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Upcoming events

    • 06 Jun 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    Register

    VDOE Regions 1, 3 & 8 Educational Interpreter Grant

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

    Sharpen Those Tools! A Growth Plan for Isolated Practitioners

    Katherine McMullen, RID NIC

     Date:  June 6, 2020

      Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

    0.6 RID CEUs Sponsored by VRID (Pending)

    Training is in an online format using Zoom.    

    Workshop Description: Interpreting is a dynamic, two-way activity that requires us to constantly be ‘sharpening’ our tools and adding to our toolboxes. (Think about all that work you do prior to sitting for a credentialing exam. J) But past several months has created an unprecedented challenge for educational interpreters! Rather than working in active connection with students, teachers and other interpreters – most of us have been working alone - Looming and Zooming and hoping what we are doing is effective. The physical, psychological, and skill-related impacts of isolation are significant! So how are we, as isolated practitioners, managing? Join me as we unpack some of the ways the past several months may have affected us and explore ways to keep growing! We’ll tackle identifying measurable, meaningful individualized goals, practice some skill building activities that can support growth towards those goals, and share tips for overcoming barriers that can prevent goal attainment! Whether your next goal is the QAS or interpreting an AP Calculus class, this supportive, empowering workshop will equip you with a shed-full of well-sharpened tools!

    Presenter Biography:  Katherine McMullen, NIC, a veteran interpreter from Lynchburg, VA, has spent the past 30 years working in various roles within the field of Deafness as a counselor, mentor, consultant, teacher, workshop facilitator, and educational as well as freelance interpreter. In 1990, she began work as a clinician within the Virginia Community Services Board system. Over the next ten years, she completed her graduate level certification at Western Oregon University in Rehabilitative Counseling with the Deaf, obtained her first VQAS III/III, served as the Southwestern VA Regional Coordinator for the Deaf, pioneered the delivery of clinical mental health/psychiatric services via video-teleconferencing in rural Southwest Virginia, and served as the chair of the Virginia Mental Health Advisory Council for the Deaf. She personally worked, through the Advisory Council, with legislators of the General Assembly to secure significant increases in budget and programming to promote improved access to mental health services for people who are Deaf, hard of hearing, or Deafblind in Virginia. Since 1999, she has been the Lead Educational Interpreter for Lynchburg City Schools, focusing on creating opportunities for children who are deaf or hard or hearing to succeed inside and outside of the mainstream classroom by fostering exceptional, highly skilled interpreting teams. Under her leadership, Lynchburg City Schools has seen a 100% graduation rate (standard and advanced diplomas) for its DPeaf and hard of hearing student population since 1999. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Professional Development with specializations in Adult Learning and Change Management. When she’s not interpreting or leading workshops, she’s playing with her grandkids, corralling her husband into more house and yard projects, or traveling! 

    Register at VRID.org .  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                                                   


    • 13 Jun 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    Register

    Consecutive Interpreting vs Simultaneous Interpreting, Part 2

    Dr. Rhonda Jennings-Arey

    June 13, 2020 12:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time

    Hosted by:

    Virginia Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

    & optional Region II Conference Streamed workshop

    This presentation is designed for both Deaf and hearing interpreters and will cover the differences between Consecutive Interpreting (CI) and Simultaneous Interpreting (SI). We will also go over the fundamental parts of both. Using Carol Patrie's books on CI and SI, we will go over some topics that interpreters need to know. We will also have some practice as a group using role playing situations. Additionally, we will go over types of errors, solutions, and situations that interpreters may face and options to use when we encounter them. Part 2 will focus mostly on SI.

    This workshop is presented in ASL.

    Cost:                                        VRID Members: $25.00

    VRID Non-Members: $30.00

    VRID Student Members: $20.00

    Deaf Interpreters: $20.00

    Region II Conference Participants w/ Streaming workshops: Free

    For questions or to request accommodations email vridsec@gmail.com.  Please make accommodation requests at least two weeks before the event.

     

    VRID is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for .3 CEUs at the ‘Some’ Content Knowledge Level.


