We are happy to announce the launch of a new online learning module today! Module 2, The Seven Principles of PTASL, is now available on-demand via DBI Moodle. If you have an account with us, the module will appear on your Dashboard when you next login. If you are new to DBI Moodle, one-time registration is FREE. Sign up today!
About DBI Module 2: The Seven Principles of PTASL
This online module outlines core principles of protactile communication. It also provides some background about how these principles were developed and how they are intended to be used as an educational resource. Videos and text descriptions are provided to illustrate proper application of the principles. This module is meant to pair with the recently published document, ProTactile Principles.
According to Jelica Nuccio and aj granda, "Protactile philosophy has grown out of the realization that DeafBlind people’s intuitions about tactile communication are stronger than the intuitions sighted people have. This realization has changed the way we communicate with each other, the way we work with interpreters, and more generally, the way we live. We call this way of life and the principles and practices that shape it, 'protactile.' Protactile ASL has been growing slowly in our community and as that has happened, we have developed a framework for sharing that knowledge." This framework has come out of a decade of experience Nuccio and granda have had as teachers and their cultural understanding of the evolution of the protactile movement. This content is meant to provide a basic foundation for future modules that will explore more about the linguistic evolution of this emerging language.
NOTE: To learn protactile ASL, you have to actively participate in a protactile community and seek out DeafBlind, protactile teachers; there is no substitute for community immersion and hands-on experience. However, we hope that this module will help you explore and share the protactile world.
Module #2 Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to...
Who is this for? Interpreters, VR Professionals, Interpreter Educators
What is a module? A 60-minute online workshop
Where? Online, via free DBI Moodle account
When? Anytime*** (see info about CEUs below)
How much? Free!
This module is open to all and is available for CEUs. In order to receive CEU’s, you will be required to complete pre- and post-tests. 0.1 CEUs in the category of Professional Studies will be offered by the Regional Resource Center on Deafness at Western Oregon University, an approved RID CMP and ACET sponsor.
***CEUs: CEUs will be submitted to RID quarterly. Please hold any questions about CEUs until after the end of the quarter. The quarters DBI follows are January-March, April-June, July-September, October-December. All CEUs for the first quarter (October 1-December 31) will be posted the first week of January, 2019. If requested, a certificate of completion will be sent after CEUs have been posted.
The goals for the DBI Module Series are: