EDUCATION

Samantha Bragg

Conservation Corps Coordinator, CorpsTHAT

Location:

Baltimore, MD, USA

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Interests:

Outdoor and Environmental Education, Conservation Issues, DEI issues in the Outdoor Industry, Environmental Policy, Park Interpretation, Public Land Access, Backpacking Instructor, Flora and Fauna: Identification, Fundamental Ecological Principles, How Humans Affect the Landscape. To sum up, my passion lies in being an outdoor educator for the Deaf community!

I am CorpsTHAT's conservation corps coordinator. CorpsTHAT is a non-profit organization that seeks to support the inclusion of Deaf and hard of hearing participation in conservation corps and outdoor programs.

Heine Charisse

High School Science Teacher at Ohio School for the Deaf

Location:

Columbus, OH, USA

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Interests:

Science Education

I spend 80 percent of my time teaching HS science to 9th to 12th graders /developing bilingual materials in HS science. I taught Forensic Science using DeafTec curriculum I am on my way to prepare deaf/hard of hearing students for ACT in Science in Ohio through the partnership with NTID

Scott Cohen

Ph.D student, Georgia State University

Location:

Atlanta, GA, USA

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Interests:

STEM Education, Nature of Science, Science & Engineering Practices, Deaf Education, and Science Education

My research will focus on science teaching and learning for deaf & hard of hearing students, teacher of the deaf, interpreters, and STEM professionals.

Maggie Donaldson

High School Science Teacher, Rochester School for the Deaf

Location:

Rochester, NY, USA

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Interests:

Chemistry and Physics

I am currently a high school science teacher at the Rochester School for the Deaf where I teach Earth Science, Living Environment, and Forensics. As a teacher, my goal is to encourage our current Deaf generations to pursue a career in the STEM field.

Paul Glaser

Interpreter Education Specialist (used to be Math Teacher), Sorenson Communications

Location:

Seattle, WA, USA

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Interests:

Mathematics and Technology signs

I researched on Math signs and taught Math and Technology workshops.

Mandy Houghton

STEM Expert & Program Manager, The Center for Research & Training (CRT)

Location:

Boston, MA, USA

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Interests:

ASL, STEM, accessibility, life sciences, nanotechnology, language, bilingual education

Member of ASL STEM content developing team, ASL Clear. Work with teachers and interpreters to promote STEM ASL in Deaf Education. Upcoming CRT project collaboration is with the Center for Integrated Quantum Materials at Harvard University.

Jonathan MacDonald

High School Math and Science Teacher at British Columbia School for the Deaf

Location:

Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

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Interests:

Secondary Education

Teaching Math and Science classes to high school students.

Claire Roberts

Middle School Science Teacher at Michigan School for the Deaf

Location:

Flint, MI, USA

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Interests:

lab/field techniques

teaching Deaf and hard of hearing students science in the middle school

Michael Skyer

Senior Lecturer at Rochester Institute of Technology and PhD Candidate at University of Rochester

Location:

Upstate NY, USA

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Interests:

Qualitative Research; Multimodality; Axiology; Deaf Pedagogy; Deaf Research; Discourse Ideologies; Disability Studies

Currently working to overhaul theories of pedagogy in deaf education; particularly focused on issues of ethics with respect to deafcentricity, multimodality, and visuality with a strong interest in design thinking and aesthetics in material culture affecting deaf curriculum.

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