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Deafblind Education

SPEVI Deafblind Education Community of Practice (DB Education CoP) 

The SPEVI Deafblind Education Community of Practice (SPEVI DB Education CoP) aims to provide opportunities for networking, learning and sharing of information, resources and ideas.

Open to members and non-members of SPEVI who are Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Island educators working with students with deafblindness at early, primary, or secondary levels, and other professionals who support children and young people with deafblindness, or have an interest in the topic. If you are not a member of SPEVI, we encourage you to (re)join SPEVI to support our organisation's work in supporting you.
When: TBC, 4 times per year.
Organised by SPEVI Inc (Australia).
Co-facilitators: Julie Tait
Contact email: taitjulie61@gmail.com

Meeting dates for 2024 will be announced soon

We thank those who have registered their expressions of interest. You will receive news about the first session very soon. To be added to the mailing list for this CoP please email Julie Tait.

Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference for the SPEVI Inc DB Education CoP can be downloaded here.

Background

With the establishment of the Deafblind International (DbI) Education Network at the global level, the need for a SPEVI Deafblind Education CoP for Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Island educators and other professionals who support children and young people with deafblindness was recognised. The SPEVI Deafblind Education Community of Practice was established in January 2024.

SPEVI acknowledges the guidance of Able Australia’s Centre of Excellence – Deafblind, in conceptualising the SPEVI Deafblind Education Community of Practice.