Imagination Texas

Special Weekend Celebrating Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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#OutOfTheBox

This holiday season, Imagination Fort Worth wants you to think #OutOfTheBox. Each of our programs encourage children to let their creativity flourish through arts education. Share how you think #OutOfTheBox on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Imagination Texas

Friday, April 8th 2016 at 12pm to Saturday, April 9th 2016 at 3pm

300 Trinity Campus Circle

Fort Worth, TX

All workshops and performances will be held at Tarrant County College, Trinity River Campus. Hotel information can be found here.

Extended Deadline for Registration

Registration is now open online for Imagination Texas for Administrators only. Due December 4, 2015! Please keep in mind that this is a head count. We ask that administrators only register their groups.

Important Registration Announcement!

When your registration is received: an email will be sent to you before Christmas break with your rooming lists. Please note that the students and staff you enter on your rooming list will be the number of students/staff for which you will be invoiced. All rooming lists must be received by January 15, 2016.

T-Shirt Art Contest-Deadline January 15, 2016

Our annual t-shirt contest is back! The winner's design will be displayed on the official Imagination Texas shirt and various other promotional items throught the weekend. So take some time to review the guidelines (as they have changed) and create your design. Winner will be announced at the opening ceremony and monetary awards will be given as follows: 1st place- $75; 2nd place $50; 3rd place $25. So don't miss your chance to show your own imagination and creativity!

Funding

Funding is always a critical issue at Imagination Fort Worth. Without it, we wouldn't be able to provide students the unique opportunity of seeing such talented Deaf artists in action. For twenty-five years, the program has offered high-quality workshops with the best presenters available at a very reasonable cost. If you know of anyone in your area who would like to donate to the program, please contact us through our website. Please see the attached donation letter if you know of anyone willing to sponsor. Any amount is accepted. We would like to see this program continue another twenty-five years.

Students: Choose your songs!

We are happy to welcome Disc Jockeys Now to our dance this year! Students: we want your song requests! Click here to go directly to our webpage and submit your song requests now. Submit as many songs as you like. Please note: all requests are subject to review.

A Note to Program Interpreters

Interpreters will be provided for each workshop artist. This means program interpreters will be free to travel with their group. Thank you to the program interpreters who have helped us in the past.

Confirmed! Windell "Wink" Smith, Jr.

We are very excited to welcome Windell "Wink" Smith this year to Imagination Texas. Wink’s “Winkshops” (workshops) are presented nationwide. He has presented at numerous state, regional, national, and local conferences/agencies even online. You can see all the workshops he does here. We also hope to have him available for the first ever workshop for teachers at our weekend. We will update you further as we gather more information. For a taste of his storytelling skill, just watch him perform the loveable children's book, David Goes to School featured below.
David Goes To School

Confirmed! Kent Kennedy

We are proud to announce that Kent Kennedy will be with us again for Imagination Texas. You can find information about him here. A talented performing artist, he only scratched the surface of his comedic ability and ASL prowess for us last year.

Please see the Website

For the most up to date information on registration, t-shirt art contest, menus, artists, hotel, and any other tidbits, please consult our website. We are changing it weekly to include pertinent details for you.

Find us on the Web and on Facebook

You can find us on the web. You can also find us on Facebook.

Imagination Texas Planning Committee

Lauri McKay Bevan - Executive Director

Susie Hyman - Program Director

Kira Johnson - Production Manager

Cynthia Andrews - Curriculum Specialist

Dianne Fisher - Co-founder and Chair

DiAnne Allison - Program Supervisor, Denton RDSPD, Retired

Bobby Benefield - DARS Area Manager

Angela Belding - Program Coordinator - Brazos River RDSPD

Rhunell Burris - BEI Certified Level 1 Interpreter

Kristal Bullock - Administrative Assistant, Brazos River RDSPD

Holly Cates - Teacher for the Deaf, Irving ISD

Regina Davis - Sign Language Instructor, Tarrant County College

Cheryl Ferguson - Program Supervisor, Crowley RDSPD, Retired

Teresa Gonzalez - Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Texas Christian University

Donna Murphy - BEI Certified Level 3 Interpreter

Darenda Kirby - Assistant Director for AI/VI Services Fort Worth ISD

Sammie Sheppard - Coordinator for Sign Language Interpreting Program, Tarrant County College

Sonya Stephens - Teacher of the Deaf and Interpreter Coordinator, Fort Worth ISD

Susie Tiggs - State Lead for Deaf Services Region 11

Brenda Wellen - Teacher of the Deaf, San Angelo ISD/RDSPD