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DeafDigest Gold – May 10, 2009

DeafDigest Gold - May 10, 2009

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
http://www.deafdigest.com - updated every Monday

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ASL Videos of the Week:

- no videos this week due to unforeseen circumstances;
videos will resume next week; thank you for bearing
with DeafDigest

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Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
http://www.deafdigest.com/davideo.html

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May 11th 2009, and T-Mobile will credit the $35 per-line
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This means you could save big by ordering T-Mobile service
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or contact us at mailto:wireless@harriscomm.com

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; do email:
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://www.deafdigest.com (updated every Monday)

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Four Deaf Cartoons (Fogeys) are shown every week on:
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Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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It offers a wide array of services and products including:

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registered  as a broker/dealer or investment advisor.

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usa@kramerfinancial.com
240-379-6908 (TTY/VP)
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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://www.deafdigest.com (updated every Monday)

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News of the Week

   Kymberly Shepard, who is deaf and is a student at
Wake Community College in North Carolina, will be
going to Anaheim, California next month.
   The trip, to compete in the nationals, is a
reward for her winning the Desktop Publishing
contest against other state community college
teams.

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   The Harkin movie chain in Arizona (not to be
confused with Senator Tom Harkin, who is pro-deaf,
threw in a twist in the on-going captioning lawsuit
in Arizona.
   In a brief Harkin is saying that captioning is
not a piece of equipment but something else that
is different!
   A deaf attorney not involved, but following the
case closely, said:

Harkin's argument may be valid if we are suing the
studios. But we are suing the Harkin chain. The
chain is not required to caption the movies but
required to install the captioning equipment.

   Confusing? Yes; Harkin, which is a wealthy
enterprise, is just trying to avoid paying for
captioning equipment. 

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   The League for the Hard of Hearing, headquarters based
in New York, is no more. Not what you may think - this
long time institution has changed its name to Center for
Hearing and Communication.
   Another long time organization, another name change!   

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   History has it that the chiropractic profession
began when a finger-massaging individual restored
hearing to a deaf man, who was suffering from
back pains. That was way back in 1891.
   And now this - the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal &
Family Health - Chiropractic ran a recent piece on
a chiropractic working on children with hearing loss
due to ear infections.
   Fact or fiction? Do keep in mind, chiropractic
uses hands, not medicine or invasive medical
equipment. And we always prefer non-invasive
medical methods.

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(revised announcement)

2009 SUMMER SPORT CAMP @ GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY 

http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/insideathletics/SummerCamp/index 

- Volleyball Setter Camp (Girls)
- Volleyball Fundamentals Camp (Girls)
- Boys' Shooting Camp, basketball
- Boys' Basketball Camp 

for more information (dates, fees, etc), go to the
above web site

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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates,
please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://www.deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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ALL SILENT CALL PRODUCTS ARE 10%  OFF!

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To receive our catalog, email your request to:
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Having closed captioning issues?

Are your closed captions...

..garbled?
..out of sync (delayed or early)?
..in the wrong place?
..jumping around the screen?
..flashing?
..overlapping?
..filling up the screen?

CONTACT US TODAY!

We'll help solve any closed captioning problems you have and/or
file a complaint to your TV Station and the FCC for you!  

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- Voice: 1-877-DTV-4YOU (1-877-388-4968)
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- Direct Videophone via Number: 866-351-1950 or 866-401-3519
- Direct Videophone via IP Address: DTV03.CSD.TV; DTV04.CSD.TV;
- AIM: DTVCSR07 or DTVCSR008 

CSD-DTV Help Center for Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Deaf-Blind
Hours of Operation: 

7:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. (CST); 18 hours/day, 7 days/week

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SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF TO PROVIDE INTERPRETERS FOR STATE UNIVERSITIES!
   Normally a school for the deaf has nothing to do with deaf
students that attend colleges within the state.
   North Dakota School for the Deaf is different. This school
received a grant from the state. Purpose of the grant is to
provide interpreters for deaf collegiate students!

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DiiT / Deaf Initiative in Technology - 2009 Summer Workshop Schedule

The Deaf Initiative in Technology (DiiT) is very excited to introduce its
2009 Summer Workshop Schedule!

DiiT is offering many new workshops this year including Basic Business
Correspondence and a series on Engineering related topics!

