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Title: The Hadley School for the Blind: Everything You Always Wanted to Know


1
The Hadley School for the Blind Everything You
Always Wanted to Know
  • Distance Education Since 1920

2
Hadleys Mission
  • The mission of our school is to promote
    independent living through lifelong, distance
    education programs for people who are blind or
    visually impaired, their families and blindness
    service providers.


William A. Hadley
3
Hadleys Students
  • Blind or visually impaired individuals who are
    age 14 or older
  • Parents, grandparents and other family members of
    blind or visually impaired loved ones
  • Professionals, volunteers or service providers
    who currently work with visually impaired
    individuals

4
Fast Facts
  1. Study anytime, anywhere
  2. Tuition-free courses for adults who are blind and
    their families
  3. Toll-free telephone access (U.S. and Canada)
  4. Individualized attention by supportive
    instructors
  5. Accredited member NCA-CASI and DETC
  6. Courses available in braille, large print, audio
    and online
  7. Open enrollment by mail or online

5
Hadleys Program Areas
  1. Adult Continuing Education Program (ACE)
  2. High School Program (HS)
  3. Family Education Program (FE)
  4. The Hadley School for Professional Studies (HSPS,
    01/2008)

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Student Enrollments FY 2010
  • Adult Continuing Education Program 5,384
  • High School Program 605
  • Family Education Program 1,066
  • Professional Education Program 2,507
  • Total Students 9.562
  • Hadley-China 1,012 students

7
Adult Continuing Education
  • Who Can Enroll?
  • We invite you to apply for enrollment if
  • You are age 14 or older and
  • You are blind or meet vision eligibility
    requirements and
  • You can understand courses written in English.

8
Adult Continuing Education
  • Why Enroll?
  • Learn to read and write braille
  • Adjust to life after vision loss
  • Enhance independent living skills
  • Explore enriching activities
  • Improve employability and business skills
  • Discover the joys of lifelong learning

9
High School Program
  • Who Can Enroll?
  • We invite you to apply for enrollment if
  • You are age 14 or older and
  • You are blind or meet vision eligibility
    requirements and
  • You are a U.S. resident and
  • You can understand courses written in English (at
    the high school level.)

10
High School Program
  • Why Enroll?
  • Transfer high school credits to a local school
  • Earn a high school diploma
  • Take blindness-specific courses that are not
    always available locally
  • Take courses in accessible media
  • Discover the joys of lifelong learning

11
Family Education Program
  • Who Can Enroll?
  • We invite you to apply for enrollment if
  • You are a parent or grandparent of a blind or
    visually impaired child or
  • You are a spouse, adult daughter or son, or adult
    sibling of a blind or visually impaired adult and
  • You can understand courses written in English.

12
Family Education Program
  • Why Enroll?
  • Learn to read and write braille
  • Foster the development of a child with a visual
    impairment
  • Support your family members adjustment to vision
    loss

13
The Hadley School for Professional Studies
  • Who Can Enroll?
  • We invite you to apply for enrollment if
  • You are a professional, volunteer or service
    provider who currently works with visually
    impaired individuals and
  • You can understand courses written in English.

14
The Hadley School for Professional Studies
  • Why Enroll?
  • Build skills to work more effectively with your
    clients or students
  • Familiarize yourself with Hadleys distance
    education courses
  • Earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • ACVREP and CRCC hours, too!

15
Hadley Distance Education How It Works
  • A prospective student emails or calls Hadley
    toll-free to request application materials.

16
Hadley Distance Education How It Works
  • Prospective students can enroll online through
    the Hadley Web site at www.hadley.edu. HSPS
    students visit www.hadley.edu/HSPS.

17
Hadley Distance Education How It Works
  • The course catalog and application are mailed to
    the prospective student. The enrollment
    application is completed and submitted via email,
    mail, fax or online.
  • HSPS catalog and enrollment is online only.

18
Hadley Distance Education How It Works
  • Student Services staff reviews the enrollment
    application. If complete, Adult Continuing
    Education and High School applicants are enrolled
    in the Entrance Assignment. Family and
    Professional applicants are immediately enrolled.

19
Hadley Distance Education How It Works
  • After successfully completing the Entrance
    Assignment, the new student is enrolled in the
    course he/she selected.

20
Hadley Distance Education How It Works
  • Hadley then mails the course in the students
    preferred medium. A welcome letter and contact
    information from the instructor is included.
    Students enrolled in online courses receive
    instructions via email.

21
Hadley Distance Education How It Works
  • The student completes a lesson from the course
    and sends the assignment to the instructor who
    promptly grades and returns it with feedback.
    Assignments can be mailed, faxed or emailed.

22
Hadley Distance Education How It Works
  • After a student demonstrates the ability to
    submit an assignment, an instructor may approve
    sending multiple assignments. A student may
    enroll in a second course. Student Services will
    explain these guidelines to the student.

23
Hadley Distance Education How It Works
  • The student receives a Certificate of Achievement
    after successfully finishing the course.

24
Introducing eHadley
Our students are discovering the benefits of
elearning.
25
eHadley Initiative
  • August 2002 First eHadley online course
    Internet Basics
  • 2002 2010 35 courses are now offered online

26
Keeping Current
  • OASIS (students access their records 24/7)
  • eConnect and Class Notes
  • Phone assignment submission
  • DTB course conversions
  • Synchronous Lectures/Discussions
  • through Seminars_at_Hadley
  • Archived S_at_H streaming or mlearning
  • William Hadley and Hadley on Facebook
  • Twitter

27
Utilizing Hadley
  • Prior to
  • Concurrent with
  • Post
  • local services.

28
Building Partnerships
  • Hadley has established partnerships with national
    and international organizations.
  • Building partnerships helps us become more
    innovative and continuously improve our services.


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Hadley School for the Blind
For more information on our courses or to receive
an enrollment application, call us at
1-800-323-4238 or visit our Web site at
www.hadley.edu You can also email us at General
Inquiries info_at_hadley.edu Student Services
student_services_at_hadley.edu HSPS Services
hsps_at_hadley.edu
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