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Upcoming events

    • 27 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • JSRCC/Parham Road Campus 1651 E Parham Rd, Richmond, VA 23228 Burnette Hall/Room 208
    Register

    VDOE Regions 1, 3 & 8 Educational Interpreter Grant

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

    “​ “Into” and “Enter” what is the difference?

    Examining Structures to Improve Conceptualization”

     Wink Smith

       Date:  April 27, 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 208

    Workshop Description Beyond their respective parts of speech, what are the differences between the words, “into” and “enter”? What about “Explode” and “Explosion”? These words have different conceptual meanings, in that your mind sees them differently. What can this do for us as language learners? Learning how your mind categorizes meaning and how meanings are manifested in language can change the way you look at language and the world. This workshop focuses on how your mind dynamically creates meaning and will selectively choose words and sentences that communicate your intention. Once we analyze this we can have a deeper understanding of our mind and languages. I am hoping that when we improve this skill, we can learn to articulate our conceptualizations in ASL more accurately

    Presenter Bio: Wink, MA, MBA, NIC Master, enjoys researching and creating various workshops that focus on skill building through deliberate practice, which he wrote about in the RID Views, Winter 2012 issue. Presenting workshops the last ten years at national conferences (NAD, RID, Silent Weekend) regional conferences (RID I, II, III, IV, V), state conferences, and local workshops across the nation has given Wink experiences to enhance applications for interpreters of all levels. Wink is widely noted for the comfortable atmosphere he creates and the passion he exudes. Currently Wink travels full time performing, presenting workshops, and managing Winkshop, Inc, through which he has developed a dozen training DVDs. A fun fact: in 2016 alone, Wink traveled professionally enough miles to circle the earth over three times.

    This workshop is presented at no cost to K-12 interpreters.  To register, go to VRID.org and click on the workshop link.  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 Little/None Content Knowledge Level.

    If you require a reasonable accommodation for this event, please contact Sandra Blue by April 15, 2019.

                                                       


    • 11 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 1651 E Parham Rd, Richmond, VA 23228, Burnette Hall Rm 200
    Register

    VDOE Regions 1, 3 & 8 Educational Interpreter Grant

    in conjunction with J.S Reynolds Community College present

     “Preparing for your next VQAS screening

          Dr. Rhonda Jennings-Arey

           Date:  May 11, 2019     

       Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

    0.6 RID CEUs Sponsored by VRID

    Location:  JSRCC/Parham Road Campus

    1651 E Parham Rd, Richmond, VA 23228

    Burnette Hall/Room 200

    Workshop Description: This workshop will focus on identifying individual deliberate practice activities to match diagnostic feedback from the VQAS. We will compare different activities to show which best fit areas of improvement.  

    • Participants will be able to identify 3 activities they can do to target specific skill areas
    • Participants will be introduced to a work plan template as a part of long-term planning for skill development (use the one from INT 133/134)
    • Participants will learn to use their diagnostics to inform their work plan

    Presenter Bio Dr. Rhonda Jennings-Arey has twenty years of teaching experience at the K-12 level. She worked at the Maryland Schools for the Deaf before returning home to her alma mater, the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind in Staunton, Virginia. Rhonda has taught in all grades from Pre-Kindergarten to high school, specializing in English and American Sign Language for Deaf students, hearing students as a second language, and hearing faculty and staff. At the post-secondary level, Rhonda is an adjunct at the Radford University, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, and Tidewater Community College. She has also taught at several other colleges. Dr. Jennings-Arey has degrees in Deaf Education, Sign Language Education, Literacy Specialization, and Administration and Supervision. She obtained her doctorate degree in Post-Secondary and Adult Education in May 2016. She was the co-founder of VSDB’s ASL/English Bilingual Education Training program. She has an ASLTA certification at the qualified level and endorsement in ASL instruction through the state of Virginia. She is currently certified by RID as a Certified Deaf Interpreter where she works as a freelance interpreter. She lives in Staunton, VA where her family resides and in Louisville, KY where she works full-time as an Associate Professor at the University of Louisville.