DiiT provides up-to-the-minute technical training in an all sign
environment.  Workshop participants get the benefit of direct interaction
with the instructors without the need for interpreters that most
professional workshops require.

All workshops are held at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (
http://www.ntid.rit.edu/ ) at the Rochester Institute of Technology in
Rochester, New York ( http://www.rit.edu/ )

To register, download the DiiT Workshop Registration Form or call
585-475-7545 (Voice or TTY)
http://www.rit.edu/diit/workshops/registration.html

The 2009 DiiT Summer Workshop Schedule:

DiiT Workshop Series on Business

1. Is It For You: Starting Your Own Business; June 8-12, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/business.html

(newly added, 2/1/09)
2. Microsoft Access 2007; Create a Database; June 15-15, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/access.html

3. Microsoft Office 2007: A Professional Approach; July 13-17, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/word.html

DiiT Workshop Series on Workplace Writing -- (NEW!!!)

4. Basic Workplace Correspondence; June 22-26, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/correspondence.html

5. Basic Report Writing in the Workplace; August (TBD)
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/report.html

DiiT Workshop Series on Engineering --  (NEW!!!)
6. Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt; June 8-12, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/SixSigma.html

7. Intro to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's); June 8-10, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/PLC.html

8. Intro to Computer Numerical Control Programming; June 15-19, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/CNCP.html

9. Migrating from 2D CAD to 3D CAD using Revit Architecture June 15-19,
2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/cad.html

10. Solid Modeling with SolidWorks; June 22-26, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/SolidWorks.html

DiiT Workshop Series on Graphic Communication:
11. Web Site Development Using Dreamweaver CS4; June 8-12, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/dreamweaver.html

12. Self-Publishing a Book; June 15-19, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/book.html

13. Adobe Flash CS4; June 22-26, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/flash.html

14. Wide Format Printing; June 22-26, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/wide.html

15. Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional; July 13-17, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Arobat.html

DiiT Workshop Series on Information Technology:
16. Introduction to Microsoft Visual Basic.NET; June 8-12, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/VB.html

17. JavaScript Made Easy with JQuery; June 15-19, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/JavaScript.html

18.  PHP 6 and MySQL 5;    July 13-17, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/php.html

19. PC Assembly, Maintenance, and Repair; July 13-17, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Hardware.html

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OUR PROFESSIONAL POOL PLAYER
   Many of us play recreational billiards and are pretty much not
too good about it.
   But we have a champion pool player in Shane Van Boening, He
is deaf.
   How good is he? He is world's number one ranked player.
And he earned $147,420 last year, and so far, this year he
has made $34,750.
   He grew up in South Dakota and attended a mainstreamed
program. His future is bright as he is only 25 years old.

WAS EDISON A MAN OF LIMITED INTELLIGENCE?
   Thomas A. Edison, who was deaf almost all of his
life, was a brilliant individual. He had 1,093 patents to
his credit. One has to be intelligent to come up with
just one patent, let alone 1,092 others!
   But was he a man of limited intelligence? Historians
have said his IQ was less than 100.
   1,093 patents credited to a deaf man whose IQ was
less than 100? DeafDigest does not believe that
Edison's IQ was that low.

TO BOO BILL GATES?
   Should we boo Bill Gates? The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
just gave away $100,000 in grants to fund unusual projects.
   Such projects are tomatoes with antiviral drugs, zapping
the skin with a laser, forcing mosquitoes to suffer from
head colds, etc.
   None of these projects propose to help the deaf - even
though Bill Gates is trying to help solve HIV, malaria,
tuberculosis, pneumonia and diarrheal diseases.

A DELAWARE APOLOGY
   In an effort to create a harmonious workplace, the
Delaware Department of Transportation distributed a
newsletter that focused on diversity.
   The newsletter listed racist names while urging
employees not to use.
   The agency director apologized when many employees
were upset about the article.
   DeafDigest wonders if the director thought of
such phases like "deaf-mute" or "deaf-dumb" which
surely are offensive to all of us. Many government
workplaces have deaf employees, but it is not known
if the Delaware agency has deaf employees.

