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Upcoming events

    • 22 Jun 2024
    • 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Hybrid: Zoom or Richmond, VA
    Register

    Richmond Location:

    Reynolds CC Parham Campus, Burnette Hall Room 200

    1651 E Parham Rd, Richmond, VA 23228

    Optional Lunch: Jimmy John's Sandwich, Chips, Drink $10


    • 15 Jul 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind
    Register

    VDOE Educational Interpreter Grant

    in conjunction with Reynolds Community College

    Where Do I Stand?

    Tracey Yurechko

    Date:  July 15, 2024

    Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

    0.6 RID CEUs Sponsored by VRID

    Location:  Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind


    Workshop Description:

    When working in education, an interpreter has an active role in the educational team. This workshop will discuss the role and responsibilities of an educational interpreter.  Topics covered will include IEP content, IEP implementation, language modality, matching the student's language and developmental level, fostering language, cognitive, and social development, prepping for interpreting, professional conduct guidelines,  legal rights of students and families, and appropriate interpreter supervision and evaluation.  


    Participants will have the opportunity for small group discussions and activities focused on the role of different individuals in the educational team, with a focus on the interpreter "role" developmentally appropriate for each age group.


    Presenter:

    Tracey Yurechko is the Project Director for the Technical Assistance Center for Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing at the Partnership for People with Disabilities at Virginia Commonwealth University.  Tracey has a Career Studies Certificate in Educational Interpreting from Danville Community College. Additionally, she has a Bachelor’s in Deaf Education from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford University. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Special Education at Virginia Commonwealth University. Tracey grew up in Northwest Indiana, where she knew early on she wanted to be a Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Tracey has lived in Virginia for several years and has held various positions in the public school system. In addition to holding teaching and administration licensures from the Virginia Department of Education, she is a Nationally Certified Sign Language Interpreter.   


    This workshop is presented at no cost to K-12 interpreters.  To register, please contact your grant representative. 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 Carrie Humphrey by June  24, 2024 chumphrey@reynolds.edu.

                                                                                                                       


    • 16 Jul 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind
    Register

    VDOE Educational Interpreter Grant

    in conjunction with Reynolds Community College

    ASL for Elementary School Classrooms

    Dr. Laura Hill

    Date:  July 16, 2024

    Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

    0.6 RID CEUs Sponsored by VRID

    Location:  Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind


    Workshop Description:

    This workshop will present information in American Sign Language in the four content areas of English, Math, Social Studies, and Science, matching the developmental stage of elementary school students. 

    Participants will have the opportunity for small group discussions and activities focused on presenting elementary school concepts in a manner that is developmentally appropriate for the age group.


    Presenter Bio:

    Dr. Laura Hill 

    This workshop is presented at no cost to K-12 interpreters.  To register, please contact your grant representative. 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 Carrie Humphrey by June  24, 2024 chumphrey@reynolds.edu.

                                                                                                                       


    • 17 Jul 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Register

    VDOE Educational Interpreter Grant

    in conjunction with Reynolds Community College

    ASL for Middle School Classrooms

    Colin Wells

    Date:  July 17, 2024

    Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

    0.6 RID CEUs Sponsored by VRID

    Location:  Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind


    Workshop Description:

    This workshop will present information in American Sign Language in the four content areas of English, Math, Social Studies, and Science, matching the developmental stage of middle school students. 

    Participants will have the opportunity for small group discussions and activities focused on presenting middle school concepts in a manner that is developmentally appropriate for the age group.


    Presenter Bio:

    Colin Wells is a part of the teaching faculty at Reynolds Community College for the American Sign Language & Interpreter Education program. This is his second year in this full-time position. Prior to that, he worked as a Teacher for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing for Chesterfield County Public Schools, 5 years in the elementary setting and 7 years in the secondary setting. He also worked as an adjunct instructor for Reynolds Community College for five years during that time. A Deaf individual, who is a product from Chesterfield County Public Schools, he has an intimate knowledge of learning in the mainstream setting with an ASL (American Sign Language) interpreter. When not working, he is deeply involved with his two free-spirited sons who are CODAs (Children of Deaf Adults) as well.

    A fun fact:

    Colin, previously licensed skydiver with over logged 500 jumps, was a part of the Deaf World Record for establishing 16-way at Lake Wales, Florida in 2005. To this day, the record has not been broken. He had the privilege of meeting Deaf skydivers from all over world and engaged in various languages such as British Sign Language, Norwegian Sign Language, Japanese Sign Language, German Sign Language, and South African Sign Language.

