Dr. John Luckner
Dr. John Luckner is a professor and the coordinator of the Deaf Education teacher preparation program in the School of Special Education at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) in Greeley, Colorado. He also serves as the Director of the Bresnahan/Halstead Center at UNC. Dr. Luckner was a classroom teacher of students who are deaf or hard of hearing for nine years; five years in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and four years in the United States Virgin Islands. He also worked summers as an Outward Bound instructor for eighteen years. His current research
interests include teacher preparation, social-emotional development, transition, literacy, and the provision of appropriate services for students who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families.
He is the author or co-author of more than ninety referred juried articles, six books, one test and twenty-one book chapters. He has made numerous national and international presentations.
Strategies for Being an Effective Itinerant Teacher
The number of students who are deaf or hard of hearing attending local neighborhood schools has increased steadily over the past thirty years. As a result, many of these students receive special education services from an itinerant teacher of students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Although itinerant teachers share many common experiences with resource and classroom teachers, numerous differences exist. The purpose of this presentation is to provide strategies and resources for effectively serving students who are deaf or hard of hearing via an itinerant service delivery model.
- Describe the practices of effective itinerant teachers
- Explain how to effective advocate for the needs of children and youth who are deaf or hard of hearing
- Describe instructional strategies they can use to improve the social and academic development of students who are deaf or hard of hearing
Helping Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Successfully Transition to Adult Life
One of the primary objectives of attending school is for individuals to develop the
attitudes, knowledge and skills necessary to become healthy adults who have fulfilling
relationships, meaningful careers and who contribute to society. The purpose of this presentation will be to help professionals increase their knowledge of the actions they can take to help individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing reach their maximum potential and lead fulfilling adult lives.
- Explain the benefits of effective transition planning and implementation for students who are deaf or hard of hearing
- Describe actions they can undertake to promote the successful transition to postsecondary education and/or work for students who are deaf or hard of hearing
- Identify resources they can access to increase their knowledge and skills in promoting the successful transition to postsecondary education and/or work for students who are deaf or hard of hearing