My Lips Are Moving But What Am I Saying? Analyzing Your English Product with Dr. Sabrina Smith

  • 28 Aug 2018
  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • 7945 Forest Hill Ave. Richmond, VA

VDOE Regions 1, 3, & 8 Educational Interpreter Training Grant and Richmond City Schools present:

“My Lips are Moving But What am I Saying???? Analyzing Your English Product”

  Presented by Sabrina Smith, PhD, CI/CT, NIC: Master, Ed: K-12

.6 RID CEUs sponsored by VRID

When: Tuesday, August 28, 2018

           8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

CostThis workshop is presented at no cost to K-12 interpreters

Location: Huguenot High School

         7945 Forest Hill Avenue

         Richmond, VA

Room number is Pending.  Participants will have to come through the main office and sign in, showing a driver's license, someone will be there to greet participants.

To Register: contact Sandra Blue,

FLYER HERE: Flyer Sabrina Smith 8.28.18.doc

Workshop Information: 

This workshop is the sister workshop to "What Did I Just Sign: Analyzing Your ASL Product". This time we take a look at our English product. Participants will analyze their own products, after being videotaped, using several variations of rating forms in order to demonstrate knowledge of terminology used in the testing environment. The goal is to improve their ASL to English by understanding the tools used by raters to evaluate their product. The educational objective for this workshop is to teach the participants to be able to identify these areas of weakness and have the proper tools to strengthen these areas. Participants need to bring a device to record themselves, it can be a phone, iPad, or any device that records audio as well as visual. 

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 has been an educational interpreter for 17 years in elementary, middle and high school settings. She currently works as a video relay interpreter with Sorenson Communications and has been there over 10 years. She enjoys encouraging interpreters of all levels and mentors people across the United States. She also works as a freelance interpreter, an instructor at local community colleges, and as a performing arts interpreter for theatres and concert venues in her area. She is the Region II delegate for IEIS (Interpreters in Educational and Instructional Settings). 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

ADA Accommodations must be requested by August 20, 2018 by emailing Sandra Blue. 


"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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