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NWASLTA General Meeting, workshops, and a performance by local & upcoming artists.
All in ASL, no voice interpreting

Friday:  General Meeting, CT 212 
Saturday:  Workshop and then a performance 

Both days at PCC Sylvania, 12000 SW 49th, Portland with general meeting and workshop in CT 212 and the performance in Little Theatre.

See attached flyers for details.

See you there!!

click here for ASL Train Station Trip details

click here for Caboose Closing Show details


Save the dates! 
November 5th Friday & November 6th Saturday
Attached is the sneak preview flyer and another follow up flyer will soon be sent with more specific details. 
Please save the dates and we hope to see you!

click here for sneak preview details



NorthWest American Sign Language Teachers Association


Proudly presents the 1st workshop for 2010


“ASL CHAMP: How to Visualize classifiers

and Spatial Feature in ASL”


By Alisha Bronk, creator of ASL Champ

 With a special presentation by Betsy Burks, our Vice President


Saturday, February 6, 2010 from 9am to 4pm


Meeting & workshop will be conducted in ASL.

Voice interpretation not provided.


For Workshop Details & download form - click here

NWASLTA is thrilled to announce for the new officers 2009-11:
President: Eric A. Reed (EAR)
Vice-President:  Betsy Burks
Secretary:  KatyBeth Anthony
Treasurer:  Jenifer Davis
Congrats to all new officers!!!!
We will have more announcements in the upcoming year.
If you wish to become a membership, go ahead and click on the "Becoming a Member" icon on the left.  It is $15 for a 1-year membership starting from November 2009 and ending on November 2010.
Upcoming events to mark on your calendar:

Northwest ASL Teachers Association


New Officers Voting and General Meeting


Friday, October 23rd

6:00 – 8:30 pm

Portland Community College

Sylvania Campus

TCB Room 215

Portland, OR



It is time to vote for new officers and re-new membership dues. If any of you feel you want to become  President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, or Professional Development Coordinator, let’s show the spirit of NWASLTA and discuss new plans for the upcoming year!


Snacks will be provided



For more information, contact Eric A. Reed,


Welcome to our web site!

NorthWest ASL Teachers Association, NWASLTA, is a regional chapter of American Sign Language Teachers Association, ASLTA, the national certification organization of teachers of American Sign Language.  NWASLTA serves as a professional development and networking organization for ASL teachers in Oregon and southwestern Washington State.

NWASLTA was founded as NWSIGN, a chapter of the national Sign Language Instructors Guidance Network, in 1989.  NWSIGN changed its name to NWASLTA in 1996, when the national SIGN reorganization and changed its name to American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA).

There are so many reasons ASL teachers should work together. We hope to be a resource, a place to collaborate and learn, and an organization committed to making ASL a respected language in all edcuational settings. Please join us and share your unique knowledge and perspective so we can continue to grow. NEW Blog enables You  ALL to  post comments or questions to NWASLTA or other teachers. You can share lesson plans or just cool information surrounding the topics taught in the ASL Classroom that you  recently learned. Click here to go to the Blog page.

We are All connected...
promoting and Preserving ASL-PAH!
We invite you to visit us or attend an event. Our members are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the organization and how you can join.

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