Instructional Technology and Education of the Deaf
Supporting Learners, K College
June 25-27, 2001 ~ Symposium
Thursday, June 28, 2001
WS1Facilitative and Assistive Technology to Improve Communication and Communication Access
This workshop will expose participants to a variety of technologies and associated strategies that facilitate or improve access to information communicated in individual and group situations. Technologies covered will include those used to translate voice to text, to enhance the visual presentation of print, to transmit digital messages, and to provide visual feedback regarding communicative endeavors. Technologies will be demonstrated so that participants can view their use in meaningful contexts. Participants will also engage in hands-on activities that will enable them to experiment with the technologies and see how they function in instructional situations.
Paula Brown, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chairperson, Speech and Language Dept, NTID/RIT, will be workshop coordinator. Paula has been on the faculty at NTID since 1974. Her primary interests are in assessing and facilitating discourse comprehension and production in face-to-face interaction and in print.
WS2E-Learning Possibilities PC Workstations
In this day of e-learning, it is helpful to have a working knowledge of some of the resources available to teachers. More and more educational settings (K-college) are offering courses via distance: videoconferencing a Physics lessons for high school seniors who have completed courses offered at their home residential school; distance workshops for working interpreters who need to upgrade specific skills; web-based courses so college students can take Deaf Studies courses and transfer the credits back to their own institution. The possibilities for Deaf and HH students are as vast as they are for their hearing counterparts. In this all-day workshop, we will explore the possibilities and see if some can be applied to our own individual settings. Approximately 75% of workshop time will be hands-on.
The goals of this workshop are:
Christine Monikowski, Ph.D., CSC, ASLTA Professional. Christine is an Assistant Professor in NTIDs Department of ASL and Interpreting Education. Her areas of interest include second language acquisition, educational interpreting, and e-learning (with which she has been involved for the past seven years). She presents local and national workshops on these topics.
Camille Aidala is an Instructional Developer in the Department of Educational Resources at NTID. For the past seven years, she has designed and implemented educational videoconferences through her work with faculty, staff and students in the K-12 and college environments. Camille received her M.A. in Computing and Education from Columbia University, Teachers College, and has been an instructional technology specialist for the past 17 years.
Denise Hazelwood is the Distance Learning/Videoconferencing Coordinator and Virtual High School site coordinator at the Texas School for the Deaf. A doctoral student, Denise plans to complete her "residency" requirement by teaching her TSD courses on line. Denise designed the Rosie's Walk CD-ROM, and designed and programmed the other three CD-ROMs produced by TSD.
WS4Integrating Digital Video Technology into the Curriculum Mac Workstations
Digital video enables teachers and students to utilize cutting edge technology in an educational setting. Today's deaf students, like their hearing counterparts, have grown-up using computers and already have the skills to take advantage of this technology. Approximately 60-75% of the workshop will be hands-on. This workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to learn to use digital video to: enhance their school's curricula; turn their classroom/computer room into a video editing suite; encourage teamwork, communication skills and organization; enhance student projects and community interaction.
In this workshop participants will learn: how to shoot effective interesting video using a digital camcorder; how to connect a digital camera to an iMac or G4 computer; how to edit video using iMovie.
Rick Simpsonhas been teaching at the Rochester School for the Deaf for 13 years. He is currently the Visual/Electronic Media teacher in the newly installed TV studio at RSD. He taught English and Reading for six years prior to accepting his current position. Rick took video production and studio production courses at Rochester's public access station two years ago and has been utilizing skills learned there in his classes since. He graduated from the Joint Educational Specialist Program at the University of Rochester/NTID in 1985.
WS5Microsoft Word Mac & PC Workstations
In this workshop, participants will learn intermediate features of Word 2000 (PC) or Word 98 (Mac), including formatting, tables, mail merge, templates, graphic images and effects, clip-art and page layout capabilities. A series of 8-10 projects have been designed for this workshop based on forms, stationary, worksheets, and other documents common to classroom management, classroom instruction, and interoffice communication. Approximately 70% of the workshop time will be hands-on.
