For my learning project, I have decided to learn American Sign Language. I decided to choose this for my project because I feel like it is a useful skill to have, especially in the classroom, and it is something that I have always wanted to learn. Right now, I only remember a little bit of the alphabet from when I was taught when I was younger.
For this project, I will be using the website lifeprint.com, which features what’s called the “ASLU” — American Sign Language University. Within this site there are lessons and units which range in difficulty and are sequential. The lessons feature videos, as well as clear objectives and targets for each lesson. I plan on following these lessons while adding and taking out what I feel is necessary. For example, the first lesson doesn’t teach the alphabet, but I want to learn the alphabet first before I continue. I hope to reach at least the 15th lesson by the end of the term. I’m really glad to have found this resource, which will allow me to keep track of my progress, and which I could use in a future lesson plan. I’m really excited to get started on the project and see just how proficient I can be in ASL by the end of the term!