    This workshop is presented at no cost to K-12 interpreters.  To register, please contact your grant representative. 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 Carrie Humphrey by June  24, 2024 chumphrey@reynolds.edu.

                                                                                                                       


    • 18 Jul 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind
    Register

    VDOE Educational Interpreter Grant

    in conjunction with Reynolds Community College

    ASL for High School Classroom

    Colin Wells

    Date:  July 18, 2024

    Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

    0.6 RID CEUs Sponsored by VRID

    Location:  Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind


    Workshop Description:

    This workshop will present information in American Sign Language in the four content areas of English, Math, Social Studies, and Science, matching the developmental stage of middle school students. 

    Participants will have the opportunity for small group discussions and activities focused on presenting middle school concepts in a manner that is developmentally appropriate for the age group.


    Presenter Bio:

    Colin Wells is a part of the teaching faculty at Reynolds Community College for the American Sign Language & Interpreter Education program. This is his second year in this full-time position. Prior to that, he worked as a Teacher for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing for Chesterfield County Public Schools, 5 years in the elementary setting and 7 years in the secondary setting. He also worked as an adjunct instructor for Reynolds Community College for five years during that time. A Deaf individual, who is a product from Chesterfield County Public Schools, he has an intimate knowledge of learning in the mainstream setting with an ASL (American Sign Language) interpreter. When not working, he is deeply involved with his two free-spirited sons who are CODAs (Children of Deaf Adults) as well.

    A fun fact:

    Colin, previously licensed skydiver with over logged 500 jumps, was a part of the Deaf World Record for establishing 16-way at Lake Wales, Florida in 2005. To this day, the record has not been broken. He had the privilege of meeting Deaf skydivers from all over world and engaged in various languages such as British Sign Language, Norwegian Sign Language, Japanese Sign Language, German Sign Language, and South African Sign Language.

    This workshop is presented at no cost to K-12 interpreters.  To register, please contact your grant representative. 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 Carrie Humphrey by June  30, 2023 chumphrey@reynolds.edu.

                                                                                                                       


