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DeafDigest Gold – April 26, 2009

DeafDigest Gold – April 26, 2009

Gold edition            Barry Strassler, Editor
http://www.deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

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ASL Videos of the Week:
Two Half Deaf Actors
Locating a TTY

Deaf Cartoon (Fogey) of the week:
http://www.deafdigest.com/davideo.html

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DeafDigest welcomes unique deafnews tips; do email:
mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

sources of unique deafnews are never revealed; always
anonymous

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://www.deafdigest.com (updated every Monday)

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Four Deaf Cartoons (Fogeys) are shown every week on:
http://www.deafdigest.com/davideo.html

Go there to look at the latest Cartoon

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The DeafDigest is divided into Blue and Gold sections, both
ranked equal in contents, features and ads. This is the
Gold section.

weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at:

http://www.deafdigest.com (updated every Monday)

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News of the Week
A DeafDigest subscriber, while driving his car,
saw a sign that was insulting to the deaf.
He took a picture of the sign and sent it to
DeafDigest.
What is the insult? Do click on:

http://www.deafdigest.com/insult.jpg

We have a professional deaf athlete that has
over 1,500 career wins and is being featured
as a “Fab Five” celebrity harness drivers.
This person is Rick Macomber. Do read more
about him and to look at his picture at:

http://www.harnesslink.com/www/Article.cgi?ID=71742

In the picture, he stands on the left side.

In our Deaf Drama world, our actors normally come from
either Gallaudet, or NTID or possibly from residential
schools for the deaf.
Nicholas Stargall may be one of these few deaf exceptions.
He attends classes at Georgia Perimeter College, majoring
in Philosophy and minoring in Theater. And he has been
cast in a role in a Tom Stoppard play.
He does not think it is unusual, even though
DeafDigest thinks it is.

2009 SUMMER SPORT CAMP @ GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY

http://www.gallaudetathletics.com/insideathletics/SummerCamp/index

– Volleyball Setter Camp (Girls)
– Volleyball Fundamentals Camp (Girls)
– Girls’ and Boys’ Soccer Camp
– Girls’ Shooting Camp, basketball
– Girls’ Basketball Camp
– Boys’ Football Camp (Age 13-18)
– Boys’ Shooting Camp, basketball
– Boys’ Basketball Camp

Age for all sports except football: 10-18
Age for football: 13-18

for more information (dates, fees, etc), go to the
above web site

Don’t Miss It – World Premiere of Universal Signs!
http://www.universalsignsmovie.com
Keswick Theater, Glenside, PA

A groundbreaking “silent” film, presented in mesmerizing American
Sign Language (ASL) with English subtitles, Universal Signs
touches the hearts and minds of hearing and Deaf audiences alike.

It was the winner of the Audience Award for Best Feature Film
at the Philadelphia Film Festival.

Date: Saturday, May 30, 2009 at two special screenings
Time: Matinee at 1PM and Evening at 7PM
Location: Keswick Theater, Glenside, PA 19038

Meet the Stars! Opportunities to get autographs and candid photos
with your favorite Deaf actors: Anthony Natale, Deanne Bray and
Troy Kotsur!

Visit http://www.universalsignsmovie.com for all the details and
to Reserve your Tickets Today!

The film was a sell-out at the Philadelphia Film Festival.  We are
hoping to repeat its success at the World Premiere!

Universal Signs Story Synopsis:
After the death of his fiancée’s daughter while in his care, Andrew
(Anthony Natale, Mr. Holland’s Opus), a Deaf artist, becomes a
prisoner of his own mind.

Tormented day and night by memories and self-blame, Andrew falls in
a downward spiral of depression and anger that alienates everyone
around him.

It is only through a serendipitous friendship and new love with Mary
(Sabrina Lloyd, Sports Night) that Andrew is able to sense the life
around him, forgive himself, rediscover his muse and experience the
transformative power of love.

An original score by Academy Award® winner Joseph Renzetti propels
the story along with stellar supporting performances from Margot
Kidder (Superman), Robert Picardo (Star Trek: Voyager), Deanne Bray
(Sue Thomas: FBEye) and Ashlyn Sanchez (Crash).

