- Instructor Certification Levels
- What do our Instructors teach and do?
- Requirements of becoming an Instructor
Academy Certified Instructors are adults from all walks of life who share a common goal: helping families harness the power of communication with American Sign Language (ASL) signs. Through skillfully delivery of Signing Time curriculums in classes and workshops, Instructors create an environment of learning and play that nurtures and strengthens families. Instructors share Signing Time with families and individuals in their community that have a desire to communicate using basic ASL signs.
Level 1 - Baby Signing Time Instructor - teaching parents with (or without) their babies and toddlers.
Level 2 - Advanced Signing Time Instructor - teaching parents, professionals, and children.
Level 3 - Master Signing Time Instructor - teaching parents, professionals, and children, presenting at conferences and other special events, and providing leadership and training to other Instructors.
What do our Instructors teach and do?
Certified Instructors may offer the following curriculums:
Introduction to Signing Time Presentations: a presentation on the benefits of ASL and Signing Time that can be offered in a variety of settings - parenting groups, childcare professionals, medical professionals, and so forth.
Signing Time Workshops: one workshop or a series of workshops for adults, lasting 90 minutes or more, like a "getting started" seminar on basic ASL signs for children and incorporating the supportive products from Signing Time.
Baby Signing Time Play & Sign class: "Mommy/Daddy & Me" format, weekly 45-60 minute classes for parents and children 3 and under.
Signing Time Classes: weekly 45-60 minute classes for children over three and parents. These can be adapted for virtually any educational setting, such as an after-school ASL club, a supplemental teaching time during the school day, a regular family activity, etc.
Instructors also have the privilege of selling Signing Time products in their community. Having a local contact person to purchase Signing Time products from makes it easy and convenient for families to build their Signing Time library!
Advanced and Master Level Instructors must have completed two or more formal courses in American Sign Language and provide documentation of all ASL training and background. All instructors go through an application process that includes passing a background check, and if applicable, submit other documents that demonstrate their commitment and ability to perform the duties of an Advanced or Master Certified Instructor. All Instructors will be called by their local Associate Director to help them get started and provide contact information in case they need support or guidance.
All Instructors operate their businesses as independent contractors and are not employees of Two Little Hands Productions.