Educational Interpreter Performance
Assessment Distance Courses


EIPA distance education courses are designed to enhance and further professional development of educational interpreters working in K-12 classroom settings. These courses are available through video conferencing.

EIPA Distance Course Schedule

February 8, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. CST

“Using Process Time: Why it is Important and Techniques to Improve One’s Process Time”
Presenters: Barbara J. Woodhead, EIPA Rater, RID CI/CT, B.A. English & Kelly Brakenhoff, EIPA Rater, B.A. English

The use of process time has a direct impact on the effectiveness of equivalence of an interpretation. We will provide you with an overview of the models of interpreting developed by the leaders in the field. Participants will discover how they are currently using process time. Then we will lead you through a series of activities to increase working memory and to practice using “whole thought” processing.

April 5, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. CST

“Charting the Course: Avoid Getting Lost – Learn Effective Discourse Mapping Strategies”
Presenter: Frances J. Beaurivage, Manager EIPA Diagnostic Center, RID CI/CT

We all have had those moments when we are unsure that our interpretation has a clear visual scaffold to support student comprehension. We will focus on strategies for effective listening, planning, and delivering a more organized interpretation. Participants will discuss and practice various strategies for using space in an effective manner.

EIPA Distance Course License Fees

Individual Conference: $1,000 per State
Additional bridging fees per site will apply. You may select as many sites as needed, to deliver the workshop to interpreters within your State.

Video Conference Technical Requirements

Agencies will be provided with the IP address for the workshop. Each site must participate in a coordinated video bridging test call before each scheduled live broadcast or they may not be able be allowed to participate on the day of the broadcast.

For more information on EIPA and upcoming workshop dates, please contact Christine Grassmeyer at (402) 452-5000 or