Visit us at http://www.universalsignsmovie.com to find out more!

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please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

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http://www.deafdigest.com

updated every Monday

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ALL TTYs ON SALE!

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TWO HALF-DEAF ACTORS IN A MOVIE
Many years ago, famous actor Richard Widmark
was deaf in one ear. Also, another famous actor
Jimmy Stewart was deaf in one ear.
Making it worse was that director John Ford
was late deafened.
Both Widmark and Stewart worked together on
one movie, directed by Ford.
It was confusing. In one scene, Stewart and
Widmark were placed across the room. Stewart’s
deaf ear was opposite Widmark’s deaf ear – and
they could not easily communicate with each
other. And they could not hear the commands
by Ford!
The cameraman had to use hand signals
to tell these two actors what to do!

– for ASL News version, please click on:
http://www.deafdigest.com/half.htm

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

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DiiT / Deaf Initiative in Technology – 2009 Summer Workshop Schedule

The Deaf Initiative in Technology (DiiT) is very excited to introduce its
2009 Summer Workshop Schedule!

DiiT is offering many new workshops this year including Basic Business
Correspondence and a series on Engineering related topics!

DiiT provides up-to-the-minute technical training in an all sign
environment.  Workshop participants get the benefit of direct interaction
with the instructors without the need for interpreters that most
professional workshops require.

All workshops are held at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (
http://www.ntid.rit.edu/ ) at the Rochester Institute of Technology in
Rochester, New York ( http://www.rit.edu/ )

To register, download the DiiT Workshop Registration Form or call
585-475-7545 (Voice or TTY)
http://www.rit.edu/diit/workshops/registration.html

The 2009 DiiT Summer Workshop Schedule:

DiiT Workshop Series on Business

1. Is It For You: Starting Your Own Business; June 8-12, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/business.html

(newly added, 2/1/09)
2. Microsoft Access 2007; Create a Database; June 15-15, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/access.html

3. Microsoft Office 2007: A Professional Approach; July 13-17, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/word.html

DiiT Workshop Series on Workplace Writing — (NEW!!!)

4. Basic Workplace Correspondence; June 22-26, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/correspondence.html

5. Basic Report Writing in the Workplace; August (TBD)
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/report.html

DiiT Workshop Series on Engineering —  (NEW!!!)
6. Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt; June 8-12, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/SixSigma.html

7. Intro to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s); June 8-10, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/PLC.html

8. Intro to Computer Numerical Control Programming; June 15-19, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/CNCP.html

9. Migrating from 2D CAD to 3D CAD using Revit Architecture June 15-19,
2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/cad.html

10. Solid Modeling with SolidWorks; June 22-26, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/SolidWorks.html

DiiT Workshop Series on Graphic Communication:
11. Web Site Development Using Dreamweaver CS4; June 8-12, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/dreamweaver.html

12. Self-Publishing a Book; June 15-19, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/book.html

13. Adobe Flash CS4; June 22-26, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/flash.html

14. Wide Format Printing; June 22-26, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/wide.html

15. Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional; July 13-17, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Arobat.html

DiiT Workshop Series on Information Technology:
16. Introduction to Microsoft Visual Basic.NET; June 8-12, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/VB.html

17. JavaScript Made Easy with JQuery; June 15-19, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/JavaScript.html

18.  PHP 6 and MySQL 5;    July 13-17, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/php.html

19. PC Assembly, Maintenance, and Repair; July 13-17, 2009
http://www.rit.edu/ntid/ics/diit/workshops/CurrentWorkshops/Hardware.html

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LOOKING FOR A TTY IN A HOSPITAL
About 25 years ago, DeafDigest editor was
visiting his mother, who was in a hospital. He
needed to use a TTY to make a telephone call.
There was a TTY sign on the hospital wall,
but the hospital people did not know where
the TTY was located.
The hospital people had to make many phone
calls to try to locate the TTY. The wait was
about an half hour. Finally they found the
TTY – but it was located in one building
on the huge hospital grounds. It took a very
long walk from one hospital building to another
hospital building to locate the TTY.
Altogether, it took about an hour. That was
25 years ago; we are lucky we have pagers and
laptops that make communications much easier
for us!

