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Gallaudet University Regional Center Exciting seasonal news from Gallaudet University Regional Center - Southwest A Seasonal E-Newsletter NAD Leadership Conference In early October, the center director attended the NAD Leadership Training Conference in Omaha, Neb. ! Page 4

TLCDHH Lideres Seminar The Texas Latino Council of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing hosted a Lideres Seminar.!

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Issue 3: Fall 2013 Transition Fair @ RNO Hosts Annual Clearcreek ISD Meeting In the Galveston/Houston Gallaudet University’s area, GURC-SW attended the Clearcreek ISD Transition Fair.!

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Visit to Front Range Gallaudet University Admissions Counselor Community College, Rocky Mountain Deaf Visits ACC-Riverside School & Belmar Library A Gallaudet admissions counselor came to speak to The center director prospective students.! presented a Reading to Deaf Page 5 Children workshop and youth leadership workshop in Colorado...

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Gallaudet University Celebrates 150th!!

To celebrate its 150th anniversary, Gallaudet University is hosting a celebration on July 9-13, 2014, in Washington, D.C. Also celebrating is the Gallaudet University Alumni Association, marking its 125th year. Events will include plenary sessions, workshops, a golf tournament, receptions, campus tours, department and major reunions, Gallaudet Club, and much more! Register for the reunion by February 28, 2014, to take advantage of the early

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At a Glance: 3 Years of Providing Services Since its opening in 2011, Gallaudet University Regional Center - Southwest has received great support from Austin Community College (ACC), in the form of a full-time administrative assistant, interpreting services, office space, furniture, supplies and expenditures and staffing support from the payable and restricted accounts and public relations and marketing offices, along with supervision support from the Dept. of Arts and Humanities. ACC was the first community college to start a 2+2 articulation agreement for transfer capacity, and is the leading postsecondary program for deaf and hard of hearing students with increasing annual enrollment numbers. ACC also offers a GED and remedial program, called the ASL-ESOL Deaf Program. In this program, all courses, services and programs provide direct communication access for students through ASL. For more information about the ASL-ESOL Deaf Program, please see www.austincc.edu/esol/deaf. !

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ACC is also renowned for its outstanding support services such as interpreters, notetakers, extended test time, tutors fluent in ASL, CART services, and much more. ACC has received two major grants: one from Gallaudet and the other from Rochester Institute of Technology for its National Science Foundation DeafTEC program. !

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Keeping in sync with Gallaudet’s evidence-based and outcome-driven programs, Gallaudet University Regional Center - Southwest continues to deliver resources for those not on the Gallaudet campus in Washington, D.C. For example, college access programming is a vital service offering additional support to students before and during the college application process. We also assist students interested in transferring to Gallaudet, and providing information on what skills and knowledge are needed for admission and/or transfer. Our work aligns with all five goals of Gallaudet University’s Goal Strategic Plans (GSP): !

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The center’s work contributes to recruitment efforts, which then leads to increased enrollment. This leads to an ultimate impact on the graduation rate (Goals A and B). We also partner with numerous stakeholders for funding of our operation needs (Goal C). The center’s work reflects Gallaudet University’s mission, vision and strengths for career success (Goal D); providing internship opportunities at the center is one of the ways we achieve this. Our center contributes to research by identifying regional needs through needs assessments, leading to our work in development and outreach as we continue to

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At a Glance: 3 Years of Providing Services work in development and outreach (Goal E). Additionally, the center provides support to different units at Gallaudet University such as Academic Affairs, Enrollment Management, Clerc Center, Public Relations and Communication, and Development and Alumni Relations. We’re proud that the number of people we serve has consistently increased; in fact, each regional center is expected to serve 6,000 people every year, and we have dramatically surpassed that target number. Just take a look at the numbers below:!

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NAD Leadership Conference!

TLCDHH Lideres Seminar!

Transition Fair at Clearcreek ISD!

In early October, Center Director Arlene Gunderson attended the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) Leadership Training in Omaha, Neb. !

The Texas Latino Council of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing hosted a Lideres Seminar in El Paso on Saturday, Oct. 12.!

In the Galveston/Houston area, GURCSW attended the Clearcreek ISD Transition Fair on Friday, Oct. 18. By popular demand, GURC-SW’s youth leadership training was presented to great success. Clearcreek was the fifth school to receive this training.!

