forum SignWriting List Forum
  Message 3620  |  Previous | Next  [ Up Thread ] Message Index
From:  cmf
Date:  Tue Jun 20, 2000  4:41 pm
Subject:  Re: Summer Seminar for New Mexico Teachers


Valerie,

The seminar outline looks great and I hope that DAC members in the area
will be able to 'stop by' or 'stay awhile' with us.

As for the transcribing of videotapes...maybe we could bring some of the
student's sign narratives on video that we have collected this year and
transcribe those?

Looking forward to this learning event...it's so great to be joined by
my fellow SW teachers/learners.

Cecilia

Valerie Sutton wrote:
>
> SignWriting List
> June 19, 2000
>
> Dear SignWriting List Members:
>
> I am pleased to tell you that it appears we will be holding a seminar
> this summer for SignWriting teachers from New Mexico.
>
> I have been informed by teachers Cecilia Flood and Lorraine Crespin
> that they are making arrangements to come to stay with me from July
> 20-23rd. And I believe one other teacher is definitely coming. I am
> crossing my fingers that all four will arrive at the San Diego
> airport on July 20th!
>
> You certainly all are welcome!
>
> And of course I will pick you up at the airport....Just tell me what
> time you are arriving....
>
> This will be an historic seminar. It is the first time in history
> that SignWriting has been taught in the US public schools over a
> semester or more...other classes in the past never continued for any
> length of time. So this is an important change, with teachers who are
> committed to teach SignWriting well.
>
> And of course, any DAC members in the San Diego area who would like
> to drop by, or participate in the seminar, or even help me teach, are
> most welcome!
>
> What will be presented?
>
> I am not a teacher of Deaf children. That expertise is already in the
> hands of the teachers who are participating.
>
> Instead, I wish to give them a firm foundation in the SignWriting
> symbols themselves. We will also practice writing by hand, and typing
> by computer.
>
> Here is a possible schedule of classes.....
>
> DAY ONE: July 21st
>
> SignWriting Workshop I: "SignWriting Basics"
> Two hour workshop. Introduces basic SignWriting symbols.
>
> Break
>
> SignWriting Workshop II: "Reading Sign Language"
> Two hour workshop. Read stories and articles in Sign Language.
>
> Break
>
> SignWriting Workshop III: "SignWriting Handwriting"
> Two hour workshop. Learn techniques of writing by hand.
>
> DAY TWO: July 22nd
>
> SignWriting Workshop IV: "Transcribing Signs From Video"
> Two hour workshop. Write a short signed sequence from video.
>
> Break
>
> SignWriting Workshop V: "SignWriter Computer Program Basics"
> Two hour workshop. A review of commonly used typing techniques.
>
> Break
>
> SignWriting Workshop VI: "Typing A Sign Language Document"
> Two hour workshop. Learn to type what you transcribed from video in
> Workshop IV.
>
> And inbetween we will have LOTS of fun and sharing!
>
> I hope this plan is agreeable to the teachers?...If not, just tell
> me...what would you suggest?
>
> Looking forward to seeing you in July ;-)
> --
>
> Val ;-)
>
> -----------------------------
>
> Valerie Sutton
>
>
> SignWritingSite:
> http://www.SignWriting.org
>
> To Post A Message To The SW List:
>
>
> SignWriting List Archives:
> http://www.egroups.com/group/sw-l


  Replies Author Date
3621 Re: Summer Seminar for New Mexico Teachers Valerie Sutton Tue  6/20/2000

  Message 3620  |  Previous | Next  [ Up Thread ] Message Index