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Upcoming events

    • 23 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 100 VHCC Drive Abingdon, VA 24210
    • 44
    Register


    VRID & VDOE PROUDLY PRESENT


    Cracking the Fingerspelling Code

    presented by Tammy Fortune

    Date: March 23, 2019

    Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

    0.3 RID CEUs Sponsored by VRID

    Location Virginia Highlands Community College

    100 VHCC Drive Abingdon, VA 24210

    FLYER AVAILABLE SOON 

    Cost: VRID Members$30.00

             Non-Members - $40.00

             VRID Students - $25.00

             VDOE Participants - $0.00 (with code)

    Workshop Description: 

    During this workshop, participants will examine the importance of “letting go” of negative views/bias concerning fingerspelling.  Participants will learn what effective expressive fingerspelling looks like.  Participants will learn techniques to “catch” receptive fingerspelling. Participants will learn techniques that will improve their fingerspelling both expressively and receptively.  They will also evaluate the techniques that are the most effective and useful for their daily work.  Participants will also practice expressive and receptive fingerspelling.

    Presenter Bio: 

    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 graduate 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 45 plays since 2012. In 2012, she began serving as an adjunct interpreting instructor in the American Sign Language Interpreting program at Liberty University. She has served as the VRID District IV Representative and Vice President. Now in her 26th year of professional interpreting, she currently serves as the VRID President.

               

    RID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 0.3 CEUs at the Little/None Content Knowledge Level.

    If you require a reasonable accommodation for this event, please contact Amanda Wharton Stacey (arw.stacey@gmail.com) or Tammy Fortune (vridpres@gmail.com) by March 9, 2019.

    This training is being supported by grant funding from the 

    Virginia Department of Education


    • 23 Mar 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 100 VHCC Drive, Abingdon, VA 24210
    Register

    VRID & VDOE PROUDLY PRESENT

    Are You A Lone Ranger?

    Presented by 

    TAMMY FORTUNE, MBA, RID CI/CT

    .3 RID PS CEUs


    When: Saturday, March 23, 2019

               1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

    Cost: VRID Members - $30.00

             Non-Members - $40.00

             VRID Students - $25.00

             VDOE Participants - $0.00 (with code)

    Location: Virginia Highlands Community College 

    100 VHCC Drive, Abingdon, VA 24201

    Room: TBA

    FLYER AVAILABLE SOON 

    Workshop Information: 

    During this workshop, participants will examine the importance of their internal struggle with being the “Lone Ranger” in their profession. Participants will learn what role their personality traits play in their “Lone Ranger” mentality. Participants will learn techniques to align themselves with non-interpreter coworkers. Participants will learn techniques that will improve their soft skills and rapport with other peers, interpreters or not. They will also evaluate the techniques that are the most effective and useful for their daily work. Participants will also come up with ideas for ways their local communities can network for a greater village.

    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 graduate 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, video relay interpreting, and educational settings (K-12 and post-secondary). In addition, she has discovered a passion for theater interpreting and has interpreted more than 35 plays since 2012. In 2012, she began serving as an adjunct interpreting instructor in the American Sign Language Interpreting program at Liberty University.  She also mentors local interpreters to improve skills and reach career goals. She has served as the VRID District IV Representative and Vice President. Now in her 26th year of professional interpreting, she currently serves as the VRID President.

    Cancellation Policy:  Full refunds will be issued if written notice is provided to VRID by March 9th, two weeks prior to the event. No refunds will be issued within two weeks of the event start date. To request accommodations or any other questions please contact Amanda Wharton Stacey (arw.stacey@gmail.com) or Tammy Fortune (vridpres@gmail.com) for further information.

      

    This training is being supported by grant funding from the 

    Virginia Department of Education

Past events

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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