New Normal: Understanding Coronavirus
This online class is focused on understanding coronavirus in ASL. Specifically designed for Deaf & KODA youth between age 8 to 13.
This workshop will discuss what coronavirus is, how it develops, and what we can expect in the future.
This workshop will engage deaf students through critical thinking.
Wednesday, June 3rd, 1:00 to 2:00pm EST
Shazia Siddiqi, MD, MPH
Shazia Siddiqi is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Rochester Medical Center. Her professional interests include global Deaf health, health disparities, preventive medicine, gender-based violence, trauma-informed care, and maternal and child health. Her current research is focused on conducting community-based participatory research strategies with Deaf populations worldwide, analyzing relationships between trauma and health outcomes in Deaf community, and exploring barriers in Deaf people’s access to health care.
Alicia Wooten, Ph.D
Alicia Wooten is a proud San Antonio, TX native who uses both American Sign Language and spoken English as modes of communication. Her love of science and figuring things out led her to study Biomedical Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) received her BS. She completed a post-baccalaureate program at the University of Rochester to gain more experience and studied HIV in the brain. Alicia then went on to complete her Ph.D. in Molecular and Translational Medicine at Boston University. Her interests include lung biology and understanding how the immune system functions against pathogens. Currently, she is a professor at Gallaudet University, where she teaches biology to future generations of scientists. Alicia is passionate about making science communication accessible to all minority groups and advocating for more minority groups, especially those in the deaf community, to pursue a career in science. She is a co-founder of Atomic Hands, a resource that focuses on engaging the community in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through American Sign Language (ASL).
ARE YOU COOL?: Designing Your Maturity
This online class is focused on cultivating social and emotional learning skills. Specifically designed for Deaf & KODA youth between age 8 to 13.
This workshop will discuss how developing emotional intelligence skills for deaf students can support positive views of self, healthy social relationships, and academic achievement in k-12 environments, and has further impact on how the student will interact at home and within the community.
This workshop will engage deaf students through activities that support the five core sets of social emotional learning skills which include self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making.
Two Sessions: Fridays May 22 and 29, 1:00 to 2:30pm EST
Sarah Wheeler, M.Ed. – Coda
She has presented nationally and internationally on various topics related to Emotional Intelligence and Interpreting. Sarah holds M.Ed. in Interpreter Pedagogy from Northeastern University and is currently attending Grand Canyon University working on a second Masters degree in General Psychology.