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There were 150 attendees at this conference from around the nation. Trainings were provided by community leaders, and especially beneficial to GURC-SW were the legislative advocacy trainings. It takes a lot of understanding and skills to be effective in legislative advocacy efforts, especially since every state’s legislative system is different. !

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The basic process of a legislative bill, as it becomes a law, became clear to many of us during a training seminar. There were also many other trainings provided such as advocacy, diversity, education policy, employment, language equality, organization and development. The attendees also had an opportunity to participate in the regional and professional caucuses to confer matters of importance and priorities to develop strategies to act on identified issues. !

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RNO Hosts Annual Meeting! Gallaudet University’s Regional National Outreach hosted its annual meeting in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 9-13. !

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Every year, the Gallaudet University Office of Regional and National Outreach (RNO) hosts its annual meeting. The purpose of the annual meeting is to reflect on each center’s fiscal year as well as share insights on various events. Directors from each regional center come together to share information, resources and provide support to one another. !

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This year’s annual meeting was once again productive. Despite facing budget cuts, each center will continue to move forward by being innovative and continuing its strong support of regions.!

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Gallaudet University GURC visits FRCC, Admissions Counselor RMDS & Belmar Visits ACC-Riverside Library! Campus! GURC-SW Director Arlene Gunderson A Gallaudet University admissions counselor came to speak to prospective students on Nov. 18. Tabitha Jacques came to the Austin Community College Riverside campus. !

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Students interested in knowing more about Gallaudet University received useful details about what Gallaudet has to offer them. Tabitha’s excellent presentation showed the students why Gallaudet is the place to be. For the first time ever, the presentation is now available to anyone on Gallaudet’s website, along with a viewbook: www.gallaudet.edu/ ug_viewbook__presentation.html. !

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went to Colorado on Dec. 4-6 for a meeting, training and a workshop. She presented a literacy workshop for parents, caregivers and educators at Belmar Library in Denver on Dec. 5. Based on the shared reading philosophy, this free workshop teaches 15 effective book- sharing techniques based on research about deaf adults reading to deaf children. !

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While in Colorado, she also provided youth leadership training to high school students at the Rocky Mountain Deaf School in Denver. The workshop was a success; the school has asked for an expanded presentation in the spring.!

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GURC-SW led the National Student Life for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (NSLDHH) Conference at Gallaudet University on on Nov. 1-4. ! With over 60 participants, the conference had the goal of reviving the organization after seven years of inactivity. Student life administrators from various schools for deaf students came together to share resources and experiences. This allowed them to collaborate and share ideas that could benefit other schools in the area of residence life. !

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With Bo Acton as conference ZVRS. Their support made this chairperson, the conference conference even more possible, so featured two keynote speakers: a major thank you goes to them!! Deb Skjeveland of Indiana School for the Deaf and Russell O. West of Texas School for the Deaf. Student life expert Dwight Benedict served as the master of ceremonies for the opening ceremony.!

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ATTENTION!

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TEDxGALLAUDET! Gallaudet University is proud to host its very first TEDxGallaudet! ! The event will take place on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Gallaudet University. TEDxGallaudet will feature up to four sessions with five 15-minute presentations per session, totaling 20 presentations. ! TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth SpreadingŠ. The TEDx program gives communities, organizations, and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.! Tickets to the TEDxGallaudet event will be announced in the near future. For other questions, please contact TedxGallaudet@gallaudet.edu. We look forward to an exciting TEDxGallaudet!! Sincerely,! The TEDxGallaudet Program Committee! !

Thomas Horejes, Ph.D. TEDxGallaudet Chair, (Faculty)!

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Brian Suchite (GSA President)!

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Caroline Solomon, Ph.D. (Faculty)! MJ Bienvenu Ph.D. (150th Anniversary Chair)! Sue Jacoby, Ph.D. (Clerc Center)! Don Beil (Chief of Staff)! Gemma Gabor (Staff)!

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NEW BROCHURE!

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COMING SOON!

Youth Leadership Training! January 22, 2014! San Antonio, TX

Allies in Deafhood Community Workshop! January 24, 2014! ACC - Riverside Auditorium!

Transition Fair! February 24, 2014! Sugar Land, TX!

ACADEMIC BOWL

Transition Fair! February 8, 2014! Round Rock, TX!

Dr. Ben Bahan: Community Event! February 26, 2014! Texas School for the Deaf R.L Davis Auditorium!

Southwest Academic Bowl! February 27–March 2, 2013! Austin, TX!

& More!!!

