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Bobbie Kite

Associate Professor/UG Program Director

Language, Education, and Culture

301 D Fowler Hall

202-559-5843 (videophone)

About

Credentials: Ph.D.

Originally from Pennsylvania, Bobbie Jo received her B.A. in Early Childhood Education in 2004 and her M.A. in Deaf Education in 2005 from Gallaudet. She has taught Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten at Kendall Demonstration Elementary School for 5 years and Kindergarten-First grade at New Mexico School for the Deaf for a year. Since 2011, Bobbie Jo is a tenured faculty at the Department of Education. She completed her doctoral studies at George Mason University, specializing in Early Childhood Education and Multilingual/Multicultural Education in August 2017. Her dissertation explored ASL and English Bilingualism in hearing families with deaf babies using the family language planning framework. In addition, Bobbie Jo provides consulting services to ASL & English bimodal bilingual programs nationwide. In her very little free time, she enjoys hiking with her husband and dogs. 

  • EDU-250 Intro to Education (2012/01)(01)
  • EDU-250 Intro to Education (2013/01)(01)
  • EDU-320 Early Childhood Environments (2011/01)(01)
  • EDU-493 Intgrv Prctum & Smnr in Tchng (2012/01)(01)
  • EDU-493 Intgrv Prctum & Smnr in Tchng (2012/01)(02)
  • EDU-609 Hme,Sch & Community Prtnrshps (2009/02)(01)
  • EDU-609 Hme,Sch & Community Prtnrshps (2012/02)(01)
  • EDU-620 Hist & Curr. Fdntns of ECE (2011/01)(01)
  • EDU-620 Hist & Curr. Fdntns of ECE (2012/01)(01)
  • EDU-620 Hist & Curr. Fdntns of ECE (2014/01)(01)
  • EDU-622 Obsrv,Doc&Assng Yng Chlrn Dev (2011/02)(01)
  • EDU-622 Obsrv,Doc&Assng Yng Chlrn Dev (2012/02)(01)
  • EDU-622 Obsrv,Doc&Assng Yng Chlrn Dev (2013/02)(01)
  • EDU-622 Obsrv,Doc&Assng Yng Chlrn Dev (2014/02)(01)
  • EDU-624 Intgrtve Mthd ECE:Preprim (2013/01)(01)
  • EDU-624 Intgrtve Mthd ECE:Preprim (2014/01)(01)
  • EDU-787 Practicum I/Seminar: Deaf Ed (2013/02)(01)
  • EDU-789 Practicum II/Seminar: Deaf Ed (2011/02)(01)
  • EDU-789 Practicum II/Seminar: Deaf Ed (2012/02)(01)
  • EDU-793 Field Experience in Edu: Deaf (2014/02)(01)
  • EDU-799 Independent Study (2014/02)(02)
  • EDU-490 Field-Based Observ and Appl (2016/01)(01)
  • EDU-490 Field-Based Observ and Appl (2017/01)(01)
  • EDU-490 Field-Based Observ and Appl (2018/02)(01)
  • EDU-493 Intgrv Prctum & Smnr in Tchng (2018/01)(01)
  • EDU-620 Hist & Curr. Fdntns of ECE (2015/01)(01)
  • EDU-620 Hist & Curr. Fdntns of ECE (2016/01)(01)
  • EDU-620 Hist & Curr. Fdntns of ECE (2017/01)(01)
  • EDU-620 Hist & Curr. Fdntns of ECE (2018/01)(01)
  • EDU-622 Obsrv,Doc&Assng Yng Chlrn Dev (2019/01)(01)
  • EDU-622 Obsrv,Doc&Assng Yng Chlrn Dev (2015/02)(01)
  • EDU-622 Obsrv,Doc&Assng Yng Chlrn Dev (2016/02)(01)
  • EDU-622 Obsrv,Doc&Assng Yng Chlrn Dev (2017/02)(01)
  • EDU-624 Intgrtve Mthd ECE:Preprim (2015/01)(01)
  • EDU-624 Intgrtve Mthd ECE:Preprim (2016/01)(01)
  • EDU-624 Intgrtve Mthd ECE:Preprim (2017/01)(01)
  • EDU-624 Intgrtve Mthd ECE:Preprim (2018/01)(01)
  • EDU-628 Student Teaching Early Edu (2017/02)(01)
  • EDU-628 Student Teaching Early Edu (2018/02)(01)
  • EDU-638 Student Teaching: Elem Ed (2017/02)(01)
  • EDU-665 Children's Literature (2018/01)(01)
  • EDU-665 Children's Literature (2015/02)(01)
  • EDU-665 Children's Literature (2017/02)(01)
  • EDU-665 Children's Literature (2018/02)(01)
  • EDU-665 Children's Literature (2019/02)(01)
  • EDU-701 Deaf Lrnrs & Edu in Biling Com (2019/01)(01)
  • EDU-713 Lang Acquis & Cognitive Dev (2019/02)(01)
  • EDU-767 Capstone I (2019/01)(OL1)
  • EDU-792 Student Teaching Seminar (2015/01)(OL1)
  • EDU-792 Student Teaching Seminar (2019/01)(OL1)
  • EDU-793 Field Experience in Edu: Deaf (2016/01)(01)
  • EDU-797 Student Teaching in Deaf Edu (2019/01)(01)
  • EDU-797 Student Teaching in Deaf Edu (2015/01)(02)
  • EDU-799 Independent Study (2015/01)(01)
  • EDU-799 Independent Study (2016/01)(01)
  • EDU-622 Obsrv,Doc&Assng Yng Chlrn Dev (2020/02)(01)
  • EDU-626 Intgrtve Mthd ECE: K-3 (2020/02)(01)
