Who are we?
To increase the educational, career and lifetime choices available to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.
To improve postsecondary outcomes for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, including those with co-occurring disabilities.
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- College Accommodations Counselor
"This course has been an awesome eye-opener for me! I had no idea there are so many different ways to communicate!!"
- VR Counselor
"The resources are the greatest asset for me. I love being able to give resources when I am not able to help someone myself. I have gained valuable tools to understanding."
- Transition Specialist
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Welcome message from Jennifer Olson,
Welcome to the pepnet 2 (pn2) website. I’m Jennifer Olson, the new interim director for pn2. We have a rich variety of resources for teachers, Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) staff, special education professionals, and transition specialists who work with deaf and hard of hearing individuals as well as parents and students. Our online resources include a variety of quick classes, training modules, webinars, Fast Facts and research briefs that are tailored to specific audiences. Pn2 hosts an annual Summit to build state capacity, Communities of Practice to bring a variety of practitioners together for professional development and numerous face-to-face trainings. Our newsletters, listserv and technical assistance address a variety of topics for the busy professional. We encourage you to take a moment to explore our website. Sponsored by the Office of Special Programs and Education (OSEP) – all pn2 products are free.
Pn2 QuickClasses are six week, asynchronous, online classes. They cover a range of topics designed to assist the capacity building efforts of institutions, agencies, and individuals working with students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
QuickClasses are pre-approved for RID (Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf) and CRC (Certified Rehabilitation Counselor) continuing education credit. Participants successfully completing QuickClasses receive "Verification of Training Completion," which can be used to obtain credit from additional credentialing organizations.
We offer five sessions of QuickClasses each year. Registration for each session opens approximately one month prior to the start date. Go to our QuickClass page to learn more about what classes are offered and when as well as how you can register.
Pepnet 2 offers a variety of free, online training modules. These are self-paced learning activities which are available on demand. Log into your pn2 account and you'll see a complete list in the "Opportunities" section of your eLearner Dashboard.
The pn2 resource library contains a variety of free resources, including current strategies and evidence-based practices for working with deaf and hard of hearing individuals.
Do you have questions about deaf or hard of hearing individuals? Let us connect you to the resource you need.
The Building State Capacity Summit is designed to assist state teams as they review critical issues, exchange information, and establish strategies to support programs and services that increase the number and proportion of students who continue past high school and complete postsecondary programs or become employed. State teams are invited to participate in the Summit’s annual national working meetings, and are encouraged to continue working throughout the year as a team to develop and implement their state plans. Teams may include representatives from education, vocational rehabilitation, families, postsecondary education, community agencies, transition services, and/or personnel preparation programs.
2016 Odyssey Focuses on Collaboration
The 2016 issue of Odyssey was the result of a partnership between the Clerc Center and pepnet 2. It focuses on the importance of building collaborations at the national and state levels to support the education of deaf and hard of hearing students. In particular, the issue emphasizes how collaborations can facilitate the successful transition of students from secondary education to postsecondary education and employment. The Building State Capacity Summit is all about collaboration, and many of the contributing authors are members of their state teams. We’re very pleased to share this issue with you.
If you’d like a printed copy of this publication, please complete this online request.
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On the right of the screen you can log into an existing account or create a new one. If you have any questions or need assistance please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- increase your knowledge by participating in QuickClasses.
- connect to colleagues in Communities of Practice.
- learn new skills by completing online training modules.
GO DEEP! – May 2016
Parental involvement, student and family characteristics, and academic outcomes of Deaf Learners with Shirin Anita, PhD, College of Education at the University of Arizona.
Join your colleagues – teachers, VR counselors, transition specialists, and parents in a Community of Practice for monthly Discussions on Education and Evidence-based Practices (DEEP).
Pepnet 2 (pn2) has designed DEEP as an opportunity to engage, explore, and exchange ideas and concerns with colleagues across the country as a research to practice bridge to support the educational success of all deaf and hard of hearing learners.
How will this Community of Practice Work?
If you have a pn2 account, log in by clicking on the icon. Under the ORANGE bar titled OPPORTUNITIES, select Communities of Practice, Deaf Adult Learner, and register there.
If you are new to pn2, first sign for a free account. Then log by clicking on the icon. On the eLearner Dashboard, Under the ORANGE bar titled OPPORTUNITIES, select Communities of Practice, Deaf Adult Learner, and register there.