How do I do this right?

  • 04 Feb 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • VSDB VSDB Drive, Staunton, VA 24401


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VSDB and the VDOE Educational Interpreter Training Grant present...

"How do I do this right?: A quick review of ASL Grammar and ASL Register"

  Presented by 

Dr. Rhonda Jennings-Arey

.6 RID CEUs  

When: Saturday, February 4, 2017

           9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

Cost: VRID Members - $50.00

         Non-Members - $60.00

         VRID Students - $25.00

         VDOE Grant participants- Free


  • PRESENTER LOCATION: Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind: Yates Educational Building (1st floor Computer lab) Staunton, VA
  • STREAMED TO: Reynolds Community College: Parham Road Campus 1651 East Parham Road (Massey Room 220) Richmond, VA
  • STREAMED TO: South County Library: 6303 Merriman Rd. (Room 151) Roanoke, VA

Full information in attached flyer: flyer February 4 2017.pdf

Workshop Information: 

In this workshop participants will be introduced to the concept of ASL grammar and ASL register. After a brief overview, participants will have the opportunity to practice identifying instances of ASL grammar and register of a variety of types. Participants will also have the opportunity to practice incorporating ASL grammar and ASL register into their interpreting product. This training will be conducted in American Sign Language. Voice interpretation will not be provided.

Presenter Biography:

Dr. Rhonda Jennings-Arey has twenty years of teaching experience at the K-12 level. She worked at the Maryland Schools for the Deaf in both Frederick and Columbia before returning home to her alma mater, the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind in Staunton, Virginia. Rhonda has taught in elementary, middle, and high school, specializing in English and American Sign Language for Deaf students, hearing students as a second language, and hearing faculty and staff. At the postsecondary level, Rhonda is an adjunct at the Piedmont Virginia Community College and University of Virginia and has also taught at Blue Ridge Community College, Towson University, and McDaniel College. Rhonda Jennings has degrees in Deaf Education, Sign Language Education, Literacy Specialization, and Administration and Supervision. She recently obtained her doctorate degree in Post-Secondary and Adult Education. She is a National Board Certified teacher in adolescent and young adult language arts. She was the co-founder of VSDB’s ASL/English Bilingual Education Training program. She has an ASLTA certification at the qualified level and endorsement in ASL instruction through the state of Virginia. She is currently certified by RID as a Certified Deaf Interpreter where she works as a freelance interpreter for the state of Virginia.

To request accommodations or any other questions please contact Kathy Campbell ( or Tammy Fortune ( for further information.


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