Building Classifiers in the Sky

  • 01 Jun 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • JSRCC/Parham Road Campus 1651 E Parham Rd, Richmond, VA 23228


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VDOE Regions 1, 3 & 8 Educational Interpreter Grant

in conjunction with VRID and JSRCC present

“Building Classifiers in the Sky”

                Sabrina Smith, Ph.D. CI/CT, NIC: Master, Ed: K-12

          Date:  June 1, 2019  

        Time: 9:00 am – 4 pm

0.6 RID CEUs Sponsored by VRID (Pending)

Location:  JSRCC/Parham Road Campus

1651 E Parham Rd, Richmond, VA 23228

Burnette Hall/Room 200

Workshop Description Many interpreters receive the results of their performance interpreting test and it mentions the need to work on classifiers in their ASL product. This workshop focuses on building a visual representation with the use of classifiers. The participants will spend the day learning about various classifiers and the importance of their use in the interpreting product. The workshop is an interactive workshop with a focus on application that enables the participants to get instant feedback on their products.

Presenter Bio: Sabrina Smith, PhD, 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 19 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 12 years. She enjoys encouraging interpreters of all levels and mentoring people across the United States. She works as a freelance interpreter, 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 as well as teaching interpreters how to improve their expressive skills. Feel free to contact her about mentoring, presenting, or just general questions about the field of interpreting at

This workshop is presented at no cost to K-12 interpreters.  To register, go to and click on the workshop link.  Grant participants should contact Sandra Blue, for the training code.  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.   If you require a reasonable accommodation for this event, please contact Sandra Blue by May 15, 2019.

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