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Christi Batamula

Associate Professor/Interim Chair/Vice Chair, Faculty Senate

Language, Education, and Culture

302C Fowler Hall

by appointment

202-559-5123 (videophone)

202-651-5137 (alt)

About

Credentials: Ph.D.

Christi Batamula has been working at Gallaudet University since 2005, first as an early childhood educator at Kendall Demonstration Elementary School and now as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education. She has earned a Bachelor's degree from Geneva College in Elementary Education, a Master's degree in Deaf Education From Gallaudet University, and a Ph.D. in International Education from George Mason University. Her area of interest is on working with diverse deaf learners and their families. Her research interests are centered around immigrant families with deaf children, international deaf education, bilingual education, and critical pedagogy. Christi comes to the department with a wide variety of teaching experience. She has taught in Deaf schools: Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind and Kendall Demonstration School for the Deaf, a mainstream school: Mantua Elementary in Fairfax County Public Schools, and an oral-based school for children with Cochlear Implants: The River School. Through all of these experiences, Christi developed her passion for bilingual education and language development for diverse learners.

  • DST-795 Special Topics (2011/01)(07)
  • EDU-311 Fndtn of Ltrcy Tchng & Lrng (2009/01)(01)
  • EDU-320 Early Childhood Environments (2013/01)(01)
  • EDU-320 Early Childhood Environments (2014/02)(01)
  • EDU-395 Special Topics (2014/02)(01)
  • EDU-601 Rdg & Wrtg for Teachers K-12 (2011/01)(01)
  • EDU-609 Hme,Sch & Community Prtnrshps (2011/02)(01)
  • EDU-621 Lit Tchg & Lrng: ECE (2012/01)(01)
  • EDU-621 Lit Tchg & Lrng: ECE (2010/02)(01)
  • EDU-621 Lit Tchg & Lrng: ECE (2012/02)(01)
  • EDU-621 Lit Tchg & Lrng: ECE (2013/02)(01)
  • EDU-621 Lit Tchg & Lrng: ECE (2014/02)(01)
  • EDU-624 Intgrtve Mthd ECE:Preprim (2010/01)(01)
  • EDU-624 Intgrtve Mthd ECE:Preprim (2011/01)(01)
  • EDU-624 Intgrtve Mthd ECE:Preprim (2012/01)(01)
  • EDU-631 Lit Tchg & Lrng: Elem Grades (2013/02)(01)
  • EDU-694 Student Teaching Seminar (2011/02)(02)
  • EDU-694 Student Teaching Seminar (2012/02)(02)
  • EDU-785 Field Exp & Seminar: Deaf Ed (2012/01)(01)
  • EDU-785 Field Exp & Seminar: Deaf Ed (2013/01)(01)
  • EDU-785 Field Exp & Seminar: Deaf Ed (2014/01)(01)
  • EDU-787 Practicum I/Seminar: Deaf Ed (2010/02)(01)
  • EDU-787 Practicum I/Seminar: Deaf Ed (2009/01)(02)
  • EDU-789 Practicum II/Seminar: Deaf Ed (2010/01)(01)
  • EDU-789 Practicum II/Seminar: Deaf Ed (2009/02)(02)
  • EDU-792 Student Teaching Seminar (2014/01)(01)
  • EDU-793 Field Experience in Edu: Deaf (2012/01)(01)
  • EDU-793 Field Experience in Edu: Deaf (2014/01)(01)
  • EDU-797 Student Teaching in Deaf Edu (2014/01)(01)
  • GSR-240 Ethical Evaluations and Action (2014/02)(12)
  • EDU-320 Early Childhood Environments (2015/01)(01)
  • EDU-320 Early Childhood Environments (2016/01)(01)
  • EDU-620 Hist & Curr. Fdntns of ECE (2019/01)(01)
  • EDU-621 Lit Tchg & Lrng: ECE (2017/02)(01)
  • EDU-626 Intgrtve Mthd ECE: K-3 (2015/02)(01)
  • EDU-701 Deaf Lrnrs & Edu in Biling Com (2017/01)(01)
  • EDU-767 Capstone I (2018/01)(OL1)
  • EDU-767 Capstone I (2020/01)(OL1)
  • EDU-768 Capstone II (2019/02)(OL1)
  • EDU-785 Field Exp & Seminar: Deaf Ed (2015/01)(01)
  • EDU-785 Field Exp & Seminar: Deaf Ed (2016/01)(01)
  • EDU-785 Field Exp & Seminar: Deaf Ed (2017/01)(01)
  • EDU-785 Field Exp & Seminar: Deaf Ed (2018/01)(01)
  • EDU-785 Field Exp & Seminar: Deaf Ed (2019/01)(01)
