The 2011 Educational Interpreters Summer Skills Workshop will again be offering two separate training strands. One strand will focus on enhancing interpreting skills and the second strand is for individuals wanting to increase skills in American Sign Language. The Nebraska Department of Education-Special Populations has funded this program. It is offered to you through the collaborative efforts of the Nebraska Regional Programs for Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and Boys Town National Research Hospital.
The Interpreting Skills Development strand is designed for individuals who are currently working as interpreters in the K-12 setting. Participants will:
Participants choosing the Sign Language Development strand will acquire ASL by participating in a language immersion class experience. This class is designed for individuals that have had some previous exposure to sign language. The sessions will be facilitated by fluent, native signers of ASL. The goal of this workshop is to immerse participants in a sign language rich environment, so all content, discussions and interactions will be conducted in sign language. Facilitators will use a variety of mediums besides sign language to convey the content and to facilitate comprehension.
This class is designed for individuals who have taken at least two sign language courses or individuals seeking to enhance their ASL expressive and receptive skills. (Minimum number of participants required.)