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Classes, Workshops & Training

NMSD provides access to a variety of classes, workshops and training opportunities for both families and educators.

ASL INSTRUCTION

American Sign Language is a communication cornerstone for those that are deaf or hard of hearing. NMSD takes pride in offering comprehensive training in ASL in the form of classes, ASL Immersion and rural instruction for families and school programs.

ASL Immersion: July 2017

Session One: July 18 - 21
Session Two: July 25 - 28
Early Registration: 
Currently to June 9th for New Mexico residents
May 1 - June 9th for out-of-state residents 
Final Registration Deadline: June 10 - 23rd - Final registration for all
Registration Deadlines & Costs - See Brochure & Registration Form  
Click here for brochure and registration form in English

Inmersión en ASL: julio 2017

Primera Sesión: 18-21 de julio
Segunda Sesión: 25-28 de julio
Inscripción Temprana: 
Ahora – 9 de junio - Inscripción temprana para los que viven en Nuevo México
​1 de mayo – 9 de junio - Inscripción temprana para los que viven fuera del estado
Inscripción Final: 10-23 de junio - ¡Última oportunidad para todos de inscribirse!
Precios y fechas de inscripción- Haga clic en el enlace para ver el folleto y el formulario de inscripción.
Haga clic aquí para formulario de inscripción y folleto en español


LEARNING FOR FAMILIES

Family to Family Events are packed with family-relevant workshops and ASL learning activities for children and family members. Families of deaf and hard of hearing children mingle and learn in an informal environment, learning from energetic instructors. Workshop topics are chosen to address family-specific communication. While adults attend workshops, deaf and hearing children have a chance to play and learn together in a comfortable environment. Families also benefit from sharing their own stories with each other.

Family to Family Weekend: April 21-23, 2017
Early Registration: April 7, 2017
Final Registration April 14, 2017
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Fin de Semana de Familia a Familia: abril 21-23, 2017
Inscripción Temprana: abril 7, 2017
Inscripción Final: abril 14, 2017
Haga clic aquí para el formulario de inscripción y folleto en español 

LEARNING FOR STUDENTS

Learning Weekends give an opportunity for students in a region or from all over the state to come together for learning, fun and connection.  Students get new insight on academic content, the power of peer learning and self awareness. For more information about Learning Weekends, please contact Leah Gregg at (505) 476-6400.

CONNECTLearning Weekend for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Students (12 years & up)

CONNECT Weekend: May 5-6, 2017 

Final Registration Deadline: April 14, 2017 

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Fin de Semana "CONNECT": mayo 5-6, 2017

Inscripción Final: 14-abril-2017

Haga clic aquí para formulario de inscripción y folleto en español 


STUDENT SUMMER PROGRAMS Click here for more information.

THE NEW MEXICO DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CAREER EXPO 

The New Mexico Deaf and Hard of Hearing Career Expo is an annual event provided by New Mexico School for the Deaf, and open to all! The Expo includes learning activities for deaf and hard of hearing students, parents, and professionals provided by experts in the field of transition (life after high school) for deaf and hard of hearing youth, local employers, and employment agencies. 

For more information about Career Expo, please contact Susan Pepper-Jojola at (505) 476-6400.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR EDUCATIONAL TEAMS


Professional development workshopsare offered statewide upon request. These learning opportunities can bescheduled for groups large and small, with an emphasis on an individualstudent or at a school/district level.  Workshops focus on a wide rangeof topics specific to the education of students who are deaf and hard ofhearing such as IEP requirements/Communication Considerations Addendum,literacy, understanding hearing levels/amplification and theinterpreted environment. The workshops are geared towards educators,parents, family members, interpreters, classroom assistants, and otherservice providers who make up the educational team.

For more information about Professional Development offerings for educational teams, please contact the NMSD Educational Consultant who serves your school district.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR K-12 INTERPRETERS

NMSD has various opportunities for NM interpreters working in the K-12 setting. In an overall effort to increase the quality of interpreting services provided to deaf and hard-of-hearing students in New Mexico, we are committed to working with New Mexico school districts, supporting K-12 Interpreters with their skill growth and ongoing professional development. For more information, please contact Cindy Huff, (505) 476-6400, or Amanda Luján at (505) 476-6321.

Mentorship Flyer and Application
CECT Interpreting Mentorship Flyer
Mentorship for Educational Interpreters in NM - Application Form

Workshops are developed based on the needs of a student, interpreter, school, or district. Professional development will be customized to address interpreting skills and theory specific to working with deaf and hard-of-hearing students in their educational settings. Participants engage and apply learning through hands-on activities. This service is developed and provided at the district’s request.

Short-term residencies are offered on NMSD’s main campus in Santa Fe for 2-3 days. Work alongside, observe, and receive direct mentoring from the NMSD interpreting team! Take advantage of an immersion opportunity by being exposed to various signing styles through interactions with staff and students while also gaining hands-on interpreting experience.  Housing on campus may be provided if available at the time of residency. This opportunity can be requested by the interpreter and district.

Formal mentorships lasting seven months are available to graduates of Interpreter Training Programs, who hold Provisional Licensure, and who currently work as K-12 interpreters in the state of NM.  Selected interpreters will be assigned two mentors from the NMSD interpreting team. The mentorship includes customized and ongoing support, virtual meetings twice a month, skill assessments, onsite observations, structured skill development activities, and face-to-face mentoring.

New Mexico Commission for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Education and Professional Development Opportunities for Interpreters
A broad variety of education and professional development opportunities exist for signed language interpreters in New Mexico. Some are local, and others are offered through national organizations. 

CASA DEAF EDUCATION CONFERENCE

CASA is a must-attend biennial conference for parents, educators, support personnel, early interventionists, K-12 interpreters and community members involved in the education of children and/or students who are deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind. Pertinent and current information in the field of deaf education is shared with the specific need of New Mexico in mind. The gathering provides social and professional interactions to long-time members of the field and to those entering the conversation for the first time. For more information about CASA, please contact Cindy Huff at (505) 476-6400.​

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