This is to announce that National American Sign Language and English Bilingual Consortium for Early Childhood Education Summit X will be held at Indiana School for the Deaf, Indianapolis, Indiana on April 4-6, 2019. Please see the attached copy for further information.
Video Transcript (Downloadable .pdf link): If you are a classroom teacher, support staff, administrator, service provider and work with Deaf children, come to share and discuss opportunities possible for our Deaf children to thrive. Indiana School for the Deaf will host National American Sign Language and English bilingual ECE Summit for professionals who work with Deaf children from birth to 8 years old. Our theme for the ECE Summit is moving body, mind, and heart. This is an opportunity for the professionals to gather and share ideas to enhance our knowledge in the ECE field. It takes the body, mind, and heart to move things possible for our Deaf children. Each component is perceived to be vital for professionals and Deaf children. For example, “body” according to a professional’s perspective, is essential because it symbolizes being present for the Deaf children to share appropriate language for the child. “Body” according to a child’s perspective could mean to move physically and boosting cognitive ability is believed to associate with physical movement. Mind is a ultimate tool for everyone involved with young children. For example: bilingual strategies in the classroom or acquiring ASL for children at home with Deaf Mentors. The heart is the foundation of our movement with children and their home, school, and community. The ECE Summit will be held on April 4-6, 2019. If you need more information about ECE Summit, go to the following websites: www.bilingualece.org or www.deafhoosiers.com. For those who is interested to attend the ECE Summit, we encourage you to reserve a hotel room soon. Sheraton Hotel is located in Indianapolis and is connected to The Fashion Mall at Keystone which makes it convenient for shopping or eating after hours. Bus will be provided from the Sheraton hotel to the ECE Summit at ISD. Be aware that the Sheraton hotel will be accepting reservations until January 8, 2019 to obtain our special room rate. If you need more information, refer to the website: www.bilingualece.org.
Call for Papers
We are open for application to present at this summit. Please download the Call for Papers (.pdf file) and fill in your information. Additional instructions are provided in this pdf.
General Schedule of Summit: Thursday, April 4, 2019: 6:00 pm-9:00 pm Friday, April 5 & 6, 2019: 7:45 am - 5:00 pm
Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing at 8787 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis, IN 46240 Room rate is $139per night excluding taxes until January 8, 2019. Transportation will be provided from the hotel to ECE Summit at Indiana School for the Deaf. Link for reservation: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/IndianaSchoolofDeaf
Transportation: Indianapolis, Indiana Airport (IND) about 40 minutes drive to the hotel; 30 minutes to Indiana School for the Deaf.
Indiana School for the Deaf
1200 E 42nd St, Indianapolis, IN 46205
SUMMIT REPRESENTATIVES: Kimberly Kause and Melissa Cassel Emails: