Creating Your Own Summer Connected Learning Experience

By Hearing First Team June 20, 2016

Connected Learning, "Hearing First" | LSL strategies, connected learner, connected learning, listening and spoken language, parent advice

Summer is a great time for you to advance your knowledge and LSL journey through connected learning.

Summer is a great time to regroup and reflect on your Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) journey. If your schedule eases up over the summer months, take the opportunity to focus on your own learning and find ways to connect with colleagues or other LSL parents.

For example, you may be planning to attend the 2016 AG Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Convention in Denver or participate in other webinars, workshops or institutes. If you’re not planning to attend a convention, maybe you’re scheduling some free time (hopefully near a breezy, cool body of water) to catch up on the newest LSL-related publications and studies or you plan to connect with other parents or professionals through local events.

Whatever the experience, we wish you success in “sharpening the saw” and updating your knowledge and skills so the families and professionals you interact with may benefit from your freshly-honed learning.

Connected Learning Opportunities at the 2016 AG Bell Convention

As attendees of previous conventions, we’ve found that some of our most meaningful learning experiences usually happened during discussions with colleagues and parents after a full day of sessions.

With that in mind, we’re collaborating again this year with A.G. Bell for an interactive learning session following the opening keynote session with Dr. David Sousa.

If you’re attending this year’s convention, join Dr. Sousa, Ashley Garber Adox, Dr. Teresa Caraway and our team for an immersive opportunity to discuss, debate and inspire each other to come up with new ways of thinking when applying brain science to our LSL practice. Attend this session to connect with others and extend Dr. Sousa’s keynote in a face-to-face connected learning experience.

“Extended Learning with Dr. David Sousa, Hearing First and AG Bell” - Saturday, July 2nd – 10:30 – noon

Even if you aren’t attending this year’s convention, there are plenty of creative ways to connect with AG Bell this summer, including interacting through social media on Twitter. Follow @AGBellAssoc and #AGBell2016.


You can also spend some time catching up on the Hearing First Blog posts you may have missed, and sign up to receive updates on the launch of the Hearing First Professional Learning Community this summer and the Hearing First Family Support Community this fall.

No matter where your summer learning plans take you, check out this handy checklist to help maximize your learning experiences and level up your LSL journey.

Connected Learning, "Hearing First" | LSL strategies, connected learner, connected learning, listening and spoken language, parent advice

About the Author

Hearing First Team At Hearing First, we want all children to benefit from the availability of newborn hearing screening, the advances in technology, and the early learning services in their communities. We want all children to have the opportunity to take advantage of access to sound – a critical building block for future success.