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Upcoming events

    • 13 Jun 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 12 Dec 2020
    • (EST)
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    June-November, 2020

    Online through Zoom

    Schedule HERE


    The Virginia Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf is excited to host the 2020 ASL Interpreter 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.  

    Through streaming workshops June to November, we are providing the opportunity for 6.0 CEUs!



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    • 05 Dec 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EST)
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    NAD-RID Code of Professional Conduct for CDIs

    December 5th 2020 9a-4p Eastern

    Dr. Rhonda Jennings-Arey

    Presented through ZOOM

    0.6 CEUs


    This workshop will focus on what it means to be ethical for CDIs in the workplace, among co-workers, clients, etc. Presenter will use all tenets from RID CPC and go over each tenet. Participants will be given situations after introduction of the CPC and discuss why it is ethical or not. Participants will be able to identify all CPC tenets, and will be able to identify situations requiring appropriate responses. Participants will bring their knowledge of interpreting, various situations that they have experienced as client and as interpreter. Participants will discussion different situations so that they can become better interpreters or pass the knowledge written test.

    This workshop is presented in ASL

    Level of Participant’s Prior Knowledge of Topic: Little/None to Experienced Interpreters

    Target Audience: Deaf interpreters and Deaf interpreting students

    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 in both Frederick and Columbia before returning home to her alma mater, the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind in Staunton, Virginia.  Rhonda has taught in elementary, middle, and 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 J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Gallaudet University, and Tidewater Community College. She has also taught at Blue Ridge Community College, Towson University, Radford University, Piedmont Virginia Community College, University of Virginia, University of Louisville, and McDaniel College. Dr. Jennings-Arey has degrees in Deaf Education, Sign Language Education, Literacy Specialization, and Administration and Supervision in 2016 from Capella University. She obtained her doctorate degree in Post-Secondary and Adult Education. She was a National Board Certified teacher in adolescent and young adult language arts. She was the co-founder of VSDB’s ASL/English Bilingual Education Training program. She has an ASLTA certification at the Master 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 she works full time as an Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia.

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    • 05 Dec 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EST)
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    VDOE Regions 1, 3 & 8 Educational Interpreter Grant 

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

    Deliberate Practice: ASL to English Skills Development

    Presenter

    Tammy Fortune

    Date:  December 5, 2020

    Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

    0.6 RID CEUs Sponsored by VRID

    Location:  Online Format - Zoom

           

    Workshop Description:During this workshop, participants will examine the importance of targeted deliberate practice as it pertains to receptive interpreting.  Participants will learn about the types of errors that can be made in ASL to English interpreting.  Participants will learn techniques that will help them assess their product in a specific way so that it becomes natural in their everyday work. Participants will also evaluate the product in such a way that over time will produce real results.  Participants will also put into practice these techniques and evaluations in the workshop. 

    Because of the nature of this workshop, it will be presented in spoken English.

    Presenter Biography:   Tammy Fortune, MBA is a CODA from Lynchburg, Virginia.  She began her interpreting career at age 17, as a post-secondary educational interpreter.  Upon her graduation from Liberty University in 1995 with her degree in Business Management, she was hired as a K-12 interpreter and obtained her VQAS in the same year. Her life has taken her as far as Florida, where she began working in the mental health setting as a staff interpreter at a mental health facility in Central Florida.  She obtained her Florida QAS in 2001 and her RID CI/CT in 2002.  During her time in Florida, she became the Interpreter Coordinator and Human Resources coordinator for the same facility, coordinating facility interpreters as well as national and international conference interpreting teams.  She has presented at RID affiliate chapter conferences and served on a panel for mental health interpreters. In 2007, she graduated from Liberty University with her Masters degree in Business Administration.  Since relocating back to her home state of Virginia, she has worked in various settings, both as a staff and freelance interpreter, specializing in medical, mental health, and educational settings (K-12 and post-secondary). In addition, she has discovered a passion for theater interpreting and has interpreted more than 65 plays since 2012.  From 2012-2020, she served as an adjunct interpreting instructor in the American Sign Language Interpreting program at Liberty University.  She has served as the VRID District IV Representative, Vice President, and as VRID President from 2016-2020.  Having worked 27 years of professional interpreting, she is currently studying for her Doctorate in Business Administration with a cognate in Leadership at Liberty University. 