TASTING SIGN LANGUAGE
   There was a newspaper announcement in New Zealand
about "a sign language taster."
   Having never seen that phrase before, a google
search was run - and it was defined as this:

The taster course is designed to enable people to
make a well-informed decision afterwards

   This means a hearing person could "taste" a
sign language sample to determine if he likes it
enough to stay with the course. We, the Americans,
do not use that phrase.

AFRAID TO SAY THE D WORD
   Why are some people afraid to just simply say
the D word - meaning deaf?
   A hearing mother of a deaf daughter sent email
to DeafDigest daughter, saying that she has a
bilateral profound sensorineural hearing loss
since birth.
   Whew! Just one word - deaf - is enough, instead
of seven words just to tell the world that her
daughter is deaf!

THE MORE THINGS CHANGE, THE MORE THEY STAY THE SAME
   A newspaper ran this announcement:

No selection of superintendents for the State School
for the Blind and the Deaf Mute Institute were made
today, the State Board of Charities deciding to put
the matter off until the June meeting, which is the
customary meeting for the selection of the officials

   Huh! Well, an explanation is in order. The school
is Arkansas School for the Deaf - and the newspaper
article was in year 1909!
   But things remain the same - since some schools
nowadays take their time (and endless postponements)
before finally deciding on a superintendent.

WORST POLITICAL COMMENTS
   Elected public officials are human, and unfortunately,
some of them are jerks.
   DeafDigest remembers two worst political comments.
These are:

- a mayor in Ohio suggested that deaf people should buy
houses near the airport

- a Georgia legislator said that disabled people need to
take personal responsibilities for their own afflictions.

  As always, outcry from the Deaf Community forced both
politicians to apologize for their comments, claiming
their quotes were taken out of context.

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for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

- a blind man in a room full of deaf people.

and/or

- a deaf man in a room full of blind men

best to leave it at that. Always awkward when no
interpreters are around.

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30th World's Largest ASL Silent Weekend in 2009

Signing Greeting Cards
ASL and Interpreting DVDs

The 30th Silent Weekend in June 2009 will offer interpreters
more than 2 CEUs. A Legal Interpreting track is being featured.      

Over 100 hours of classes also ASL and ITP teachers, and beginning,
intermediate and advanced sign language and ITP students. Many
interpreters use this to get all of their RID required CEUs in a one-stop
venue at significant cost savings.  Get a group as small as five to
register at huge savings of $140 each!

Crom Saunders, Keith Wann, Trix Bruce and many nationally
known presenters are featured.

Check http://www.DrSign.com for details

Sign language DVDs are available online at http://www.DrSign.com -
Consider "Oh See, Can You Say?" by Maureen Longo Tuccelli.  She shows how
to make an excellent voicing product using a clip of Peter Cook.  This
75-minute DVD  is excellent for ITP teachers and students!

"Oh See, Can You See? shows dozens of grammatical principles
and will help ITP and ASL students understand what they see. This
is a 55-minute DVD.

The 8th Florida/Alaska Motorcycle Charity Run is scheduled July 1-26,
2009.

See http://www.AlaskaBikeRun.com for updates and photos.
These trips will take place every year so why not make plans to
join us now in 2009?

Please browse our selection of signing greeting cards at:
http://www.DrSign.com

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!

   Will Seth Harris, not deaf, win confirmation as
Deputy Secretary of Labor?
   He has a great reputation for advocating the needs
of the disabled. DeafDigest hopes that Harris will also
advocate the needs of the deaf.

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Deaf Picture of the Week:

Brenda Keller, the much beloved Gallaudet staff member,
who departed us few weeks ago

http://pr.gallaudet.edu/otg/Article.asp?ArticleID=15563

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Question of the week:

Q. I was watching a ball game on TV when double captions
suddenly appeared on the screen? Why is it happening?

A. Captions are often tricky. Something to do with Black
Magic. Just like sunspots creating havoc with radio
communications. Just be glad it does not happen too
often.

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

the most interesting questions may be answered
in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you.

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Wish List of the Week:

that all of us, the deaf, have no problems at all whatsoever
when digital TV completes its changeover next month

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DeafHistory - Looking Back:

around the 13th century - Mian Samat, said to be deaf,
created the first gharana, which is a way of music
played in India.

