DARS DHHS Summer Interpreter Education Webinar Series 2016

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DARS DHHS Summer Interpreter Education Webinar Series 2016

Be Employable: The Path to Increasing Your Starting Power and Staying Power!     
July 25th 6:30-9:30 PM CDT
Presented by Jo Hilton LCSW BEI  Advanced/Level III
0.3 DHHS CEUs
Registration link:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5803658153846820866
Course description:  This webinar will discuss what the path looks like and what strategies one might undertake when one moves from being an average employee (contracted or salaried) to being an employee that is sought after!

Mental Health Practices: A Primer for Interpreters
July 28th 6:30-9:30 PM CDT

Presented by Jo Hilton LCSW BEI Advance/Level III
0.3 DHHS CEUs

Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1672489503026633986
Course description: This webinar is a primer for those who want information before venturing into an actual mental health setting. We will discuss what the counseling / mental health setting could look like; how counselors might operate; how clinicians might intervene in a crisis situation. Interpreters play an important role in the therapeutic process and it is important to understand the dynamics (subtle and overt) of a client / therapist relationship.

A Trifecta of Emergency Medical Educational Interpreting: A Case Scenario Approach
August 1st  1:00-4:00 PM CDT        
Presented by Michael Moon PhD, MSN, RN, CNS-CC, CEN, FAEN
0.3 DHHS CEUs
Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5495640966561557250
Course description: This course will highlight three situations in which interpreters may be required to interpret medical content related to an individual’s involvement with emergency services. Content will focus on the process of patients being seen in the emergency department and the various healthcare provider roles patients encounter; patient teaching related to cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus; and staff education related to trauma.

Working Without a Net; Interpreting for Students with Minimal Language Competency
August 2nd   9:30 AM–12:30 PM CDT
Presented by Alaina Webb
0.3 DHHS  CEUs
Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/127176487899128836
Course description: We see an increasing number of students who have limited- to no- language base for us to work with as interpreters. What we think of as a “traditional interpreting model” does not work the way we are used to using it, and we often find ourselves completely unprepared for how to meet these additional language challenges. In this workshop, we will look at what is meant by “minimal language competency” or MLC, and how that affects what we do as interpreters.

Can I Do That?  Ethical Considerations for Educational Interpreters    
August 4th 9:30 AM-12:30 PM CDT
Presented by Alaina Webb
0.3 DHHS Ethics CEUs
Registration link:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2407131495837017348
Course description:  Educational interpreters often face situations that leave them feeling as though they should’ve done “something different,” but aren’t sure what other options are open to them in the struggle to maintain ethical responsibility. Because we have so many roles within our job of educational interpreter, we struggle in understanding when, where, and how our Code of Professional Conduct applies. In this workshop, we will cover these topics, as well as looking at other options available to us when we are not functioning in the specific role of interpreter. The goal of this workshop is to empower you to do your job more efficiently, and feel comfortable in how to wear the many hats educational interpreters wear every day.

Spanish and English Interpreting in Legal, Medical and Social Services Contexts
August 6th 9:30 AM-12:30 PM CDT
Presented by Yvette Citizen
0.3 DHHS CEUs
Registration link:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2503180433593330180
Course description: Participants will examine the fundamental similarities and differences in legal, medical, and social services interpreting settings.  Participants will have an opportunity to apply interpreting techniques through practice exercises based on authentic legal, medical, and social service scenarios and will acquire essential vocabulary and resources in both languages applicable to legal medical, and social services interpreting contexts.

TEP Prep: Vocabulary, Synonyms and Antonyms       
August 9th 6:00-9:00 PM CDT
Presented by Heidi Moore
0.3 DHHS CEUs
Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3437322214017297412
Course description:  Participants will learn how to identify the roots of words and be able to recognize antonyms and synonyms to assist with 12th grade level reading comprehension skills as experienced on the Test of English Proficiency.

BEI Certification Overview: What is the Test Testing?
August 16th  5:30-8:45 PM CDT

Presented by Lauri Metcalf
0.3 DHHS CEUs
Registration linkhttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/731939768933229572
Course description: What measurements does the BEI test focus on? What type of scoring system is used? Objective scoring is used but how does adaptability, pronunciation, fluency and delivery come into the scoring process? While the cut-off number for objective unit errors is exact, a range of unit errors is established for the subjective score. An overview of the BEI testing process will be provided to participants. The formats of the written Test of English Proficiency (TEP) and the Performance Test will be discussed, in addition to reviews of the rating process and examples of scoring determinants.

Nuts and Bolts of the BEI Court Interpreter Test: An Overview
August 18th 6:00-9:00 PM CDT

Presented by Rita Wedgeworth
0.3 DHHS CEUs
Registration link:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4164560095349562116
Course description: This workshop will provide an overview of the BEI Court Interpreter testing process. Both the written and performance tests will be discussed, in addition to a review of the rating and scoring processes to give participants an idea of what to expect. Also included will be a brief synopsis of the history of BEI testing, how the Court Interpreter test was developed and a description of the structure and format of the test itself

BEI Certification Overview: What is the Test Testing?
August 20th  9:00 AM-12:00 PM CDT

Presented by Lauri Metcalf
0.3 DHHS CEUs
Registration linkhttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/862413316034861058
Course description: What measurements does the BEI test focus on? What type of scoring system is used? Objective scoring is used but how does adaptability, pronunciation, fluency and delivery come into the scoring process? While the cut-off number for objective unit errors is exact, a range of unit errors is established for the subjective score. An overview of the BEI testing process will be provided to participants. The formats of the written Test of English Proficiency (TEP) and the Performance Test will be discussed, in addition to reviews of the rating process and examples of scoring determinants.

