About Us

Welcome to the MDRL Educator’s Toolkit! The toolkit is intended to assist the capacity building efforts of educational institutions, school, agencies and individuals who work with students who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH) in inclusive learning environments in Alberta. The Educator’s Toolkit was developed with funding from Alberta Education*.

In the Toolkit

This toolkit is a collection of MDRL online training tutorials, tip sheets, research briefs and quick links to other resources that provide information and helpful suggestions for creating positive learning environments for students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (D/HH).

  • 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) into various inclusive learning environments.
  • MDRL Resources is a database hosting a collection of MDRL tip sheets and research briefs and provides quick web links to help parents and school personnel locate provincial, national and international resources on teaching, learning and assessment for D/HH students.

The easiest and quickest way to find what you are looking for is to browse through the topic areas and use the search engine on the resource page.

The material posted on this website is the intellectual copyright of the Minerva Deaf Research Lab (MDRL). We encourage you to share the work on this site. However please attribute what you use to the Minerva Deaf Research Lab, University of Alberta and/or the original creators or authors. You may not use this work for commercial purposes.

* The material in the Educator’s Toolkit is based upon work supported by Alberta Education under grant number AE 2010-0227. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed in this toolkit are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Alberta Education.