ASL for Elementary School Classrooms

  • 16 Jul 2024
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind


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VDOE Educational Interpreter Grant

in conjunction with Reynolds Community College

ASL for Elementary School Classrooms

Dr. Laura Hill

Date:  July 16, 2024

Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

0.6 RID CEUs Sponsored by VRID

Location:  Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind

Workshop Description:

This workshop will present information in American Sign Language in the four content areas of English, Math, Social Studies, and Science, matching the developmental stage of elementary school students. 

Participants will have the opportunity for small group discussions and activities focused on presenting elementary school concepts in a manner that is developmentally appropriate for the age group.

Presenter Bio:

Laura Hill currently works for Richmond Public Schools as a Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, she taught at the middle school level for three years and just completed her second year at the elementary school level. She has 31 years of teaching experience both in the public-school setting and at the college level. Laura previously served as an Adjunct at JSRCC for three years and taught ASL I, II, Consecutive Interpreting and Simultaneous Interpreting. Laura hails from the Lone Star state of Texas and is a deaf individual who grew up in the mainstream school setting in Dallas, Texas. She has firsthand knowledge of using ASL interpreters in the mainstream setting. Before relocating to Virginia in 2019, she served as the Lead Professor of American Sign Language for the Sign Language Interpreting Training Program at Tyler Junior College. She taught Deaf and Hard of Hearing students from Pre-K to 12th grade as well as  ASL to hearing students at the high school level. Laura previously taught at Tarrant County College and Eastfield College for the Interpreter Training Program. She is a certified Level V Intermediary Interpreter with the Board of Evaluation for Interpreters in Texas.  Laura recently graduated from Liberty University in Lynchburg with her EdD degree in Educational Leadership.

Laura has been married to her husband Dirk for almost 27 years and they have two grown children. Dakota (24) is hearing and currently works as a sign language interpreter in Texas and Lexi (22) is Deaf and currently works at Gallaudet University as the Assistant Director for Center for Democracy in Deaf America.

This workshop is presented at no cost to K-12 interpreters.  To register, please contact your grant representative. 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 Carrie Humphrey by June  24, 2024


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