  • EDU-665 Children's Literature (2020/02)(01)
  • EDU-760 Fdtns of Policy&Leg. on Biling (2019/01)(OL1)
  • EDU-761 Thrtcl Prsptvs of ASL/ENG (2016/01)(OL1)
  • EDU-761 Thrtcl Prsptvs of ASL/ENG (2017/01)(OL1)
  • EDU-761 Thrtcl Prsptvs of ASL/ENG (2016/02)(OL1)
  • EDU-763 Assmt&Indv Plng in ASL/ENG Bi (2016/02)(OL1)
  • EDU-777 Differentiating Instruction (2019/02)(OL1)
  • EDU-799 Independent Study (2020/03)(01)
  • ITF-701 Com, Lang & CogDev- DHH InfTod (2020/03)(OL1)
  • EDU-490 Field-Based Observ and Appl (2021/01)(01)
  • EDU-767 Capstone I (2021/01)(OL1)
  • EDU-805 Doc Sem in Scholarly Discourse (2021/01)(OL1)
  • Advising Load 2020/02: Total:15 Undergraduate:11 Masters:3 Doctoral:1
  • Advising Load 2020/01:
  • Advising Load 2019/02: Total:7 Undergraduate:5 Masters:1 Doctoral:1
  • Advising Load 2019/01: Total:6 Undergraduate:3 Masters:2 Doctoral:1
  • Advising Load 2018/02: Total:8 Undergraduate:5 Masters:3
  • Advising Load 2018/01: Total:7 Undergraduate:3 Masters:4
  • Advising Load 2017/02: Total:8 Undergraduate:3 Masters:5
  • Advising Load 2017/01: Total:8 Undergraduate:4 Masters:4
  • Advising Load 2016/02: Total:7 Undergraduate:3 Masters:4
  • Advising Load 2016/01: Total:4 Undergraduate:3 Masters:1
  • Advising Load 2021/01: Total:15 Undergraduate:11 Masters:3 Doctoral:1
  • Advising Load 2021/02: Total:15 Undergraduate:13 Masters:2
  • 2016 WPSD Most Outstanding Alumni
  • How the medical professionals impact ASL and English families' language planning policy
  • The Hundred Languages of Deaf Education: Exploring the Reggio Emilia Approach in Deaf Education
  • Deaf Education
  • Trains, Video Games, and Super Heroes: Autism in Context
  • Family Language Policy in American Sign Language and English Bilingual Families
  • Family Language Policy in American Sign Language and English Bilingual Families
  • Developing Rich and Meaningful Vocabulary and Language for our Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
  • Less Play = Less Language?
  • Addressing Students' Language Needs in a Bilingual ASL and English Classroom
  • Family Language Policy and Planning for Deaf Children
  • Beyond the ASL Assessment Tools
  • Engaging with Diverse Families
  • If we do not fail, then we are not trying hard enough
  • Family Language Planning - What's the Best Fit for your Family?
  • The Image of the Deaf Child: Infusing Reggio Emilia Approach in Deaf Education
  • Family Language Policy and Planning for Young Children
  • Where are the Deaf Teachers?
  • More Than Words: The Hundred Languages of Deaf Children
  • Family Language Policy and Planning: ASL and English Bilingual Approach
  • Family Language Policy and Planning: How to Develop a Visible Language Plan for your Family?
  • Considerations in facilitating the development of signed and spoken language with young children who are deaf and hard of hearing
  • Family Language Policy and Planning: How does it all fit in your family?
  • An Overview of ASL/Spoken English Bilingual Development in Deaf and HH Children
  • Language Acquisition and Literate Thinking in young Deaf Children with Deaf Caregivers
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching in Early Childhood Education: Teacher Preparation with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher Candidates
  • Embracing Cultural Diversity in Deaf Children
  • Innovative Practices in ASL/English Bilingual Early Childhood Education: Meeting a Range of Student Needs
  • Family Language Policy and Planning: How does it fit in your family?
  • Reggio Emilia Inspired: 100 Languages of Deaf Children
  • Family Language Policy and Planning for Deaf Children
  • Family Language Planning in American Sign Language and English Families
  • Pipeline Blockages/Blockers
  • Is it Play or Is it Learning?
  • Reggio Emilia Approach: Hundred Languages of Deaf Children
  • Family Language Planning in American Sign Language and English Families
  • Family Language Planning in American Sign Language and English Families
