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is firmly committed to providing equal access for all events and materials.  Please call contact us to request accommodation for any VRID event.  We ask that all requests be received no later than ten (10) days prior to the event, however, VRID will try to honor all requests received. 

Upcoming events

    • 22 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 1651 E Parham Rd, Richmond, VA 23228
    Register


    Cast Down Your Bucket: Mentoring Communities of Practices

    Presented by Carrie Humphrey, NIC

     

    June 22, 2019

    9:00 am-5:00 pm

    0.6 RID CEUs Sponsored by VRID

    VRID annual membership meeting 12p-2p

    LUNCH MENU: CLICK HERE

    JSRCC/Parham Road Campus

    1651 E Parham Rd, Richmond, VA 23228

    Massey/Room 220


    Workshop Description: This workshop will introduce the concept of community of practice as described by Wegner, McDermott, & Snyder (2002) and explore how it can be applied to mentoring within the ASL/English interpreting profession. Interpreters can feel like they may not have enough resources or work in a vacuum. Membership in a community of practice fosters professional support and increased awareness of changes in the profession. Participants will have the opportunity to make action plans for ongoing mentorship while collaborating with others in Virginia. Presented in ASL.

     

    Presenter Bio:  Carrie received her NIC certification in 2008 and a Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies program from Western Oregon University in 2015. She has been a freelance interpreter for thirteen years and has six years of experience interpreting in a k12 setting. She is a full time instructor at Reynolds Community College and serves on the Virginia Department of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advisory Board. Since 2009, she has served the on the board of the Virginia Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, first as a Region Representative and now as Secretary. Throughout her educational and professional careers Carrie has experienced several breakthrough moments in interpreting and is inspired to guide others in their learning process. Several teachers and mentors have served as role models and were pivotal in her life, inspiring her to take up the torch and be a role model for future generations of interpreters so that we, as a profession, can best serve our clients and communities. When not actively interpreting, learning or teaching, Carrie enjoys spending time with family, including her husband and two sons, reading, spending time with friends, and DIY projects. She believes that being a well-rounded individual helps make a well-rounded interpreter. Our life experiences are part of who we are as individuals and professionals and we cannot improve our product if we do not take into account our whole selves in our deliberate practice.

    Cancellation Policy: Full refunds will be issued if written notice is provided to VRID by June 8, 2019, 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 Tammy Fortune by Jun 8, 2019  Although requests for accommodations will be accepted after this date, VRID cannot guarantee the accommodation will be provided.

     



    • 07 Jul 2019
    • 11 Jul 2019
    • Providence, RI

    REGISTRY OF INTERPRETERS

    FOR THE DEAF



    2019 RID National Conference

    July 7-11, 2019

    Providence, RI

    Omni Providence Hotel

    1 West Exchange Street

    Providence, RI 02903

    (401) 598-8000



    View the Program Here: https://rid.org/events/rid-2019-national-conference/conference-program/

     

    • 08 Jul 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 104 VSDB Dr, Staunton, VA 24401

    VDOE Region 5 Educational Interpreter Grant

    in conjunction with Reynolds Community College


    ASL in the Classroom I

    Marianne Dunham and Faithlyn Robinson

    Date: July 8, 2019

    Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

    0.6 RID CEUs Sponsored by VRID

    Location:  VSDB

    104 VSDB Dr, Staunton, VA 24401

    FLYER HERE: ASL in the Classroom July 8 2019.doc

    Workshop Description: Provides extensive instruction of vocabulary and concepts used the content areas of Social Studies and English. Focuses on comprehension and production of content-related information in American Sign Language with emphasis on sign production clarity and conceptual accuracy.


    Presenter Bios:

    Marianne Dunham hails from Scarborough, a suburb of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She graduated from Gallaudet University with a BA major in Psychology and then became a full time stay at home mom for 11 years, raising 4 boys in Florida. Upon moving back to Canada, she worked briefly as a teachers’ assistant and then became teacher/assistant director at a preschool for deaf children, their hearing siblings (SODAS) and hearing children of deaf parents (CODAS). Upon getting her teaching certificate from York University, Marianne began teaching deaf and hard of hearing high school students at Danforth Tech in Toronto.  In her last year there, she was the head of the deaf department. Marianne then moved to Staunton, Virginia with her family and has been working at the Virginia School for the Deaf since 2000.  She teaches the high school Social Studies courses.

    Faithlyn Robinson is currently a teacher at the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind. She received her master’s degree in Special Education at Radford University in 2012. She received her Bachelor’s of Arts degree at Gallaudet University in 1992. Also, she received her Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design at Art Institute of Atlanta in 1998.  Faithlyn teaches photography, graphic arts, and language arts. She was born and raised in Jamaica until 1981 which she moved to America. She enrolled in Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind. She credited VSDB of making who she is today. She graduated from VSDB in 1988. She loves reading classics and enjoys taking photos during her free time.

