ALEX Learning Activity

  

'Sign Up' for This Job

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  This learning activity provided by:  
Author: Carole Murray
System:Vestavia Hills City
School:Vestavia Hills High School
  General Activity Information  
Activity ID: 2093
Title:
'Sign Up' for This Job
Digital Tool/Resource:
Indeed Job Search Site
Web Address – URL:
Overview:

Students will research jobs/professions using American Sign Language. They will identify and list various types of jobs/professions and the cities and states where these jobs are most concentrated. Students will identify a job in which they have a personal interest.

This activity was created as a result of the World Languages COS Resource Development Summit.

  Associated Standards and Objectives  
Content Standard(s):
American Sign Language
ASL (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level I
6) Connect with other disciplines while using American Sign Language.

a. Students talk about topics from other school subjects using ASL.

b. Locate cities, states and countries where ASL is used.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Connections
Modes Of Communication:
Interpretive Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • talk about topics e.g., animals, weather, and food, from other school subjects using ASL.
  • locate cities, states, and countries where large Deaf populations are located and ASL is used.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • ASL vocabulary for other school disciplines.
  • ASl vocabulary for other school topics.
  • ASl vocabulary for cities, states, and countries where ASL is used.
  • why ASL is used in those cities, states, and countries.
  • which African nations ASL was spread into by Andrew Foster.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • use ASL to refer to other school disciplines.
  • use ASL to talk about topics from other school subjects.
  • locate cities, states, and countries where ASL is used.
  • identify why ASL is used in those cities, states, and countries.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • Proficiency in ASL is a vehicle to gaining knowledge that can only be acquired through that language and its culture.
  • ASL can be used to learn all school subjects.
  • Learning ASL can reinforce their knowledge of other disciplines and topics.
  • ASL is not universal, but is used in many locations in the world.
American Sign Language
ASL (2017)
Grade: 7-12
Level I
10) Communicate using American Sign Language within the classroom and community.

Examples: Communicate with Deaf guest speakers in person or virtually.
Identify professions that utilize American Sign Language.

Unpacked Content
Goals:
Communities
Modes Of Communication:
Interpersonal Mode
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • receptively understand and expressively sign comments and questions to Deaf speakers within the classroom, via videophone/device, or in the community.
  • identify professions in which American Sign Language is required.
Performance Descriptors:
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • ASL vocabulary for asking yes/no and 'wh' questions.
  • ASl vocabulary for making comments or answer questions.
  • ASl vocabulary to receptively understand the answers to those questions.
  • strategies to recognize the topic being discussed.
  • strategies to ask for clarification.
  • strategies to navigate a website to find professions requiring American Sign Language .
  • strategies to navigate a website to find professions which require the knowledge of American Sign Language.
Skills:
Students are able to communicate effectively in person or via video phone/device using questions, statements or comments.
  • identify and list professions utilizing American Sign Language.
  • Understanding:
    Students understand that:
    • ASL is used daily by Deaf people as their primary and preferred mode of communication across all parts of their lives.
    • ASL can help one better understand the world around them.
    • The study of ASL expands one's opportunities.
    • ASL is a tool to connect with the world.
    • interacting with native users helps increase language and culture skills.
    • ASL is a life-long learning tool for communication throughout their personal and professional lives.
    Learning Objectives:

    Students will:

    • locate and list jobs/professions requiring American Sign Language.

    • identify major cities and states where American Sign Language jobs are concentrated.

    • identify a job/profession in which they have a personal interest.

      Strategies, Preparations and Variations  
    Phase:
    During/Explore/Explain
    Activity:

     

    Introduction

    *Lead a discussion to identify the students’ background knowledge of professions utilizing American Sign Language.

    *Discuss other jobs in which ASL might be useful, but not required.

    *Discuss which areas of our state might require more jobs using ASL and why.

    Student Activity

    *Give the students a list of job search engines (such as the Indeed Job Search Site) and ask them to search for American Sign Language jobs across the country.

    *Students locate at least five different types of jobs.

    *Students list them with the location and tell which certifications, academic requirements, and years of experience are required.

    *Each student will identify one job in which he/she has a personal interest.

    *Looking at the search engine(s), students find which location(s) has the most jobs.

    *Students do a web search to see if there is a Deaf school (K-12) or Deaf University in those locations.

    *Report the results in their notebooks/journals.

    Follow Up

    *Discuss the jobs found.

    *Discuss which jobs were most interesting to the students.

    *Did they find jobs close to your school location?

    *Which certifications, academic requirements, and years of experience were generally required?

    *Where were most ASL jobs concentrated?

    *Were many jobs/professions in the educational field?

    Assessment Strategies:

    This activity can be assessed by having the students write the information in their notebook/journal. The teacher can monitor the progress as the students are working. This information can be further assessed by the follow-up questions to check that the students identified and listed multiple jobs/professions in different career areas. Check also that the student identified whether a Deaf school/university was close by in those cities.


    Advanced Preparation:

    Check the job search sites to make sure they are still functioning and that ‘American Sign Language’ is the correct search engine term.

    http://www.jobs.com and http://careerbuilder.com may also be used for search engines

     

    Variation Tips (optional):
     
    Notes or Recommendations (optional):
     
      Keywords and Search Tags  
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