Test: A Four Letter Word

  • 16 Nov 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 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


Test: A Four Letter Word

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

          Date:  November 16, 2019

              Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 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 of us see “Test” as a four-letter word we do not like to hear. We experience a fear when taking any interpreter screening test. Fears such as: do we have the knowledge needed, will we freeze up, or testing anxiety, to name a few. This workshop is for interpreters who are ready to take one of the many different tests available but are nervous about what to expect. The workshop will teach strategies interpreters can apply when taking written or practical tests. There will also be an opportunity for interpreters to video their own product and have it analyzed by the group.  Interpreters will also to learn strategies to alleviate anxiety before they take a test.

 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 sabrinatempie.wixsite.com/aslterp

Grant participants should contact Sandra Blue, sandrablue2@gmail.com 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 Some Content Knowledge Level.  If you have questions or require a reasonable accommodation for this event, please contact Sandra Blue or Carrie Humphrey chumphrey@reynolds.edu


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