- American Sign Language/CTE Department Head
- Classroom Number
- 527-3020 ex. 4671
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- Years in District
- Started in District: August 2000
- College Degrees & Certifications
- BA - Deaf Education; M.Ed. - Special Education
- Reading, sewing, knitting, completing puzzles.
- Teaching Statement
- As a student, I always had teachers who cared about me and had such a passion for their subject that they wanted me to be excited about it too! When I thought about what career I wanted for myself, I wanted to be the kind of teacher who cared enough about my students to be a positive influence for them. This is the only job where those special kind of relationships are possible.
TIE857 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE 1-2
(.5 credit per semester) This full year course is a beginning course in American Sign Language, introducing students to the remarkable and complex language of the Deaf. This course will provide insights into Deaf cultural values, Deaf attitudes and the Deaf community. Everyday conversational situations will be achieved using a natural and direct method through meaningful context, modeling, observation, and student participation. At the end of the first year, students will have a conversational knowledge of American Sign Language.
TIE858 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE 3-4
(.5 credit per semester) This second year course is a continuation of American Sign Language 1-2 with greater emphasis on American Sign Language grammar and concentrated effort to develop the student's expressive and receptive skills. Everyday conversational situations will be approached via natural and direct methods, through meaningful context and activities. Appropriate language, grammar, and cultural behaviors that establish and maintain social relations will be emphasized. Two years of American Sign Language satisfies the world language requirement for many colleges and universities.
TIE859 HONORS AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE 5-6
(.5 credit per semester) Students registering for this class must have successfully completed both ASL 1-2 and ASL 3-4 and need ASL instructor permission. This third year course will take the skills learned in the first two years and focus on the skills, knowledge, and professional ethics required to become an interpreter. This course will also include the Deaf Perspective of history, education, and employment. Students will be expected to learn content and style of deaf signs and their appropriate usage. The course will be conducted using signs only (no voice).