Get Educated on the EIPA

  • 26 Feb 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM


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VDOE Regions 1, 3 & 8 Educational Interpreter Grant

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

“Get Educated on the EIPA”

Presented by Jodi Upton, Ed:K-12, CoreCHI

Date: February 26, 2022

Time: 9:00 am – 1pm

0.4RID CEUs Sponsored by VRID (Pending)

Location: Online Format

Workshop Description: This workshop will focus on the EIPA written and performance exams, with the majority of focus on the performance. The process for the tests will be reviewed, how to register, what to expect on testing day, as well as the various components of the test. Strategies for warm up time will also be considered and sample EIPA results will be reviewed.

Educational Objectives: Participants will

· Utilize various test taking strategies

· Understand and discuss navigating the Boys Town website

· Discuss various components of the EIPA performance exam

· Apply strategies for interpreting from provided source materials

Presenter Bio – Jodi Upton works as a full time Educational Interpreter for Walker County Schools, a part time Disney Cruise interpreter, and a part time interpreter for Sorenson VRS. She is currently the CEU Coordinator for NAIE and has previously served as the NW Regional Representative for GaRID’s IEIS (Interpreters in Educational and Instructional Settings) Member Section as well as Region II Representative for RID’s national IEIS Member Section. Jodi has a BS degree in Sign Language Interpreting and holds the Educational Interpreter License for both Tennessee and Georgia. She is currently in her final semester of a Master’s in Interpreting Studies from Western Oregon University.

Jodi has served as a Local Test Administrator for the EIPA (Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment) for both the written and performance exams for the past 9 years. Her favorite part of proctoring these tests is meeting new interpreters from various states and helping to make a relaxing testing atmosphere. Jodi has presented workshops related to the testing process to help interpreters become comfortable with the experience the interpreter will have on testing day. Boys Town recently called her one of the top proctors in the country. 

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 0.4CEUs 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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