Biology Teachers of Students who are Deaf: Opening Pathways to Technical Careers
October 13-15, 2019
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
In technician education, biology serves as a gateway course for students interested in technical fields such as agricultural technology, biotechnology, and environmental sciences where the deaf/hh population is underrepresented. Improving biology education practices for deaf/hh students has the potential to increase their participation by engaging them at the introductory biology level and lowering barriers to technical career education tracks.
This conference will offer a focused, immersive professional development experience for high school teachers, community college faculty, and interpreters involved in teaching life sciences to deaf/hh students. We will focus on using using literacy-building case-based learning pedagogy, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles, and teaching in American Sign Language (ASL) to enhance student success in biology.
Funds are available to support participation and travel. Learn more and apply: https://qubeshub.org/groups/opening_the_pathway/info
This conference is supported by the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education Program (ATE) under award numbers 1834905 and 1834913.