EIPA distance education courses 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. These courses are available through video conferencing.
Presenter, Frances J. Beaurivage Manager EIPA Diagnostic Center, RID CI/CT
This video conference will focus on identifying opportunities to incorporate classifiers in a variety of content areas. We will review acceptable classifier handshapes and movement parameters. Participants will view several Deaf adults using classifiers to describe objects and to depict how objects move within the signing field. The training will provide a variety of hands-on practice activities to reinforce learning.
Presenter, Frances J. Beaurivage Manager EIPA Diagnostic Center RID CI/CT
Interpreters working in the K-12 setting face unique challenges as they may be working with the same student or students for a number of years. How do we foster healthy interpreter student relationships? As a member of the educational team we have a responsibility to foster and promote student independence. We will also discuss the student’s perspective and how that perspective and their expectations change as they mature.
Presenter, Tom Holcomb, Ph.D. Professor of Deaf Studies at Ohlone College Fremont, CA
Frustrated with trying to make a story come alive in sign language? This workshop will offer tips on how to be an effective storyteller. Differences between ASL and English discourse strategies will be examined and differences between story reading and storytelling will be compared. Research-based techniques in making stories more visually appealing and accessible will be shared. This workshop will be presented in ASL. If your site would like to have the presentation captioned in real-time, contact Chris Grassmeyer to make arrangements.
Presenter, Chris Kurz, Faculty Member, National Technical Institute for the Deaf Rochester, NY
Interpreting math class can be challenging. Join us and learn from an expert how to incorporate ASL features into your math interpretations to ensure accurate concepts are conveyed. The presenter will share his expertise in math and teaching strategies. This workshop will be presented in ASL only. If your site would like to have the presentation captioned in real-time, contact Chris Grassmeyer to make arrangements.
This workshop series is being offered as a package or as individual workshops.
Each state will handle all of their own reservations at designated sites in their state. Each site MUST have a qualified/trained person on site during the video conference to do the following:
Each site MUST participate in a coordinated video bridging test call before each scheduled live broadcast. Sites that do not participate may not be allowed to participate on the day of the actual broadcast. Specifics in regard to this test run will be communicated via an email message from Roger Harpster of Boys Town National Research Hospital.
Mandatory test call dates are as follows:
For more information on EIPA and upcoming workshop dates, please contact Chris Grassmeyer at
(402) 452-5039 or