    This workshop is presented at no cost to K-12 interpreters.  To register, please contact Kathy Campbell, kathy.campbell@vsdb.k12.va.us. 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 Kathy Campbell  by June  28, 2019

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    • 09 Jul 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 104 VSDB Dr, Staunton, VA 24401

    VDOE Region 5 Educational Interpreter Grant

    in conjunction with Reynolds Community College


    ASL in the Classroom II

    Marianne Dunham and Faithlyn Robinson

    Date:  July 9, 2019

    Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

    0.6 RID CEUs Sponsored by VRID

    Location:  Location:  VSDB

    104 VSDB Dr, Staunton, VA 24401

    FLYER HERE: ASL in the Classroom July 9 2019.doc

    Workshop Description: Provides extensive instruction of vocabulary and concepts used the content areas of English and Social Studies. Focuses on comprehension and production of content-related information in American Sign Language with emphasis on sign production clarity and conceptual accuracy.


    Presenter Bios:

    Faithlyn Robinson is currently a teacher at the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind. She received her master’s degree in Special Education at Radford University in 2012. She received her Bachelor’s of Arts degree at Gallaudet University in 1992. Also, she received her Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design at Art Institute of Atlanta in 1998.  Faithlyn teaches photography, graphic arts, and language arts. She was born and raised in Jamaica until 1981 which she moved to America. She enrolled in Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind. She credited VSDB of making who she is today. She graduated from VSDB in 1988. She loves reading classics and enjoys taking photos during her free time.

    Marianne Dunham hails from Scarborough, a suburb of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She graduated from Gallaudet University with a BA major in Psychology and then became a full time stay at home mom for 11 years, raising 4 boys in Florida. Upon moving back to Canada, she worked briefly as a teachers’ assistant and then became teacher/assistant director at a preschool for deaf children, their hearing siblings (SODAS) and hearing children of deaf parents (CODAS). Upon getting her teaching certificate from York University, Marianne began teaching deaf and hard of hearing high school students at Danforth Tech in Toronto.  In her last year there, she was the head of the deaf department. Marianne then moved to Staunton, Virginia with her family and has been working at the Virginia School for the Deaf since 2000.  She teaches the high school Social Studies courses.

    This workshop is presented at no cost to K-12 interpreters.  To register, please contact Kathy Campbell, kathy.campbell@vsdb.k12.va.us. 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 Kathy Campbell  by June  28, 2019

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    • 10 Jul 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 104 VSDB Dr, Staunton, VA 24401

    VDOE Region 5 Educational Interpreter Grant

    in conjunction with Reynolds Community College


    ASL in the Classroom III

    Jessica Paschal and Robert Strickler, Jr.

    Date: July 10, 2019

    Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

    0.6 RID CEUs Sponsored by VRID

    Location:  VSDB

    104 VSDB Dr, Staunton, VA 24401

    FLYER HERE: ASL in the Classroom July 10 2019.doc

    Workshop Description: Provides extensive instruction of vocabulary and concepts used the content areas of Math and Science. Focuses on comprehension and production of content-related information in American Sign Language with emphasis on sign production clarity and conceptual accuracy.


    Presenter Bios:

    Jessica Paschal is from Frederick, MD. She loves to twirl baton and has spent over a decade in that sport. She had the opportunity to go overseas and represent our country at the 2012 World Baton Twirling Championship in Neuchatel, Switzerland. Our team won a gold medal! Jessica enjoyed seeing Switzerland, Austria, and Germany, but her favorite place was Prague in the Czech Republic. She loves to help people. As a high school student, Jessica mentored younger girls that were participating in sports, but were having academic issues because English was their second language. As you know, Frederick, MD is home to the Maryland School for the Deaf. Her love of Deaf culture was one of the drivers in her career choice. She decided to become a teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. While attending the University of Tennessee, Jessica completed an internship at the Tennessee School for the Deaf. She began teaching at the Georgia School for the Deaf in Cave Spring, GA and currently teaches elementary school students at the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind in Staunton, VA. Teaching is her absolute passion!

    Robert Strickler Jr. was born Deaf in Waynesboro, Virginia. He graduated from Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind (VSDB) in 2007. Robert then received his bachelor's degree in Deaf Studies and a minor in Linguistics from Gallaudet University in 2011. He is currently working as a teaching assistant at his alumni VSDB, and as an American Sign Language Drill instructor at the University of Virginia. Robert has been able to teach in various settings and has done some deaf interpreting.