– for ASL News version, please click on:
http://www.deafdigest.com/tty.htm

(for your convenience, video links are posted on top
of each DeafDigest edition)

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Dear High School Boys & Coaches:

The United States of Deaf America Deaf Basketball (USADB), a National
Sports Organization under the auspices of the USA Deaf Sports Federation,
is establishing and sponsoring the fourth Annual Boys Elite Basketball
Camp for our nation’s top basketball players. This camp will be held
at Alabama School for the Deaf in Talladega on July 6th to 11th, 2009.

The purpose of this new basketball camp is to develop our deaf youth in
building an outstanding program to prepare them for international competitions
such as the Pan America Games, World Championships and Deaflympics, as well as
preparation for college level competition and Deaf club participation for our
future generations.

The camp will be limited to the top 24-32 Deaf basketball players from across
the nation, from freshmen to seniors Graduated). Those participants are
required to be highly skilled, motivated and show desire to improve.

Invitations to the camp will be sent out by the staff committee.

The criteria the boys must meet for this camp are:  recent starter on his
2008-09 high school varsity team, hard worker looking to improve his all-around
skills, attendance at previous basketball fundamental camp(s), high school
coach’s recommendation, and consideration for competition/potential to be
a college athlete.

Highly skilled coaches from across the nation will be instructors and a full
plethora of daily practices, scrimmages, guest speakers, daily scrimmages
against AAU teams and more will be included in the camp package.

The deadline for registration is June 6, 2009.

If you have any question regarding the camp, please e-mail at
kwesthoelter@gmail.com to get registration form.

Keith Westhoelter
USADB Elite Basketball Camp Director

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A HARD OF HEARING GOLFER
We have many, many golfers that are either deaf or
hard of hearing.
One hard of hearing golfer was hit on his head by an
errant hearing golfer. The deaf golfer didn’t see the
shot as he was busy locating his own ball. The hearing
golfer shouted out the name instead of fore, hoping
the hard of hearing golfer would duck.
A shouted fore means to duck, a shouted name would
mean a raised hand to acknowledge the call.
The hard of hearing golfer said he does not always
play with his hearing aid as he wanted to be aware of
the surroundings.
This hard of hearing golfer is one of the nation’s
few golf professionals, by the way.

NATIONS WITH “ADA” LAWS
Very few nations have ADA laws that are as strong
as USA; again many nations have some type of
anti-discrimination laws.
The list is at:

http://www.dredf.org/international/lawindex.shtml

DEAF ATHLETE: CHEERING OR TAUNTING
Some sports fans are crazy. When one cheers, other
calls it taunting!
When Michael Lizarraga, the deaf member of the
CSUN basketball team, made an appearance at a NCAA
tournament game with just 11 seconds to go, the
fans stood up and cheered him on.
One fan was upset – said it is taunting Michael’s
deafness.
So could cheering be considered the same as
taunting?

AN ERRONEOUS ASSUMPTION
DeafDigest editor could not believe his eyes when he
read the statement on one deaf-related web site. It said:

I do not believe that Federal and State tax dollars should
be supporting free college education for deaf citizens
simply because they are deaf

Gallaudet and NTID both get federal funds; these
federal funds do not subsidize students’ tuition costs.
College education is not free at Gallaudet or at NTID,
or at other colleges, unless these deaf students are
on a 100 percent, full ride scholarships that pay for
everything – tuition, board, books, activity fees, etc.

This statement is erroneous.

A DISHONEST INTERPRETER CHARGED WITH THEFT
99.9 percent of our interpreters are honest; they
work hard and get paid for their work.
It is the 00.1 percent that makes our interpreters
look bad.
The police charged an interpreter with felony
theft. That interpreter, for the past 10 years,
would pose as a deaf person and contact a city
agency, demanding an interpreter for some city
events. The city would hire that interpreter
without realizing it was all a ruse.
It is akin to a dishonest fireman starting a fire
so that he, and his fire department, can be kept
busy!

A NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO STORY ON CI
We are forever reading newspapers about CI
making a hearing person out of a deaf person, that
CI is something miraculous, that a deaf person’s
life has changed for the better, and so on.
DeafDigest has always felt that we read all
about the CI successes, but do not read stories
on CI failures.
It was interesting to read a recent National Public
Radio story about a CI. It said:

cochlear implants provide the deaf with at least some
sense of sound

This is absolutely correct – this “at least some sense of
sound” statement. A CI as well as with a hearing aid
will allow the deaf person to hear sounds. Deciphering
sounds, however, is another thing.

THE VALUE OF OUR JOB COACHES
Job coaching is a relatively new profession. And
it plays an important role in helping the deaf
continue gainfully employed in the work place.
A former deaf agency administrator said:

job coaches are very helpful in getting deaf people
jobs and in providing training for them. Sometimes,
they are able to communicate better with companies
that are leery about hiring a deaf person. The job coach
helps the company get adjusted to having a deaf
employee, and in fact, encourage the company to hire
more deaf employees. The job coach makes the employers
aware of tax benefits of hiring the deaf. The deaf
employees, however, must understand that the role of the
job coach, is not a “personal assistant” for them.

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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please
email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
section

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WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?

Anti-Social Behaviour Order

it is the name of a special police force in
Great Britain.

One of its responsibilities is to tone down excessive
noise that threatens to make people deaf

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30th World’s Largest ASL Silent Weekend in 2009

Signing Greeting Cards
ASL and Interpreting DVDs

The 30th Silent Weekend in June 2009 will offer interpreters
more than 2 CEUs. A Legal Interpreting track is being featured.

Over 100 hours of classes also ASL and ITP teachers, and beginning,
intermediate and advanced sign language and ITP students. Many
interpreters use this to get all of their RID required CEUs in a one-stop
venue at significant cost savings.  Get a group as small as five to
register at huge savings of $140 each!

Crom Saunders, Keith Wann, Trix Bruce and many nationally
known presenters are featured.

Check http://www.DrSign.com for details

Sign language DVDs are available online at http://www.DrSign.com
Consider “Oh See, Can You Say?” by Maureen Longo Tuccelli.  She shows how
to make an excellent voicing product using a clip of Peter Cook.  This
75-minute DVD  is excellent for ITP teachers and students!

“Oh See, Can You See? shows dozens of grammatical principles
and will help ITP and ASL students understand what they see. This
is a 55-minute DVD.

The 8th Florida/Alaska Motorcycle Charity Run is scheduled July 1-26,
2009.

See http://www.AlaskaBikeRun.com for updates and photos.
These trips will take place every year so why not make plans to
join us now in 2009?

Please browse our selection of signing greeting cards at:
http://www.DrSign.com

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Hot DeafNews boring, but important!
Researchers from Tel Aviv University in Israel and
Purdue University are saying that lack of tiny molecules
may be the reason for progressive hearing losses
in individuals.

Deaf Picture of the Week:

David Buxton
elected councilman in United Kingdom; he is deaf and uses
British Sign Language

http://www.epsom-ewell-libdems.org.uk/news/000193/bbc2s_see_hear_features_epsoms_lib_dem_councillor_david_buxton.html

Question of the week:

Q. I notice that Netflix doesn’t have too much of
DVDs in English subtitles and/or captions. Is that
true?

A. False because I see more and more DVDs are available
in English Subtitles aka SDH (Subtitled for Deaf and Hard of
Hearing.) Closed-Captioning system is not available on
Blu-Ray movies because most of them are in English Subtitle
only

(this response was provided by a regular Netflix subscriber)

He also added:

If he is talking about downloading through Netflix to watch
an “instant movie” on Internet, then he is right that
there none is available with either subtitling or captioning
features. Netflix has promised that captions and subtitles
will be available in the future

send your questions to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

the most interesting questions may be answered
in future DeafDigest editions. Thank you.

Wish List of the Week:

that we will see a deaf theatrical director work
with a hearing, non-deaf theme play

(one deaf director did and quit – that was some time
ago)

DeafHistory – Looking Back:

year 1917 – James Logan passes away; he modified
a microscope and won a patent for it.

