What are Skillshops?
Skillshops are training offered by the SEE Center and designed for individuals interested in learning S.E.E. and for those already using S.E.E. to improve their Expressive and Receptive signing skills. INTENSIVE work is done in groups from Beginner to Advanced levels. Each group is limited to approximately 15 participants. Sessions are geared for the adult level and are not appropriate for children under 16 years of age.
- Weeklong Skillshops are typically held during the Summer in various locations in Texas.
- Weekend Skillshops are usually held twice a year in a few locations, usually in Washington and Nebraska.
Host a Skillshop
To host a Skillshop in your area, the requirements are:
- A minimum of 45 students
- Provide a location with 4 rooms for the Skillshop
- Contact The SEE Center for a quote and more information
All instructors are experienced, trained teachers of Signing Exact English.
|Katie Birdwell: Experienced interpreter, Deaf education classroom paraprofessional, and teacher. Currently, an itinerant teacher working with students with hearing loss, consulting with their teachers, and participating in IEP meetings.|
|Kathy Bodewig: Experienced educational interpreter at the elementary level and community college instructor. Also does freelance interpreting.|
Alisa George: Experienced ESSE certified interpreter and instructor. Has worked at elementary & secondary levels. Coordinates and teaches S.E.E. classes for Family Conversations and Northwest School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children.
|James Kilpatrick: Assoc. Professor of Spanish at MO. Southern State University in Joplin; trilingual video relay interpreter; educational interpreter primary to university levels; medical interpreter; experienced SEE instructor; supervisor of Spanish medical interpreter interns and supervisor of foreign language teacher certification K-12.|
|Christy Kilpatrick: SEE Trainer of Interpreters, Pre K -12 Sign Language Interpreter, and Freelance and Post-Secondary Language Interpreter. Currently researching The Use of SEE and CASE in the K-12 Classrooms.|
|Malina Lindell: Daughter of Deaf parents, Teacher of the Deaf, Interpreting Program Coordinator and educational interpreter with experience from preschool through post-secondary. RID's CT, CI and Ed:K12; from Pendleton, Oregon.|
|Barbara Martin: Experienced S.E.E. instructor and educational interpreter. Also does freelance interpreting. Mother of an adult deaf son. Active in legislative efforts to improve the quality of education for deaf students.|
|Kathy Maxwell: Career/vocational specialist for deaf and hard of hearing students, community college instructor, conference presenter.|
|Janeil McCrury: ESSE certified Teacher of the Deaf, Itinerant Teacher, and Parent-Infant Advisor for ages birth to 21; member of the Children's Ear, Nose, and Throat Clinic's cochlear implant team; experienced SEE instructor for families, student interns, and Regional Day School Programs.|
|Susan Morgan: Resource teacher of deaf and hard of hearing students, community college sign language instructor and presenter at education conferences.|
|Susie Ternes: Audiologist, sign language instructor, educational interpreter, sibling of a deaf adult.|
|Carol Turner: Experienced educational interpreter and community college instructor. Has conducted national and international seminars.|
|Suzette Wilhite: Experienced and certified at all levels teacher for the deaf, M.Ed. in literacy, curriculum and instruction, and ESSE certified. Developer and presenter of SEE staff development for several districts and regions.|