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The PLAYground summer camp was developed by the Playful Learning Lab (PLL) at the University of St. Thomas, an undergraduate research group with a focus on learning through play. Through a partnership with a local school serving deaf and hard of hearing students, the PLAYground was designed to provide content to the deaf and hard of hearing community. Over the course of 8 weeks, 84 students were provided with materials that correspond with activities on the website. Each activity is accompanied with a lesson plan and video, both of which are available in English, American Sign Language, Spanish, and Arabic. Students participating in the PLAYground also had the option to meet with camp counselors via Zoom weekly to build community and create together.
Monson, Emma; Schumacher, Krista; and Thomas, AnnMarie
"The PLAYground: An Online Summer Camp for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children,"
Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities: Vol. 24
1, Article 7.
Available at: https://repository.rit.edu/jsesd/vol24/iss1/7
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