2018 neRID Fall Conference

Friday, September 28 – Reflective Practice: Practical Application of Models of Ethical Decision Making
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Metro Community College South Omaha Campus
2909 Edward Babe Gomez Avenue
Omaha, NE 68107

Saturday, September 29 – Workshops
Metro Community College South Omaha Campus
2909 Edward Babe Gomez Avenue
Omaha, NE 68107

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM (0.3 CEUs) – Choose Your Player
Classifiers and the Ethics of Just Making Up a Sign – Deb Cates, PhD
Mentoring 101 – Sabrina Smith, PhD

11:15 – 12:15 PM – Bonus Round
neRID Presents

12:15 – 1:45 PM – Pause II
Lunch on your own

1:45 PM – 4:45 PM (0.3 CEUs) – Choose Your Player
A New Generation of Slang – Sabrina Smith, PhD
How to Analyze Your Work, Strategies for Self Evaluation – Deb Cates, PhD

4:45 PM – 5:15 PM (0.3 CEUs) – Coins Earned
Auction items, raffle and wrap up

Workshop Descriptions

Reflective Practice: Practical Application of Models of Ethical Decision Making – Princess Peach (Deb Cates)

The RID Code of Professional Conduct guides the practice of interpreting. This workshop addresses tenets (2) and (3) regarding interpreter skills, knowledge and conduct by presenting two current models for ethical decision-making and having interpreters work through some of their own experiences in light of ethical practices. Demand Control Schema (DC-S) is a framework for analyzing and understanding the work of interpreting beyond working between two languages. It takes into account the setting, skills and experience an interpreter brings to an interpreting situation. It can be used as a pre-assignment analysis tool to determine appropriateness of fit or as a post-assignment reflective analysis. Role Space is an emerging paradigm in the field of interpreting. It argues that “role” is an ineffective construct for interpreters because, if you step out of your role, where are you? This paradigm encourages interpreters to consider their actions in interpreted situations from the perspective of autonomy and alignment. It goes hand-in-hand with DC-S as a way of understanding the complexities of interpreting situations. This workshop will explore these two paradigms, and participants will actively discuss experiences they have had in light of these paradigms. Participants will also view a Street Leverage article authored by a Deaf consumer of interpreter services in order to reflect on ethical decision-making about assignment selection.
[The Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 0.3 CEUs at the Some Content Knowledge Level.]

This workshop is also approved by NCDHH to assist in meeting the interpreter ethical training requirement.


Classifiers and the Ethics of Just Making up a Sign – Princess Peach (Deb Cates)

Interpreters in educational settings often struggle to represent content in areas where there are not content-specific standardized ASL signs. This workshop will review classifier types and use and will discuss methods for using classifiers to make semantically appropriate signs. This workshop will include a discussion on the ethical issues of interpreter sign creation and how it impacts student’s long-term outcomes.
[The Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 0.3 CEUs at the Some Content Knowledge Level.]

This workshop is also approved by NCDHH to assist in meeting the interpreter ethical training requirement.


Mentoring 101 – Princess Daisy (Sabrina Smith)

This workshop is for seasoned interpreters who are ready to take the plunge and start mentoring other interpreters who want to improve their product. The workshop teaches participants to analyze interpreters products, based on their skill levels, and how to identify areas which need improvement. Whether the interpreter is novice and in need of foundational skills or is seasoned preparing for the NIC, this workshop will demonstrate ways to improve the overall interpreting product. The presenter has been mentoring for over 12 years and has worked with over 80 mentees. This workshop will share the techniques used in her own mentoring process. The day consists of going through several activities that have been helpful in improving the interpreting process. It will start with basics such as how to keep records of mentees, skill improving activities, and analysis of diagnostics. Participants will be able to use these techniques to analyze the interpreting products in their current and future mentees.
[The Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This General Studies program is offered for 0.3 CEUs at the Some Content Knowledge Level.]


How to analyze your work; Strategies for Self Evaluation – Princess Peach (Deb Cates)

Learn how to analyze and identify elements of cohesion, discourse mapping, effective fingerspelling, stress, affect, and many other elements that make for an accurate and equivalent interpretation. Specific features of ASL discourse (use of space, coherence, cohesion, fingerspelling, etc) are reviewed as needed, but this workshop is primarily practical application.
[The Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 0.3 CEUs at the Some Content Knowledge Level.]