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Deaf and the Money:

In 1965, a group of Gallaudet students established
baseball as a club sport. What was the total
costs needed to fund baseball as a club sport?

Just $149.34

The club saved a lot of money by using abandoned
uniforms, bats, and catcher’s gear. The players
paid for their caps and had to provide their
own cleats. The team had to share just one
batting helmet!

Nowadays it is costly to operate a college
baseball program everywhere in USA and
$149.34 would not be enough to purchase
a new baseball glove.

Gallaudet, of course, operates a first class
baseball program nowadays.

DeafNumbers of the Week:

– close to 1,000 deaf individuals

that would be the number of deaf individuals employed
in the TTY relay/VRS relay/TTY distribution field
everywhere in USA

DeafDigest Sports

DeafDigest Sports is a no-cost subscription available only for DeafDigest
subscribers; e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

there is no web page postings with DeafDigest Sports;
you have to subscribe to keep up with deafsports!

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position opening
Teacher of the Deaf – English/Language Arts
Western PA School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

DEPARTMENT: High School

REPORTS TO: Principal and/or High School Assistant Principal

JOB DESCRIPTION:                
This is an exempt, full-time 187-day position.  Responsible for                                         
instructional programming in academics, language development                                    
and communication, in addition to guiding students toward healthy                               
social, emotional and vocational adjustment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:                 
PA Instructional I or Instructional II certification in Deaf
Education with a dual certification in English/Language Arts
required. Information on PA teaching certification may be found
on the PDE website ( http://www.pde.state.pa.us ).                      
website (www.pde.state.pa.us).

Sign language skills of applicants will be rated using the SLPI.
“Advanced” level skills preferred at hire.

FBI, PA Act 34, and 151 Child Abuse clearances required.

SALARY:                         
Dependent on education and experience, with full benefits including
membership in the State’s teacher retirement system, medical,
dental, vision, long term disability and life insurance.

10 medical, dental, vision, long term disability and life insurance;
10 sick days and 3 personal days annually.

DEADLINE TO APPLY:      
May 29, 2009

STARTING DATE:          
August 17, 2009

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: 
Send letter of application and resume to:

Helen K. Shirey
Director of Human Resources
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15218

It is the policy of the Western PA School for the Deaf not to
discriminate in its programs of education, employment, and all other
activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry,
gender, age, religion, disability, or gender preference.

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positions openings
Teachers of the Deaf
Western PA School for the Deaf
Pittsburgh, PA

REPORTS TO: Principal and/or Assistant Principal

JOB DESCRIPTION:
This is an exempt, full-time 187-day position.  Responsible for
instructional programming in academics, language development
and communication, in addition to guiding students toward healthy
social, emotional and vocational adjustment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
To be considered, an applicant must possess a PA Instructional I
or Instructional II certification in Deaf Education.  A dual
certification in content area is preferred. (Information on PA
teaching certification may be found on the website
http://www.pde.state.pa.us ). Sign language skills of applicants
will be rated using the SLPI; “Advanced” level skills preferred
at time of hire. FBI, PA Act 34 and 151 Child Abuse clearances
required.

SALARY:
Dependent on education and experience, with full benefits including
membership in the State’s teacher retirement system, medical,
dental, vision, long term disability and life insurance.

10 medical, dental, vision, long term disability and life insurance;
10 sick days and 3 personal days annually.

DEADLINE TO APPLY:
May 29, 2009

STARTING DATE:
August 17, 2009

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Send letter of application and resume to:

Helen K. Shirey
Director of Human Resources
Western PA School for the Deaf
300 East Swissvale Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15218

It is the policy of the Western PA School for the Deaf not to
discriminate in its programs of education, employment, and all other
activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry,
gender, age, religion, disability, or gender preference.

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position opening
Case Management Specialist
Nevada Association of the Deaf/Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy
Resource Center
Las Vegas, Nevada

for position description & application procedures, click on:
http://www.deafdigest.com/casemanagement.doc

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now hiring
Athletic Director/Extra Curricular Activities Director
Metro Deaf School/Minnesota North Star Academy
St. Paul, MN

Candidate would be responsible for Extra Curricular and Athletic
programs at our PreK-12 charter school for Deaf students.

