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Teaching and Learning ASL

Now Offering an ASL Class for the Anchorage Community!

NEW CURRICULUM ARRIVING IN JUNE 2018!

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ASL Concepts Curriculum is a Complete Language Learning Program Built for Students of All Ages.
 
EASY     EFFECTIVE     ENGAGING


Children Learning Sign Language

ASL Concepts Offers Quality Curriculum & Instruction

We offer a complete American Sign Language curriculum featuring teacher's guides, student workbooks, and visual manipulatives.  Our learning materials are fun and hands on! Our lessons are aligned with National ACTFL and ASLTA Standards.  ASL Concepts offers quality instruction for both Deaf and hearing students to develop their ASL skills, while also instilling ASL grammar, and knowledge of Deaf culture.  Don't just teach American Sign Language, open your student's eyes to a whole new culture! See how ASL Concepts can help you build a thriving American Sign Language Program at your school. With over 20+ years of experience, we can provide resources, instruct your students, or train your staff to develop your own successful ASL program. Contact us today!

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Featured Products

ABC Writing Workbook

ABC Writing Workbook

ASL Color Poster

Buy laminated 18" x 24" poster now for $15.00.

Are You My Mother Book

Are You My Mother? ASL Curriculum Book



Jessica Parker

Jessica Parker, founder of ASL Concepts, has 20+ years of ASL teaching experience. She holds a Bachelor's and Master's Degree from Dallas Baptist University and is nearing completion of her Ed.D in Curriculum and Instruction. She serves as an Executive board member of the ASL Honor Society as the Competitions Coordinator. She teaches ASL in Anchorage, Alaska and has first-hand exposure within the Deaf community as a CODA (Child of a Deaf Adult). With a passion for teaching and writing ASL curriculum, Jessica aims to develop successful ASL programs throughout the nation.

Josh Patton All artwork and illustrations created by Josh Patton. Josh has a business degree from Wayland Baptist University and has over 10 years experience creating and sharing his artistic vision with others. Josh specializes in creating original artwork such as business logos, t-shirt designs, posters, and more. For more information, or to get a quote for artwork, contact Josh at joshpatton@mail.com

Our Mission Statement

Together as a CODA brother and sister team, Jessica and Josh are committed to providing excellent curriculum materials, instruction, and advocacy to the field of American Sign Language.


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"Mrs. Parker has not just taught my children sign language, but she has opened their hearts and minds to a whole new beautiful culture. She has taught them through ASL to view the world in a more positive light."
-Parent of ASL Student

"My daughter loves ASL Club. In addition to German, signing is another way to communicate with friends. Thank you for offering this useful and important skill!"
-Parent of ASL Student


FAQs

What is ASL Concepts Curriculum?

ASL Concepts Curriculum is a K-12 ASL curriculum that uses literacy as a tool for teaching American Sign Language. The Beginning K-2 units are based on classic children's books and include ASL vocabulary, Deaf culture, ASL grammatical concepts, and literature.  

What is included in each intensive kit?

  • Each curriculum kit comes with:
  • Teacher's guide
  • Curriculum framework
  • Pictured vocabulary list
  • Classic children's board book
  • Supplemental visual materials related to the activity instructions
  • Resources include pre-made worksheets, weekly parent letters, assessments, and more

What levels are currently available?

More materials are currently being developed, but the following beginning K-2 materials are available now:

  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom ASL Curriculum (print and ebook)
  • American Sign Language ASL Writing Workbook (print and ebook)
  • Are You My Mother? ASL Curriculum (print and ebook)
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? ASL Curriculum (coming soon!)

How is ASL Concepts different than other ASL Curriculum?

ASL Concepts Curriculum is aligned with national American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) standards.  ASL Concepts is a ready-made curriculum for teaching ASL; it offers a step-by-step guide on how to teach each lesson, including: worksheets, parent letters, and assessments.  ASL Concepts curriculum gives students a complete understanding of Deaf culture, ASL grammar, and ASL literature.  

Is this ASL Curriculum approved by my school district?

Each school district has their own requirements for curriculum approval. ASL Concepts is aligned with the National ACTFL (American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages). A curriculum framework is provided for the unit and standards are listed at the top of each lesson.  

How would Deaf children benefit from ASL Concepts Curriculum?

Unlike most ASL curriculum, ours doesn't limit itself to teaching just vocabulary. It includes activity-driven lessons on Deaf culture, connections to the Deaf world, comparisons to other languages, and a look-inside the Deaf community. ASL Concepts is designed for students to have a deeper understanding of the language as a whole, and includes access to FREE signed videos of the stories, vocabulary, and grammatical concepts in ASL. Most deaf children already have a firm grasp on ASL, but don't understand the concepts. ASL Concepts is a perfect fit for teaching Deaf children ASL because of its focus on the language as a whole.  

Can I see a sample of ASL Concepts Curriculum?

Yes, click below for some samples of ASL Curriculum

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Curriculum Framework
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Lessons
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Worksheets


What if I don't like it?

ASL Concepts will exchange or accept return of a product within thirty (30) days of the date of purchase.  E-books are not eligible for refunds.  Please see above samples of the materials so you have a full understanding of what is offered.

Does ASL Concepts offer ASL instruction?

Yes, ASL Concepts offers ASL classes locally in the Anchorage, Alaska area. We offer ASL instruction to students K-8 as an after school class on Wednesdays from 3:15-4:15 at Rilke Schule. Click here for the flyer. Registration and payment is handled online. We also offer a credit class for 7-12th grade home schoolers on Mondays from 3:00-4:15 at 9312 Vanguard Dr., Suite 100. Click here for flyer. An ASL Class for the Community is available starting January 11th on Thursdays from 6:00-7:00pm at The Center on 4855 Arctic Blvd. Click here for flyer. Click below for information about available ASL Instruction.

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