Tailgating at Tyler Junior College: A Sports Signs Workshop


Saturday, October 6, 2018 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
(After TJC ITP Open House 10 – Noon & Lunch on Your Own)

By Coach Patrick Grona: A highly motivated teacher/coach with over 30 years of teaching and coaching (Deaf & hearing athletes) experience in private, public, and secondary institutions. Currently adjunct professor of ASL I at TJC’s ITP who is also responsible for setting up fun events to improve students’ learning of ASL and provide social interaction between people who are Deaf, hard of hearing or hearing.

.3 TX BEI Ethics CEUs Approved. (RID via PINRA)

Target Audience: ITP students, ASL students, interpreters, coaches, Deaf Ed. teachers seeking sports signs knowledge

Presenter’s Description: Sports are one of the powerful bonding forces in the Deaf community and there have been many great Deaf athletes who have excelled in many sport games. With athletics in residential, mainstreamed settings as well as in colleges, universities, as well as in Deaf athletics such as local, national and international levels (American Athletic Association of the Deaf (AAAD, Deaf Olympics, etc.), it is critically important that interpreters or anyone involved with the Deaf athlete(s) communicate effectively well using sport signs in ASL. This workshop will be a fun filled with sport games and activities as well as learning new sport signs within the sport itself.

Where: Tyler Junior College Apache Rooms 3 & 4 (Rogers Student Center off Baxter St./Lake St.)
1400 E. Fifth Street, Tyler, TX (physical address)

Cost: Early Bird by Sep 24, 2018 After Sep 24, 2018
Students $10 $15
All Others $15 $20
must include valid student ID

Contact: Presentation is in Sign Language. Accommodation requests must be received by Sep 24, 2018 by contacting Rhonda McKinzie, otherwise, there is no guarantee of accommodation availability. Profits go to TJC ITP. Contact Rhonda McKinzie for more information and cancellation policy. [email protected] 903-510-2774

Mission Statement: To provide a comprehensive collegiate experience that is anchored in the rich traditions of a quality education, vibrant student life and community service. Accreditation: Tyler Junior College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Tyler Junior College. General inquiries about Tyler Junior College admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs or other offerings should be directed to the College and not the Commission. Tyler Junior College gives equal consideration to all applicants for admission, employment and participation in its programs and activities without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or limited English proficiency (LEP). Tyler Junior College respects the legal rights of each person to work and learn in an environment that is free from unlawful sexual discrimination including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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