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Subject: Missouri Deaf Educators' Conference/REMINDER

Source: Barbara Garrison, Superintendent, Missouri School for the Deaf

Intended Audience: Teachers of Students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Special Education Coordinators, Directors of Special Education

Date: March 27, 2008

Early bird registration for the 2008 Missouri Deaf Educators' Conference ends on April 1, 2008.  This year's conference "Language Development and Literacy," will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Columbia, Missouri on Friday evening and Saturday, April 25 and 26, 2008. 

Keynote speakers include Dr. Larry Siegel - National Deaf Education Project, Dr. Gina Oliver - Gallaudet University, Gaylen Pugh - National Association of State Directors of Special Education, and Dr. John Heskett - MO Department of Mental Health.  Breakout sessions offer a full spectrum of training opportunities.

Last year's participants and school districts currently serving students who are deaf/hard of hearing have received mailings on the conference.

Information and registration forms are also available on the Missouri School for the Deaf's website http://www.msd.k12.mo.us/

For more information, please contact Larry Hoard, Director of MSD Student and Outreach Services (SOS) at larry.hoard@msd.dese.mo.gov or 573-592-2543.

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