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Upcoming events

    • 06 Dec 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • 07 Dec 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • 1 South Park Circle Charleston, SC 29407



     Beyond “It depends…” 

    Demand Control Schema for Healthcare Interpreters 

    VIEW FLYER HERE: DC-S.pdf


     Friday, December 6th | 5 pm – 8 pm (.3 CEU)

    Saturday, December 7th | 9 am – 5 pm (.7 CEU) 

    Plus, two mandatory online sessions (Practice application through examples, open discussions, and case analysis (.4 CEU)


     Do you find your interpreting work in the healthcare setting stressful at times? Illnesses, diagnoses, sterile settings, provider-patient interactions, vocabulary… All of these elements of the work, and many more, can challenge us on a daily basis. 

    Why does our work seem more stressful at times? The Demand Control Schema (DC-S) is a helpful tool for looking at our work, specifically the challenges we face and the options we have to respond to those challenges. 


    COST: Full Workshop $130 | Friday ONLY $55 | Saturday ONLY $110

    CEU’s: 15 Hours of Continued Education Credits 

    (14 hours of live sessions with one hour of homework)


    During this workshop we will discuss:

    nIntroduce the DC-S as a framework for analyzing interpreting work

    nIdentify challenges of the work and possible responses interpreters have to address the demands of the job

    nDiscuss our decision-making latitude while interpreting

    nIdentify ways we can use this schema to enhance our professional discussions with colleagues


    Robyn K. Dean, CI/CT, PhD has been an interpreter for over 30 years, with particular service experience in medical and mental health settings. She conducts workshops internationally on the topics of ethics, reflective practice, work effectiveness, with particular emphases on healthcare interpreting and professional development. Robyn’s demand control schema has been the topic of numerous presentations, publications, grant projects, and most recently a textbook which is being used in interpreter education programs across the globe.


    For more information or to register, please visit our website a www.muschealth.org/interpreter

    This event is not sponsored by VRID and is provided for informational purposes only.  Posting this information does not constitute VRID's endorsement of the event, sponsor, or presenter.  Please contact the event coordinator for more information. 



    • 07 Dec 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Liberty University, 1971 University Boulevard, Lynchburg, VA 24515
    Register

    Liberty University ASL Club and VRID present


    "Everything You Wanted to Know About !*#^?#*!...

    Profanity in ASL"

    Presented by Richard "Ricky" Rose, Jr.

    CEUS in Professional Studies Offered

     

    Where:     Liberty University

                    1971 University Boulevard Lynchburg, VA  24515

     

    When:      Saturday, December 7, 2019  1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

     Cost:      VRID Members - $40

                    Non-Members - $50

                    VRID Student Members - $25

                    Liberty University Interpreting Students - $20 (with code)

    POC:       Karrigan Scott ktscott1@liberty.edu

     

    Session Information:

    The purpose of the workshop is to expose interpreters and interpreting students to risqué and taboo vocabulary in American Sign Language. The goal of the workshop is to familiarize participants with these terms so that they are more prepared to provide an accurate interpretation when they encounter this vocabulary out in the field. The workshop will involve discussion and ethical implications related to situations involving this type of vocabulary. Participants will be asked to predict the types of interpreting situations where they might encounter this type of vocabulary, what possible interpersonal demands they could face, and what possible controls may be utilized. Videotaping, streaming or recording of any kind will not be permitted during this presentation.

    Presenter Biography:   

    Hailing originally from New England, Richard “Ricky” Rose and his four siblings are proud alumni of the American School for the Deaf in West Hartford, Connecticut. Ricky holds a Bachelors degree in Social Work from Utah State University (2000) and a M.A. from Gallaudet University (2008). He presents on a variety if topics concerning Deaf Culture and ASL for both interpreter training programs as well as professional interpreting organizations. He currently works for Gallaudet University’s The ASLPI as the ASL Proficiency Evaluator, in addition to teaching online for both Gallaudet University and The Community College of Baltimore in Maryland. Ricky resides in Maryland with his wife and their five children.  

    CEUs:  VRID is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This program is offered for CEUs in the content area of professional studies. No partial session CEUs will be awarded. Late arrivals will not receive CEUs.

     

    Reasonable Accommodations:  If you require a reasonable accommodation for this event, please contact the POC by November 30th. Although requests for accommodations will be accepted after this date, VRID cannot guarantee the accommodation will be provided.

    • 14 Dec 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Danville Community College Danville, VA
    Register

    VDOE Regions 6, 7 & 8 Educational Interpreter Grant

    in conjunction with VRID and Danville Community College present


    "From Theatre to the Classroom"

    presented by Sabrina Smith

    Date:  December 14, 2019

    Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

    0.6 RID CEUs Sponsored by VRID

    Location: Danville Community College

    1008 S. Main Street, Danville, VA 24541

    Oliver Hall in the Temple Building

    COST: VRID Members - $50

    Non-Members $60

    Student $25

    VDOE Participants $0

    FLYER HERE: Dec. 14 2019.pdf

    Workshop Description:

    Many people think that theatrical interpreting is reserved for the stage. This workshop shows how everyday can become a stage in educational interpreting. In the elementary setting we interpret songs for children, which is what we do on the stage at a concert or in a musical. Middle school kids have choir concerts and plays that must be interpreted. And last but not least, high school students have stories like Romeo and Juliet, A Raisin in the Sun, and Beowulf. All of these can be found in the theater as well. In this workshop the participants will learn to analyze scripts, paraphrase, and find meaning in texts that have a language of their own. This is a hands-on workshop that allows practice and collaboration with other interpreters. In the end hopefully, everyone will walk away with a greater understanding of how to bring the theatrical interpreting skills into their classroom interpreting.


    Presenter Biography: 

    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 12 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.

    This workshop is presented at no cost to K-12 interpreters.  To register, go to VRID.org and click on the workshop link.  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 Little/None Content Knowledge Level.   If you require a reasonable accommodation for this event, please contact Sandra Blue by December 2, 2019.

                                                       


    • 07 Mar 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Roanoke, VA
    Register


      Mentoring 101 Presented by 

    SABRINA SMITH

    .6 RID CEUs


    NEW DATE: Saturday, March 7, 2020 (Rescheduled from 10/2019)

               8:30 AM - 3:30 PM 

    Cost: VRID Members - $50.00

              Non-Members - $60.00

             VRID Students - $25.00

    Location: Roanoke, VA 24015


    Workshop Information: 

    This workshop is for seasoned interpreters who are ready to take the plunge and start mentoring other interpreters who want to improve their product. The workshop teaches participants to analyze interpreters’ products, based on their skill levels, and how to identify areas which need improvement. Whether the interpreter is novice and in need of foundational skills or is seasoned preparing for the NIC, this workshop will demonstrate ways to improve the overall interpreting product. The presenter has been mentoring for over 12 years and has worked with over 80 mentees. This workshop will share the techniques used in her own mentoring process. The day consists of going through several activities that have been helpful in improving the interpreting process. It will start with basics such as how to keep records of mentees, skill improving activities, and analysis of diagnostics. Participants will be able to use these techniques to analyze the interpreting products in their current and future mentees.


    Presenter Biography: Sabrina Smith

    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 18 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 12 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. Feel free to contact her about mentoring, presenting, or just general questions about the field of interpreting at sabrinatempie.wixsite.com/aslterp

    Cancellation Policy:  Full refunds will be issued if written notice is provided to VRID by February 22nd, 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) for further information.

      


Past events

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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