Search and Rescue

  • 15 Dec 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • JSRCC, Parham Rd Campus, Burnette Hall 200


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VDOE Regions 1, 3 & 8 Educational Interpreter Grant

in conjunction with VRID and J.S. Reynolds Community College present

“​Search and Rescue “

Tammy Fortune

Date:  December 15, 2018

   Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

0.3 RID CEUs Sponsored by VRID (Pending)

Location JSRCC/Parham Road Campus

1651 E Parham Rd, Richmond, VA 23228

Burnette Hall/Room 200

Workshop Description: During this workshop, participants will examine the importance of targeted deliberate practice. Participants will learn about the types of errors that can be made in both ASL to English and English to ASL interpreting.  Participants will learn techniques that will help them assess their product in a specific way so that it becomes natural in their everyday work. Participants will also evaluate the product in such a way that over time will produce real results.  Participants will also put into practice these techniques and evaluations in the workshop.

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 50 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.  Having worked 25+ years of professional interpreting, she now currently serves as the VRID President.

This workshop is presented at no cost to K-12 interpreters working in Virginia’s public schools.  Contact Sandra Blue for the code you will provide at registration.  

To register, please go to  VRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 0.3 CEUs at the Some Content Knowledge Level.

If you require a reasonable accommodation for this event, please contact Sandra Blue by December 1. 2018


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