The Dakota Cohort Trainings in Deaf-Blindness: was developed through a collaborative effort between the National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB), the South Dakota Deaf-Blind Program, and the North Dakota Dual Sensory Project. Through use of the NCDB developed on line training modules, the Dakota Cohort is able to provide participants with a “hosted site” which provides an opportunity for on line learning, participant discussions, technical support, review of assignments, and a variety of credit options.
This training is an online training via Moodle.
Introduction to Dakota Cohort for will be via Adobe Connect (series 1 only).
Credit Options include:
National Center on Deaf-Blindness Online Stored Badges (especially important for para-educators seeking to become interveners)
Continuing education hours for teachers and speech language pathologist (used for recertification)
University of South Dakota Credit (1 and 2 credit options) - $40 per credit (payment is separate from registration fee)
RID and state interpreter credits (for recertification).
There are four series/courses in this training. Containing four modules each. In order to be able to apply for university credit from USD you must take at least 2 consecutive modules in each series/course.
Series/Couse 1: Modules 1-4 (Prerequisite for all future series/couses)
Series/Couse 2: Modules 5-8
Series/Course 3: Modules 9-11&13
Series/Course 4: Modules 19, 22, 25 & 26