Noah Buchholz is a PhD student in Religion & Society at Princeton Theological Seminary and lecturer in the Program in Linguistics and Council of Humanities at Princeton University. Previously, he served as Assistant Professor of American Sign Language and Deaf Studies at Bethel College. His research interests include liberation/political theology, postcolonial/decolonial theory, critical geography, and Deaf studies. He holds a BA in Classical Languages and Biblical & Theological Studies from Wheaton College and an MDiv and ThM from Princeton Theological Seminary. In addition, he is a Certified Deaf Interpreter and ASL-English translator. He also travels performing his ASL literary works and speaking on a wide variety of topics.
Transforming Deaf Education through Promoting Equity
Providing Deaf children with equal access to education is far from enough; what they truly need is equitable access to education. This presentation explores the heuristic distinction between equality and equity and its importance for advancing Deaf education. I will integrate my research on the theoretical concepts of equity and justice and my personal education journey growing up in a Deaf school and public school and attending college and graduate school as the only Deaf student there.
- Participants will be able to explain the heuristic distinction between equality and equity
- Participants will learn how to analyze Deaf education through an equity lens
- Participants will be able to discuss at least three different ideas for promoting equity in Deaf education
Interpreting Children’s Stories
Children stories are everywhere! Home, school, library, bookstore, church, you name it. Children’s stories may be difficult to interpret because they are full of rhymes and word plays in English. This workshop teaches how to develop a storyteller’s voice and translate children’s stories into ASL without losing their linguistic taste. This workshop also offers different ideas how to ensure that Deaf children do not only learn ASL but also English through listening to stories like their hearing peers.
- Participants will be able to explain five important elements of storytelling
- Participants will be able to evaluate at least three strategies for ensuring that Deaf children learn English through listening to stories
- Participants will be able to discuss at least three activities for preparing to interpret children’s stories