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Edward Bart » Edward Bart

Edward Bart

Hi, I'm the American Sign Language instructor here at Lovejoy High School, as well as the lead of the World Languages Department.
I have a degree in digital media from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, and a BA and MA in English from the University of Texas at Arlington. I went through teacher training at the University of North Texas and Texas Woman's University, and am certified to teach Secondary School English Language Arts and Deaf Education in addition to my certification for my primary role of teaching American Sign Language. I am currently working on my doctorate in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education at Lamar University.
I have taught ELA to Hearing students and English to Deaf students. I've taught in various settings, from small charter-school settings to large suburban public school settings. Currently, in addition to teaching at Lovejoy, I teach college level ASL classes at other colleges in DFW, typically Tues/Thurs nights.
My academic area of interests are in American Sign Language literature with a focus on ASL poetry and Deaf people and Deaf Culture in media.
One important factor for my academic and professional successes is the fact that both of my parents learned sign language for me, helping me become a bilingual learner. I bring this experience to my ASL classes and to the World Languages department. 
Conference Presentations:
ACES University of Texas at Arlington March 2009
“Not Mouth Talk, You Know? Exploring the Literary Value of ABC Stories”
Voices College English Association National Conference 
San Antonio, TX March 2010
“Teaching ASL Literature in College English”
Trailblazing in the Humanities Community College Humanities Association National Conference
Dallas, TX October 2011
“Dual Credit Course: English and ASL”
The ASL Quartet American Sign Language Teachers Association DFW Workshop
Arlington, TX August 2013
"Teaching ASL Poetry" (brief clip shown above)
Out with the Old, In with the New American Sign Language Teachers Association DFW Chapter Conference
Arlington, TX April 2014
"The ASL Camera: Using Movies to Teach ASL"
Road to ASL Mastery American Sign Language Teachers Association DFW Chapter Conference
Arlington, TX August 2014
“Facets of the Deaf Perspective: Themes in ASL Literature” and
“Teaching Essential ASL Skills through Storytelling”
TCCTA 67th Annual Convention Texas Community College Teachers Association
Dallas, TX February 2015
"Providing Deaf Students More Support Where They Really Need It in the Classroom and Campus-Wide"
Teacher Share Workshop Texas ASL Educators
Austin, TX July 2016
"Teaching ASL Students How to Tell Stories" and "Essential Elements of ASL Art and Stories"
Interpreter Professional Development Workshop Tarrant County College
Fort Worth, TX November 2016
“Deaf Culture through ASL Art and Literacy”
Teacher Share Workshop Texas ASL Educators
Austin, TX, July 2017
“Perspectives Unit Plan: New Ways of Looking at the Deaf”
Collin College Interpreter Staff Professional Development Collin College
Plano, TX April 2018
"Understanding When They Understand: Expanding Effectively and Efficiently"
Purple/ZVRS Professional Development Workshop, Purple/ZVRS
Addison, TX January 2019
“English to ASL Translations in the VRS Setting”
Teacher Share Workshop Texas ASL Educators
Denton, TX July 2019
"ASL Phonology and Dyslexia”
Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference 2019
Las Vegas, NV February 2019
Poster Presentation “Trends in Media Representation of Deaf Characters: A Case Study” with Dr. S. J. Wright
American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences Conference 2020
Las Vegas, NV February 2020
Deaf Deaf Have? Developing a Criteria for Evaluating Deaf Representation in
Mainstream Film and Television” with Dr. S. J. Wright
American Educational Research Association Annual Conference 2021. Virtual Conference
"Seeing the problem: Analyzing representation of Deaf people and American Sign Language in mainstream media." Paper presentation

Deaf Studies 360 Deaf Studies Today! 2021 Virtual Conference
"Redrawing the boundaries of audism." Co-presenter with Drs. S. J. Wright and G. Lawyer