A New Generation of Slang – Princess Daisy (Sabrina Smith)

WARNING: This workshop has bad language. This workshop is also English based and focuses on English slang. Have you ever been interpreting and heard the phrase “Wow, you be channeling the chucks!!!” or “I can’t believe he threatened to steal on her!!” We all experience hearing slang working in educational interpreting, VRS, or Freelance settings, the problem is, what do we do with it? This workshop takes a look at slang that is used by the current generation of youth and addresses the issue of what does an interpreter do when they hear these phrases. Working with younger generations means understanding their language and being able to interpret it effectively. This workshop demonstrates vocabulary that will help educate interpreters on current slang, how to interpreter slang, and what to do when they are faced with terms they are unfamiliar with. The workshop allows participants to devise skills when going from English to ASL as well as working on the register needed to match their clients intended meaning. There is also a focus on skills such as: eye gaze, matching affect, register, and the overall expressive product.
[The Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 0.3 CEUs at the Some Content Knowledge Level.]

Our Presenters

Princess Daisy, a.k.a. Sabrina Smith, has been involved in the interpreting field for over 20 years. She is Nationally certified through RID: CI and CT, as well as NIC Master and Ed:K-12. She works as an educational interpreter and has been interpreting in the school system for over 17 years in elementary, middle and high school settings. She also works as a video relay interpreter with Sorenson Communications where she has been employed over 11 years. She enjoys encouraging interpreters of all levels and mentoring people across the United States. She works as a freelance interpreter, an instructor at local community colleges, and as a performing arts interpreter for theatre’s and concert venues in her area. She served as the Region II delegate for IEIS (Interpreters in Educational and Instructional Settings) from 2015-17. She has presented various workshops across the country, and also presented abroad in Peru helping to empower the Deaf community to seek interpreters for their children in mainstreamed schools as well as teaching interpreters how to improve their expressive skills. Feel free to contact her about mentoring, presenting, or just general questions about the field of interpreting at sabrinatempie.wixsite.com/aslterp
[The Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 0.3 CEUs at the Some Content Knowledge Level.]

Princess Peach, a.k.a. Dr. Deb Cates (Deb), is the Sign Language Program Coordinator at the Iowa School for the Deaf. She oversees staff sign language development, the administration of the SLPI program, and educational interpreter professional development in the state of Iowa. Deb has a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of California, Davis, where she studied sign language structure and processing under Dr. David Corina. She has a long-time affiliation with Gallaudet University’s Science of Learning Center on Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2). Her research interests include the relationship between form and meaning in signed languages, bilingual education, and the cognitive demands of simultaneous interpreting. She actively develops research-based practices for interpreter skill development. Deb also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Deaf Studies with an Interpreting Emphasis from California State University, Northridge. She has fourteen years of experience in educational interpreting at the middle school, high school and university settings and is a licensed interpreter in the state of Iowa with her EIPA score of 4.7 in Secondary PSE.

Motel Accommodations

Overnight accommodations are available at: The Microtel Inn 2141 South 35th St, Council Bluffs, IA, 51501
712-256-2900
The hotel is 6.4 miles from the venue and approximately an 11 minute drive.
We will block 15 rooms at rates of 1 Queen=$68/night, 2 Queens=$78/night, 1 Queen Suite with pull out couch=$82/night. We will have them blocked for both Friday and Saturday nights.
Cutoff date is September 5.

Workshop Registration Information

Before 11:59 PM on 09/25
neRID Member
Reflective Practice: Practical Application of Models of Ethical Decision Making ($40)
Classifiers and the Ethics of Just Making up a Sign ($40)
Mentoring 101 ($40)
How to analyze your work; Strategies for Self Evaluation ($40)
A New Generation of Slang ($40)

Special Discount! Buy 2.5 workshops, get 2.5 free! ($100 for entire conference)

Non Member
Reflective Practice: Practical Application of Models of Ethical Decision Making ($50)
Classifiers and the Ethics of Just Making up a Sign ($50)
Mentoring 101 ($50)
How to analyze your work; Strategies for Self Evaluation ($50)
A New Generation of Slang ($50)

At the Door (After 9/25)
$120  neRID Member
$150 Non-member

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Attention: 2018 Fall Conference Registration
P.O. Box 796
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