Students will register for Flipgrid, and will post thoughts, feedback, and support to others in their group throughout the week. Students will also meet weekly on Zoom with their group. Each group will be led by a deaf/hard-of-hearing RIT student with a passion for writing!
Flipgrid is a website that supports creation of "grids" to facilitate video discussions. Each grid is like a message board where group leaders can pose questions, called "topics," and students can post video responses that appear in a tiled grid display.
The program will run over the course of March. Group meetings will be hosted once a week for an hour. Writing challenges will be announced once a week; each challenge should take approximately 2-3 hours per week. The full schedule will be included with the student materials.
Teachers can submit recommendation to NTIDOutreach@ntid.rit.edu, or students can email us and include a copy of their high school transcript, 2-3 writing samples, and a brief explanation why they would like to participate in the program.
With COVID-19 and less opportunity to interact, we decided to change things up. Instead of our annual writing competition, we’re offering this program so students can connect with deaf and hard-of-hearing peers from around the country and learn and grow from each other – all while doing something they love!
Students who are accepted into the program, will receive an official acceptance letter via e-mail. In addition, they will be directed to go online to print and complete the required program forms and e-mail us a copy by February 15, 2021.