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Counseling/Student Services Summary

Friday, 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
“Interacting with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing”
Lisa Gelineau, Professor of American Sign Language, Austin Community College

Friday, 4:00 – 5:15 p.m.
“Virtual College of Texas: Core Classes in ASL”
Danny Campbell, Associate Professor of Biology, SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf
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Saturday, 10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
“How Do Students Perceive Visual Cues vs Visual Gestural?”
Brent Ehrig, American Sign Language Instructor, Blinn College


Friday, February 24th, 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.

“Interacting with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing”

Now more than ever, there’s a need to create inclusive and welcoming environments for students in all walks of life, including deaf and hard of Hearing individuals. This fun and interactive Deaf awareness workshop will include learning what is meant by deaf culture, as well as learning sign language basics. It will also address the do’s and don’ts when communicating with deaf people. Additional topics such as how to use a sign language interpreter and their roles, how to avoid cultural misunderstandings, and cultural perspectives will also be discussed.

Lisa Gelineau, Professor of American Sign Language, Austin Community College

Lisa Gelineau, Austin Community CollegeLisa Gelineau has been a Professor of American Sign Language (ASL) at Austin Community College (ACC) since 1999. She has taught all levels, and different capacities (traditional, hybrid/flipped classroom and online courses) During her service at ACC, she received the Teacher Excellence Award. Ms. Gelineau was an ASL Proficiency Evaluator at American Sign Language Diagnostic and Evaluation Services (ASL-DES) at Gallaudet University. Lisa holds a Master’s degree in Deaf Studies/Deaf Education from Lamar University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from Texas State University. She has also completed all of her doctoral coursework in Deaf Studies at Lamar University. In addition to teaching at ACC, Ms. Gelineau has taught ASL courses at other colleges and universities, and presented workshops and training on various ASL-related topics. Lisa Gelineau co-authored and published an online e-workbook, TRUE+WAY ASL.


Friday, February 24th, 4:00 – 5:15 p.m.

“Virtual College of Texas: Core Classes in ASL

The SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID) is the only self-contained community college campus designed for deaf or hard of hearing (deaf/hh) students in the United States. SWCID is funded entirely by the State of Texas (no local tax base) for the express purpose of providing post-secondary education in American Sign Language to deaf Texans. To help fulfill this purpose SWCID has recently used Title V and STEM grant monies to develop the technical ability to deliver instruction to deaf students throughout the state. SWCID now offers core academic/transfer courses completely in American Sign Language for Deaf students across the state of Texas via the Virtual College of Texas system, using distance learning (ITV) technology. These courses include: Biology 1406 and 1407, ENGL 1301 and 1302, MATH 1314, PSYC 2301 and HIST 1301 and 1302. SWCID currently has four state-of-the-art ITV rooms including a completely remodeled Biology classroom/lab. Community colleges throughout the state can greatly benefit when their deaf/hh students take VCT courses offered by SWCID in American Sign Language. First, their deaf/hh students can receive instruction in their ‘heart’ (first) language. Multiple studies have shown that deaf students who depend on visual information for learning do much better when the instruction is delivered directly by individuals skilled in sign language. An additional benefit to the college is the cost savings of not having to provide multiple interpreters and note-takers for those classes. A typical hour and twenty minute class session will require two interpreters taking turns, so the cost for a 3-semester hour class can become quite expensive. In addition, SWCID offers tutoring for these deaf/hh remote students from our Tutoring Center using Videophones, Skype or other online video options. Our tutors all sign fluently so students are again able to access the material in their first language. Parents of deaf/hh students throughout the state of Texas are helping to fund SWCID with their tax dollars. Now SWCID is able to give something back to these tax-payers by providing instruction to their children in ASL.

Danny Campbell, Associate Professor of Biology, SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf

Danny Campbell, SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the DeafDanny Campbell has taught at the SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf since it opened its doors in August 1980. He is an Associate Professor of Biology and was the Program Director for the Interpreter Training Program. He is currently the Administrative Dean of Instruction for SWCID. Danny has Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, N.M. and is a BEI Certified Level III and Court Certified American Sign Language Interpreter.


Saturday, February 25th, 10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

“How Do Students Perceive Visual Cues vs Visual Gestural?”

For full access to the knowledge to pass within the classroom, many students have their own different learning styles to apply in their field of education.  Among learning styles, there is a group of students who prefer visual style of acquiring information.  This presentation is based on different strategies how to meet the learning styles for those students who prefer visual as their primary method of learning.  This workshop will show examples of how to better educate your students’ needs in the classrooms for better results.

Brent Ehrig, American Sign Language Instructor, Blinn College

“How Do Students Perceive Visual Cues vs Visual Gestural than Auditorially?” @BlinnCollege's Brent Ehrig, Feb 25 10:30am #TCCTA2017

As the youngest child from a well-educated family who emphasizes the value of education, Brent Ehrig has worked in the field of education since 2005. For last six years, he has taught American Sign Language at Blinn College in Bryan, Texas and is still teaching at this college currently. He served as an adjunct ASL instructor at Lone Star College–Cyfair and Houston Community College for few years. His experiences include instruction of middle and high school Deaf students within public school district for three years. He holds a Bachelors degree in History from Lamar University and Masters degree in Deaf Education from Gallaudet University. He is married to Julie for three years. They have four dogs.

 

Counseling/Student Services Section Chair:
Robyn Marcak, Blinn College