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Deaf Learners: Designing Practice to Support Their Learner Variability, Culture, and Families


This EDwebinar will discuss issues of educational equity including critical curriculum, critical consciousness, and compassionate practices among teachers and students with multiple intersecting identities as well as providing support for students with different background experiences, cultures, languages, and needs.

We will discuss a broad range of questions often asked by many teachers, including: How can I motivate and engage deaf learners, especially those with different cultural, language, and low socio-economic status? How can I better understand and address in classroom practice the diverse language and cultural needs of my deaf students? And, as a teacher, how can I work with families to meet the needs of deaf students in a digital environment?

This webinar is a collaboration between, Digital Promise, and Visual Language and Visual Learning, Science of Learning Center at Gallaudet University. There will be interpreters for this presentation.

Melissa Herzig, Ed.D. - Director of the Translation in the Science of Learning Lab and Assistant Director for the PhD in Educational Neuroscience program at Gallaudet University

Andrea Sonnier, Ed.S. - Creator of Critical Consciousness School and doctoral candidate in Critical Studies in the Education of Deaf Learners PhD Program at Gallaudet University

SaraBeth Sullivan Ph.D. - Candidate in the Educational Neuroscience program at Gallaudet University and Research Intern, Learner Variability Project

Barbara Pape  - Policy and Communications Director for the Learner Variability Project at Digital Promise

Please visit this website for more information about this webinar and to register!

Date and TimeStart: Wednesday, 16 September 2020 - 04:00 PM