  • EDU-787 Practicum I/Seminar: Deaf Ed (2018/02)(01)
  • EDU-792 Student Teaching Seminar (2015/01)(OL1)
  • EDU-792 Student Teaching Seminar (2019/01)(OL1)
  • EDU-793 Field Experience in Edu: Deaf (2015/02)(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 (2016/02)(01)
  • EDU-761 Thrtcl Prsptvs of ASL/ENG (2016/01)(OL1)
  • EDU-762 Erly Lang Acq&Cog Dev of Bilng (2016/02)(OL1)
  • EDU-762 Erly Lang Acq&Cog Dev of Bilng (2017/02)(OL1)
  • EDU-762 Erly Lang Acq&Cog Dev of Bilng (2018/02)(OL1)
  • EDU-768 Capstone II (2020/02)(OL1)
  • EDU-772 Classroom Management (2019/02)(OL1)
  • EDU-772 Classroom Management (2020/02)(OL1)
  • EDU-799 Independent Study (2020/02)(02)
  • EDU-495 Special Topics (2020/03)(01)
  • GSR-210 Comparing Multicult Perspectiv (2020/03)(03)
  • EDU-820 Prosem I:Critical Pedagogy Edu (2021/01)(OL1)
  • Advising Load 2020/01: Total:5 Masters:5
  • Advising Load 2021/01: Total:7 Undergraduate:1 Masters:4 Doctoral:1 Other:1
  • Advising Load 2020/02: Total:5 Masters:4 Other:1
  • Advising Load 2021/01: Total:5 Masters:5
  • Advising Load 2021/02: Total:6 Undergraduate:1 Masters:5
  • Embracing Cultural Diversity in Deaf Children
  • Engaging with Diverse Families
  • Reggio Emilia Approach: Hundred Languages of Deaf Children
  • Is it Play or Is it Learning?
  • Family Language Policy and Planning for Young Children
  • "Can a snowman have more than three snowballs?" Conducting Project Studies with Young Deaf Children
  • Family Language Planning with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children: Fostering Multilingual Development
  • Planificación del Lenguaje—Familias con Niños Sordos e Hipoacúsicos: Fomentando el Desarrollo Multilingüe
  • More Than Words: The Hundred Languages of Deaf Children
  • Family Language Policy and Planning: How to Develop a Visible Language Plan for your Family?
  • Deaf Education
  • Less Play = Less Language?
  • Family Language Policy and Planning: How does it fit in your family?
  • Family Language Planning Online Course Series
  • Reggio Emilia Inspired: 100 Languages of Deaf Children
  • Family Language Policy and Planning: How does it all fit in your family?
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching in Early Childhood Education: Teacher Preparation with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher Candidates
  • The Hundred Languages of Deaf Education: Exploring the Reggio Emilia Approach in Deaf Education
  • Family Language Policy and Planning: ASL and English Bilingual Approach
  • The Image of the Deaf Child: Infusing Reggio Emilia Approach in Deaf Education
  • Considerations in facilitating the development of signed and spoken language with young children who are deaf and hard of hearing
  • “Can a snowman have more than three snowballs?” Conducting project studies with young deaf children
  • Hundred Languages of Deaf Children: Exploring Reggio Emilia in Deaf Education
  • “Can a snowman have more than three snowballs?” Conducting project studies with young deaf children.
  • Infusing Anti-Bias Education in early intervention programs and early childhood education with deaf and hard of hearing children
  • Critical perspectives on plurilingualism in Deaf Education
  • Using Collaborative Data Collections to Strengthen IEP Discourse
  • Strengthening Vocabulary Use Through Dialogues
  • Planning for Bilingualism in Young Deaf Children
  • Engaging Immigrant Families
  • The Image of the Deaf Child: Infusing the Reggio Emilia Approach in Deaf Education
  • Flipping Your Classroom
  • Family Language Planning
  • Creating and Testing the Usability of Family Language Planning Digital Toolkit for Families with Deaf Children- (NIDCD NIH)
