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10
The Woods
merican Sign Language (ASL)
interpreting students at William
Woods University are leaving the
classroom for an education that goes
beyond lectures and textbooks.
Melanie McKay-Cody
, a Deaf ASL
instructor, is taking her students into
the community through hands-on
feld trips designed to help students
better understand and retain
the material.
The students visited Tractor Supply Store
to learn signs for agricultural tools and
farming and Wal-Mart to learn signs for
food. They also planned to attend sport-
ing events, and visit an arts and crafts
store and the drivers’ license bureau.
“These feld trips give us a new setting
and subject to explore,” said
Justin
Beyer
, a senior from Linn, Mo. “It’s not
sitting and watching; it’s being out
there and interactive.”
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