• April 13, 2023

  • Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C.

The Office of the Chief Bilingual Officer presents a model for improving teaching effectiveness, student learning outcomes, and the overall quality of teaching and learning for Deaf students, and other students who learn best visually, across the curriculum. The symposium will showcase strategies and disciplines to support the transformation of deaf education pedagogy into one that anchors students with a deep sense of belonging by being visually centered and grounded in American Sign Language (ASL) and English bilingualism and is both culturally responsive and trauma-informed.


Leadership Cadre

Demonstration of innovative digital visual strategies to support American Sign Language (ASL) and English bilingualism along with teaching that is culturally responsive and trauma-informed.

Field Specialists

Professional development resources on how to develop curricula content, pedagogical approaches, and methods of evaluating student learning that transforms current ways of teaching and learning.

Trauma-Informed Interactive Theater Troupe

Hands-on, interactive theater program that looks at conflicts in the classroom that arise related to differences including gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and language variation.

Trauma-Informed Support Mentors

Resources to support implementation and ongoing use of visual-centric bilingual, culturally responsive, and trauma-Informed pedagogy


Thursday, April 13, 2023  |  10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

I. King Jordan Student Academic Center (JSAC)

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Opening remarks

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Showcase Breakout #1

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch Break

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Showcase Breakout #2

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Showcase Breakout #3

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Closing remarks
Social time

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