This is Part time to Full time employment for the ’09-’10 school
year calendar with an annual salary commensurate with
experience and/or degree.

Further Information about our available positions can be reviewed
at our websites —
http://metrodeafschool.org/Job_Opportunities.html
http://www.mnnorthstaracademy.org/employment.html

To apply, send letter of interest and current resume to:

Metro Deaf School
ATTN: Director
1471 Brewster St.
St. Paul, MN 55108-2612

mailto:contact.us@metrodeafschool.org

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position opening
Lecturer – ASLIE; Instructional/Support Faculty
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Rochester, NY

REQUIRED:
– MS/MA in appropriate discipline related to the field of ASL
instruction

– Currently pursuing ASLTA Certification from the American Sign
Language Teachers Association

– Native or native-like proficiency in ASL

PREFERRED:           
– Qualified level Certification from the American Sign Language
Teachers Association

– At least three years teaching experience at the secondary
and/or post-secondary level

– Experience with curriculum development

– Demonstrated knowledge and sensitivity to the characteristics
of second language teaching/learning and adult learners

– Demonstrated ability to contribute to the field of ASL
instruction

– Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s
continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism and
individual differences

– Earned doctorate or ABD in appropriate discipline related to
the field of ASL instruction

Rochester Institute of Technology is an EO/AA Employer. We are
seeking individuals who are committed to contributing to RIT’s
core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

Resume deadline May 1st

For more details and to apply on line please go to:                                                                    
https://mycareer.rit.edu

KEYWORD SEARCH: IRC#29817

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(updated – one additional position added – 4/26/09)

position openings at Department of Education
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC

– expertise in Elementary Education

– expertise in Early Childhood Education (Birth through age 8)

– expertise in ASL/Bilingual Education, Early Childhood Education,
Elementary Education, Secondary Education, or Students with
Disabilities

(below just added to the list)
– expertise in Literary Education

to read position descriptions and application procedures on
either of these three positions, please click on:

http://www.deafdigest.com/educ.doc

and click on either of four Department of Education links

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(updated 4/26/09 – 3 new positions)

position openings
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position descriptions and application procedures
please click on any of below:

(new)
– Instructor I
http://www.deafdigest.com/instr.doc

(new)
–  Micro Systems Support Tech
http://www.deafdigest.com/micro.doc

(new)
– Residential Advisor
http://www.deafdigest.com/resid.doc

– High School Graduation Coach
http://www.deafdigest.com/coach.doc

– Teacher (Blind/Deaf)
http://www.deafdigest.com/lcs.doc

– Reading Content Specialist
http://www.deafdigest.com/rcs.doc

– Substitute Teacher (P/T-Hourly)
http://www.deafdigest.com/sub.doc

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more position openings
Georgia School for the Deaf
Cave Spring, GA

for position descriptions and application procedures
please click on any of below:

– HS Math Teacher
http://www.deafdigest.com/hsmath.doc

– Middle School Language Arts Teacher
http://www.deafdigest.com/lang.doc

– Speech Language Pathologist
http://www.deafdigest.com/slp.doc

– Assistant Director for Instruction
http://www.deafdigest.com/asstdir.doc

– Teacher – Middle School Science
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_hr_jobsearch.aspx
http://www.spa.ga.gov/word/jobinfo/stateapp-emp.doc

– Teacher – Reading Content Specialist
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/pea_hr_jobsearch.aspx
http://www.spa.ga.gov/word/jobinfo/stateapp-emp.doc

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(updated April 26th)

Exciting Career Opportunities at GLAD:

– Job Developer/Interpreter – Anaheim, Pacoima, Santa Ana, CA

– Community Interpreter (Two positions open) – Los Angeles, CA

To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go to our website:

http://www.gladinc.org

If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
and application to:

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Specialist
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

V/TDD:  (323) 550-4207
Fax #:  (323) 550-4204

E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org

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