    Grant participants should contact Susan May,  susanmayk12@gmail.comfor 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 orrequire a reasonable accommodation for this event, please contact Susan May  susanmayk12@gmail.com or Carrie Humphrey chumphrey@reynolds.edu 


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    • 12 Dec 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
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    You're Never Fully Dressed Without Your Prep

    December 12, 2020 9a-12p Eastern

    Amanda M. David

    Presented through ZOOM

    0.3 CEUs


    Preparing for interpreting assignments seems simple enough, but there’s more to it than meets the eye. In this session I will discuss four different ways that interpreters can prepare themselves for specific assignments, as well as for all of the unexpected information we often deal with during assignments.

    Participants will be asked to create work samples before and after doing prep work, and to compare the quality of the interpretations.


    This workshop is presented in ASL

    Level of Participant’s Prior Knowledge of Topic: Experienced Interpreters

    Target Audience: Working interpreters interested in Conference Interpreting

    Presenter Bio

    Amanda is a native of southwest Louisiana. After graduating from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA, she completed coursework in the Interpreter Training Programs at Collin County Community College in Plano, TX and Houston Community College, and earned a MA in Interpreting Studies and Communication Equity from St. Catherine University. She is certified on State and National levels in both generalist and medical interpreting, and she specializes in conference interpreting, scientific/technical interpreting, and interpreting for d/Deaf professionals in healthcare settings. Amanda currently resides in Tampa, FL, where she is active in the free lance community.

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    • 12 Dec 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
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    Professionalism: It’s More Than Black Clothes

    December 12, 2020 1p-4p Eastern

    Amanda M. David

    Presented through ZOOM

    0.3 CEUs


    We often speak of Interpreting as a ‘profession’, and we as practitioners refer to ourselves as professionals….. but what, really, does that mean?? As interpreters, we are responsible for the future of our profession, as well as the perception of our own field by the world at large. This session will address the concept of professionalism and the various defining aspects that exist in our field. Participants will engage in discussions about best practices, the way we as practitioners can manifest professional behavior, and the different methods by which these concepts can be applied to our work.

    This workshop is presented in ASL

    Level of Participant’s Prior Knowledge of Topic: Little/None to Experienced Interpreters

    Target Audience: Working and student interpreters and stakeholders

    Presenter Bio

    Amanda is a native of southwest Louisiana. After graduating from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA, she completed coursework in the Interpreter Training Programs at Collin County Community College in Plano, TX and Houston Community College, and earned a MA in Interpreting Studies and Communication Equity from St. Catherine University. She is certified on State and National levels in both generalist and medical interpreting, and she specializes in conference interpreting, scientific/technical interpreting, and interpreting for d/Deaf professionals in healthcare settings. Amanda currently resides in Tampa, FL, where she is active in the free lance community.

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    • 19 Dec 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom
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    VRID Presents

    "Linguistics 101 (Part 2*)"

      Presented by Jubal Metzger-Smith

    .3 RID CEUs

    *(Participating in Part 1 is NOT a prerequisite for Part 2)

    VIEW FLYER HERE: _Linguistics_101_Part_2_Flyer.pdf

    When: Saturday, December 19, 2020

               9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

    Cost:  VRID Members - $20.00

              VRID Non-Members - $30.00

    Location: ZOOM link to follow

    Presented in English with ASL interpreters

    Workshop Information: 

    As bilingual professionals we hear linguistic phrases tossed around constantly, but if English is our native language, it can be difficult to explain what they are and more importantly, how we apply them. Why can we produce some English sounds but not others, and how does phonology work in ASL? Is English the only language that follows the subject/verb/object (SVO) word order? Does ASL follow that too? Part 1 will cover these topics and focus on English linguistics. It will compare both similarities and differences between the two languages contributing to a greater understanding of our work as bilingual professionals.

    Presenter Biography: 

    Jubal Metzger-SmithJubal has been professionally interpreting for 23 years in a variety of settings including, K12, post-secondary, medical, mental health, theatrical, and VRS. Currently he is the lead interpreter for a school district in southern Virginia. He received his BA in English from Old Dominion University (ODU) and he anticipates receiving his Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics from ODU in the spring of 2021.

    To request accommodations or any other questions please contact Christina York at cyork@sorenson.com

      



Past events

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
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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