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Clerc Center Participates in 3rd National ASL Round Table Focusing on ASL Language Planning in Deaf Education

Educators who teach American Sign Language to deaf and hard of hearing students as their first language gathered for a round table in Fremont, California. [Date deleted]

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The 3rd National ASL Round Table (ASLRT) on ASL Language Planning in Deaf Education: "Engaging, Empowering, Electrifying" was held at Ohlone College in Fremont, California, from January 13-16. The ASLRT provided a place for pre-kindergarten through grade 12 American Sign Language (ASL) professionals and administrators to participate in new initiatives in ASL development for deaf and hard of hearing learners in ASL/English bilingual settings. The 62 participants came from a variety of settings-20 schools, five colleges/universities, and three programs-and traveled from 16 states, Washington, D.C., and Sweden to attend the conference. The presentations focused on best practices and issues related to ASL teaching, ASL curriculum, and ASL instructional language assessment.