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Contact Information

  • laura.ramlal@springbranchisd.com 
  • Room 107, 104

About Me

I have been signing since childhood and I am so excited to continue the ASL program for Spring Branch!  This is my third year in the district and 8th year teaching ASL as a foreign language at the high school level.  I received my degree in Speech Therapy & Psychology from the University of Houston while furthering my study of ASL and Deaf Culture.  While attending UH, I tutored struggling ASL students and developed my passion for teaching.

CLASSROOM RULES

1. Be on time.

2. Show respect for  yourself and others. 

3. Be open to learning (participate!)

Voiceless Class & Culturally Appropriate Behavior(CAB) Grades:

In order for students to become successful at visual communication, I will not be using my voice during most of the class. 

  • During class activities and lessons, students will demonstrate Culturally Appropriate Behaviors by:
    • Communicating without voice.
    • Making eye-contact and focus on whoever is signing.
    • Actively participating(signing) with partners and teacher.
    • Using Deaf Culture attention getting techniques:
      • Raising hand for questions
      • Waving hand for attention
      • Tapping shoulder to summon someone
  • ​By immersing each other in the language and cultural norms, students will internalize the language and have fun doing so!

 

Student Resources

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ItsLearning

-Assignments, vocabulary videos, tutorials, and class resources found here.

How to login to ItsLearning from a district computer.

Logging in from home or iPad.

To reset your student password:

713 251- TECH (8324)

FlipGrid

*Requires class code to join.

-Used to submit video assignments.

Laura Ramlal

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CLASS SCHEDULE

A Day:

1st Period ASL 2 #107
3rd Period ASL 2 #107
5th Period Duty, CONFERENCE
7th Period ASL 2 #104


 B Day:

 2nd Period ASL 1                                                                    #107      
 4th Period ASL 1 #107
 6th Period ASL 3 & Study Hall #107
 8th Period CONFERENCE 




Make-Ups

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Make-ups will be after school by appointment.

The student must schedule the make-up on the day he/she returns to my class.

Tutorials

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Tutorials are available after school by appointment and online via ItsLearning.


Class Assignments & Homework

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Tips for success: The 4 Ps

  • Patience
  • Persistence
  • Practice
  • Purpose

Students who are patient with themselves and others, show up to class with purpose, actively practice on a daily basis, and persist when they are struggling will reap the benefits.  Participation is key!  Learning ASL is much like learning a dance, sport, or musical instrument; you must do it to learn it.  

Students who participate daily in the activities and lessons will excel because they are building muscle memory.

Practice the vocabulary and finger-spelling daily to build dexterity and muscle memory.

Pay attention in class: ASL is visual, you must listen with your eyes.

We will be using online resources for some assignments.