Interactive Class Activities
This presentation builds on our 2017 Utah ASLTA performance with over a hundred attendants as we continue to give more details from our first presentation found in activity works. Evidence and insights are given to an audience by the best technology of use visual that all audience can understand better visual aids.
This year our ASL team will be focusing on fun activities to bring up student motivation. Many students to bring up student motivation. Many students today have a difficult time staying motivated in ASL classes during a block schedule. This is largely due to not having enough activities over the course of the period so students become restless and bored easily. Providing fun activities that enhance grammar, fingerspelling, facial expressions, and eye-contact will not only increase student motivation but also help with classroom management, lesson planning, and reinforcement of the language.
Gerardo Di Pietro, a native ASL signer, received his Masters of Arts in Sign Language Education at Gallaudet University. Currently, he teaches ASL classes at Berkeley City College, California State University East Bay, Ohlone College, and Skyline College. He truly believes in making sign language come alive for his students. This helps them embrace the language and become engaged learners. As language and culture always evolve, he loves to see his students immerse into ASL naturally.
Timothy Trotto currently holds Master’s degree from Gallaudet University. He has been teaching ASL as a second language to hearing and deaf students since 2007. He has worked both in the community colleges and high schools. Currently, Mr. Trotto resides in California where he teaches at Santa Teresa High School, San Jose Community College, West Valley College, and City College San Francisco.