    • 20 Jun 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    Register

                

    Depiction in Interpreting, How and When

    Wink Smith, Jr.

    June 20, 2020 12:00pm-3:00pm Eastern Time

    Hosted by:

    Virginia Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

    & optional Region II Conference Streamed workshop

    Participants should be familiar with the following concepts, as only a refresher will be provided: constructed action, classifiers, partitioning, unrealized inceptives, and indicating verbs. This session bring these aspects together for working and aspiring interpreters. This workshop presents the view that English linguistic items and structures evoke conceptual content that can guide interpretation. Once we see these structures and how they symbolize meaning as they are derived from conceptualization, the depiction options narrow to a more suitable list. Construal will be of paramount importance and will be discussed at length with detailed attention given to cognitive semantics. For example:

    The farmer caught the rabbit
    The rabbit was caught by the former
    The rabbit was caught
    I saw the farmer catch the rabbit 

    All four of these structures can inform how we construct our interpretation. Simply examining the vantage point they provide can narrow the options of who to become (constructed action/surrogate). Examining these constructions in terms of passive vs. active voice can also guide our options. When interpreters internalize how structures in language evoke not only conceptual content, but also a specific way of viewing said content (the construal), the method of depicting the construal will become more apparent.
    ASL link:
    https://youtu.be/L7qIxTYpSos

    This workshop is presented in ASL.

     

    Cost:                                       VRID Members: $25.00

    VRID Non-Members: $30.00

    VRID Student Members: $20.00

    Deaf Interpreters: $20.00

    Region II Conference Participants w/ Streaming workshops: Free

     

    For questions or to request accommodations email vridsec@gmail.com.  Please make accommodation requests at least two weeks before the event.

    VRID is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for .3 CEUs at the ‘Some’ Content Knowledge Level.


    • 29 Jun 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    Register

    VDOE Regions 1, 3, & 8 Educational Interpreter Grant

    in conjunction with Reynolds Community College

    ASL in the Classroom: English/Math

    Faithlyn Robinson and Lindsay Burris

    Date:  June 29, 2020

    Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

    0.6 RID CEUs Sponsored by VRID

    Location:  Zoom

    Workshop Description: Provides extensive instruction of vocabulary and concepts used the content areas of English and Math. Focuses on comprehension and production of content-related information in American Sign Language with emphasis on sign production clarity and conceptual accuracy.

    Presenter Bios:



    Faithlyn Robinson is currently a teacher at the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind. She received her master’s degree in Special Education at Radford University in 2012. She received her Bachelor’s of Arts degree at Gallaudet University in 1992. Also, she received her Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design at Art Institute of Atlanta in 1998.  Faithlyn teaches photography, graphic arts, and language arts. She was born and raised in Jamaica until 1981 which she moved to America. She enrolled in Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind. She credited VSDB of making who she is today. She graduated from VSDB in 1988. She loves reading classics and enjoys taking photos during her free time.

    Lindsay Burris has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Duquesne University. She continued for her master’s degree in Deaf education with a focus in secondary mathematics at the University of Pittsburgh. She did an internship at the American School for the Deaf teaching elementary school and high school math. She then worked as a long term sub in a high school geometry class at ASD. Following this experience, Lindsay moved to Virginia and has taught has taught at VSDB for 13 years in the math department. She has taught math courses ranging from kindergarten through pre-calculus. The majority of her teaching experience has been with middle and high school students. Lindsay recently completed an EdS degree in Administration and Supervision. Since the 2017-2018 school year, she has served as Assistant Principal at VSDB as well as having taught Algebra 2 courses. She loves math, but hasn’t always, and thinks that with the right teaching, everyone else can love it too.

    This workshop is presented at no cost to K-12 interpreters.  To register, please contact Sandra Blue, sandrablue2@gmail.com. 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 June  12,, 2020.

