ASL in the Classroom II

  • 09 Jul 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 104 VSDB Dr, Staunton, VA 24401


VDOE Region 5 Educational Interpreter Grant

in conjunction with Reynolds Community College

ASL in the Classroom II

Marianne Dunham and Faithlyn Robinson

Date:  July 9, 2019

Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

0.6 RID CEUs Sponsored by VRID

Location:  Location:  VSDB

104 VSDB Dr, Staunton, VA 24401

FLYER HERE: ASL in the Classroom July 9 2019.doc

Workshop Description: Provides extensive instruction of vocabulary and concepts used the content areas of English and Social Studies. Focuses on comprehension and production of content-related information in American Sign Language with emphasis on sign production clarity and conceptual accuracy.

Presenter Bios:

Faithlyn Robinson is currently a teacher at the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind. She received her master’s degree in Special Education at Radford University in 2012. She received her Bachelor’s of Arts degree at Gallaudet University in 1992. Also, she received her Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design at Art Institute of Atlanta in 1998.  Faithlyn teaches photography, graphic arts, and language arts. She was born and raised in Jamaica until 1981 which she moved to America. She enrolled in Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind. She credited VSDB of making who she is today. She graduated from VSDB in 1988. She loves reading classics and enjoys taking photos during her free time.

Marianne Dunham hails from Scarborough, a suburb of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She graduated from Gallaudet University with a BA major in Psychology and then became a full time stay at home mom for 11 years, raising 4 boys in Florida. Upon moving back to Canada, she worked briefly as a teachers’ assistant and then became teacher/assistant director at a preschool for deaf children, their hearing siblings (SODAS) and hearing children of deaf parents (CODAS). Upon getting her teaching certificate from York University, Marianne began teaching deaf and hard of hearing high school students at Danforth Tech in Toronto.  In her last year there, she was the head of the deaf department. Marianne then moved to Staunton, Virginia with her family and has been working at the Virginia School for the Deaf since 2000.  She teaches the high school Social Studies courses.

This workshop is presented at no cost to K-12 interpreters.  To register, please contact Kathy Campbell, VRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 0.6 CEUs at the Little/None Content Knowledge Level.

If you require a reasonable accommodation for this event, please contact Kathy Campbell  by June  28, 2019


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