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COME ONE, COME ALL!

d o o h f a e D n i s Allie F R IDAY E V E N ING CO M M U N IT Y WOR K SH OP

As ALLIES, we will ex plore deafness vs. De afhood, Colonialism, Audism so we can re and -frame our thoughts . En lig ht en ourselves on the five dimensions of De af People. Leave work shop as a stronger al ly! Open to All! W HE N :

Butch Zein As a proud 5th generation member of his Deaf family, Butch is a honored founding member of Deafhood Foundation. He brings a range of experiences from his jobs and travels to his workshops.

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W HE RE : Austin Co mmunity College- Ri verside Campus, Bldg. G Auditorium #8100 1020 Grove Blvd., Au stin, TX 78741 TR AN SL AT E: Voice translation or other accommodations available upon reques t by January 10th CO N TACT : For mor e information or to m ake request, contact Manny Johnson at m annyjohnson@gmail.co m

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BECOME A SPONSOR! The nation’s premiere academic competition for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students ______ 16 Teams, 100 Participants, from 10 States! ______   Exciting quiz 2014 competitions - a game of knowledge and quick recall TEXAS – ARKANSAS – ARIZONA – COLORADO – LOUISIANA MISSISSIPPI – MINNESOTA – NEW MEXICO – OKLAHOMA – UTAH! ______ JOIN US! We invite you to participate as a sponsor of the Southwest   Regional Academic Bowl – the most premiere academic competition, Only the top # teams nationwide, for students who are deaf and hard of hearing. As a sponsor, your organization is assured high profile exposure among 100 participants from 10 advance to nationals! states + families and fans all throughout the Southwest region. These

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important academic competitions, foster academic excellence and achievement among deaf and hard of hearing students across the country. Please join us - we are grateful for your support!

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TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF

1102!South!Congress!Avenue! Aus2n,!Texas!78704! ______! ! February!27!–!! !March!2,!2014!! !

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NEW ONLINE COURSE! CENTER FOR CONTINUING STUDIES

Educating Deaf Students with Disabilities (online only) The on-line deaf students with disabilities graduate certificate program prepares current educators, other educational professionals, and second year graduate students seeking certification and/or state licensure in the area of special education to work with deaf and hard of hearing students who have disabilities. The certificate program emphasizes culturally relevant critical pedagogy as a foundation for preparing highly qualified special education teachers. The program focuses on working with the whole child, the family, and other professionals while merging content standards and CEC standards, in addition to general, bilingual, special, and deaf education pedagogy through coursework to prepare teacher candidates to work with a diverse group of children within a range of educational settings. Although completing the on-line educating deaf students with disabilities certificate program will not result in a license, the program is designed to meet the requirements for a non-categorical special education license in DC.

Program of Study (21 credits) Summer 1 t Trends in Special Education (3 credits) t Language and Literacy Development for Deaf Students with Disabilities (3 credits) t Differentiating Instruction in the Content Areas (3 credits) Fall 1 t Teaching Functional Curriculum (3 credits) t Assessment of Deaf Students with Disabilities (3 credits) Spring 1 t Classroom Management (3 credits) t Home-School Continuum: Collaboration with Families, Professionals, and Paraeducators (3 credits) This certificate program can be taken for graduate or professional studies (PST) credit. PST prefixed courses oer students a reduction in tuition costs, however, credits earned cannot be applied to another degree program at Gallaudet University. For more information about this program, visit http://www.gallaudet.edu/ccs/certificate_programs.html. Prospective applicants may also contact us at dwsd@gallaudet.edu

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NEW REMOTE SITE COURSE!

CENTER FOR CONTINUING STUDIES

In partnership with Gallaudet University, the Gallaudet University Regional Centers (GURC) offers courses for deaf and hard of hearing people, their families, and the professionals who work with them at locations throughout the U.S. These extension courses provide a unique opportunity to study with recognized experts in such fields as ASL linguistics, deaf studies, deaf education and interpreting. Courses are coordinated through the GURC upon state approval, often in collaboration with sponsoring agencies serving deaf and hearing communities. Sponsoring agencies can be schools for deaf students, special education school districts, interpreter training programs, or professional organizations. For more information about these course offerings, contact us at gurc.ohlone@gallaudet.edu.

Kristin Mulrooney is an associate professor in Gallaudet’s department of linguistics. She received both her MA and Ph.D. in linguistics from Gallaudet University. Her areas of specialization are discourse analysis and cognitive linguistics. Her research focuses on the relationship between language theory and language use---in particular how the cognitive linguistic framework enhances one’s ability to analyze both spoken and sign language discourse. She has done research on the structure of personal narratives in ASL, the role of metaphor on ASL discourse structure and the comparison of ASL narrative structure and narrative structure of spoken language. Another area of interest to Dr. Mulrooney is the impact the use of technology in the classroom (lecture capture systems, audience response systems ‘clickers’, online assessments) has on student learning.

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Sociolinguistics of the Deaf Community FebSuary 8-9, 2014 Tacoma, Washington & remote sites* This course begins by examining the various roles of nonmanual signals within ASL grammar and ASL discourse. This leads to the role of nonmanual signs in helping to determine the structure of ASL sentences. Next, the course examines the order of constituents within ASL sentences, including topics and topicalization, subject pronoun copy, deletion of subjects and objects, and the placement of tense markers. The next section of the course focuses on the use of space in ASL discourse, verb classes based on how space is used, verb agreement, and conceptual mapping. The course concludes by examining subordination and specific types of ASL syntactic structures including relative clauses, conditional clauses, and related constructions. Prerequisite: Must have successfully completed PST 361, A Brief Introduction to the Structure of ASL. This course will be taught in ASL. Fluency in ASL is required to take this course. Course Number: PST 365-EXT Credits: 1 Tuition: PST credit: $283.00 + $30.00 processing fee Dates and Time: Saturday, February 8, 2014, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm Sunday, February 8, 2014, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm Registration Deadline: January 8, 2014 Instructor: Dr. Kristin Mulrooney RID CMP: Gallaudet University is an approved RID CMP sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the introductory content knowledge level.

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ONLINE ASL COURSES! CENTER FOR CONTINUING STUDIES

American Sign Language (ASL) Spring 2014 Classes

ASL classes at Gallaudet University may not be equivalent to classes you have taken at other locations. To ensure that you are placed in the class that best meets your needs, review the course descriptions and select the one that seems to fit your current skill level. The ASL Placement Screening can be done in person or through a video chat such as videophone, Google Talk, or Skype. Please send an email to aslprograms@gallaudet.edu to schedule a day and time for your screening.

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COURSE TITLE Beginning Fingerspelling Intermediate Fingerspelling Visual Gestural Communication ASL I ASL I ASL I ASL I ASL I ASL I ASL II ASL II ASL II ASL II ASL II ASL II ASL III ASL III ASL III ASL III ASL IV ASL IV ASL IV ASL IV ASL V ASL V ASL VI

DATES 2/03/14 - 2/26/14 3/03/14 -4/02/14 1/25/14 - 5/03/14 1/22/14 - 5/05/14 1/25/14 - 5/03/14 1/22/14 - 5/05/14 1/21/14 - 5/06/14 1/21/14 - 3/14/14 3/17/14 - 5/09/14 1/22/14 - 5/05/14 1/25/14 - 5/03/14 1/22/14 - 5/05/14 1/21/14 - 5/06/14 1/21/14 - 3/14/14 3/17/14 - 5/09/14 1/22/14 - 5/05/14 1/25/14 - 5/03/14 1/22/14 - 5/05/14 1/21/14 - 5/06/14 1/22/14 - 5/05/14 1/25/14 - 5/03/14 1/22/14 - 5/05/14 1/21/14 - 5/06/14 1/22/14 - 5/05/14 1/25/14 - 5/03/14 1/22/14 - 5/05/14

DAYS MW MW S MW S MW TTH Online Online MW S MW TTH Online Online MW S MW TTH MW S MW TTH MW S MW

TIME 4:00pm - 5:20pm 4:00pm - 5:20pm 9:00am - 12:15pm 6:30pm - 7:50pm 9:00am -12:15pm 8:30am - 9:50am 2:00pm - 3:20pm Online Online 6:30pm -7:50pm 9:00am - 12:15pm 8:30am - 9:50am 2:00pm - 3:20pm Online Online 6:30pm - 7:50pm 9:00am - 12:15pm 12:30pm - 1:50pm 8:00am - 9:20am 6:30pm - 7:50pm 9:00am - 12:15pm 12:30pm -1:50pm 8:00am - 9:20am 6:30pm - 7:50pm 9:00am - 12:15pm 6:30pm - 7:50pm

The application deadline is two weeks prior to the start of class. Depending on class availability, applications may be accepted after the deadline. To register, visit http://www.gallaudet.edu/ccs/spring_asl_courses.html For information, contact aslprograms@gallaudet.edu Gallaudet University’s Center for Continuing Studies provides a comprehensive array of exemplary professional development courses and programs designed for deaf and hard of hearing individuals, their families, communities, and professionals working with them across the globe.

