Meeting the Need presented by Tammy Fortune

  • 29 Sep 2018
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Reynolds Community College, 1651 East Parham Rd, Richmond, VA 23228. Burnette Hall Room 208


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VDOE Regions 1, 3 & 8 Educational Interpreter Grant

in conjunction with Reynolds Community College


​Meeting the Need: 

Matching the Linguistic and Educational Needs of the Students Whom We Serve

Presented by Tammy Fortune

Date: September 29, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

0.3 RID CEUs Sponsored by VRID

Location JSRCC/Parham Road Campus

1651 E Parham Rd, Richmond, VA 23228

Burnette Hall/Room 208

Workshop Description: 

During this workshop, participants will examine the importance of matching their interpreting to the needs of the student in the educational setting.  Participants will learn what effective expansion and truncating looks like.  Participants will learn techniques that will improve their interpreting both inside and outside the classroom, some of which may be deemed unconventional.  They will also evaluate the techniques that are the most effective in a variety of learning environments.  Participants will also practice the discussed techniques and how to apply them in their daily work. 

Presenter Bio: 

Tammy Fortune, MBA is a CODA from Lynchburg, Virginia. She began her interpreting career at age 17, as a post-secondary educational interpreter. Upon her graduation from Liberty University in 1995 with her degree in Business Management, she was hired as a K-12 interpreter and obtained her VQAS in the same year. Her life has taken her as far as Florida, where she began working in the mental health setting as a staff interpreter at a mental health facility in Central Florida. She obtained her Florida QAS in 2001 and her RID CI/CT in 2002. During her time in Florida, she became the Interpreter Coordinator and Human Resources coordinator for the same facility, coordinating facility interpreters as well as national and international conference interpreting teams. She has presented at RID affiliate chapter conferences and served on a panel for mental health interpreters. In 2007, she graduated from Liberty University with her graduate degree in Business Administration. Since relocating back to her home state of Virginia, she has worked in various settings, both as a staff and freelance interpreter, specializing in medical, mental health, and educational settings (K-12 and post-secondary). In addition, she has discovered a passion for theater interpreting and has interpreted more than 45 plays since 2012. In 2012, she began serving as an adjunct interpreting instructor in the American Sign Language Interpreting program at Liberty University. She has served as the VRID District IV Representative and Vice President. Now in her 26th year of professional interpreting, she currently serves as the VRID President.

This workshop is presented at no cost to K-12 interpreters.  To register, please contact Sandra Blue, for the registration code. VRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 0.3 CEUs at the Little/None Content Knowledge Level.

If you require a reasonable accommodation for this event, please contact Sandra Blue by September 15, 2018.


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