South Central Service Cooperative Academic Courses
South Central Service Cooperative Academic Course
Crista Browne-Krosch is currently an instructor/facilitator with the South Central Service Cooperative. She has developed an interactive television (ITV) American Sign Language program working with over fifteen school districts in Southern Minnesota. In addition she provides instruction at both Bethany Lutheran College and South Central College. Prior to teaching with the cooperative, Crista taught with the Mankato School district at elementary level for several years. Her experience with American Sign Language and the Deaf Community stems from over fifteen years serving as a freelance and educational interpreter after completing the interpreter training program at St. Paul College. Crista holds a BA from Minnesota State University in Elementary Education and is licensed to teach American Sign Language.
Below is the course that South Central Service Cooperative is offering for the 2016-2017 Academic school year.
American Sign Language ASL
American Sign Language (ASL) is the language used by the Deaf Community in the United States. Students will learn both receptive and expressive skills necessary for beginning level communication with other signers (both native and second language learners). ASL I will focus on: fingerspelling, numbers, sign production/vocabulary development, conversational topics, facial grammar, sentence structure, Deaf Culture, and Deaf History.
Using the Model for Use in Setting Local Standards for Minnesota World Languages, the national standards covered in American Sign Language Level 1 are:
Goal One: Communication in Languages Other than English: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3
Goal Two: Gain Knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures: 2.1, 2.2
Goal Three: Connect With Other Disciplines and Acquire Information: 3.1, 3.2
Goal Four: Develop insight into the Nature of ASL and Deaf Culture: 4.1, 4.2
Goal Five: Participate in Multilingual Communities at Home and Around the World: 5.1
Purchase American Sign Langauge - Individual Student $927.00
Receptive Skill Evaluations
35% Class Participation
1) Participate! ASL is a participation language!
2) Sign! Use the target language!
3) Be Prepared! Come to class with a positive attitude, with your necessary materials.
4) Be Respectful! Of everyone and everything!
Work completed late will receive a reduction in points. 25%-one week, 50%-two weeks, 75%-three weeks. Any work not completed by the end of week three will be incomplete and marked as zero.
American Sign Language-SCSC Academic Student Course per student: $927.00
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Reaction from South Central Service Cooperative Course Participant
“ This class has opened my eyes to Deaf culture; and now I would like to pursue a career involving signing! "