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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 (ASL) 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. For more information, please contact (505) 476-6400.


ASL Immersion 2019

ASL CLASSES

ASL classes are offered in ten-week sessions each fall and spring, meeting once per week for two hours.

ASL Classes: Fall Session Santa Fe & Albuquerque

Santa Fe:  Sep. 24, 2019 to Dec. 10, 2019 6:00-8:00 PM
Albuquerque:  Sep. 26, 2019 to Dec. 12, 2019 6:00-8:00 PM

ASL Classes: Spring Session Santa Fe & Albuquerque
Santa Fe:  Jan. 28, 2020 to April 7, 2020 6:00-8:00 PM
Albuquerque:  Jan. 30, 2020 to April 9, 2020 6:00-8:00 PM

ASL Spring 2020 Class Registration deadline: Jan. 10, 2020
For brochure & registration packet in English click here.
For brochure & registration packet in Spanish click here.
To register online click here.
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ASL Immersion 2019


ASL IMMERSION

ASL Immersion is a concentrated program in ASL that allows participants to understand how it feels to depend on one’s eyes rather than one’s ears to communicate and interact with the world. Two ASL Immersion programs are offered each summer at the end of July. 

ASL Immersion: July 2019
Session One: July 16 - 19
Session Two: July 23 - 26

Inmersión en ASL: julio 2019
Primera Sesión: 16 - 19 de julio
Segunda Sesión: 23 - 26 de julio
 

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LEARNING FOR FAMILIES

Family to Family events are packed with family-relevant workshops and ASL learning activities for children and family members. Family to Family events include Family Workshops and Family to Family Weekend.

Family ECE 2019

FAMILY TO FAMILY WEEKEND


Family to Family Weekend is a fun and educational weekend for families with deaf and hard of hearing children. Family to Family Weekend gives parents, siblings and extended family the opportunity to enjoy learning together.

Family to Family Weekend: March 29 - 31, 2019
Fin de semana Familia a Familia: 29 al 31 de marzo de 2019

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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 gain new insight into academic content, the power of peer learning and self-awareness.


Connect 2019

CONNECT

CONNECT Weekend
is a learning weekend for deaf & hard of hearing students, ages 12 years & up.

CONNECT Weekend

Check back for dates

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STUDENT SUMMER PROGRAMS

Student Summer Camps provide new and creative opportunities for campers to try things they have not experienced. By doing so, campers will develop new interests that may pave the way to their future. NMSD’s summer camp creates a setting that promotes hands-on, experiential learning opportunities. It also offers a place where academic and non-academic activities come together in fun and adventurous ways.

Summer Camp 2019

NEW MEXICO CHALLENGE: STUDENT SUMMER CAMP

New Mexico Challenge: Student Summer Camp
is offered for two weeks in July, for preschoolers through grade 8. Summer camp includes outdoor adventure, including activities such as camping, biking, rafting, rock climbing, and swimming, in addition to students learning a new skill, such as photography bike repair, and stilt-walking.


New Mexico Challenge: Student Summer Camp - June 9-21, 2019 

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CAREER EXPO 

NMSD offers the NM Deaf and Hard of Hearing Career Expo, where deaf and hard of hearing students and parents obtain information on volunteer and job opportunities from local employers and employment agencies for deaf and hard of hearing youth.

career expo

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.

The New Mexico Deaf and Hard of Hearing Career Expo
Check back for dates.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR EDUCATIONAL TEAMS

Professional development workshops are offered statewide upon request. These learning opportunities can be scheduled for groups large and small, with an emphasis on an individual student or at a school/district level. The workshops are geared toward educators, parents, family members, interpreters, classroom assistants, and other service providers who make up the educational team. Workshops focus on a wide range of topics specific to the education of students who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Staff Training 2019

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR EDUCATIONAL TEAMS
Offered statewide upon request


For more information about Professional Development offerings for educational teams, click here.

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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.

Interpreters 2019

K-12 INTERPRETER INTENSIVE

The K-12 Interpreter Intensive is a three-day program designed for provisionally licensed interpreters working in K-12 settings in New Mexico. Participants engage in hands-on activities, learning techniques for self-assessment and skills-building exercises.

K-12 Interpreter Intensive - 
July 20-22, 2019

More details and registration information coming soon.


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CASA DEAF EDUCATION CONFERENCE

CASA gathering provides social and professional interactions to long-time members of the field and to those entering the conversation for the first time. Pertinent and current information in the field of deaf education is shared with the specific need of New Mexico in mind. 


CASA

CASA DEAF EDUCATION CONFERENCE

The CASA Deaf Education Conference 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.

The CASA Deaf Education Conference
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For CASA event details and registration information
click here.


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

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