Presented at the 2022 Summit

ASL Conceptual Blending Using Visual Media

0.1 CEUs, PS

In this workshop, we will explore ASL and Film Language, both of which are fully animated and include rich visual details. Visual media, such as film and photographs, will serve as a tool for identifying and applying conceptual blending in ASL. You will learn about surrogate space and ASL verb types and structures. In small groups, you will practice translating visual media into ASL using conceptual blending and other ASL features.

Workshop Curriculum

  1. 1
    • Welcome

    • Workshop Handout

  2. 2
    • Workshop

Reviews from The Summit

Average Rating

4.9/5.0The activity provided opportunities to develop skill and/or awareness.

4.9/5.0The learning materials used were effective and complimented the goals of the activity.

4.9/5.0This activity will contribute to my professional growth.

4.9/5.0The instructor interacted with the participants in a professional manner.

  • Summit Attendee

    Thank you so much! I loved the visuals and the breakout rooms and practice for surrogate and classifiers helped me realize that so much more can be understood and enjoyed if the facial expressions along with classifiers are used more. The picture/story becomes clearer for the Deaf

  • Summit Attendee

    This was fabulous! Wonderful workshop, I really enjoyed taking in these ideas for practice.

  • Summit Attendee

    Short, sweet , to the point and very informative. It's nice to put names to the things we already do but now it makes it easier to talk about with our colleagues. Thanks for a great workshop that kept us moving even at the end of the day. Very enjoyable and fun.

Meet Your Presenter

Educator, Deaf Performing Artist

Jason Norman

Jason currently is teaching Pre-Kindergarten at ASL and English Lower School (PS 347). His background includes being a full-time ASL instructor at Boston University, an ASL performer, consultant, and workshop presenter.  While living in NYC, he has taught Deaf and hearing students with Deaf parents in ASL Arts and Mathematics at PS 347. He holds a Master's degree in Teaching ASL as a Foreign Language from Columbia University. He also has a Master's degree from McDaniel College in Deaf Education. From 2002 to 2009, Jason worked as an ASL advisor at Juilliard, for the annual theatre interpreting program.
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