    This workshop is presented at no cost to K-12 interpreters.  To register, please contact Kathy Campbell, kathy.campbell@vsdb.k12.va.us. 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 Kathy Campbell  by June  28, 2019


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    • 11 Jul 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 104 VSDB Dr, Staunton, VA 24401

    VDOE Region 5 Educational Interpreter Grant

    in conjunction with Reynolds Community College


    “ASL in the Classroom IV”

    Robert Strickler, Jr. and Jessica Paschal

    Date:  July 11, 2019

    Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

    0.6 RID CEUs Sponsored by VRID

    Location:  VSDB

    104 VSDB Dr, Staunton, VA 24401

    FLYER HERE: ASL in the Classroom IV July 11 2019.doc

    Workshop Description: Provides extensive instruction of vocabulary and concepts used the content areas of Science and Math. Focuses on comprehension and production of content-related information in American Sign Language with emphasis on sign production clarity and conceptual accuracy.


    Presenter Bios:

    Robert Strickler Jr. was born Deaf in Waynesboro, Virginia. He graduated from Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind (VSDB) in 2007. Robert then received his bachelor's degree in Deaf Studies and a minor in Linguistics from Gallaudet University in 2011. He is currently working as a teaching assistant at his alumni VSDB, and as an American Sign Language Drill instructor at the University of Virginia. Robert has been able to teach in various settings and has done some deaf interpreting.

    Jessica Paschal is from Frederick, MD. She loves to twirl baton and has spent over a decade in that sport. She had the opportunity to go overseas and represent our country at the 2012 World Baton Twirling Championship in Neuchatel, Switzerland. Our team won a gold medal! Jessica enjoyed seeing Switzerland, Austria, and Germany, but her favorite place was Prague in the Czech Republic. She loves to help people. As a high school student, Jessica mentored younger girls that were participating in sports, but were having academic issues because English was their second language. As you know, Frederick, MD is home to the Maryland School for the Deaf. Her love of Deaf culture was one of the drivers in her career choice. She decided to become a teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. While attending the University of Tennessee, Jessica completed an internship at the Tennessee School for the Deaf. She began teaching at the Georgia School for the Deaf in Cave Spring, GA and currently teaches elementary school students at the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind in Staunton, VA. Teaching is her absolute passion!

    This workshop is presented at no cost to K-12 interpreters.  To register, please contact Kathy Campbell, kathy.campbell@vsdb.k12.va.us. 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 Kathy Campbell  by June  28, 2019


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    • 13 Jul 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Radford University 801 E. Main St. Radford, VA 24142
    Register

    The Virginia Department of Education Interpreter Grant & VRID Presents

    "Idioms: Do You See What I'm Saying?"

      Presented by Wink Smith

    .3 RID CEUs


    VIEW FLYER HERE: flyer july 2019.pdf

    When: Saturday, July 13, 2019

               9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

    Cost:  VRID Members - $50.00

              VRID Non-Members - $60.00

              VRID Student Members - $25.00

              DOE Grant Participants - FREE (with code)

    Location: 

    Radford University

    Bonnie Hurlburt Student Center "The Bonnie"

            Rooms 249/250


    Workshop Information: 

    English idioms can be an interpreter’s worst nightmare. However, idioms are a common form of expression, used with purpose. Imagine interpreting the phrase, “there is more than one way to skin a cat.” When I was a kid, I signed that — almost verbatim — to my Deaf father. Let’s just say we spent an additional 15 minutes clearing up why the mechanic would want my dad to skin our cat. This workshop isn’t limited to only practicing these idioms. Rather, interpreting idioms becomes easier with a little theory to build these interpretations upon. This workshop sets the groundwork for deconstructing English idioms in order to determine their core meaning and strategies to effectively interpret them into ASL concepts. *Presented in ASL*

    Presenter Biography: Linguist, Entertainer, Presenter, Interpreter 

    Wink, MA, MBA, NIC Master, enjoys researching and creating various workshops that focus on skill building through deliberate practice, which he wrote about in the RID Views, Winter 2012 issue. Presenting workshops the last ten years at national conferences (NAD, RID, Silent Weekend) regional conferences (RID I, II, III, IV, V), state conferences, and local workshops across the nation has given Wink experiences to enhance applications for interpreters of all levels. Wink is widely noted for the comfortable atmosphere he creates and the passion he exudes. Currently Wink travels full time performing, presenting workshops, and managing Winkshop, Inc, through which he has developed a dozen training DVDs. A fun fact: in 2016 alone, Wink traveled professionally enough miles to circle the earth over three times. ASL: https://youtu.be/o4Pv0mAqETA


    To request accommodations or any other questions please contact Karen Stinson at kastsinon@radford.edu

      



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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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