  • Safeguarding, Engaging, and, Educating Deaf Students Project (SEEDS)- (US Department of Education)
  • Optimizing & Safeguarding ALL Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children's (Birth to Eight) Linguistic, Cognitive, and Social Emotional Development: Teacher Preparation & Professional Development- (US Department of Education)
  • Optimizing & Safeguarding ALL Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children's (Birth to Eight) Linguistic, Cognitive, and Social Emotional Development: Teacher Preparation & Professional Development- (US Department of Education)
  • Reggio Emilia Approach in Deaf Education- (Gallaudet University)
  • Family Engagement Among Immigrant Parents with Young Deaf Children- (Gallaudet University)
  • Family Engagement Among Immigrant Families with Young Deaf Children- (George Mason University)
  • Le Tougjida Allara-EdS (Capstone) 2020/02
  • Rima Cornish-MA in Deaf Education Studies (Capstone) 2020/01-2020/03
  • Yiming Wang-MA Deaf Education Studies (Capstone) 2020/01-2020/02
  • Joseph Palagano-Honors (Capstone) 2020/01-2020/02
  • Misty Sides-EdD at Lamar University (Dissertation) 2020/02
  • Alyssa Nakano-PhD at Grand Canyon University (Dissertation) 2020/01
  • Andrea Sonnier-PhD (Dissertation) 2017/01
  • Jillian Ritter-EdS (Capstone) 2014/02-2015/02
  • Ayano Yamamoto-Special Programs in Deaf Education (Capstone) 2015/01-2016/02
  • Abdullah Almotiri-Special Programs in Deaf Education (Capstone) 2015/01-2016/02
  • Myuki Nakagawa-Special Programs in Deaf Education (Capstone) 2013/02-2015/02
  • Jacob Ireri-Special Programs in Deaf Education (Capstone) 2011/01-2011/03
  • Kayla Price-Advanced Studies (Capstone) 2013/01-2013/02
  • Emily Wojhan-Advanced Studies (Capstone) 2012/01-2012/02
  • Megan Decker-Advanced Studies (Capstone) 2011/01-2011/02
  • Marie Guard-ECE Bilingual Certificate Program (Capstone) 2015/01-2015/03
  • Leigh Strake-ITF Certificate Program (Capstone) 2011/01-2011/02
  • Natalie Delgato-Honors (honors capstone) 2011/02-2012/01
  • Faculty Senate: Member 2018/01
  • Faculty Welfare Committee: Chair 2017/01-2018/01
  • Faculty Welfare Committee: Member 2012/01-2018/01
  • Uncontrolled: Member 2018/01
  • Uncontrolled: Member 2018/01
  • Uncontrolled: Member 2014/01-2014/01
  • Uncontrolled: Member 2018/01
  • Uncontrolled: Member 2020/02-2020/02
  • Placement Coordinator 2013/01-2019/01
  • Graduate School Open House Representative 2008/02
  • Undergraduate Interview Committee 2008/02
  • Undergraduate Open House Representative 2009/01
  • EdS and PhD Program Director 2021/02
  • Department Chair- Education 2019/02-2020/02
  • Interview Committee: DC Public Schools 2013/01-2013/02
  • Planning Committee: Nigerian and African Symposium 2018/02-2019/01
  • RFI Reviewer: USAID 2019/02-2019/02
  • Volunteer Coordinator: NDEC 2015/02-2017/03
  • Planning Committee: National ASL/English Bilingual ECE Summit 2020/01-2020/02
  • Volunteer: Various School Settings 2009/01
  • Core Committee Member: VIZIWI project in Tanzania 2021/02
  • Title I Committee of Practitioners: DC Office of the State Superintendent 2014/01-2017/01
  • Professional Development Workshops: St. Joseph School for the Deaf 2020/02
  • Flip Classroom Training: Washington, District of Columbia 2012/01-2012/02
  • Bilingual Approach Seminar: Washington, District of Columbia 2013/03-2013/03
  • Online Teaching Training Certificate 2012/02-2014/01
  • MCBCTI Training 2015/01-2015/02
  • Trauma Informed Teaching 2019/03
  • Ultra Training 2019/03-2019/03
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    Christi Batamula

    302C Fowler Hall

    202-559-5123

    202-651-5137

    202-559-5123

    by appointment

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