The Blurred Lines of Educational Interpreting

  • 09 Jan 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Virginia Western Community College, 3022 Colonial Ave., Roanoke, VA 24015


  • Contact your DOE Grant Coordinator for the Password. Coordinators can contact Carrie White for the password

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"The Blurred Lines of Educational Interpreting"

Presented by Sarah Wheeler, NIC-A

0.3 CEUs in Professional Studies Offered 

 Hubs Streamed across the state:

  •     Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind, Staunton, VA
  •     Reynolds Community College, Richmond, VA (Parham               Campus)
  •     England Run Library, Fredricksburg
  •     Radford University
  •     Virginia Western Community College
  •     Tidewater Community College    

When: Saturday, January 9, 2016

             9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Cost:     VRID Members - $30.00

              Non-Members - $40.00

              VRID Student Members - $25.00

               DOE Grant - Free 


POC:      Carrie White - 

Session Information: 

This workshop is designed to provide a forum where educational interpreters can come together and discuss their roles in the school system. Participants will learn more about their roles in the classroom, understand what they do in the classroom, and discuss strategies that can allow interpreters to empower students in their own learning experience. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to gain a better understanding of their role in the school system. Learn how to empower students in their own learning experience. Understand and articulate how to educate and advocate the role as an educational interpreter to others.

Presenter Biography: Sarah Wheeler

Sarah has experienced the dangers of a sandstorm in Kuwait, a California earthquake, and skydiving from an airplane, and she never would have imagined that those adrenaline rushes would match what she feels daily when she goes to work as an interpreter. Sarah holds an associate degree in health services administration from the Community College of the Air Force and a bachelor’s degree in business management from Mt. Olive College. She also has a certificate in non-profit management from Duke Continuing Studies. During her time at Duke, she participated in Leadership Wayne County. It was during this time that she strengthened her understandings of how different agencies collaborate to provide social services. Sarah Wheeler received her M.Ed. Interpreter Pedagogy degree from Northeastern University and is currently going back to school to obtain a Ph.D. in General Psychology with an Emphasis in Instruction and Cognition. Growing up a coda she was immersed in Deaf culture and to this day she continues to be humbled by how much there is to learn about ASL, Deaf culture, and history. She is a nationally certified interpreter with a license to interpret in North Carolina. She is teaching now as an adjunct professor at University of North Florida and is teaching interpreting workshops.  She seeks to share her knowledge and continue to learn and grow with others in the field.

Target Audience:   Sign Language Interpreters; Novice to Advanced

CEUs:  VRID is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This program is offered for 0.3 CEUs in the content area of professional studies. No partial session CEUs will be awarded. Late arrivals will not receive CEUs.

Cancellation Policy:  Full refunds will be issued if written notice is provided to VRID by December 25, 2015, two weeks prior to the event activity. No refunds will be issued within two weeks of the event start date.

Reasonable Accommodations: If you require a reasonable accommodation for this event, please contact Carrie White, by December 18, 2015. Although requests for accommodations will be accepted after this date, VRID cannot guarantee the accommodation will be provided. 0080.0116.02

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