directed online resources that will demonstrate basic Auslan and provide key information about the language and culture. These modules will be available for viewing in the near future via the VDEI professional learning catalogue, so watch out for future announcements about this valuable learning resource.2023-08-08T14:00:00Z
Education Week 14-20 May 2023. ‘Active Learners: Move, Make, Motivate’‘active-learners-move-make-motivate’Education Week 14-20 May 2023. ‘Active Learners: Move, Make, Motivate’Education Week is an annual celebration of education in Victoria that acknowledges the essential role education plays in the lives of our children and young people in Victorian schools. This year’s theme, ‘Active Learners: Move, Make, Motivate’ celebrates physical activity, hands-on learning and student voice in education. 2023-05-14T14:00:00Z
Automatic Captioning and Transcription Software program Application Captioning and Transcription Software program Application The Victorian Deaf Education Institute is currently implementing the use of automatic real-time captioning and transcription software in government schools that support deaf and hard of hearing students. 2023-05-02T14:00:00Z
Strategies for educational interpreters for educational interpretersAn on-demand presentation by Dr Debra Russell focusing on preparation strategies for educational interpreters has been added to the VDEI professional learning catalogue. In her presentation Preparation strategies for educational interpreters, Dr Russell explores key research and approaches that enhance educational interpreting practice. 2023-04-23T14:00:00Z
Auslan Day 2023 Day 2023​On 13 April each year, the Australian Deaf Community observes Auslan Day. 2023-04-12T14:00:00Z
Auslan Learning in 2023 Learning in 2023VDEI has received a number of requests in 2022 for advice on learning Auslan for staff in schools. This includes school staff wanting to learn basic Auslan, teachers in language programs as well as specialist advanced Auslan for Teachers of the Deaf and interpreters.2022-12-12T13:00:00Z
VDEI Relocation RelocationAfter a decade at their St Kilda Rd site, the Victorian Deaf Education Institute is relocating to the Treasury Precinct in the Melbourne CBD. The move will enable us to be close to our Inclusive Education Professional Practice colleagues and the broader team involved in the Disability Inclusion Reforms.2022-12-06T13:00:00Z
Dual Qualification Education Support & Auslan Qualification Education Support & Auslan30,000 new jobs are predicted in the next 5 years for education support workers.2022-11-30T13:00:00Z