For Educators

FAQs for Educators

Is there research to support using sign language in the classroom?

Why ASL and not made up signs?

Why do you think using sign language in a classroom is effective?

Do I need to become fluent in ASL?

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Watch this video about a school who infuses sign language into their daily curriculum.

Classes for

Daycares, Preschools and Elementary Schools

Hand in Hand classes come to you.
  • 20-30 minute sessions

  • Weekly or twice a month

  • Topics include classrooms skills, social skills and themed units (weather, colors, animals)

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Educator Workshops and Professional Development

Learn how to effectively incorporate sign language into your practice, and increase your ASL vocabulary.  There is also an option to learn a curriculum that fits your environment. Workshops are tailored to fit your setting or needs.  

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Signing Time Classroom Edition

The Signing Time Classroom Edition is geared for ages 3 – 9 (PreK – 3rd grade).  It contains 16 units, each organized around a dozen or more signs and contains fun activities for sign language practice.  Each unit includes teacher tips, sign reference guide, games, poems, songs, book lists and flash card sheets.

Preschool and Child Care Program

The Signing Time Preschool and Child Care Program gives you music, videos and easy-to-do activities that teach language and social skills through signing. This complete package contains all the resources you need to add music, movement, signing, and fun to your early childhood classroom, playgroup, or day care program. Includes 4 teacher guides, each with 7 themed units, DVDs and CDs, reference posters, and hundreds of printables.

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