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15-MONTH SUMMER/ONLINE MASTERS IN SIGN LANGUAGE EDUCATION!

Sign Language, the 4th Most Studied Foreign Language! “ASL is close to surpassing German as the third most-studied foreign language at America’s colleges and universities.” USA Today

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15-Month Summer/Online Masters in Sign Language Education!

Colleges See 16% Increase in Study of Sign Language! “Sign language professors suggested various reasons for the rise. They said it reflected the growing acceptance of ASL to meet college foreign-language requirements, and its usefulness as an employment credential - not only for interpreters, but also for cognitive psychologists, educators, nurses and even scuba divers.” - NY Times

Program Description! The Department of American Sign Language and Deaf Studies offers a M.A. degree in Sign Language Education. Students will be introduced to key theoretical and methodological issues involved in sign language instruction including curriculum development, assessment, and incorporating Deaf culture into the language curriculum. Students will undertake a teaching practicum and internship under the supervision of a cooperating teacher. An electronic portfolio is required at the completion of the program, representing the culmination of the student’s academic performance.

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SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMS!

DISCOVER YOUR FUTURE July 15-23, 2014

Do you know what you’d like to be doing 10, 20, 30 years from now? Discover Your Future this summer at Gallaudet!

• Tons of popular team-building activities develop leadership and teamwork. • Self-assessment activities reveal more about your strengths and weaknesses, potential careers, values, and interests.

• Develop a mini-portfolio that you can use with

For deaf and hard of hearing students currently in grades 9 through 11.

Bonus: All work and no play? Not here! Explore the world-famous museums and monuments in Washington D.C., swim and shop ‘til you drop at Rehoboth Beach — and more!

your parents, school counselors, and potential employers.

For more information about summer youth programs at Gallaudet, including registration, course descriptions, fees, and scholarships, visit youthprograms.gallaudet.edu.

SUMMER PROGRAMS

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SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMS!

YOUNG SCHOLARS PROGRAM:

BIZGENIUS

July 26-August 3, 2014

Interested in owning your own business someday? Want some hands-on experience in a business environment? Then join us this summer for our new Young Scholars Program: BizGenius!

For deaf and hard of hearing students currently in grades 9 through 11.

• Get real world experience in product

Bonus: All work and no play? Not here! Explore the world-famous museum and monuments of Washington, D.C.; swim and shop until you drop at Rehoboth Beach, DE; and much more!

• Participate in a fun business competition with your peers. • Learn practical knowledge and skills you’ll need

Young Scholars Program: BizGenius is limited to 15 participants.

development, marketing, planning, and financial management.

to eventually establish your own business.

For more information about summer youth programs at Gallaudet University, including registration, course descriptions, fees, and scholarships, visit youthprograms.gallaudet.edu.

SUMMER PROGRAMS

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SIGN UP TODAY! Register at youthprograms.gallaudet.edu!

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SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMS!

YOUNG SCHOLARS PROGRAM:

EXPLORING THE SCIENCES July 26-August 3, 2014

Got science on the brain? Do you like chemistry? Marine biology? Underwater robotics? Then join four deaf and hard of hearing Gallaudet science professors this summer for our new Young Scholars Program: Exploring the Sciences!

• Perform hands-on chemistry experiments. • Explore the Anacostia River, “The Forgotten River”, and research the health of its ecosystem. • Build a remote operated underwater vehicle

For deaf and hard of hearing students currently in grades 9 through 11. Bonus: All work and no play? Not here! Explore the world-famous museums and monuments in Washington, D.C., swim and shop ‘til you drop at Rehoboth Beach, and more!

and score points for your team in a pool competition.

Young Scholars Program: Exploring the Sciences is limited to 10 participants.

every day.

SIGN UP TODAY! Register at youthprograms.gallaudet.edu!

• Perform experiments on the food you eat For more information about summer youth programs at Gallaudet, including registration, course descriptions, fees, and scholarships, visit youthprograms.gallaudet.edu.

SUMMER PROGRAMS

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SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAMS!

IMMERSE INTO ASL! New to American Sign Language? Already know a little and want to learn more? Immerse into ASL! at Gallaudet and watch the words flow!

