Bilingual ASL Academy: Quarter 4

June 25 2024
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Join us for Quarter 4 Bilingual ASL Academy on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, exploring effective strategies for ASL/English bilingual education. Presentations in ASL | Sign language interpreters provided | BEI CEUs provided

Support provided in part by the Statewide Outreach Center at the Texas School for the Deaf.

June 25, 2024 - 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

How Can This Work? Effective Strategies for ASL/English Bilingual Education

Presented by Todd Czubek, Ph.D.

This training will be tailored to the specific needs of teachers and professionals working with students who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH). The content will include applied strategies and recommendations for the implementation of both the Bilingual Grammar Curriculum (BGC) and general best practices in American Sign Language (ASL) and English literacy instruction. Principles from both the BGC, and the ASL Instructional Guide will be integrated to present a comprehensive approach to Bilingual Language Arts. Training and instruction will include ideas for vocabulary development, comprehension, composition, and grammar instruction. Participants will explore applied strategies teachers can use in their classrooms with a diverse set of learners and learning styles.

Presenter
 

Todd Czubek

Todd Czubek is a Senior Lecturer at Boston University’sDeaf Education program. He earned his Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics at Boston University after more than 15 years as a classroom teacher. He has been involved in multiple projects designed to improve teaching strategies, applied literacy in ASL and English, and student outcomes, especially as they relate to the role of ASL and bilingualism in Deaf children academic programming. Todd is a senior lecturer in Boston University’s Deaf Education program and co-author of the BGC. His interests include school reform, ASL and English Bilingual programming, literacy skills, and exploring how ASL and the visual modality can contribute to rethinking texts, composition, genre, and approaches to teaching students who are DHH.