Deborah J. Poeattended several mainstreamed schools in the Chicago area. In 1982, she graduated with a B.T. in Computer Systems from the College of Applied Science and Technology at RIT. Debbie worked at Eastman Kodak for three years as Programmer/EDP Systems Analyst. Currently and for the past 11 years, she is home schooling her three Deaf sons. Debbie has been an adjunct faculty member for NTIDs Applied Computer Technology Department since the fall of 1998, teaching Microsoft Office applications.
WS6Web Development with FrontPage 2000 PC Workstations
This workshop is an introduction to creating web sites. It will be taught in a Microsoft Windows computer laboratory (established by a grant from the National Science Foundation) using FrontPage 2000, a popular, powerful web-creation tool also from Microsoft. At the end of the day attendees will have created and published a small web site using the following features: links, a navigation bar, text formatting, themes, graphics, and tables. The day will be divided equally between demonstration by the workshop leader and individual hands-on practice by the attendees, each of whom will be provided with a computer for the day. Samples of web sites designed for classroom and student use will be presented. Each participant will receive a workbook with sample files that will be used to guide the instruction. Attendees should be familiar with the Internet and web browsers, with word processing, and with Microsoft Windows. No prior knowledge of FrontPage is necessary.
Don Beilis a professor in the Applied Computer Technology Department of NTID/RIT where he has worked for over 25 years. He has 31 years of computer experience and has been working intensely with the Internet for the last five years. http://www.rit.edu/~dhbndp/
Friday, June 29, 2001
WS7Effective Presentations Using PowerPoint Mac Workstations
In this workshop, participants will learn how to create more effective presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint by using intermediate level tools and features. Topics will include planning the presentation, basic layout and design, creating and importing graphic elements and digital images, templates, and incorporating motion graphics such as QuickTime video. Attendees will also learn how to effectively utilize PowerPoint drawing tools, slide master, slide animation, slide transition, and timing. If time permits, the use of hyperlinks and exporting PowerPoint to the web will be introduced.
The day will be divided between demonstrations and individual hands-on experience. Attendees should be familiar with PowerPoint at a basic level and be able to create simple PowerPoint presentations.
David Hazelwoodis an Assistant Professor in the Digital Imaging and Publishing Technology Department at NTID/RIT. He has been a faculty member at NTID for 20 years and his areas of interest and expertise are in traditional imaging, digital imaging, presentation media, and web page development.
WS8Digital Imaging Essentials Mac Workstations
This workshop provides hands-on training in digital image acquisition and processing. It will include the essential issues that effect and determine the quality of digital images including resolution, color space, and basic color and sharpness controls. Resolution will be demystified (dpi, ppi, lpi, megapixel). Learn the differences between and appropriate use of file formats (BMP, PCT(PICT), GIF, JPG(JEPG), PING, TIF(TIFF)).
Participants will experience acquiring and processing images from a variety of sources including: a digital camera; a scanner; a Kodak Picture CD; a Kodak Photo CD; a stock photo source on CD; an internet download and a clip art library.
WS9Strategies for Using Technology to Support Classroom Instruction Mac & PC Workstations
In this workshop, participants will learn how to incorporate technology in their classroom instruction for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Participants will examine the tools, techniques, and materials used for teaching in a "smart classroom." After introducing participants to the technology in the classroom, participants will examine ways in which teaching and learning English can be enhanced within this environment. Attendees will have opportunities to experience the instructional process from "both sides of the console." The workshop will include use of the Internet for English education and for optical physics laboratory experiments. Participants will learn how digital cameras and video are used in science education for the delivery of instruction and in student work; particular attention will be paid to simple editing and image manipulation. The workshop is equally divided between demonstrations and individual hands-on practice. Attendees do not need prior experience with technology.
Kathleen Eilers-crandall and John Panara are faculty in the NTID English Department; Larry Quinsland, Victoria Robinson, and David Templeton are faculty in the NTID Science and Mathematics Department. Collectively, they have almost 100 years of teaching experience and have extensive experience with using technology for instruction.
Certificates documenting workshop participation will be awarded. These certificates can be used in applying for continuing education credits (CEUs) as granted by your professional organization or school district.