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    • 30 Jun 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    Register

    VDOE Regions 1, 3, & 8 Educational Interpreter Grant

    in conjunction with Reynolds Community College

    ASL in the Classroom: Math/English

    Lindsay Burris and Faithlyn Robinson

    Date:  June 30, 2020

    Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

    0.6 RID CEUs Sponsored by VRID

    Location:  Zoom

    Workshop Description: Provides extensive instruction of vocabulary and concepts used the content areas of Math and English. Focuses on comprehension and production of content-related information in American Sign Language with emphasis on sign production clarity and conceptual accuracy.

    Presenter Bios:



    Lindsay Burris has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Duquesne University. She continued for her master’s degree in Deaf education with a focus in secondary mathematics at the University of Pittsburgh. She did an internship at the American School for the Deaf teaching elementary school and high school math. She then worked as a long term sub in a high school geometry class at ASD. Following this experience, Lindsay moved to Virginia and has taught has taught at VSDB for 13 years in the math department. She has taught math courses ranging from kindergarten through pre-calculus. The majority of her teaching experience has been with middle and high school students. Lindsay recently completed an EdS degree in Administration and Supervision. Since the 2017-2018 school year, she has served as Assistant Principal at VSDB as well as having taught Algebra 2 courses. She loves math, but hasn’t always, and thinks that with the right teaching, everyone else can love it too.

    Faithlyn Robinson is currently a teacher at the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind. She received her master’s degree in Special Education at Radford University in 2012. She received her Bachelor’s of Arts degree at Gallaudet University in 1992. Also, she received her Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design at Art Institute of Atlanta in 1998.  Faithlyn teaches photography, graphic arts, and language arts. She was born and raised in Jamaica until 1981 which she moved to America. She enrolled in Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind. She credited VSDB of making who she is today. She graduated from VSDB in 1988. She loves reading classics and enjoys taking photos during her free time.

    This workshop is presented at no cost to K-12 interpreters.  To register, please contact Sandra Blue, sandrablue2@gmail.com. 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 June  12,, 2020.

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    • 01 Jul 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    Register

    VDOE Regions 1, 3, & 8 Educational Interpreter Grant

    in conjunction with Reynolds Community College

    ASL in the Classroom: Social Studies/Science

    Robert Strickler, Jr.

    Date:  July 1, 2020

    Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

    0.6 RID CEUs Sponsored by VRID

    Location:  Zoom

    Workshop Description: Provides extensive instruction of vocabulary and concepts used the content areas of Social Studies and Science. Focuses on comprehension and production of content-related information in American Sign Language with emphasis on sign production clarity and conceptual accuracy.

    Presenter Bio:



    Robert Strickler Jr. was born Deaf in Waynesboro, Virginia. He graduated from Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind (VSDB) in 2007. Robert then received his bachelor's degree in Deaf Studies and a minor in Linguistics from Gallaudet University in 2011. He is currently working as a teaching assistant at his alumni VSDB, and as an American Sign Language Drill instructor at the University of Virginia. Robert has been able to teach in various settings and has done some deaf interpreting.

    This workshop is presented at no cost to K-12 interpreters.  To register, please contact Sandra Blue, sandrablue2@gmail.com. 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 June  12,, 2020.

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    • 02 Jul 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    Register

    VDOE Regions 1, 3, & 8 Educational Interpreter Grant

    in conjunction with Reynolds Community College

    ASL in the Classroom: Science/Social Studies

    Robert Strickler, Jr.

    Date:  July 2, 2020

    Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

    0.6 RID CEUs Sponsored by VRID

    Location:  Zoom

    Workshop Description: Provides extensive instruction of vocabulary and concepts used the content areas of Science and Social Studies. Focuses on comprehension and production of content-related information in American Sign Language with emphasis on sign production clarity and conceptual accuracy.

    Presenter Bio:



    Robert Strickler Jr. was born Deaf in Waynesboro, Virginia. He graduated from Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind (VSDB) in 2007. Robert then received his bachelor's degree in Deaf Studies and a minor in Linguistics from Gallaudet University in 2011. He is currently working as a teaching assistant at his alumni VSDB, and as an American Sign Language Drill instructor at the University of Virginia. Robert has been able to teach in various settings and has done some deaf interpreting.

