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Parent Sign Language Classes

The general purpose of these classes is to promote sign language communication between family members. All classes are FREE and are also open to non-MSAD families with Deaf/Hard of Hearing children.

Classes will be held Wednesdays (following school calendar)
6-7 p.m.
Quinn Hall Computer Lab

Child care for younger students will be provided in Quinn Hall's Petra Howard Auditorium. 

This class is open FREE of charge to all parents of Deaf/Hard of Hearing children.

Feel free to drop in - no RSVP or committment needed. Just come whenever! 

Questions? Contact jody.olson@msa.state.mn.us

More ASL Resources - 

ASL University
http:// www.lifeprint.com features video clip dictionary, dictionary with line drawings, ASL font download, and more!

Signing Savvy 
http://www.signingsavvy.com/ - Signing Savvy contains several thousand high resolution videos of American Sign Language (ASL) signs, fingerspelled words, and other common signs used within the United States and Canada.

Handspeak: Sign Language Online
https://www.handspeak.com/ - Handspeak has American Sign Language (ASL) online dictionary, ASL grammar, fingerspelling, and others: Baby Talk, International Sign Language, gesture, ASL storytelling and art and features include ASL word of the day and phrase of the week

How You Sign
http://www.howyousign.com/ - Links to online sign language dictionaries for general use, as well as STEM resources.

http://www.signwithme.com/ - Online dictionary for first signs.

Math Sign Language Dictionary 
http://www.tsdvideo.org/index.php?letter=d - The Texas School for the Deaf has an extensive sign language dictionary with ASL and SEE signs which can be located by searches in either English or Spanish.

ASL That!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5sBM9Fvnb1qJq17o5hu9Ew/videos - This is a vlog series that discusses and presents a variety of concepts in ASL. Google “ASL That!” and you’ll find them! (Facebook Community - https://www.facebook.com/aslthatcommunity/)

ASL Nook
http://aslnook.com/ - ASL Nook provides instruction in a variety of signs - alphabet, colors, emotions, animals, etc - presented in ASL by a Deaf people.

ASL Preschool 
http://aslpreschool.ohioschoolforthedeaf.org/Movies/aslpreschool.swf - Home, school, and community signs in a child friendly format, created by Ohio School for the Deaf

1001 Books in ASL
https://www.youtube.com/user/1001booksinASL/videos - Tons of children’s books presented in American Sign Language, Signed English, and gesture.

Peter’s Picture: An Educational Video Series in American Sign Language (ASL) 
http://peterspicture.com/ - Early childhood website developed for children ages 3-6 particularly for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children to learn ASL and written English through ASL. Includes viewing strategies, lesson plans, research and references.

The Daily Moth
https://www.dailymoth.com/ - News for the Deaf Community presented in ASL with open captions.

iDeaf News
http://www.ideafnews.com/ - National, International, and Deaf Community news and editorials presented in ASL with English voice-over.

VL2 Story Book Apps
http://vl2storybookapps.com/ - Interactive and bilingual (ASL, English) story books for children

Pointy Three
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuOT5AAyPa8 - An original story about diversity and friendship told in ASL.