Interpreting in K-12 Settings Series:
Saturday, October 10, 2015
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Providing access to instruction in conceptually accurate form is critical for Deaf students in K-12 grades when students are developing foundational knowledge. Student success as they progress through school and more advanced math courses will depend on a strong conceptual foundation. Further, common core curriculum requires students to have a conversational mastery within a higher level of rigor overall.
In this workshop, a master math teacher will review a range of math concepts commonly taught in K-12 classes. Signs and spatial mapping for math concepts will also be reviewed.
This is the first in a series of workshops designed for interpreters working in K-12 educational settings. Please watch for more co-hosted workshops coming in the following months!
RID CEUs: 0.30 Professional Studies available
This workshop will be conducted in American Sign Language
(No voice interpretation will be provided)
About the Facilitator:
Jeff Dichter is currently an ASL teacher at Taft High School in Woodland Hills and also an adjunct mathematics instructor at the College of the Canyons in Valencia. He had taught mathematics at Gallaudet University in Washington DC as well as several high schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District. He also taught ASL at Pierce College and College of the Canyons. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Gallaudet University and a Master of Arts degree in Special Education with concentration in Deaf Education from California State University, Northridge. Mr. Dichter served on several boards of the following
organizations: California American Sign Language Teachers Association (CA-ASLTA), World Recreation of the Deaf (WRAD), California Educators of the Deaf (CAL-ED), and Jewish Deaf Community Center (JDCC). He and his Deaf wife have two hearing daughters.