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Bedrock Literacy Curriculum Overview for School Teams

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American Sign Language (ASL) Learners in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia

School Teams and Educational partners, come join APSEA’s team of specialists in education for children and youth who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing to learn more about a pilot project applying the Bedrock Literacy Curriculum in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. This adult learning program is designed to share background information, reasons for supplementing provincial language arts curricula with this one, and a range of application strategies. This adult learning program gives you an opportunity to talk with APSEA’s experienced professionals in the field of Deaf and hard of hearing education who are actively trialing this project.

Why this curriculum?
Deaf students are usually expected to develop English literacy skills using curricula and strategies designed for hearing children. The Bedrock Literacy curriculum is designed specifically to meet the needs of students who are Deaf and use ASL as their primary mode of communication. With this curriculum, students learn from activities that work towards helping them develop effective communication skills in both languages. This approach begins with concept development that can more fluidly be translated into ASL and English languages.

Grounded in best practice in education for students who are Deaf or hard of hearing, join APSEA professionals introducing this curriculum pilot project to learn more. We look forward to seeing you!

Sue Ley and Lisa Weir
NS and NB Provincial Supervisors of Programs for students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing