Registration closes April 15, 2020

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Start time: 8:30 a.m.

End time: 3 p.m.


$50 for teachers and teacher consultants supporting students who are DHH


Please note that this workshop will now be held online.

This workshop, for teachers and teacher consultants supporting students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing (DHH), will focus on several technical aspects of American Sign Language (ASL), including structure, grammar, classifiers, and multiple meanings. Participants must have intermediate ASL skills. SCECHs are pending.

Participants will identify and apply:

  • ASL structure, grammatical features, and classifiers
  • Multiple meanings from English to ASL
  • Multiple meanings from ASL to English
  • Strategies for representing key vocabulary
  • Technical signs using ASL

Required Technology

This class will be conducted online via Zoom; participants do not need to have Zoom, but they must have internet access and a computer with a camera. Instructions will be provided beforehand on how to access the class. Attendees must be able to log into and participate in this class individually; this course is not conducive to group participation.


Camille Jeter-Lorello has a Bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts and ASL and a Master's degree in ASL Education from Gallaudet University. Camille has presented and conducted countless national and international workshops focusing on the theatre arts, interpreting, storytelling techniques, and ASL. With her passion for teaching, Camille taught as an ASL Literacy Specialist at the New Jersey School for the Deaf. In 2008, she proudly co-founded A.C.O.R.N. Deaf Theatre, which promotes, fosters, and emphasizes Artistic, Communication, Opportunity, Resources, and Nurturing as part of the creative process for youths who are DHH.

Natalie Grupido has 24 years of experience as an educator and mentor as well as an ASL coordinator, adjunct instructor, Deaf studies instructor, and administrator. Natalie has educated hundreds of individuals in preschool to postsecondary education, providing instruction in ASL, English, global studies, history, mathematics, and other subjects. Natalie earned an educational specialist degree and a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Gallaudet University, and earned her master's degree in special education - Deaf education (minor in DeafBlind) and educational administration certification from Michigan State University.

Cancellation Policy

Please note: A credit card payment is required to complete your registration and secure your slot for this event. MDE-LIO will issue refunds only for cancellations received no less than three business days prior to the event.

If you have a question or need to cancel, call MDE-LIO at 517-241-7083.

Contact Information

Stacy Guthrie