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Deaf and the Money:

Yuya Ishii, a deaf pitcher in the Japanese professional
baseball league, earns 43,000,000 yen per year.

In USA dollars it is valued at $434,033.70 in USA dollars

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DeafNumbers of the Week:

University of Iowa has approximately 31,000 students;
the student disability services say the university has
approximately 650 deaf and hard of hearing students.

This would probably mean 25 ASL-speaking deaf students
and approximately 625 students that are either mildly
or moderately or severely deaf, but which do not use
ASL as their communications mode

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DeafDigest Sports

DeafDigest Sports is a no-cost subscription available only for DeafDigest
subscribers; e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

there is no web page postings with DeafDigest Sports;
you have to subscribe to keep up with deafsports!

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Job Announcements:

The Indiana School for the Deaf currently has job openings/postings
for the following positions:

Job Title                 Posting #   Posting Dates                               

Supv Teacher           562545       3/20/09 - 5/24/09
Audiologist            563749       5/5/09 - 5/19/09                                

Applicants must submit an Indiana State Application via the Indiana
State Personnel website at http://www.in.gov/jobs

If you have any questions please contact Carole Morgan in our Human
Resources Department via telephone (317/920-6340 v/tty) or E-Mail:
mailto:cmorgan@isd.k12.in.us   Website:  http://www.deafhoosiers.com/

Mission Statement-The Indiana School for the Deaf Community promotes
academic and social excellence for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students
through a Bilingual/Bicultural environment.

An EOE                 

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position opening
Senior Institutional Researcher
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

DESCRIPTION:
To support institutional program planning, evaluation, and decision
making by conducting NTID's institutional research to design and
execute research studies including data analysis, interpretation,
reporting and development of recommendations.  Prepare periodic
reports for institutional units, state and federal agencies,
accrediting bodies, and other external groups, including monitoring
and analyzing reporting requirements, and auditing/verifying data.
Assist users in defining data needs and interpreting results of
analyses; define and assist in developing comprehensive,
integrated management information systems.  Write application programs

REQUIRED:
- Advanced degree in: data analysis and interpretation or related
field; statistics; education or deaf studies with sufficient
statistical skills. 

- Minimum of 3 years of experience in higher education with a heavy
emphasis on research methods, forecasting, assessment, data
management, data analysis and reporting, and occupational studies.

- Large-scale database management and analytic skills.

- Familiarity with encryption and other data handling
confidentiality techniques.

- Highly focused experience in producing information on educational
issues such as enrollment reporting and forecasting, student
persistence/retention, job placement.

- Extensive SAS programming skills ? sample program written by
applicant required to be submitted with applications materials.

Rochester Institute of Technology is an EO/AA Employer. We are
seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to RIT's
core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

Resume deadline May 15th
For more details and to apply on line please go to:                                 

https://mycareer.rit.edu     RIT Career Zone                                        

KEYWORD SEARCH: IRC#30037

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Job opening
Information Program Coordinator
Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Frankfort, Kentucky

The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is
accepting applications for Information Program Coordinator
for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.  

This position coordinates all information and referral activities
on deaf and hard of hearing services and programs on a
state-wide basis; and utilizes a wide variety of communication
methods, such as American Sign Language, to serve deaf and hard
of hearing citizens of Kentucky with their information, referral,
and advocacy needs. 

The position is located in Frankfort, Kentucky.   

Minimum Requirements: Graduate of a college or university with a
bachelor's degree.  Applicants must have two years of administrative
experience providing services to the deaf and hard of hearing. 

Typical Working Conditions: Work is typically performed in an office
setting and requires travel both in and out of state. Ability to
communicate with deaf and hard of hearing individuals with a wide
variety of communication modes is required.

You may download an application and apply online at:
https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=20101&siteid=5031

For a more complete job description, please email
mailto:Rachel.Morgan@ky.gov or call at 800-372-3907 and ask for
Ms. Rachel Morgan.

Deadline for Application: May 14, 2009

This position is open to hearing, hard of hearing, and deaf
applicants.

The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender,
religion age, or disability in employment.

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position opening
Teacher of the Deaf - English/Language Arts
Western PA School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

DEPARTMENT: High School

REPORTS TO: Principal and/or High School Assistant Principal

JOB DESCRIPTION:
This is an exempt, full-time 187-day position.  Responsible for
instructional programming in academics, language development
and communication, in addition to guiding students toward healthy
social, emotional and vocational adjustment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
PA Instructional I or Instructional II certification in Deaf
Education with a dual certification in English/Language Arts
required. Information on PA teaching certification may be found
on the PDE website ( http://www.pde.state.pa.us ).
website (www.pde.state.pa.us).  

Sign language skills of applicants will be rated using the SLPI.
"Advanced" level skills preferred at hire.  

FBI, PA Act 34, and 151 Child Abuse clearances required.

SALARY:
Dependent on education and experience, with full benefits including
membership in the State?s teacher retirement system, medical,
dental, vision, long term disability and life insurance. 

10 medical, dental, vision, long term disability and life insurance;
10 sick days and 3 personal days annually.                        

DEADLINE TO APPLY:
May 29, 2009 

STARTING DATE:
August 17, 2009 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Send letter of application and resume to: 

Helen K. Shirey
Director of Human Resources
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15218

It is the policy of the Western PA School for the Deaf not to
discriminate in its programs of education, employment, and all other
activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry,
gender, age, religion, disability, or gender preference.

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positions openings
Teachers of the Deaf
Western PA School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

REPORTS TO: Principal and/or Assistant Principal

JOB DESCRIPTION:
This is an exempt, full-time 187-day position.  Responsible for
instructional programming in academics, language development
and communication, in addition to guiding students toward healthy
social, emotional and vocational adjustment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
To be considered, an applicant must possess a PA Instructional I
or Instructional II certification in Deaf Education.  A dual
certification in content area is preferred. (Information on PA
teaching certification may be found on the website
http://www.pde.state.pa.us ). Sign language skills of applicants
will be rated using the SLPI; "Advanced" level skills preferred
at time of hire. FBI, PA Act 34 and 151 Child Abuse clearances
required.

SALARY:
Dependent on education and experience, with full benefits including
membership in the State's teacher retirement system, medical,
dental, vision, long term disability and life insurance.

10 medical, dental, vision, long term disability and life insurance;
10 sick days and 3 personal days annually.

DEADLINE TO APPLY:
May 29, 2009

STARTING DATE:
August 17, 2009

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Send letter of application and resume to:

Helen K. Shirey
Director of Human Resources
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15218

It is the policy of the Western PA School for the Deaf not to
discriminate in its programs of education, employment, and all other
activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry,
gender, age, religion, disability, or gender preference.

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(updated 5/10/09 - 3 new positions)

position openings
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position descriptions and application procedures
please click on any of below:

(new)
- Instructor I
http://www.deafdigest.com/instr.doc

(new)
-  Micro Systems Support Tech
http://www.deafdigest.com/micro.doc

(new)
- Residential Advisor
http://www.deafdigest.com/resid.doc

- High School Graduation Coach
http://www.deafdigest.com/coach.doc

- Teacher (Blind/Deaf)
http://www.deafdigest.com/lcs.doc

- Reading Content Specialist
http://www.deafdigest.com/rcs.doc

- Substitute Teacher (P/T-Hourly)
http://www.deafdigest.com/sub.doc

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more position openings
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position descriptions and application procedures
please click on any of below:

- HS Math Teacher
http://www.deafdigest.com/hsmath.doc

- Middle School Language Arts Teacher
http://www.deafdigest.com/lang.doc

- Speech Language Pathologist
http://www.deafdigest.com/slp.doc

- Assistant Director for Instruction
http://www.deafdigest.com/asstdir.doc

- Teacher - Middle School Science
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_hr_jobsearch.aspx
http://www.spa.ga.gov/word/jobinfo/stateapp-emp.doc

- Teacher - Reading Content Specialist
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_hr_jobsearch.aspx
http://www.spa.ga.gov/word/jobinfo/stateapp-emp.doc

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(updated May 10th)

Exciting Career Opportunities at GLAD:

- Job Developer/Interpreter - Anaheim, Pacoima, CA

- Community Interpreter (Two positions open) - Los Angeles, CA

To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go to our website: 

http://www.gladinc.org

If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
and application to:

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Specialist
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

V/TDD:  (323) 550-4207
Fax #:  (323) 550-4204

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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