ASL Semantics; Brushing Up

  • 05 Feb 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • ZOOM
  • 24


VDOE Regions 1, 3 & 8 Educational Interpreter Grant

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

“​ASL Semantics; Brushing Up”

Presented by Trix Bruce

 Date:  February 5, 2022

 Time: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

0.6 RID CEUs Sponsored by VRID   

 Location:  Online Format


ASL Semantics: Brushing up!

This webinar gives you a look at how we can expand our interpreting skills to lean less towards English-influenced signing and more towards ASL. We'll explore visual imagery.

Educational Objectives:

-   Participants will note and analyze differences between English-influenced signing and ASL.

-   Participants will produce expressive language with ASL grammatical principles

Level of Participant’s Prior Knowledge of Topic: 

□ Little/None  X Some  Extensive □ Teaching

Action Plan: 

1.  Present introduction to ASL Semantics 

2.  Instruct and demonstrate ASL Semantics in practical exercises 

3.  Participants practice using ASL Semantics

4.  Participants discuss ASL Semantics

 Evaluation & Assessment: 

The instructor will observe the amount of participation and engagement in activities - especially the independent exercises – to determine whether the participant demonstrated new or expanded learning of the topic. The instructor will provide opportunities for questions throughout the activity.

 Deaf author, storyteller, and performer Trix Bruce has been presenting acclaimed seminars on educational, medical, and performance interpreting for over 20 years. She is a trusted instructor dedicated to empowering participants to reach their goals. Trix is also an extraordinary performing artist with a spirited audience-participation entertainment style. Drawing on her background in American Sign Language (ASL) Linguistics and a life of travel and adventure, Trix excels in hilarious true-to-life storytelling and impromptu, interactive ASL artistry. Trix is also an approved sponsor for the RID Certificate Maintenance Program. Diverse interests from business to stage performance led Trix to entrepreneurial success as an instructional presenter and sought-after entertainer.  She has presented on-site in 49 states, and has performed at numerous deaf schools, DHH programs, and disabilities programs. Enthusiastic audiences all across America celebrate Trix Bruce!


Grant participants should contact Susan May  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 contacts Susan May or Carrie Humphrey                                                    

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