Past events

20 Jan 2024 The Back & Forth of Things: Interactive Interpreting
02 Dec 2023 Virtual Fall Forum - Weekend
30 Nov 2023 Virtual Fall Forum - Weeknight
18 Nov 2023 District III Fall Forum
04 Nov 2023 District I Fall Forum
28 Oct 2023 District II Fall Forum
14 Oct 2023 District V Fall Forum
13 Oct 2023 District IV Fall Forum
09 Sep 2023 Educational Interpreting Strategies for Emerging Language Users
12 Jul 2023 ASL in the High School Classroom:
11 Jul 2023 ASL in the Middle School Classroom:
10 Jul 2023 ASL in the Elementary School Classroom:
29 Mar 2023 Conquering the EIPA: Part 3 PSE to English, ASL to English (Session 2)
15 Mar 2023 Conquering the EIPA: Part 3 PSE to English, ASL to English (Session 1)
01 Mar 2023 Conquering the EIPA: Part 2 English to PSE, English to ASL (Session 2)
15 Feb 2023 Conquering the EIPA: Part 2 English to PSE, English to ASL (Session 1)
14 Jan 2023 Conquering the EIPA: Part 1 Deliberate Practice and Diagnostics
14 Dec 2022 Conquering the VQAS Part 3: Deliberate Practice and Diagnostics
30 Nov 2022 Conquering the VQAS Part 7 Interactive Transliteration
16 Nov 2022 Conquering the VQAS: Part 6 Transliteration to English
02 Nov 2022 Conquering the VQAS Part 5 English to Transliteration
19 Oct 2022 Conquering the VQAS Part 4: Interactive ASL
30 Sep 2022 Taking the Fear Out of Freelance
21 Sep 2022 Conquering the VQAS Part 2: English to ASL
07 Sep 2022 Conquering the VQAS Part 1: Deliberate Practice and Diagnostics
20 Aug 2022 August 2022 Mentoring Roundtable
14 Jul 2022 ASL in the Classroom: Science
13 Jul 2022 ASL in the Classroom: Math
12 Jul 2022 ASL in the Classroom: Social Studies
11 Jul 2022 ASL in the Classroom: English
08 Jun 2022 Conquering the VQAS Part 3 Interactive (ASL and transliteration)
01 Jun 2022 Conquering the VQAS Part 2 ASL (and transliteration) to English
25 May 2022 Conquering the VQAS Part 1 English to ASL (and transliteration)
21 May 2022 May Mentoring Roundtable
23 Apr 2022 TEST: A Four-Letter word Presented by Sabrina Smith
26 Feb 2022 Get Educated on the EIPA
05 Feb 2022 ASL Semantics; Brushing Up
15 Jan 2022 All Hands Up: Interpreter Boot Camp
06 Nov 2021 What the #$%@! Did You Just Sign?!?
18 Sep 2021 ASL Instruction: Presented by Robert Strickler
18 Aug 2021 Spotlighting Non-Manual Signals
18 Aug 2021 "Storytelling: Becoming the Surrogate" Presented Keith Wann
15 Jul 2021 ASL in the Classroom: Math/Science
14 Jul 2021 ASL in the Classroom: Science/Math
13 Jul 2021 ASL in the Classroom: Social Studies/English
12 Jul 2021 ASL in the Classroom: English/Social Studies
05 Jun 2021 "I Can See it!" Presented Paula Reece
15 May 2021 “Please let me catch this FINGERSPELLED word! Said every interpreter ever” Presented by Wink Smith Jr
24 Apr 2021 HOW TO SHOW AND TELL: PARSING, A NEW PRACTICE MODEL
17 Apr 2021 Strengthening Your Core 4: Science
27 Mar 2021 Managing Your Processing Time
27 Feb 2021 My Lips are Moving But What am I Saying???? Analyzing Your English Product
20 Feb 2021 Justice Reasoning: How Our Ethical Discourse Counters Our Ethical Claims presented by Robyn Dean
23 Jan 2021 Modeling Visual Language in the Classroom
19 Dec 2020 Linguistics 101: Part 2 presented by Jubal Metzger-Smith
12 Dec 2020 Professionalism: It’s More Than Black Clothes
12 Dec 2020 You’re Never Fully Dressed Without Your Prep
05 Dec 2020 Deliberate Practice: ASL to English Skills Development
05 Dec 2020 NAD-RID Code of Professional Conduct for CDIs
21 Nov 2020 How Language Variation Brings Us Together
21 Nov 2020 An Overview of RID's Ethical Practices System
14 Nov 2020 Linguistics 101: Part 1 presented by Jubal Metzger-Smith
07 Nov 2020 Modeling Visual Language in the Classroom
07 Nov 2020 Virtual Interpreting: How to Prepare and Deliver Effectively
24 Oct 2020 Theatrical Interpreting in Four Acts
10 Oct 2020 CASLI Testing Update
10 Oct 2020 Processing Time and its Effects on Errors in Simultaneous Interpreting
26 Sep 2020 RIP to ROI; Ethics in the age of Social Media
26 Sep 2020 Rethinking Classifiers (Again): Dividing the parts and learning how to build them
12 Sep 2020 ASLegalese
02 Sep 2020 Virtual Interpreting: How to Prepare and Deliver Effectively presented by Dr. Sabrina Smith
29 Aug 2020 NAD-RID Code of Professional Conduct for CDIs
29 Aug 2020 No More Tears: Feedback Strategies That Work!
21 Aug 2020 Virtual Interpreting: How to Prepare and Deliver Effectively
15 Aug 2020 Tax Mistakes All ASL Interpreters Need to Avoid
15 Aug 2020 Working with GLBTQI Consumers: Exploring the Interpreting Process Through a Social Justice Lens
12 Aug 2020 Building Relationships and Understanding Ethics in Educational Interpreting by Sabrina Smith
10 Aug 2020 Town Hall Meeting: Standardized Testing
01 Aug 2020 Roles, Waivers, and Disclosures
18 Jul 2020 Deliberate Practice, How?
18 Jul 2020 Diversity, Equity and Ethics: How do Interpreters’ Choices Impact Consumers?
02 Jul 2020 ASL in the Classroom: Science/Social Studies
01 Jul 2020 ASL in the Classroom: Social Studies/Science
30 Jun 2020 ASL in the Classroom: Math/English
29 Jun 2020 ASL in the Classroom: English/Math
20 Jun 2020 Depiction in Interpreting, How and When
13 Jun 2020 Consecutive Interpreting vs Simultaneous Interpreting, Part 2
13 Jun 2020 RID Region II "Reflect, Connect, Grow"
06 Jun 2020 Sharpen Those Tools! A Growth Plan for Isolated Practitioners
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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