VSDB and VDOE Presents: How Do You Pronounce That?

  • 10 Mar 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • VSDB 104 VSDB Dr. Staunton, VA 24401


VSDB and the VDOE Educational Interpreter Training Grant present...

How Do You Pronounce That?

  Presented by 


.6 RID CEUs  

When: Saturday, March 10, 2018

           9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

Cost: VRID Members - $50.00

         Non-Members - $60.00

         VRID Students - $25.00

         VDOE Grant participants- Free

Location: Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind: Chapel 

104 VSDB Drive, Staunton, VA 24401

    Full information in attached flyer: flyer March 10,2018.docx

    Workshop Information: 

     This activity will incorporate mouth morphemes. ASL requires the use of mouth morphemes. Students do not always know how to incorporate the mouth morphemes, know which mouth morpheme means what, and when to use them. This workshop will review the purpose and when mouth morphemes are used. Afterwards the instructor will show each morpheme and show how to use them. This training will be conducted in American Sign Language.  Voice interpretation will not be provided

    Presenter Biography:

    Dr. Rhonda Jennings-Arey has twenty years of teaching experience at the K-12 level.  She worked at the Maryland Schools for the Deaf in both Frederick and Columbia before returning home to her alma mater, the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind in Staunton, Virginia.  Rhonda has taught in elementary, middle, and high school, specializing in English and American Sign Language for Deaf students, hearing students as a second language, and hearing faculty and staff.  At the post-secondary level, Rhonda was an adjunct professor at the Piedmont Virginia Community College and University of Virginia and has also taught at Blue Ridge Community College, Towson University, and McDaniel College. Currently, Rhonda is a professor at the University of Louisville.

    Rhonda Jennings-Arey has degrees in Deaf Education, Sign Language Education, Literacy Specialization, and Administration and Supervision. She recently obtained her doctorate degree in Post-Secondary and Adult Education. She is a National Board Certified teacher in adolescent and young adult language arts. She was the co-founder of VSDB’s ASL/English Bilingual Education Training program. She has an ASLTA certification at the qualified level and endorsement in ASL instruction through the state of Virginia. She is currently certified by RID as a Certified Deaf Interpreter where she works as a freelance interpreter for the state of Virginia. 

    To request accommodations or any other questions please contact Kathy Campbell (kathy.campbell@vsdb.k12.va.us) or Tammy Fortune (fortunett@lcsedu.net) for further information.


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