Jayna DiGenova

Teaching and Leadership

Jayna DiGenova is a leader and teacher at Learn Together Lowcountry homeschool co-op in Bluffton SC

After growing up and working in Ohio, my family moved to the Lowcountry in 2005.  We have been here for a little over sixteen (16) years now and I cannot imagine a better place in which God could have blessed us to live on this Earthly journey.

I was a public school teacher for almost 17 years, fifteen (15) of those working with and teaching the deaf.  We took many trips to Gallaudet University and to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf during my teaching time in Ohio and about half of my students earned college degrees at some level, the highest being a Masters Degree.  I’m very proud of my former students and all they have accomplished!

When my daughter Eva was born in 2008, I knew immediately that I would homeschool. Eva is entering her 7th year homeschooling, mostly with Classical Conversations. It has been such a great journey and I often find myself realizing just how quickly this time is moving. This is our 4th year with Learn Together Lowcountry and 100% it is STILL our favorite day of the week!

We are thrilled to be a part of the Learn Together Lowcountry Community!

Classes

9:00 am

ASL FOR GRADES K-6

Building on vocabulary & rules learned for American Sign Language (ASL), we will begin incorporating these into weekly interactions & conversations.

Classes will cover finger spelling, vocabulary, facial expressions, body positions, & dialoging with each other.

We’ll watch some ASL videos of storytelling, play games, & learn new songs & poems. Students will be expected to be reviewing the vocabulary and practicing outside of
class as well.

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1:30 pm

ASL FOR GRADES 7-12

Students will be thrilled to see the speed at which they pick up this beautiful language with a conversational and inclusive class structure. We will also dive into the levels of hearing loss, Deaf Culture, book studies of famous Deaf people, group work and hosting our second annual “Deaf Awareness Day Breakfast.” Students will have monthly fingerspelling and dialogue ideas to be working on in class, as well as voice and sign interpreters in class. Review of vocabulary is a must in order to actively participate in class for a credit. As this class counts as a foreign language credit over two semesters, our ASL Boot Camp is required and included in tuition.

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10:00 am

Pack your suitcase (aka backpack) and travel the world each Friday as we journey through a new country at LTL. Learning about the people, their language, fun facts, the region, and of course food, students will see first-hand God’s world and the diversity in it!

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