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CEUs at the last minute!

At the end of your cycle and find you are short on CEUs? Don’t fret!!!

Signs of Development can process CEUs virtually up to the last minute.

For Full Information Go to Their Website:

http://www.signs-of-development.org/website/CEUs.html

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“English, Please” Professional Opinions from Deaf Professional Angela Lee Foreman, Ph.D.

“English, Please” Professional Opinions from Deaf Professional Angela Lee Foreman, Ph.D.

Professional Opinions

“English at this table, please,” was a comment that I recalled while attending this early morning meeting consisting of executives and major stockholders.

During this meeting, I had an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter sitting, facing directly me on the other side of the center of the conference table. Before the meeting started, I was having a brief conversation with the ASL interpreter using ASL, with no voice.

With both my hearing aid and cochlear implant turned on, I could sense that overlapping verbal conversations around the table had quickly ceased, while my peripheral vision inputs suggested some of the heads have turned to watch me.

Quickly scanning the table to my right and left confirmed that all eyes were on me. I knew instantly that everyone was starting to use their imagination in figuring out what was conveyed between the interpreter and me.

For example, the guy sitting across…

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Petition To Officially Recognize American Sign Language Reaches Threshold For White House Response

Lexington School for the Deaf

FE_DA_121211_asl425x283Nationalize Twinkies. Construct a Death Star. Name a worldwide appreciation day for Michael Jackson.  The petitions flooding the White House’s “We The People” website have  become increasingly gag-oriented or unlikely to be taken seriously by  the administration.

But a recent petition that has crossed the threshold needed for an official White House response may be different.

A petition to officially recognize American Sign Language  as a “community language” and a “language of instruction in schools”  has collected more than 27,000 signatures in less than a month.  Petitions need to reach 25,000 signatures before the White House will  officially issue a response.

ASL, the language used by the deaf community, has recently gained recognition  as a foreign language in some states, meaning students can take it as  credit for a foreign language. Adrean Clark, a Minnesota-based deaf  cartoonist who created the petition, says foreign language recognition  is…

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ASL Interpreter Workshop | Body Language & ASL presented by Dr. Byron Bridges | Dallas TX | .6 RID and BEI CEUs

Body Language & ASL presented by Dr. Byron Bridges

This workshop will focus on how to read and detect body language signals from people using ASL.  Through lecture and small group discussions, we will analyze the different perspectives of body language to include proximity, kinesics, and nonverbal gestures.  Guaranteed to be an eye opener for even the most experienced interpreter.

DrByronBridges

Presenter Information:

Born deaf to deaf parents and growing up with a deaf sister, Dr. Byron W. Bridges has used ASL as the primary language throughout his whole life.  He attended deaf schools and public schools.  Dr. Bridges earned his Bachelors of Arts degree in Deaf Studies at California State University of Northridge, Masters of Arts (MA) degree in Linguistics from Gallaudet University, and a doctoral degree (Ed.D) in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education at Lamar University.

Dr. Bridges co-authored the book, Deaf Tend Yours.  He has written video scripts and produced numerous deaf-related videotapes/DVDs.  He is a nationally-known teacher and lecturer in ASL and sign language interpretation.  Dr. Bridges has been in the field of ASL linguistics, interpreting and post secondary teaching of ASL as a second language for 30 years.  He is a certified deaf interpreter (CDI), earning the certification through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.

Hotel Rooms are available for those coming from out of town at a rate of $59 per/night.  Coffee will be provided and the hotel has a restaurant with reasonable pricing for lunch.

Workshop Cost: $60.00

Date: February 9, 2013

Location:

Best Western Dallas: Salon E

8051 Lyndon B Johnson

(I-35 & Coit)

Dallas, TX 75251

For full information and to register “Click Here”

Seeking Program Coordinator, ASL Sign Language Interpreters, and More at Aspen Camp

CITY: Snowmass, Colorado

WEBSITE: http://www.aspencamp.org/about/careers

Want to work at a fun place between beautiful mountains and creeks? Love people and making magic happen? Want to put your leadership, organizational, and creative skills to use for a good cause?

Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing are seeking to fill several job openings:

– 1 Program Coordinator. Full time team member who coordinates programs and events at Aspen Camp and manages seasonal staff. Salaried pay and must live on campus during programs and can live off campus during off-sesaons.

– 1 Office Intern: Internship from Jan 3 to April 24, 2013 to help with office work, programs, outreach, and advocacy.

– 1 Kitchen Intern: Internship from Jan 3 to April 24, 2013 to help with menu planning, food and equipment management, and meal preparation for programs and events. Stipend weekly with room and other perks.

– 2 ASL Interpreter Interns: Internships from Jan 3 to April 24, 2013 to interpret local events, programs, and meetings. Stipend or college hours negotiable with room and other perks.

For job descriptions, requirements, and benefits, check out

http://www.aspencamp.org/about/careers. Also apply at that link.

Email outreach @ aspencamp.org or call (970) 315-0513 if you have any questions.

CONTACT PERSON NAME: Katie Murch

CONTACT EMAIL ADDRESS: outreach@aspencamp.org

CONTACT TELEPHONE #: 970-315-0513

August 2012 News from Trix Bruce | New Online ASL Interpreter Workshops | CEU’s !!

Trix Bruce’s website has been updated and the good news is you can now get your CEUs by participating in online professional development opportunities! In addition, you can easily register for workshops online.

Check out her updates HERE!

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