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Upcoming events

    • 12 Jul 2021
    • 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/Social Studies

    Faithlyn Robinson and Robert Strickler Jr.

    Date:  July 12, 2021

    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.

     

    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 Susan May, susanmayk12@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 Susan May by June  25,, 2021.

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    • 13 Jul 2021
    • 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/English

    Faithlyn Robinson and Robert Strickler Jr.

    Date:  July 13, 2021

    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.

     

    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 Susan May, susanmayk12@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 Susan May by June  25, 2021.

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    • 14 Jul 2021
    • 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/Math

    Robert Strickler, Jr. and Lindsay Burris

    Date:  July 14, 2021

    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.

    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 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 Susan May, susanmayk12@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 Susan May by June  25, 2021.

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    • 15 Jul 2021
    • 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/Science

    Robert Strickler, Jr. and Lindsay Burris

    Date:  July 15, 2021

    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.

    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 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 Susan May, susanmayk12@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 Susan May  by June 25, 2021.

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Past events

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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