To See or Not to See: Self Worth vs. Self Assessment
August 20th 1:00-4:00 PM CDT

Presented by Denise Campbell
Registration link:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4224860611551848708
Course description:  As interpreters, we are in the position of being critiqued, scrutinized, judged, observed, watched and perhaps discussed, daily. It is what comes along with our craft. If it is not our instructors, then it’s our peers, if not our peers, it our clients, and if not our clients, it’s ourselves. Because it is a visual language, it means that what I do is always in the public eye. So whether out of curiosity or concern, condemnation or congratulations, someone is watching you.
How is the assessment of my work tied to my self-worth? Or is it connected at all? This workshop deals with self-assessment as a tool for self-improvement and the impact of self-worth on the process.

Spanish and English Consecutive and Sight Translation Techniques and Practice for Trilingual Interpreters
August 22nd 9:30-12:30 pm CDT
Presented by Yvette Citizen
0.3 DHHS CEUs
Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5831585749313254660  
Course description: Participants will examine the interpreting techniques and best practices for Spanish/English consecutive interpretation and sight translation modes.  Participants will apply skills with practice exercises in consecutive interpretation and sight translation modes and receive individual feedback for each mode through vocabulary review and skills assessment.

How Does Your Interpreter Training Effect Your Ethical Decision Making
August 25th 6:00-9:00 PM CDT
Presented by Holly Warren Norman
0.3  Ethics DHHS CEUs
Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5950817889741819652
Course description: This 3-hour webinar explores a booklet, “Educational Interpreting for Deaf Students,” which was published in 1989. It DID represent an accurate picture of the expectations of interpreters within a K-12 setting. The presenter will highlight certain skills, knowledge, educational requirements suggested from the source. Are the expectations still the same after a quarter of a century? The presenter’s theory is IF you were required to read this booklet it might have made it easier for you to transition into a K-12 setting. Whether you went through an Interpreter Training Program (ITP) or grew up as a Child of Deaf Adults (CODA) or entered into the Deaf Community another way, after this workshop, if you had read this booklet, would your decision-making be made from a different perspective?

Please contact DHHSwebinar@dars.state.tx.us for upcoming dates

Looking for Online Ethics CEU’s? SignTalk Professional Development Series

 

***Online Webinars with CEU’s here***

Professionalism & Ethical Practices Series Webinar

CEUs: .15 per webinar (Professional Studies)

Webinar #1 – Professional Expectations in the Field of Interpreting:

Webinar #2 – Ethical Decision Making for Interpreters:

Webinar #3 – Professional Appearance & Behavior:

Needing CEUs this summer? Check out these online options. (ASL Workshops)

Interpreters, ITP Students, Parents, Family, Friends……….

Are you aware of what’s out there online you can use from the comfort of your own home or sitting at Starbucks for CEUs or Professional Development? I actually use on-line workshops myself. I am not affiliated with these in any way so this is not advertising. But I thought I would share some of these great resources out there for those who don’t know.

CEUs On The Go is a great resource for RID approved workshops. Make sure to follow the instructions listed. They make it really clear to follow the instructions but if you don’t you will end up needing to start over. If you need the CEUs for another entity other than RID you can print off the certificate of completion for you records after you pass the Post test.

Every workshop I have taken has been very informative by top notch national presenters.

CEUsOnTheGoCEUs On The Go

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Another great resource is Signs of Development. L.L.C.  All of their workshops are also RID approved.

Signs of DevelopmentSigns of Development. L.L.C. 

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ASL Network is also a RID approved CEU provider and has some interesting options for on-line professional development.

ASLNetwork

ASL Network

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If you are actively working in a Texas school district drop me a line and I can share some other professional development resources that are available. 

If you have any online workshops coming up and you would like us to post them let us know. 

Hope these links help!

“All Can Carry” Provides NRA CHL classes to the Deaf and HH community in ASL

All Can Carry

All Can Carry believes it is everyone’s second amendment right to own a firearm.

All Can Carry was first established to provide access to NRA firearms and CHL classes to the Deaf community and hard of hearing individuals by offering classes conducted entirely in American Sign Language. Now thanks to tremendous friends, family and community support we are reaching out to churches, women’s groups and other businesses bringing us in to host these classes for their congregations, small groups and employees.

If you are interested in taking a class or want 1-on-1 private training, check out our website for more information.

http://www.allcancarry.com

https://www.facebook.com/AllCanCarry

ASL Sign Language Interpreters | Need CEUs at the Last Minute! | @WWWorkshops

Signs of Development

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

Online Continuing Education

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”

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