Developing ASL Curriculum: Did I Do the Right Way?
This workshop will give participants an opportunity to walk through the brief history of ASL curriculum, lesson plans, and the 5 C’s. The presenter will also introduce participants to the process of developing a lesson plan with 5Cs, and the groups will also be assigned to incorporate the 5Cs effectively into lesson plans.
Born to deaf parents, Dr. Dan Hoffman has used American Sign Language all his life. He has been bestowed a unique educational background. He attended various school settings, first oral communication, then total communication (SimCom), and finally graduating from a residential program where ASL was mainly used in Florida. After 14 years working for the United States Postal Service, he decided to change his direction because of his passion for teaching. This led to obtaining his bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from Gallaudet University. He also earned a Master’s and Doctorate’s in Deaf Studies/Deaf Education at Lamar University. He had taught ASL/Deaf Studies for over 15 years at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Utah Valley University, and currently, is the ASL Education Coordinator at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He is an urbanist, scholar, advocate, traveler, and outdoorsman. He is married with two daughters, three step-sons and four grandchildren.