    This workshop is presented at no cost to K-12 interpreters.  To register, please contact Sandra Blue, sandrablue2@gmail.com. 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 June  12,, 2020.

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    • 16 Jul 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 19 Jul 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Delta Hotel, 555 E Canal St, Richmond, VA 23219
    • 288
    Register

    RID Region II Conference

    Reflect, Connect, Grow

    July 16-19, 2020

    at the Delta Hotel in Richmond, VA


    The Virginia Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf is excited to host the 2020 RID Region II Conference and we look forward to see you!

    We are excited to work with Deaf interpreter candidates in completing the 40 hours of training to satisfy testing requirements.  

    You read that correctly - we are offering a full 4 days of workshops equalling 3.1 CEUs and will also stream 3 0.3 CEU workshops in May and June to provide the opportunity for 4.0 CEUs!


    Be sure to register for the full conference at the Early Bird rate by March 31, 2020 to receive the pre-conference registration at no additional cost.

    Conference Registration Options:


Past events

23 May 2020 Consecutive Interpreting vs Simultaneous Interpreting, Part 1
09 May 2020 Surrender the Me for the We: Team Interpreting
18 Apr 2020 Eye Gaze and Role Shift and Space… Oh My! presented by Sabrina Smith
04 Apr 2020 FBC Workshop
21 Mar 2020 Linguistics & Interpreting: Making Linguistic Awareness Work for You (NVCC)
14 Mar 2020 Cancelled: Kids Say the Darndest Things!
14 Mar 2020 Postponed: Strengthening Your Core 4: Science
22 Feb 2020 Eye Gaze and Role Shift and Space... Oh My! presented by Sabrina Smith
01 Feb 2020 “Strengthening Your Core 4: Social Studies
01 Feb 2020 ASL Grammar presented by Paula Debes
14 Dec 2019 From Theatre to the Classroom by Sabrina Smith
07 Dec 2019 Profanity in ASL presented by Richard "Ricky" Rose, Jr.
06 Dec 2019 Region 2: Beyond "It depends..." Demand Control Schema for Healthcare Interpreters
23 Nov 2019 Power, Privilege & Oppression Workshop presented by Trix Bruce
16 Nov 2019 Strengthening Your Core 4: Math
16 Nov 2019 Test: A Four Letter Word
19 Oct 2019 Modeling Visual Language with WINK
12 Oct 2019 DeafBlind Panel sponsored by Civic Access: FREE TO ATTEND!
12 Oct 2019 Logistics of Interpreting with DeafBlind People
28 Sep 2019 Strengthening Your Core 4: English
15 Sep 2019 "Opening the Door to Deaf-Blindness" OHOA Modules
14 Sep 2019 Conquering Fingerspelling Fears
15 Aug 2019 Roanoke City Public Schools and VDOE Present: Building Classifiers in the Sky by Sabrina Smith
13 Jul 2019 Idioms: Do You See What I'm Saying? by Wink Smith
11 Jul 2019 ASL in the Classroom IV
10 Jul 2019 ASL in the Classroom III
09 Jul 2019 ASL in the Classroom II
08 Jul 2019 ASL in the Classroom I
07 Jul 2019 2019 RID National Conference
22 Jun 2019 2019 VRID Mini-Conference
01 Jun 2019 Building Classifiers in the Sky
11 May 2019 Preparing for your next VQAS screening
04 May 2019 Next Level Interpreting by Josh Garrett
27 Apr 2019 “Into” and “Enter” what is the difference? Examining Structures to Improve Conceptualization
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 Bringing Worship to Life by Samantha Terzis
12 Oct 2018 Hands Up RVA! at Reynolds
29 Sep 2018 Meeting the Need presented by Tammy Fortune
29 Sep 2018 ​​Cracking the Fingerspelling Code by Tammy Fortune
29 Sep 2018 Region 2: Learning the Language of Medicine: Introduction to Medicine for Interpreters - Part 1
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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