  • Considerations of ASL and Spoken English Bilingual Development in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children: An Overview
  • Considerations of ASL and Spoken English Bilingual Development in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children: An Overview
  • An overview of ASL/Spoken English Bilingual Development in Deaf and HH Children
  • The Power of Documentation for the Early Childhood Education
  • Family Language Planning Online Course Series
  • ASL & English Bilingual Early Childhood Deaf Education: Birth to 5 Certificate Program
  • Lessons from a Kindergarten Teacher
  • Planificación del Lenguaje—Familias con Niños Sordos e Hipoacúsicos: Fomentando el Desarrollo Multilingüe
  • Family Language Planning with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children: Fostering Multilingual Development
  • "Can a snowman have more than three snowballs?" Conducting Project Studies with Young Deaf Children
  • High-Stakes testing and BIPOC Teacher Candidates in Deaf Education
  • Hundred Languages of Deaf Children: Exploring Reggio Emilia in Deaf Education
  • Infusing Anti-Bias Education in early intervention programs and early childhood education with deaf and hard of hearing children
  • “Can a snowman have more than three snowballs?” Conducting project studies with young deaf children.
  • Planning for Bilingualism in Young Deaf Children
  • Flipping Your Classroom
  • Deaf Education
  • The Image of the Deaf Child: Infusing the Reggio Emilia Approach in Deaf Education
  • Characterizing the amount and type of signed input provided to deaf children from hearing families
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching Workshop Series
  • Effectiveness of Language Interventions for DHH Children- (NIH)
  • Creating and Testing the Usability of Family Language Planning Toolkit for Families with Deaf Children- (NIH)
  • Safeguarding, Engaging, and Educating Deaf Students Project (SEEDS)- (U.S. Department of Education)
  • Integrating Reggio Emilia Philosophy in Early Childhood settings for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children- (Gallaudet Priority Research Grant)
  • Optimizing and Safeguarding ALL Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children's Linguistic, Cognitive, and Social-Emotional Development: Teacher Preparation and Professional Development- (U.S. Department of Education)
  • Family Language Policy in American Sign Language and English Bilingual Families- (George Mason University: Dissertation Grant Award)
  • Reggio Emilia Approach in Deaf Education- (Gallaudet Small Research Grant)
  • Funds for Council of Exceptional Children conference- (Faculty Development Grant)
  • Writing Retreat- (Faculty Development Grant)
  • CEASD Conference Funds- (Faculty Development Grant)
  • Family Language Policy and Planning with Multilingual Families with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children- (Gallaudet University: Priority Research Grant)
  • EHDI 2021 Conference- (Gallaudet University Faculty Development Grant)
  • Samantha Smith-Advanced Studies (Masters Capstone Committee) 2013/01-2013/02
  • Umar Tukur-Special Programs (Masters Capstone Committee) 2014/01-2014/02
  • Abdullah Almotiri-Special Programs (Masters Capstone Committee) 2014/01-2014/02
  • Laura Cunningham-EdS (Post-MA Capstone Committee) 2014/01-2014/02
  • Jillian Ritter-EdS (Post-MA Capstone Committee) 2015/01-2015/02
  • Marie Guard-Advanced Studies (Masters Capstone Committee) 2015/01-2015/02
  • Nancy Haney-MA Certificate Program (Masters Capstone Committee) 2015/01-2015/02
  • Kristen D'Arcangelo-MA Certificate Program (Masters Capstone Committee) 2016/01-2016/02
  • Aubrey Gard-MA Certificate Program (Masters Capstone Committee) 2016/01-2016/02
  • Cassandra Lucas-Szumingala-Advanced Studies (Masters Capstone Committee) 2016/01-2016/02
  • Victoria Pope-Advanced Studies (Masters Capstone Committee) 2017/01-2017/02
  • Angela Nagata-MA Certificate Program (Masters Capstone Committee) 2017/01-2017/02
  • Patricia Grossman-Advanced Studies (Masters Capstone Committee) 2017/01-2017/02
