Bravo! American Sign Language - Level 3
April 14, 21, 28 and May 5, 12 Thursdays, 5 sessions
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
(optional 5:00-5:30 study session for additional Professional Learning Unit credits)
Instructors: Marcie Harper Ed.S./CSC and
Kim Kirkpatrick (Deaf Instructor)
Class Fee: $30
The third of three 5-week courses. Participants will have an opportunity to examine Deaf culture and grammar as well as vocabulary associated with recreational, medical, and clothes shopping situations. Learn to distinguish various uses of numbers in ASL, and to delineate certain legal rights of Deaf patients as well as recognize the importance of facial expressions to convey grammatical information. .5 Professional Learning Units for school personnel.
REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS BELOW
Call (706) 632-2144 for questions regarding this course and registration. Payment is required to register for BRMAA courses. You may pay via PayPal above, over the phone, or visit The Art Center located at 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 to pay in person. The Programming Coordinator is in the office from 10 am - 6pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
Marcie Harper is a nationally certified sign language interpreter through the national Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. In addition, she holds two Masters degrees: one in Drama from the Catholic University of America and one in Deaf Education from the University of North Florida. A firm believer in lifelong learning, she recently acquired an Education Specialist degree from Georgia Southern University. For over 20 years, she has taught deaf children in Brunswick, GA; and she now makes her home in the North Georgia Mountains, where she is continuing her primary profession as a Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing. Marcie has interpreted in a variety of community settings including post-secondary education, medical, mental health, performing arts, religious, legal, and video relay. In addition, she has taught American Sign Language as a high school foreign language elective and has worked as a guest professor of Deaf Education at Valdosta State University.
Kimberly K Kirkpatrick holds Master’s Degree as a Deaf Educator/ASL Specialist from McDaniel College, previously named Western Maryland College. Kim worked as upper elementary Deaf educator at Virginia school for the Deaf and Blind then went on to work in the Nashville mainstream middle school program. She then was recruited to be the Coordinator of Western Kentucky University’s ASL Department to develop a four year interrupter training program. For personal reasons she moved to Ellijay to be closer to family.
For the past 5 years, she has worked for the State of Georgia as a Deaf Mentor for the “Georgia Parent Infant Network for Educational Services” under the Georgia Dept. of Education working with families with infants to age 5, who are Deaf or Deaf with additional Disabilities, throughout north Georgia.
Kim also volunteers to work with Deaf & Blind individuals as their SSP (Support Service Provider) including Tactile Interpreter which she truly enjoys.