Due to the corona virus pandemic, the
2020 ASL Immersion Weekend
has been cancelled.
Registration is closed.
April 17th, 18th, and 19th, 2020
Joe Sapienza’s ASL Immersion Weekend
The 26th annual
ASL Immersion Weekend presents
“ASL BOOT CAMP, PART 2”
and is presented by
Sandy Rae Scott
Relying on research and paradigms from several well-known authors and the instructor’s 20+ years of teaching ASL, this 12-hour workshop is designed to provide individuals with the opportunity to strengthen their abilities to use ASL on a daily basis. The workshop presentation will focus on ASL syntax including non-manual signals/non-manual markers (NMM/NMS), all aspects of fingerspelling, and number/time incorporation. Rotation drills, video viewing activities, group discussions, and ASL-English/English-ASL translations will be provided during the ASL Immersion Weekend. Participants will acquire new knowledge, increased confidence, and will leave the workshop with newly acquired ideas and skills that will enable them to continue building a good sense of ASL usage and resilient collaboration.
Participants will view a PowerPoint presentation on ASL syntax, and they will be asked to demonstrate their ability to sign in correct ASL order. During rotation drills, the participants will incorporate NMM/NMS into short passages using various scenarios in group discussions.
Small groups of participants will discuss and list ways to maintain their abilities to use NMM/NMS and discuss how to apply them into their daily use of ASL. Participants will share their NMM/NMS applications with the rest of the audience.
During the video viewing activities, the participants will list all their finger-spelled words.
Participants will work in small groups to create ASL sentences using the words from the cards to demonstrate their fingerspelling abilities;
During the PowerPoint presentation on number/time incorporation, participants will be asked to demonstrate appropriate parameters when signing numbers and times.
For the ASL-English translation activity, each group will view each video, then discuss and write their translation on a large poster. Each participant will read all of the posters and compare notes within their about their translating abilities. During the rotation drills, the participants will read short passages and discuss how they will translate each passage within their groups.
Participants will write their own SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic/Relevant and Time Bound) goals to implement and strengthen all aspects of their ASL usage.