Oklahoma School for the Deaf campuses in Sulphur, Chickasha (USAO), and Edmond (UCO) are closed for the remainder of the school year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
All OSD students and teachers are issued Apple iPads. Our focus on instructional technology began years ago and has proven to serve our students well during this time of distance learning.
Our teachers and social services specialist have worked with each of our families to confirm home internet access and provide information and resources to help guide the handful of families that do not have access.
Our Distance Learning and Support Services Program
Online student distance learning to include Art and Physical Education (ALL GRADES)
Each student in all grades have IXL online curriculum accounts
Each student has a Google Classroom (and all G Suite Education applications)
Google Hangouts, Google Meet, and Zoom for virtual meetings
Teachers in all grades are using the above curricula and delivery systems as primary distance learning tools. Teachers in all grades are prepared to modify assignments in a physical format for students who have limited internet access.
A more comprehensive school-wide program was also created which includes routine virtual contact with students and families to continue the following activities:
Teacher assistant tutoring and supplemental instruction
Student IEPs and related services (audiology, speech therapy, etc.)
Counseling and transition
Nursing checkups and guidance related to preventative and general health and wellness
Social services and family support
Statewide Deaf and Hard of Hearing Equipment Distribution Program family check-ins
Staff and student ASL language development
ASL interpretation and Spanish translation services
Routine communication to families
Routine communication to staff from school leadership