  • Rebecca Lozar-Advanced Studies (Masters Capstone Committee) 2018/01-2018/01
  • Amy Parsons-Advanced Studies (Masters Capstone Committee) 2019/01-2019/01
  • Chaminda Hewapathriana-Advanced Studies (Masters Capstone Committee) 2018/01-2018/02
  • Arooj Ajaz-Special Programs (Masters Capstone Committee) 2018/02-2019/01
  • Faith Sanders-Undergraduate (Honors Capstone Committee) 2019/02-2020/02
  • Merri Lindsey-Undergraduate (Honors Capstone Committee) 2019/02-2020/02
  • Rima Cornish-DES-AEBECE (Masters Capstone Committee) 2020/01-2020/02
  • Catherine Johnson-Advanced Studies (Masters Capstone Committee) 2020/01-2020/02
  • Victoria Haggarty-EdS in Education (Post-MA Capstone Research Project) 2020/02-2021/01
  • Alixandra Duncan-MA in Deaf Education Studies: Early Childhood Education (Graduate Capstone Project) 2020/02-2021/01
  • Nadiyah Alshbrami-Deaf Education Studies: Self-Designed (Graduate Capstone Project) 2021/01
  • Wanda Riddle-PhD in CSEDL (Doctoral Committee) 2021/02
  • Faculty Development Committee: Member 2015/02-2015/02
  • Council on Undergraduate Education: Member 2014/01-2014/02
  • Council on Undergraduate Education: Member 2017/02-2017/02
  • Faculty Welfare Committee: Member 2018/01-2020/02
  • Faculty Welfare Committee: Chair 2019/01-2019/02
  • Undergraduate Program Director 2020/01
  • Undergraduate Program Director, Interim 2018/02-2018/02
  • Dr. Amy Hile Department Dedication Event 2018/02-2018/02
  • CAEP Accreditation - Standard 3 Focus Group 2017/01-2019/01
  • Sunshine Committee 2012/01
  • Undergraduate Admissions Committee 2012/01
  • Evaluate Faculty Portfolios 2012/01
  • Graduate Admissions Committee 2014/01-2019/01
  • CAEP Video Production - Student Teaching Evaluation Webinar 2017/02-2017/02
  • Department of Education Website Project Manager 2015/01-2018/02
  • Coordinator of Recruitment and Retention 2014/01-2018/02
  • ECE Grant Writing Committee 2013/01-2013/02
  • ACEDHH Conference Committee 2013/01-2013/01
  • ASL & English ECE Certificate Program Committee 2013/01-2013/01
  • SOL Research Committee 2012/01-2012/02
  • New Faculty Search Committee 2011/02-2011/02
  • Evaluation Committee 2012/01-2012/01
  • Mission Statement Committee 2012/01-2012/01
  • Diversity and Inclusion Faculty Search Committee, Chair 2019/02-2019/03
  • Math Faculty Search Committee, Chair 2019/02-2019/03
  • Remote Bilingual Faculty Search Committee, Chair 2019/02-2019/03
  • Self-Directed Major Committee 2018/02-2018/02
  • Recognition Committee 2018/02-2018/02
  • Education and Advocacy Summit Committee 2017/02-2017/02
  • Bilingual Faculty Search Committee, Chair 2016/02-2019/02
  • School of Education, Business, Human Services (SEBHS) Dean Search Committee 2015/01-2015/02
  • Graduate School Virtual Open House Events, Moderator 2020/02-2020/02
  • Teaching and Learning Technology Committee 2019/01
  • University Recruitment and Retention Committee 2016/01-2016/02
  • Youth Programs, National and Regional Academic Bowl Officer 2018/02-2018/02
  • Youth Programs, Battle of the Books, National Competition, Reader 2015/02-2015/02
  • Youth Programs, National Academic Bowl, Moderator 2012/02-2014/02
  • Youth Programs, Battle of the Books, National Competition, Officer 2014/02-2014/02
  • Youth Programs, Regional Academic Bowl (New Mexico), Officer 2014/02-2014/02
  • Youth Programs, Battle of the Books, National Competition, Moderator 2013/02-2013/02
  • Youth Programs, Regional Academic Bowl (California), Moderator 2013/02-2013/02
  • Youth Programs, Regional Academic Bowl (Illinois), Moderator 2012/02-2012/02
  • Gallaudet's 150th Anniversary, Program Reunion Coordinator 2013/01-2013/02
  • Enrollment Management Council 2012/01-2012/01
  • VL2 Early Education Longitudinal Study (EELS) Work Group 2011/01-2011/02
  • Mentoring a New Faculty in the Department 2020/02
  • Bilingual Faculty Search Committee, Chair 2020/02-2020/03
  • Associate Editor: Journal of American Sign Languages and Literatures 2015/01
  • Manuscript Reviewer: SAGE Publications 2018/02-2021/01
  • Article Editor: SAGE Publications 2019/02-2021/01
