Name: Hands-On Workshop
Who: All levels
When: You Schedule It!
Deaf Cultural Center (DCC) located at 455
E Park Street, Olathe, KS 66061
The DCC Hands-On Workshop offers an enriching and interactive
experience. This program helps introduce
children to the Deaf community as well as bridge the gap between the Deaf and
hearing communities. It is a wonderful
compliment to a DCC museum visit!
Our general Hands-On Workshop is a 1 hour program split into
three 20 minute activities: ASL Storytelling, a lesson in food signs, and
an art projet.
Storytellers are members of the Deaf community offer a truly a unique
experience for the children to observe sign language in action and interact as
they follow the story. During the food signs lesson the children learn a
variety of ASL signs for everyday food items such as fruits and vegetables. The art project is a fun and creative way for the children to make their
own souvenir while continuing to learn about the language and culture.
We also encourage our groups to take the museum tour after the
workshop. This includes a tour of our
mock living environment and an exhibit that showcases modern alerting devices
and technology that facilitate independence and safety in the home and is
always a highlight! The remainder of the
museum explores the Deaf community through an explanation of cultural and
linguistic history plus a look at the Kansas School for the Deaf through the
years. Through the museum tour,
participants will be exposed to some of the common misconceptions about Deaf
individuals and develop a greater understanding of, knowledge of and respect
for the Deaf community.
For troops looking to align their DCC visit into a specific Girl
Scout Journey, we also offer the following modified versions of our Hands-On
workshop. Note: If your DCC visit will be part of a troop Journey, please specify which one when scheduling your workshop.
Brownie Journey: A World of Girls
general Hands-On workshop, as described above, aligns with this journey.
Junior Journey: aMUSE Cadette Journey: Amaze!
The workshop is modified so participants learn ASL signs related to
theatre, learn about interpreting in a performance/theatre setting, and see
some examples of ASL theatrical performances.
Alongside the workshop, the museum tour addresses common misconceptions
associated with the Deaf community and helps participants begin to look beyond
stereotypes and recognize that Deaf people can do anything that hearing people
can do…except hear.
Cadette Journey: Media
This workshop is modified so participants learn ASL signs
related to communication and technology.
The museum tour also showcases various forms technology, new and old,
available to the Deaf community.
Senior Journey: Girltopia
Journey: Your Voice, Your World
We are in the process of
developing a workshop to address the importance of cultural and linguistic
respect, learn about the field of interpreting and how to work with an
interpreter, and discuss some of the laws and rights of Deaf individuals in
America. Initially, this workshop will
be offered once a year during Deaf Awareness Week (during the last full week of
September) and will be designed to accommodate large groups. (cost to register for this workshop not yet
$5 per Girl Scout with a minimum of 10 participants or $50.
Please note: we do ask for an estimate of your group size in advance,
however we will calculate the final cost based on the number of participants in
How to register: Contact the Deaf Cultural Center via
email or phone to schedule your Hands-On Workshop. firstname.lastname@example.org -OR- 913-782-5808.
Contact the Deaf Cultural Center via email or phone with any questions
about the Hands-On Workshop program. email@example.com
-OR- 913- 782-5808.
To learn more about the Deaf Cultural Center & William J Marra
Museum, visit us at www.deafculutralcenter.org and follow the Deaf Cultural
Center on Facebook.