Saturday, August 20, 2016

August 22, 2016 is another special day for the PDL - it is the annual Parent - Deaf Child Encounter.  This activity is a wonderful opportunity for the PDL and ANHS to meet with the parents and guardians of our Deaf learners!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

September Deaf Leaders
"The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly." —Jim Rohn

       One inspiring quote we remember about Deaf is the line, the only disability in life is a bad attitude.  We share this important thought of helping our learners realize their potential as leaders in their own simple ways.  In our aim help our learners realize their potentials as future humble leaders, the PDL started the program of having monthly Deaf leaders.  OThe program began last year with the simple aim of having a point person who will disseminate information, remind Deaf learners, inform the PDL office of Deaf concerns.  In the first year of implementation last school year 2015 -2016, Monthly Deaf leaders were  chosen based on their length of stay in ANHS.  
       The program allowed for smooth flow of information between and among Deaf learners and SLIs to the PDL office.  This year, all Deaf learners are given the chance to serve as Deaf leaders, they are expected to have short monthly meetings with the PDL Moderator and with their SLIs.  Initially our Deaf learners felt that the task is of Herculean proportions, but on the third month of implementation last school year, Deaf learners were excited to serve as leaders for their classmates. Our student Deaf representative last school year, Mr. Ferdie Genoguin shared Deaf learners were happy to be Deaf leaders because they are able to prove their capacity as potential leaders. 
      Our Sign Language Interpreters (SLIs) shared during the evaluation of the activity done in March and June 2016, shared that Deaf learners find the responsibility challenging.  This school year, after the feedback session, the PDL team decided to assign Deaf leaders based on their alphabetical listing, and alternating male and female students every month. 
       To our Deaf leaders, thank you for all your help. 
              Deaf Leaders for August

Evelyn C. Gatapia
Glydhl Mae L. Fernandez
Rio Shielo H. De Leon
Hannah M. Saur
Mariel H. De Leon
Cammille M. Celestra
Dr. Susan Lane - Outlaw delivering one of her presentations to the group.
Miss Nora Shannon doing a class demo of one of the activities.

Mr. Noel working on his Science Curriculum

DLS - CSB team discussing and working on their Grade 7 Curriculum

Our ANHS Faculty members during one of the sessions by Miss Nora.

Mr. Noel Que presenting his Grade 7 Curriculum Guide

Miss Ria (middle)  with Miss Susan (L) and Miss Nora (R)

The group posed for the "traditional" wacky shot after the 5-day training.

(L-R) Mr. Noel, Miss Nora, Miss Ria, Miss Susan, Miss Tetchie and Miss June ham it to the camera.

Miss Nora Shannon and Dr. Susan Lane -Outlaw are two of the most generous and insightful educators for the Deaf who have been helping the PDL all these years.  The partnership which began in 2011 continue to inspire the ANHS PDL team all these years.  
      Last June 27 - July 1, the competent team of PCEN through Miss May Cabutihan and Miss Tetchie Dela Torre, invited three members of the ANHS Faculty Mr. Noel I. Que, Miss Ria B. Aguilar and Miss June R. Domingo, to participate in a five-day curriculum mapping and Bilingual Education Training at DLS - CSB from June 27 - July 1, 2016. 
       The curriculum mapping and training is primarily aimed at preparing the DLS - CSB team for the new challenges of a model high school in two years.  It was an opportunity, as well, to exchange ideas and strategies in handling Deaf learners in different classroom settings. 
        The work for Deaf education is endless, but with the help people from PCEN, Miss Nora, Miss Susan and all the brains and brawn behind the five-day workshop, we are certain that the challenges we have to overcome will be lighter.