Roanoke City Public Schools and VDOE Present: Building Classifiers in the Sky by Sabrina Smith

  • 15 Aug 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Woodrow Wilson Middle School 1813 Carter Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24015


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Roanoke City Public Schools and the VDOE Educational Interpreter Training Grant present...

Building Classifiers in the Sky

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When: Thursday, August 15, 2019

           8:00 AM - 3:00 PM 

Cost: VRID Members - $50.00

          Non-Members - $60.00

         VRID Students - $25.00

         VDOE Grant participants- Free

Location: Woodrow Wilson Middle School

1813 Carter Rd. SW Roanoke, VA 24015

FLYER HERE: workshop flyer (3).pdf

    Workshop Information: 

    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 Biography: Sabrina Smith

    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 18 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. Feel free to contact her about mentoring, presenting, or just general questions about the field of interpreting at

    Cancellation Policy:  Full refunds will be issued if written notice is provided to VRID by August 1st, two weeks prior to the event. No refunds will be issued within two weeks of the event start date. To request accommodations or any other questions please contact Ken Green ( for further information.


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