New Look, New Name for Texas School for the Deaf Outreach Center

 

SOC Logo

 

Upgraded and Modernized

Still Here for Texas Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students, Their Families and Professionals with Quality Resources and Support

 

Austin, Texas - May 19, 2020 - After many years, what has been known as the Educational Resource Center on Deafness (ERCOD) at Texas School for the Deaf (TSD), announces an exciting change. Rolling out a new name and new logo, ERCOD is now the Statewide Outreach Center (SOC) at TSD.

Following months of hard work, paying attention to stakeholders and digging deeply, it was evident an upgrade was needed. 

SOC Director, Dr. Bobbie Beth Scoggins, says “for resources for Texas’ Deaf Education community, it is now easier for families, professionals and students to get what they need with streamlined online and social media platforms.”

“With an increasingly important role in Deaf Education, TSD Superintendent, Claire Bugen says, the SOC is scaling up to reach more of the community now teaching and learning remotely all across the state, and beyond.”

Since established in 1989, quality resources, information and a network of support for families and professionals remain at the forefront of the Statewide Outreach Center’s mission. 

Take a look at the SOC’s revamped website as well. With recent coronavirus concerns keeping students at home, away from school and off of their usual routines, new resources are continuously being added to help families and professionals keep students on track.

 

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ABOUT THE STATEWIDE OUTREACH CENTER AT TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF: Your trusted resource in deaf education, the Statewide Outreach Center (SOC) at Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) carries forth the second tenet of the school’s mission through outreach with the resources and expertise of TSD shared with students who are deaf and hard of hearing, their families, and professionals anywhere across the state. Working collaboratively with a variety of partner agencies, family-focused groups and schools across Texas, the SOC offers a network of support, in-depth information and quality resources for those who need it. To learn more visit: texasdeafed.org, and follow the SOC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

ABOUT THE TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF: The Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) is the oldest continuous operating public school in Texas. Educating deaf and hard of hearing students of Texas since 1856, the campus also provides outreach and educational resources for students, their families and professionals in the field throughout the state of Texas. With educational excellence and a strong belief in a culture and community at TSD, students form a unique identity based on their individual strengths and talents. TSD is an environment where students learn, grow, and belong. For more information about the Texas School for the Deaf, tsd.state.tx.us.