Wednesday, February 9, 2011

ASL Teaching Standards

There's an effort to standardize how K-12 students are taught ASL by educators at Gallaudet University. The goal is to outline the ASL skills that students should achieve at each grade level, providing teachers the opportunity to plan instruction by comparing student skills against the standards. The DC school is working with several institutions including Canada's University of Manitoba, Boston University, University of California at San Diego, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, California School for the Deaf-Riverside, Indiana School for the Deaf in Indianapolis, Indiana, and The Learning Center for the Deaf in Framingham, Massachusetts. If all goes well, the project will be completed by 2013. For more information, including an ASL video about the effort, click here.