    This workshop is presented at no cost to K-12 interpreters.  To register, go to VRID.org and click on the workshop link.  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 Little/None Content Knowledge Level.

    If you require a reasonable accommodation for this event, please contact Sandra Blue by May 1, 2019.

        


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

    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 sabrinatempie.wixsite.com/aslterp

    This workshop is presented at no cost to K-12 interpreters.  To register, go to VRID.org and click on the workshop link.  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 Little/None Content Knowledge Level.   If you require a reasonable accommodation for this event, please contact Sandra Blue by May 15, 2019.


    • 22 Jun 2019
    • Richmond, VA

    2019 VRID Mini-Conference

    June 22, 2019

    Richmond, VA

    Details coming soon...



    • 22 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 1651 E Parham Rd, Richmond, VA 23228
    Register


    Cast Down Your Bucket: Mentoring Communities of Practices

    Presented by Carrie Humphrey, NIC

     

    June 22, 2019

    9:00 am-5:00 pm

    0.6 RID CEUs Sponsored by VRID

    VRID annual membership meeting 12p-2p

    LUNCH MENU: CLICK HERE

    JSRCC/Parham Road Campus

    1651 E Parham Rd, Richmond, VA 23228

    Massey/Room 220


    Workshop Description: This workshop will introduce the concept of community of practice as described by Wegner, McDermott, & Snyder (2002) and explore how it can be applied to mentoring within the ASL/English interpreting profession. Interpreters can feel like they may not have enough resources or work in a vacuum. Membership in a community of practice fosters professional support and increased awareness of changes in the profession. Participants will have the opportunity to make action plans for ongoing mentorship while collaborating with others in Virginia. Presented in ASL.

     

    Presenter Bio:  Carrie received her NIC certification in 2008 and a Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies program from Western Oregon University in 2015. She has been a freelance interpreter for thirteen years and has six years of experience interpreting in a k12 setting. She is a full time instructor at Reynolds Community College and serves on the Virginia Department of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advisory Board. Since 2009, she has served the on the board of the Virginia Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, first as a Region Representative and now as Secretary. Throughout her educational and professional careers Carrie has experienced several breakthrough moments in interpreting and is inspired to guide others in their learning process. Several teachers and mentors have served as role models and were pivotal in her life, inspiring her to take up the torch and be a role model for future generations of interpreters so that we, as a profession, can best serve our clients and communities. When not actively interpreting, learning or teaching, Carrie enjoys spending time with family, including her husband and two sons, reading, spending time with friends, and DIY projects. She believes that being a well-rounded individual helps make a well-rounded interpreter. Our life experiences are part of who we are as individuals and professionals and we cannot improve our product if we do not take into account our whole selves in our deliberate practice.

    Cancellation Policy: Full refunds will be issued if written notice is provided to VRID by June 8, 2019, two weeks prior to the event activity.  No refunds will be issued within two weeks of the event start date. 

    Reasonable Accommodations: If you require a reasonable accommodation for this event, please contact Tammy Fortune by Jun 8, 2017.  Although requests for accommodations will be accepted after this date, VRID cannot guarantee the accommodation will be provided.

     



    • 07 Jul 2019
    • 11 Jul 2019
    • Providence, RI

    REGISTRY OF INTERPRETERS

    FOR THE DEAF



    2019 RID National Conference

    July 7-11, 2019

    Providence, RI

    Omni Providence Hotel

    1 West Exchange Street

    Providence, RI 02903

    (401) 598-8000



    View the Program Here: https://rid.org/events/rid-2019-national-conference/conference-program/

     