  • ECE Summit IX Assistant Coordinator: National American Sign Language and English Bilingual Consortium for Early Childhood Education 2017/01-2017/02
  • 200 Years of Deaf Education Gala, Coordinator: National American Sign Language and English Bilingual Consortium for Early Childhood Education 2017/01-2017/02
  • Board Member: National American Sign Language and English Bilingual Consortium for Early Childhood Education 2010/01-2011/02
  • Vice-President: National American Sign Language and English Bilingual Consortium for Early Childhood Education 2011/02-2013/02
  • President: National American Sign Language and English Bilingual Consortium for Early Childhood Education 2013/02-2015/02
  • Treasurer: National American Sign Language and English Bilingual Consortium for Early Childhood Education 2015/02
  • ECE Summit VI Chairperson: National American Sign Language and English Bilingual Consortium for Early Childhood Education 2014/01-2014/02
  • ASL and English Bimodal Bilingual Trainer: Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center 2012/02-2018/02
  • Virtual ECE Summit XII Co-Chair: National American Sign Language and English Bilingual Consortium for Early Childhood Education 2020/01-2020/02
  • America for Early Education Interview Project - Expert: National Association for the Education of Young Children 2017/01-2017/01
  • Dispelling Myths of Language Acquisition Moderator: Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center 2015/02-2015/02
  • Maximizing Language Acquisition: ASL and Spoken English Webcast: Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center 2015/01-2015/02
  • Board Member: Maryland School for the Deaf 2020/02
  • ASL and English Bimodal Bilingual Trainer: Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center 2013/01-2018/02
  • Charlie and Frog ASL Translation Collaboration with Author: Signer 2019/02-2019/03
  • The ASL APP: Salt and Pepper LLC 2013/01-2013/02
  • Smarter Balanced Curriculum [DVD]: Dawn Sign Press 2012/02-2012/02
  • Visual Communication and Sign Language Checklist for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children [DVD]: Visual Language Visual Learning 2012/02-2012/02
  • Research Volunteer Program: Visual Language Visual Learning 2012/01-2012/01
  • Content Expert and Signer: ASL Connect: Family Series 2018/01-2018/01
  • ASL and English: How Do We Support the Development of Both?: Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf 2021/01-2021/01
  • Family Learning Month: Fred Rogers Center and Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf 2020/02-2020/02
  • Quality Matters: Peer Reviewer Course Training: Washington, District of Columbia 2019/03-2020/01
  • Bilingual Approach Seminar 1: Washington, District of Columbia 2020/01-2020/01
  • Bilingual Approach Seminar 2: Washington, District of Columbia 2020/01-2020/01
  • Trauma-Informed Diversity Training: Washington, District of Columbia 2020/01-2020/01
  • Blackboard Ultra Pilot Training: Washington, District of Columbia 2019/01-2019/01
  • DC Early EdX Conference: Washington, District of Columbia 2020/02-2020/02
  • 2021 EHDI Annual Meeting: Virtual, Ohio 2020/02-2020/02
  • National American Sign Language and English Bilingual Consortium for Early Childhood Education: May 2005
  • National Association of the Education of Young Children : August 2018
  • St. Joseph's School for the Deaf 2018/01-2018/02
  • St. Joseph's School for the Deaf 2020/02-2020/02
  • Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf 2015/01-2018/02
  • 6th Street/Creativity Way: Child and Family Discovery - Early Childhood Education 2016/02-2016/02
  • VL2 iPad Story App 2011/01-2011/02
  • National Deaf Center 2019/01-2019/01
  • ASL In-Home Training 2013/01-2013/02
  • Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf 2021/01
  • St. Joseph's School for the Deaf 2021/01
  • Infants, Toddlers & Families MA Program at Gallaudet 2021/01-2021/01
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    Bobbie Kite

    301 D Fowler Hall

    202-559-5843

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