• Four different course options match your current skill level, from beginner to advanced. • Learn alongside fellow signers from all over the country. • Get tons of neat information about Deaf Culture and deaf history. • Attend class during the day and practice

nonstop while you sightsee in Washington, D.C., attend social events, and more!

For more information about summer youth programs at Gallaudet, including registration, course descriptions, fees, and scholarships, visit youthprograms.gallaudet.edu.

SUMMER PROGRAMS

800 Florida Avenue, NE

Gallaudet University Regional Center - Southwest

Washington, DC 20002

Session 1: July 15-23, 2014 Session 2: July 26-August 3, 2014 For deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students currently in grades 9 through 11. Bonus: All work and no play? Not here! Explore the world-famous museums and monuments in Washington, D.C., swim and shop ‘til you drop at Rehoboth Beach, and more!

See you this summer! 202-448-7272 (voice)

202-250-2160 (vp) www.gallaudet.edu

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FOR INFANTS, TODDLERS & FAMILIES! ITF PROGRAM NEWSLETTER  Fall  2013 Deaf  and  Hard  of  Hearing  Infants,  Toddlers and  Families:  Collaboration  and  Leadership Interdisciplinary  Graduate  Certificate The   ITF   Program   is   an   18   credit   hour   hybrid   program   of mainly   online   instruction   with   6   days   of   on-­campus instruction.   ITF   candidates   have   a   3   day   on   campus introduction   to   the   program   that   begins   in   May   of   each year.   This   year’s   program   begins   May   17-­19,   2014.   The program   continues   fully   online.   Students   return   to campus   in   June   of   the   following   year   for   the   final   3   day seminar  and  program  wrap  up. The   ITF   program   provides   professionals   who  have   different disciplinary   backgrounds   with   current   evidence-­based knowledge   and   skills   for   working   with   families   and   their very   young   children   who   are   deaf   or   hard   of   hearing.The Certificate   program   is   offered   for   either   Graduate   or Professional  Studies  Credit. See   the   following   websites   for  more   information   about  the ITF  program  sequence  of  study:

The third cohort of candidates in the ITF program are together on campus for the initial class.

ITF Program Enters Third Year The Infants,   Toddlers   and   their   Families   certificate   program welcomed   19   new   members   to   campus   on   May   18-­20,   2013. The   ITF   Certificate   Candidates   are   Deaf,   Hard   of   Hearing,   and Hearing   with   academic   backgrounds   in   many   different   fields including   Audiology,   Counseling,   Education,   Interpreting, Psychology,   Social   Work,   and   Speech-­   Language   Pathology. The   candidates   include   professionals   who   are   currently working   in   the   field   of   early   intervention   as   well   as   those   who are   planning   to   combine   their   disciplinary   expertise   with   their work   with   families   and   very   young   deaf   or   hard-­of-­hearing children.   The   current   cohort   includes   includes   4   parents   with deaf  children!

http://gradschool.gallaudet.edu/programs/C-­ITF http://www.gallaudet.edu/CCS/Certificate_Programs

ITF Graduates  -­  Class  of  2013 Program  Highlights:  Graduating  Students

Graduating Students

Graduating candidates   met   on   campus   for   their   final   seminar   in June  2013.  Students  presented  their  final  Capstone  Projects  while they  were  on  campus.  Selected  2013  Capstone  Projects  included: ● Development  of  a  family-­centered  ASL  program  for  families, siblings  and  friends  of  the  family ● Presentation  of  monthly  gatherings  for  families  for  family support,  storytelling  and  children’s  activities ● Internship  at  the  Clerc  Center  with  a  focus  on  national planning,  partnerships  and  professional  development ● Presentation  at  a  state  teachers  of  the  deaf  conference ● Information  dissemination  and  networking  on  deaf mentoring ● Planning  and  development  of  strategies  for  young  deaf children  with  developmental  challenges

Issue 1  ·∙  Fall  2013  ·∙  Infants,  Toddlers  and  Families  Program  ·∙  Washington,  DC

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VL2 INFORMATION & RESOURCES!

Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2) is a Science of Learning Center (SLC) on Visual Language and Visual Learning, one of six SLCs funded by the National Science Foundation. The purpose of VL2 is to gain a greater understanding of the biological, cognitive, linguistic, sociocultural, and pedagogical conditions that influence the acquisition of language and knowledge through the visual modality. For more information on VL2, research briefs, newsletter, parent package life stories storybook apps, please go to this link: vl2.gallaudet.edu.

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