National Service Goal #1: Professional Development
The Clerc Center will support the needs of professionals by addressing gaps in the their knowledge and facilitating the growth of necessary skills to meet the linguistic, academic, and social-emotional development and achievement of children (birth through high school) who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Increase the understanding and awareness of teachers and professionals with limited knowledge or experience teaching and working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing about how to foster student success and enrich their educational experiences through current teaching and professional practices.
Increase knowledge and strengthen effective teaching and professional practices of educators and other professionals who are knowledgeable and experienced working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Adopt a comprehensive plan for improving the awareness of professionals with limited knowledge or experience working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing as well as parents of these children across the United States about the resources, support, and activities of the Clerc Center.
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