Past events

13 Apr 2019 VSDB and VDOE Present: The Classifier Zone by Sam Parker
13 Apr 2019 Virginia Baptist Conference of the Deaf 2019
30 Mar 2019 Interpreters and Ethical Decision-Making: Right or Wrong by Kevin Taylor
23 Mar 2019 Are You A Lone Ranger? presented by Tammy Fortune
23 Mar 2019 ​​Cracking the Fingerspelling Code by Tammy Fortune
02 Mar 2019 All Hands Up: Interpreter Boot Camp II by Sabrina Smith
16 Feb 2019 A State of Being: Switching on ASL and Staying There
16 Feb 2019 Non-Threatening Non Manuals
15 Dec 2018 Terrific Teaming
15 Dec 2018 Search and Rescue
08 Dec 2018 Region 2: Medical Terminology for Healthcare Interpreters
01 Dec 2018 Region 2: Learning the Language of Medicine: Introduction to Medicine for Interpreters - Part 3
17 Nov 2018 Region 2: Interpreting in Palliative Care
10 Nov 2018 Transitions in ASL and Quick Review of ASL Grammar
03 Nov 2018 Region 2: Learning the Language of Medicine: Introduction to Medicine for Interpreters - Part 2
20 Oct 2018 SSP Training with Steve Collins
12 Oct 2018 Hands Up RVA! at Reynolds
12 Oct 2018 Bringing Worship to Life by Samantha Terzis
29 Sep 2018 Meeting the Need presented by Tammy Fortune
29 Sep 2018 Region 2: Learning the Language of Medicine: Introduction to Medicine for Interpreters - Part 1
29 Sep 2018 ​​Cracking the Fingerspelling Code by Tammy Fortune
15 Sep 2018 “Transitions in ASL “ and “Quick Review of ASL Grammar"
15 Sep 2018 All Hands Up: Interpreter Boot Camp by Sabrina Smith
15 Sep 2018 Region 2: Medical Interpreting: How can I Interpret that?
14 Sep 2018 Region 2: Medical Interpreting: Women’s Health & Wellness
08 Sep 2018 VSDB and VDOE Present: Meeting the Need
07 Sep 2018 VSDB and VDOE Presents: Are You A Lone Ranger?
28 Aug 2018 My Lips Are Moving But What Am I Saying? Analyzing Your English Product with Dr. Sabrina Smith
11 Aug 2018 Kenyan Sign Language and Deaf Education
09 Aug 2018 Trix Bruce in Richmond, VA - 2.0 CEUs available!
06 Aug 2018 Online Workshop: Interpreting A Jewish Funeral
22 Jun 2018 2018 VRID Conference - Attendee Registration
28 Apr 2018 VSDB and VDOE Presents: Transitions and Grammar Review
21 Apr 2018 “What Did I Just Sign??? Analyzing Your Own ASL Product” by Sabrina Smith
18 Apr 2018 "The Silent Child" Screening hosted by Reynolds' ASL Club
14 Apr 2018 Building Relationships and Understanding Ethics in Educational Interpreting by Sabrina Smith
14 Apr 2018 FRID Webinar: Educational Interpreter Ethics: Don't Get Stuck in the DO++ DO++
06 Apr 2018 NCRID: Interpreting in a Civil Courtroom Setting: A Mock Trial Experience
10 Mar 2018 VSDB and VDOE Presents: How Do You Pronounce That?
03 Mar 2018 Terrific Teaming presented by Tammy Fortune
22 Jan 2018 NCRTM presents: Behavioral Health Interpreting: Specialty Training for Building New Competences
29 Jul 2017 Deliberate Practice with Wink Smith
27 Jul 2017 Trix Bruce in Fairfax, VA - 2.4 CEUs available!
20 Jul 2017 RID 2017 LEAD Together Conference
24 Jun 2017 Interpreting Jury Instructions, Plea Forms & Protection from Abuse Hearings: Oh My!
23 Jun 2017 Working Smarter Together presented by Miako Villanueva
02 Jun 2017 MSRID State Conference
18 May 2017 Signing Naturally: Units 7-12 Teacher Training
13 May 2017 Kids are Consumers, Too!
04 Feb 2017 How do I do this right?
01 Nov 2014 Conquering Fingerspelling Fears
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