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Upcoming events

    • 04 Apr 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • 2709 Monument Avenue, Richmond, VA 23220

    First Baptist Church, Richmond – Deaf Mission Presents

    “REALLY? The Next Ten Week Sermon Series will be from the Book of Numbers and the theme song will be the “Days of Elijah”

    Dale Withrow - NIC-Advanced/BEI Level III

    When:            Saturday, April 4, 2020

    Where:          First Baptist Church, 2709 Monument Avenue, Richmond, VA 23220

    Location:      Room #220

    Time:             9:00 AM-3:00 PM

    CEUs:            0.5CEUs PS

    Contact:        Mary Ramsey (email preferred: humblemary7@gmail.com)

    Flyer: FBC workshop 4.4.20.pdf

    Description

    Attendees will develop best practice interpreting strategies for religious settings, locate resources for prep and technological support useful in Deaf ministries, and have “hands on” training on how to manage challenging scenarios in various religious settings. 

    Workshop Objectives:

    1.    Attendees will take away three best practice strategies to secure prep for religious interpreting.

    2.    Attendees will have hands-on training for challenging worship service scenarios. 

    3.    Attendees will learn of technological resources useful in Deaf ministries.

     This workshop will be conducted in ASL

    Presenter:  Dale Withrow, NIC-Advanced, BEI Level III

    Dale Withrow is a Hearing Certified Interpreter: 35+ years in NC, TX BEI Level III, currently NIC-Advanced. Dale was ordained at Silent Friends Chapel-First Baptist Church-Dallas in 1990 and graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with Masters of Theology with minor in Pastoral Ministry. Father of five Deaf children and grandfather of three grandchildren, Dale is married to Judith Oelfke Withrow. He currently serves in various roles at the Deaf Fellowship at Frederick Church of the Brethren in Frederick, Maryland, which has a full time Pastor to the Deaf for a congregation of approximately 80-100 regular attendees. Between 2007-2015, Dale was the supervisor of the Sorenson Call Center at Gallaudet University, then in 2011, became the Community Interpreting & Auxiliary Supervisor until 2015. He currently works as an Independent Contractor ASL interpreter in the MD//VA/DC area at Federal agencies, medical settings, and Gallaudet Interpreting.

    Cost:  VRID members - $50.00 ($55.00 if purchasing lunch from FBC)

                Non-members - $60.00 ($65.00 if purchasing lunch from FBC)


    NOTE: payment can be made by check or money order, payable to FBC-Deaf Mission and can be mailed to FBC-Deaf Mission, ATTN: David Ramsey, 2709 Monument Avenue, Richmond, VA 23220

    REGISTRATION DUE: MARCH 16, 2020 (required IF ordering lunch from FBC)

    NOTE: Registrations after March 16, 2020 will be accepted; however, those registrants will need to make their own arrangements for lunch

     

    If you require a reasonable accommodation for this event, please contact Mary Ramsey by March 16, 2020


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    Day of the Workshop:

    • Coffee and Refreshments will be provided in morning
    • Lunch (11:30am-12:30pm)
    • Certificates of attendance will be given at the conclusion
    • Parking is available in the Mulberry Street parking lot (behind the church) and/or in the overflow parking lot on Robinson Street as well as on the street
    • 18 Apr 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Register

    VDOE Regions 1, 3 & 8 Educational Interpreter Grant

    in conjunction with VRID and JSRCC present

    Eye Gaze and Role Shift and Space… Oh My!

                    Sabrina Smith, Ph.D. CI/CT, NIC: Master, Ed: K-12

              Date:  April 18, 2020

                  Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

    0.6 RID CEUs Sponsored by VRID (Pending)

    Location:  JSRCC/Parham Road Campus

    1651 E Parham Rd, Richmond, VA 23228

    Burnette Hall/Room 200

    Workshop Description How many times have our diagnostic results come back from testing only to see things like “use of space would have enhanced the product”? This workshop has a specific focus on eye gaze, role shift, and use of space in the ASL product. Many times, when an interpreter is working into the ASL, they struggle with showing the relationship between people and objects in the setting. This workshop will allow hands on activities for the participants to practice using those skills. The workshop starts out with a discussion of the importance of these skills, then leads into basic sentence samples which allow the participants to manage the work in smaller chunks. As the day progresses, the activities will become longer and focus on the whole product.

    Sabrina Smith, PhD, has been involved in the interpreting field for over 20 years. She is Nationally certified through RID: CI and CT, as well as NIC Master and Ed:K-12. She works as an educational interpreter and has been interpreting in the school system for over 19 years in elementary, middle and high school settings. She also works as a video relay interpreter with Sorenson Communications where she has been employed over 13 years. She enjoys encouraging interpreters of all levels and mentoring people across the United States. She works as a freelance interpreter, and as a performing arts interpreter for theatre’s and concert venues in her area. She served as the Region II delegate for IEIS (Interpreters in Educational and Instructional Settings) from 2015-17. She has presented various workshops across the country, and also presented abroad in Peru helping to empower the Deaf community to seek interpreters for their children in mainstreamed schools as well as teaching interpreters how to improve their expressive skills. Feel free to contact her about mentoring, presenting, or just general questions about the field of interpreting at sabrinatempie.wixsite.com/aslterp

    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


    • 23 May 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Register

                

    Consecutive Interpreting vs Simultaneous Interpreting, Part 1

    Dr. Rhonda Jennings-Arey

    May 23, 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 1 will focus mostly on CI.

    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.


    • 13 Jun 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    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
    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.


    • 16 Jul 2020
    • 19 Jul 2020
    • Delta Hotel, 555 E Canal St, Richmond, VA 23219
    • 280
    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

21 Mar 2020 Linguistics & Interpreting: Making Linguistic Awareness Work for You (NVCC)
14 Mar 2020 Postponed: Strengthening Your Core 4: Science
14 Mar 2020 Cancelled: Kids Say the Darndest Things!
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 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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