ASL Online and ASL Office Hours

ASL Office Hours – how are we doing?

We would like your input – please click on the link to a short questionnaire about the ASL Office Hours. Your feedback is invaluable and welcome at any time!
To learn more about ASL Office hours, go to our website or check out the ASL version.
ASL Online Winter 2020 now open for registration!

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new ten-week ASL online course for beginners. This is the same program that was offered in the fall, those of you who have already attended need not apply.

The courses offered are:

  • one class for the DHH students, running on Tuesdays 1 pm to 2 pm. The first lesson starts on January 7th. The course concludes on March 10th. To register your student, click here: ASL Online Winter 2020 – Students
  • one class for the professionals working with the DHH students. The class will run on Thursdays 3:15 to 4:15. the first lesson starts on January 9th. The course concludes on March 12th. To register, click here: ASL Online Winter 2020 – Staff

The registration closes on December 13th.

The DHHCW 2020 registration is now open!


We’ll start the week with the Wild Education and Soccer Camp on Education Day (for DHH students from out of town districts, grades 6 and up), Monday, April 27th, 2020. At the same time POPDHH will also be hosting the 2020 TDHH Itinerant conference. More details about the conference will be available in the upcoming weeks.

The Optimist Competition will take place on Tuesday, April 28th, and we will conclude the week with the Friendship Day at the New West Trampoline Park, open to all districts.

Details for each day (there will be more updates as we get closer to the event):

Registration information, forms and deadlines


What’s POPDHH Been Up To

ASL Round Table in Salt Lake City – Nov 7th to 9th, 2019

ASLRT November 2019 – Canadian Educators

Terry Maloney and John Warren visited Salt Lake City, Utah, to attend the American Sign Language Roundtable (ASLRT) conference November 7th to 9th, 2019 at the Jean Massieu School of the Deaf. 

This conference is intended to bring in specialists providing ASL instruction to deaf and hard of hearing students.  This allows these specialized professionals to share ideas and advance the field of ASL as a heritage language. The group also discussed how to best address the needs of deaf and hard of hearing students they serve.

Terry and John had an opportunity to meet professionals in the field from across the States, and also for some great networking benefiting our outreach services.
For more resources for the ASL students K -12 check out the ASL-CIA website,  about the American Sign Language Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessments.

ASL Activities – Okanagan Nov 20 and 21, 2019

ASL Activities November 2019 – Okanagan

On November 20th and 21st, Alana, Terry and John visited several communities in the Okanagan to present an ASL workshop, promote inclusion and develop an understanding about the strengths and solutions to barriers our Deaf and Hard of Hearing students may face. John and Terry shared their love of ASL and features of Deaf culture to over 100 students. The tour included visiting 20 Deaf and Hard of Hearing students and 4 full classes. We also collaborated with Provincial Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services to provide a DHH Family night, and an opportunity for parents to meet and share resources and questions. At the same time, the students participated in a fun Science Centre presentation with their siblings. We concluded the event with a pizza dinner with the participating families. We look forward to organizing another ASL Activities visit soon. If you are interested in hosting an ASL workshop in your community, please contact

Math Webinar – Nov 29, 2019

POPDHH sponsored a DHH Math Research Webinar,  presented by Taylor Hallenbeck (doctoral research assistant, DHH person, and TDHH) and Jennifer Thom (UVic Associate Professor of mathematics education, former Richmond School Teacher, and mother of a 14 year old DHH son). Thirteen Deaf education professionals province-wide joined the webinar to learn about the research topic- Investigating D/HH Students’ Mathematics in Mainstream Classrooms – and to discuss how the findings can support the work of the BC Ministry of Education, school districts, teachers, students, and parents of DHH students.

Jennifer and Taylor would like to hear your feedback and input into the topics of their research. Please click to complete the feedback form here, even if you didn’t attend the webinar.

Upcoming Events

EASE Workshop – Dec 12th, 2019 – Okanagan and Vancouver Island

TDHHs and support staff from the Okanagan and Vancouver Island will have an opportunity to participate in a day of hands on learning and discussion to:
  • Learn about anxiety and how it presents at school
  • Discover ways to integrate anxiety prevention tools into regular classroom routines
  • Get hands-on strategies to help students: Recognize helpful & unhelpful thinking; Take brave steps to face a challenge; Use relaxation skills to dial down strong emotions & build resilience
EASE (Everyday Anxiety Strategies for Educators) is not a program, rather a collection of evidence-informed anxiety management and resilience – building classroom strategies for use with students in grades K-7. These stand-alone activities align with B.C. curriculum and are designed to benefit all children by fitting into existing classroom routines and practices. EASE anxiety literacy workshops and classroom strategies were co-created by the Ministry of Children and Family Development and Anxiety Canada – and with a lot of help from educators!

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