2018 Spring Family Camp
WSDS in collaboration with The Center on Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss (CDHL), sponsors an annual weekend for families with children and teens who are deaf/hard of hearing. Families stay in cabins at the Lazy F Ranch outside of Ellensburg, attend workshops, and have a great time. For more information about the Spring Family Camp, download a copy of the flier and registration form below:
May 4 – May 6, 2018
Lazy F Campground
For additional information or questions contact:
Christy Camarata, Program Coordinator
2018 Deaf Fiesta
Come and enjoy a day of fun and learning for Spanish-speaking parents of deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) children. Child care & activities are available for all ages. To register download a copy of the flier English Version, Spanish-Esponal Version
» Opportunities for Spanish-speaking parents to network with other parents and learn more about parenting their deaf/hard of hearing (DHH) children and community resources.
» Small group discussions.
» Includes Deaf presenters and Spanish-speaking presenters.
» Activities will be available for children of all ages, while parents attend workshops; DHH children’s hearing siblings are welcome. There will be activities for ages 0 to 8; and children 9 and up can enjoy the rock climbing wall or outdoor challenge course.
» A catered lunch will be provided.
Date and Time:
Saturday, April 14
9am – 4pm
Registration Deadline: April 3, 2018
Send registration form ASAP to:
Julia Petersen, Deaf Fiesta Coordinator, Seattle Children’s Hospital
4800 Sandpoint Way NE, OA.5.154
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone/VP 206-257-7199 (English/Spanish)
Assessment and Skill Building of Children with Hearing Loss
Each child is expected to be a full participant within the general education classroom. Due to the access barriers caused by hearing loss, students require specific skill building and appropriate accommodations if they are realistically going to be able to progress at the same rate as their class peers. Spend the day with Dr. Karen Anderson, Director of Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss who will provide resources and practical materials for professionals assessing and supporting students with hearing loss to improve their services to support successful outcomes, especially for students competing in the mainstream.
» When: April 20, 2018/8:30am – 4:30pm
» Where: Shoreline Center, Shoreline, WA
» Fee: $25
Download the flier to read more about Dr. Anderson and register for this event. Registration Deadline – April 4, 2018
Contact Christy Camarata with questions – firstname.lastname@example.org or (509) 963-1670.
Educational Interpreter Remote Mentorship Program
This is an 8 month program that offers the following activities to support educational interpreters:
- Individual interpreter remote mentorship sessions
- In person group conversation nights with Deaf language models – new!
- Week long Summer Intensive training at WSD in Vancouver (June 25-29, 2018)
- Webinars relating to EIPA assessment priority areas – new!
- One onsite mentor visit—new!
- Performance EIPA test
- Boys Town National Research Hospital EIPA Video Conference series free of charge (12/7, 2/10, 4/7) – new!
Application deadline – OCTOBER 23. For more information download the flyer and/or application:
[FLYER] Professional Development for Educational Interpreters
For more information, email email@example.com or fax the application to (509) 963-1608.
ASL Assessment for Birth to Five: Visual Communication & Sign Language Checklist (VCSL)
This workshop will provide an introduction to the Visual Communication and Sign Language checklist (VCSL), including information on how the assessment was developed and standardized. Participants will learn how to administer and score the VCSL using both the paper‐pencil format and the VCSL:Online system, which includes the ability to generate reports. In addition, after reviewing items on the checklist, participants will work together to develop activities that facilitate the acquisition of language skills in different age categories.
November 9, 2017
9am – 3:30pm
John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence (JSCEE)
2445 3rd Ave S
Seattle, WA 98124
Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment Video Conference Workshops for 2017-2018
October 7, 2017
Roman Numeral III: Back to the Basics; Unpacking the Foundational Skills
December 2, 2017
Roman Numeral IV: Unpacking Discourse Mapping
February 10, 2018
Roman Numeral II: Unpacking Sign to Voice Essentials
April 7, 2018
Roman Numeral 1: Unpacking Use of Space and Classifiers
Everyday Writing in the Classroom
This workshop will provide tools, strategies and assessments for Teachers of the Deaf by focusing on how to develop and expand everyday writing in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing special focus classroom, K‐12.
Available Workshop Dates and Locations:
November 3, 2017—Pasco, WA
December 1, 2017 Tacoma, WA
December 8, 2017—Everett, WA