Educational Interpreter Performance

Educational Interpreter Performance
Posted on 09/06/2017

2016-2017 EIPA Assessment Video Conference Workshops
Sponsored by DSISD and MDE-LIO
October 7, 2017
December 2, 2017
February 10, 2018
April 7, 2018 

Location: Delta-Schoolcraft ISD, 2525 Third Avenue So, Escanaba, MI 49829 The EIPA Diagnostic Center is excited to offer four video conference workshops for the 2017-2018 school year. The workshops are designed for interpreters working in K-12 classroom settings, community interpreters with an interest in educational interpreting or supporting educational interpreters, future interpreters, K-12 interpreter mentors, deaf educators and individuals supervising or working with educational interpreters. 

October 7, 2017 11:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. (EST) Roman Numeral III: Back to the Basics; Unpacking the Foundational Skills Frances J. Beaurivage, EIPA Consultant/Evaluator; Bethany Koubsky, BS, RID CI/CT, EIPA Coordinator/Evaluator The intent of this training is to give an overview of the skills measured in Roman Numeral III. This section of the EIPA measures the candidate’s foundational skills including the ability to recognize and deliver key vocabulary. Participants will focus on how to determine key vocabulary and if other words in a text should be fingerspelled to support literacy development. In addition to knowing when to fingerspell, the goal is to produce fingerspelling with clarity and accuracy. We will also discuss the importance of selecting signs that convey the appropriate semantic intent. This presentation has been approved for 0.4 MI BEI/EIPA Professional Studies CEU units, and 0.4 MI CEU Educational units. Partial units will not be awarded. Participants will receive a certification of attendance as documentation.

December 2, 2017 11:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. (EST) Roman Numeral IV: Unpacking Discourse Mapping Dr. Deborah Cates, PhD, Sign Language Program Coordinator, Iowa School for the Deaf As with processing, much of discourse mapping occurs “behind the scenes”. Part of message processing is generating mental map of the relationships between pieced of information or ideas in the message. Typically, mental maps look like webs. While these maps are useful for thinking about and contextualizing information, they do not help with producing spatially-based discourse maps in an interpretation. This workshop will review a method of discourse mapping that can move from text to a structured interpretation making relationships in the message overt. This presentation has been approved for 0.4 MI BEI/EIPA Professional Studies CEU units, and 0.4 MI CEU Educational units. Partial units will not be awarded. Participants will receive a certification of attendance as documentation.

February 10, 2018 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (EST) Roman Numeral II: Unpacking Sign to Voice Essentials Frances J. Beaurivage, EIPA Consultant/Evaluator; Bethany Koubsky, BS, RID CI/CT, EIPA Coordinator/Evaluator The intent of this training is to review th elements important to Roman Numeral II: sign to Voice. Participants will focus on matching the signer’s register and affect. We will view a variety of child signers and focus on word choices that reflect the register of the child. Individuals will learn how to avoid extraneous verbiage that distracts from the message and how to develop a more fluent representation of the signer’s ASL/PSE into spoken English. This presentation has been approved for 0.4 MI BEI/EIPA Professional Studies CEU units, and 0.4 MI CEU Educational units. Partial units will not be awarded. Participants will receive a certification of attendance as documentation.

April 7, 2018 11:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. (EST) Roman Numeral I: Unpacking Use of Space and Classifiers Jonathan Scherling, BA, Associate Professor, University of Nebraska-Omaha This workshop will guide participants through Roman Numeral I, which focuses on the use of classifiers and space. Native ASL user and ASL professor, Jonathan Scherling, will work with attendees to develop a better understanding of classifiers and when they are appropriate to incorporate. Participants will also work with organizing the message in visual space to make their interpretations more visually clear and concise.

MDCR-DODDBHH has approved MI CEU Sponsorship for this Workshop with MDE-LIO for 0.4 Professional Studies units and 0.4 Education units. Partial MI CEU Sponsorship CEUs will not be awarded for this event and participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance as documentation. To register, please contact Sue Argall at (906) 786-9300 ext. 201 or sargall@dsisd.k12.mi.us. Cost of registration for individuals outside the DSISD area is $25. This conference is “live” with no time allotted for lunch. You may bring your own lunch if desired.