Our 2013 Annual Conference is coming up
February 15 - 17, 2013
"The 1st 25 - Hands Across the Ages"
at the DoubleTree Deerfield Beach
100 Fairway Drive
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
ROOM RESERVATIONS: 800-624-3606
ask for the FASLTA group rate ($129/night)
Our 2012 Annual Conference
February 17-19, 2012 in Tampa, FL.
CLICK HERE to see what you missed!
Thank you to Sign Media for supporting FASLTA!
Who are we?...
American Sign Language teachers from all over the state of Florida. We teach in Universities, colleges, high schools, Deaf schools, hearing schools, and community education programs.
- Promote the use of American Sign Language as a second/foreign language
- Encourage respect for Deaf people, their community, and their unique culture
- Organize and share information among teachers of American Sign Language
- Encourage ASL teachers to pursue ASLTA certification
FASLTA welcomes the opportunity to help any members who want to set up regional workshops throughout the year. Please use the CONTACT US link.
- February 15-17, 2013 FASLTA Annual Conference; Fort Lauderdale
Certification for ASL Teachers in Florida...
Florida Department of Education and the Task
Force established by the state Legislature have established criteria for all
K-12 teachers of ASL in Florida. Teachers will need either ASLTA National
Certification, or completion of a set
of 6 specified college courses by July
1, 2009, in order to continue teaching ASL in K-12 schools. There is no "grandfather" provision
for existing ASL teachers.
Helpful note: ASLTA certification is done in 3 steps - Provisional, Qualified, Professional. The Professional level requires an in-person interview with ASLTA evaluators. ASLTA evaluations are generally done every two years during the ASLTA Professional Development Conference, and may be available more often via a local ASLTA Chapter.
UPDATE regarding use of the HOUSSE PLAN for ASL (2012)
HOUSSE is no longer an option for new ASL teachers to certify "highly qualified" status. It was accepted in 2009-2011. If you already HAVE the HOUSSE plan, you're "grandfathered in", but new teachers only have 2 options: ASLTA Professional certification, or FL DOE Endorsement (see info above).