Resource Materials and Technology Center for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Professional Development from Partners in Education

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Teaching students who are deaf/hard of hearing (D/HH) and dual-sensory impaired (DSI) requires highly specialized training. This population of students is low incidence and requires a certified Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing (ToDHH) to provide specialized instruction by way of the Expanded Skills Standards. Often, districts do not have a large enough group of ToDHHs to justify the high cost of bringing in experts for this specially designed professional development (PD) in the district. Additionally, the individual needs of the teachers change as students change from year to year and sometimes even during the year when new students are added to a caseload. You may not have time to wait for face-to-face training. Sometimes you need training right now. And honestly, who knows better what you need for professional development than YOU!  

RMTC-D/HH provides a variety of PD opportunities at no cost via online and face-to-face opportunities to Florida stakeholders throughout the year, including the following: 

Types of PD included below:

  • Webinars - These are pre-recorded presentations by experts, resource companies, or project/university staff.

  • Online Courses - Courses offered in synchronous/asynchronous modules; some are led by industry experts. 

  • Podcasts - An audio show like a radio broadcast provided via the internet or listening app. Many educational podcasts are available to learn how to improve instruction and some districts are providing PD points for documentation of what was learned

  • Twitter Chats - These chats allow a group of professionals with similar interests to discuss educational practices.

Please email RMTC-D/HH with corrections or suggestions to add related to the instruction of students who are D/HH or DSI.

Looking for PD opportunities as an SLP working with students who are D/HH? Check out the document PD and Support for SLPs in Florida Working with Students who are D/HH!

First page of the PDF file: PD for SLPs working with DHH


Name of PD

Short Description

Type of PD

Additional Special Discretionary Projects of the Bureau of Exceptional Student Education (BESE) Online PD

The link provides a list of model lessons, webinars, and other online training opportunities developed by BESE discretionary projects.

Online courses

Advanced Bionics (AB) e-Learning Educational Online Webinars

Keep up to date with the latest information, topics, and guidance from webinars recorded live by leading (re)habilitation professionals worldwide.


All Ears at Child’s Voice - A Hearing Loss Podcast

This podcast aims to connect parents of children with hearing loss with the professionals who serve them. Transcripts of all the episodes can be found on the website.


Audiology Continuing Education Online

Membership offers something for audiologists, hearing instrument specialists, researchers, academics and industry professionals. To best serve these professionals, the extensive library of courses addresses dozens of topics ranging from assistive devices to tinnitus. They offer a variety of CEUs with paid membership.

Online courses, Webinars

Boys Town National Research Hospital - Professional Education by the Auditory Consultant Resource Network (ACRN)

Boys Town outreach programs offer e-learning courses, live webinars, and professional workshops with the most up-to-date healthcare and educational practices for physicians, nurses, clinicians, teachers, school administrators, and parents.​


Center for Literacy and Deafness (CLAD) D/HH Workshops

Recorded research-based language and literacy for students who are D/HH webinar series by CLAD researchers.


Central Institute of the Deaf (CID) Free Online Learning Courses

FREE, on-demand courses to access the relevant information you need to improve outcomes for children with hearing loss to listen, talk, read, and succeed. CEUs cost $19, and a Certificate of Attendance is $5.

Online courses

Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech Webinar Series

The webinar series is intended to make information about listening and spoken language development for children who are D/HH accessible to all for free. Certificates of participation are available for all webinars and LSLS CEUs are available for select webinars.


Cochlear The Communication Corner

Free one-hour educational seminars are given by internationally known experts on a range of topics relating to the (re)habilitation and educational needs of children, teens, and adults who use cochlear implants or the Baha System.


Communication Services for the Deaf, Inc. (CSD) Learns Educator STEM Toolkits

CSD STEM Toolkits consist of ready-made presentations with engaging instructional content featuring deaf/hh role models involved in STEM.

Online courses

Deaf Learners: Designing Practice to Support Their Learner Variability

This webinar discusses the extreme amount of variability among deaf learners- not only in their communication preferences, but also in their language development and learning needs. There is no one-size-fits-all approach for deaf students, so it is supremely important to pay attention to the specific needs of each deaf student. We provide resources and strategies for families and educators to utilize, to best meet the needs of the students they serve.


DeafEd Twitter Chat

2nd Thursday of Each Month. 6:30 pm CT/7:30 pm ET. To receive updated chat info to your cellphone, text @deafedch to the number 81010. #DeafEd, @deafedchat

Twitter Chat

DeafTEC Best Practices for Teaching & Learning Website - ClassACT

The ClassAct website was developed to support instructors and staff who work with deaf and hard of hearing students in mainstream classes. The goal of the ClassAct site is to improve existing teaching practice by enhancing access to instruction for deaf and hard-of-hearing students in mainstream classes.

Online courses

DeafTEC Improving Student Access: A Project Access E-Workshop

DeafTEC serves as a national resource for high schools and community colleges that educate deaf/hh students in STEM-related programs. They provide training on how to make the classroom more accessible for students who are D/HH based upon universal design for instruction (UDI).

Online Courses

Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP) eLearning

DCMP has a variety of modules, webinars, and QuickClasses for professionals and students.

Online courses, Webinars

Dr. Carol Flexer, Audiologist: Presentations on Listening, Speaking, and Literacy

Dr. Flexer’s talks, seminars, workshops, and program consultations focus on the development and expansion of listening, speaking, and literacy skills in infants and children, especially those with all degrees of hearing loss. She is licensed by the state of Ohio as an audiologist and holds the CCC/A and the LSLS Cert. AVT.


Florida Educators of Students who are Deaf & Hard of Hearing (FEDHH)

The Florida Educators of Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing (FEDHH) is an association of educators who work with students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing (DHH) in Florida. The association promotes professional growth, close cooperation, and effective communication among our members. Additionally, it provides a forum for the exchange of current information, teaching strategies, and legislative content in relation to working with students who are DHH.

Resources, Conferences

Florida and Virgin Islands (FAVI) Deaf-Blind Collaborative Online Training Resources

The FAVI Deaf-Blind Collaborative serves the entire state of Florida providing training and consultation services to the families and educational teams of Florida’s children and young adults (ages 0-22) with concurrent hearing loss and vision loss. They have a webpage dedicated to PD for serving students who are DSI.

Online Courses, Webinars

Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System (FDLRS) Facilitated and Independent Study Courses

FDLRS offers a selection of online courses, model lessons, and webinars to Florida educators to increase their ability to respond to the needs of students with disabilities. RMTC-D/HH is a specialty FDLRS Center.

Online Courses

Florida School for the Deaf & Blind (FSDB) Learning Network - Pineapple PD

Pineapple PD videos are a 3-5 minute glimpse of best practices happening in FSDB classrooms.


Hear to Learn: Resources for Parents of Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Hear to Learn offers a free monthly webinar series that cover a variety of topics related to the listening and spoken language development of children with hearing loss. They are recorded and archives posted.


Hearing First

This website offers free professional development, a platform to ask questions and share, blog, and resources to empower LSL outcomes for children who are D/HH. CEUs are provided at no cost for some of the courses.

Online Courses, Resources

Language First

The Language First mission is to educate and raise awareness about ASL/English bilingualism and the importance of a strong first language foundation for children who are D/HH. This is achieved through educating parents and professionals with current evidence-based information and practice. Language First offers continuing education events to attend, including in-person conferences and online webinars, as well as a professional development and trainings.

Online Courses, Resources

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Center - Info to Go

This site is designed to share information and provide resources with professionals and families on a variety of topics related to children and young people under 21 years of age who are deaf or hard of hearing.


Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center Online Learning

The Clerc Center offers the flexibility of online study with self-paced, on-line training opportunities. These programs are free and can be taken at any time at your own convenience. In addition, they have recorded webcasts in ASL, spoken English, and captions.

Online Course, Webinars

The Maine Educational Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Webinar Archives

The webpage has a list of webinars archived for use by professionals and the general public.


Minerva Deaf Research Lab (MDRL) Toolkit Tutorials

The MDRL Building Brighter Futures! Tutorial Series is a collection of accessible, brief, online trainings created by instructional leaders working in the field of Deaf Education. The tutorials are designed to familiarize teachers with research-based and promising practices that facilitate the inclusion of students who are d/Deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, or DeafPlus (deaf with co-occurring developmental disabilities) in the classroom.


Tutorials are signed (ASL), voiced (English), and captioned video presentations that outline practical steps educators can take in creating a more inclusive barrier- free learning environment for children and young people who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing students in Alberta. A better understanding of the unique barriers faced by these students is essential in creating an inclusive learning environment. Tutorial viewing times are generally less than 20 minutes.


National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) - Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Learning Center

Information about how to improve EHDI programs continues to expand. To help people stay up-to-date, NCHAM develops, collects, and disseminates information.

Online Course, Webinar

National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) eLearning

NDC offers a variety of free e-learning opportunities to support the postsecondary success of deaf students. Earn RID CEUs or CRC clock hours by completing one of our short courses or dig deeper and enroll in one of our course series. Individuals who take classes with NDC will be able to view real stories shared by deaf people across the country, discuss concerns and challenges with others, and learn from national experts.

Online Course

NTID STEM Regional Center

The NRSC offers a variety of STEM-related workshops and activities for Deaf, hard-of-hearing students, and teachers for the Deaf. Teachers can receive a DASH robot after participating in the English & Literacy with STEM workshops. In addition, they offer ACT preparation workshops for students and training for teachers. The ACT preparation focuses on English and reading and by request. They offer math strategies and tips. They also have STEM for Interpreters.


The Online Itinerant

The goal of The Online Itinerant is to build community and provide training, support, and resources for those who are passionate about meeting the needs of students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The Online Itinerant offers resources and online courses for professionals and families.

Online Courses, Resources

Outcomes of Children with Hearing Loss

The OCHL study focused on examining the impact of newborn hearing screening, early intervention, and advances in hearing technology on a wide range of developmental outcomes for children who are DHH.


Sunshine Cottage Webinars

Best practices for providing support for students who are DHH in developing listening and spoken language.


Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss (SSCHL)

The mission of SSCHL is to improve the futures of children with hearing loss. The website provides resources, newsletters, blog posts, and on-demand online PD. Many resources and PD are for a cost. The newsletter, blog, and some resources are at no cost.

Online Courses, Webinars

Texas Statewide Outreach Center for Deaf Education Professional Resources

Texas outreach team provides professionals a bag of tools, a go-to place for information, and resources to enhance service provision. They have created eLearning opportunities and many resources for professionals working with families and students who are D/HH.

Lesson Plans, Online Courses, Resources, Webinars

Visual Language and Visual Learning: Bilingual Literacy Activities

For parents and educators who need resources easily accessed at home, this free collection of weekly activities, ideas, and videos support children’s language development and learning. A major portion of the content is anchored on VL2 Storybook Apps, which is available for free for limited, specific times.

Online Course

The Writing Toolkit for Students who are D/HH: The Writing Process by Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN)

This training provides PD on teaching writing with a multi-tiered system of supports for students who are D/HH.