New AG Bell Convention Website!

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Friday, February 19, 2016
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New Convention Website!

Check out the new AG Bell Convention website:! It has everything you need to know about the convention in a bold new look and user-friendly navigation!

Two main drop-down menus reveal the exciting educational content that you will experience and receive (Schedule), and the information and resources you need to join us in Denver (About).

The AG Bell convention website is continually updated to bring you new information, so bookmark this page and check back frequently!

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George H. Nofer Scholarship for Law and Public Policy Students

The George H. Nofer Scholarship for Law and Public Policy is for full-time graduate students with a pre-lingual bilateral hearing loss in the moderately-severe to profound range, who use listening and spoken language as their primary method of communication, and who are attending an accredited mainstream law school or a master's or doctoral program in public policy or public administration. Applications are being accepted for the 2016 program awards. These awards are for the 2016-2017 academic year. The deadline for applications is April 22, 2016. Click here for more information and apply today!

Field Trip into the Past

AG Bell staff recently visited the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., which featured a special exhibit on Dr. Alexander Graham Bell. The exhibit focused on the recovery of his work in sound recordings made with various materials. It was thrilling to hear recordings of the inventor's voice! Click here to read all about the visit in Emilio Alonso-Mendoza's weekly Speaking from the Volta Bureau column.

Cochlear Implant University Deadline Approaching

High school and college students with cochlear implants and parents of students who are in high school or college (not necessarily the parents of students in the study) are invited to participate in a research study to help evaluate Cochlear Implant University (CIU). As part of the study, you will review an interactive, self-advocacy, skills-building online resource.

Chapter leaders: KDH Research & Communication (KDHRC) the firm conducting this research, will offer a $500 gift to the AG Bell chapter that enrolls the most participants in the study. Click here to find out more. The deadline to enroll is February 29.

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Latest The Volta Review - Earn CEUs!

The Fall/Winter 2015 issue of The Volta Review is now available online to readers. Professionals, you can earn CEUs for simply reading the journal! Click here to access the quizzes and receive CEUs for reading the journal.

Video: Access to Closed-Captioning in the Classroom

This video was created for Intermediate School District 917 by Taylor Thomas, M.Ed., and Donna Greenfield, Ph.D., to demonstrate the need for students who are deaf or hard of hearing to have access to closed captions or subtitles for instructional media in the classroom. Click here to watch.

Brianna Is Strong

This blog shares the journey of Brianna's family with hearing loss due to CMV (cytomegalovirus). Briana is now 2 ½ years old and is thriving and cultivating listening and spoken language.

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