“What Did I Just Sign??? Analyzing Your Own ASL Product” by Sabrina Smith

  • 21 Apr 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Northern Virginia Community College 8333 Little River Turnpike Annandale, VA 22003

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

“What Did I Just Sign??? Analyzing Your Own ASL Product”

  Presented by Sabrina Smith, PhD

.6 RID CEUs  

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018

           9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Cost: VRID Members - $50.00

         Non-Members - $75.00

 VRID Students/Grant participants- Free

Location: NVCC

         8333 Little River Turnpike Annandale, VA 22003

         Building CN, Room 230

         Parking is open in Lot B or garage

Full information in attached flyer/registration: Due by April 16th!

Registration Form HERE

Workshop Information: 

This workshop deals with understanding your own ASL product and how to identify areas that need improvement. The workshop will allow interpreters to practice expressive interpreting with a focus on affect and accuracy in the interpretation process. The goal is to increase the participant’s expressive skills by giving them hands on practice then allowing them to go back over their original product and look for areas that need improvement.

The educational objective for this workshop is to teach the participants to be able to identify areas of weakness in their own product. In doing this they will be able to focus on those specific areas and improve on them. They will also learn how to understand the terminology that comes along with analyzing the interpreting process and how to apply it to feedback they get from test results.

Presenter Biography: Sabrina T. Smith, PhD

Sabrina Smith has been involved in the interpreting field for over 20 years. She is Nationally certified through RID: CI and CT, as well as NIC Master and Ed:K-12. She works as an educational interpreter and has been interpreting in the school system for over 17 years in elementary, middle and high school settings. She also works as a video relay interpreter with Sorenson Communications where she has been employed over 10 years. She enjoys encouraging interpreters of all levels and mentoring people across the United States. She works as a freelance interpreter, an instructor at local community colleges, and as a performing arts interpreter for theatre’s and concert venues in her area. She served as the Region II delegate for IEIS (Interpreters in Educational and Instructional Settings) from 2015-17. She has presented various workshops across the country, and also presented abroad in Peru helping to empower the Deaf community to seek interpreters for their children in mainstreamed schools. Feel free to contact her about mentoring, presenting, or just general questions about the field of interpreting at sabrinatempie.wixsite.com/aslterp

ADA Accommodations must be requested by March 13, 2017 contact Marla Pollack (mspollack@fcps.edu) or Paula Debes (pdebes@nvcc.edu) for further information by April 16, 2018.


"VRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities.This Professional Studies program is offered for 0.6 CEUs at the Little/None Content Knowledge Level."

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