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Summer 2018

Educational Interpreter Immersion Week at Clemson University

Dates: Sunday, July 15th to Friday, July 20th. **Please plan to attend the entire event - Sunday afternoon, July 15th to Friday afternoon, July 20th.

Educational Evening Activities on campus evenings of July 15th - July 19th. 

No cost to attend

Presenters: Sabrina Smith, Wink Smith Jr.

Overnight accommodations:   Accommodations are provided on campus the nights of July 15th - July 19th. 

Meals: Monday, July 15th - Thursday, July 19th - Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner provided on campus

Friday, July 20th - Breakfast and Lunch provided on campus

Registration: To attend you must complete registration. See below or click here

Presenters

Sabrina Smith

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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

Workshops:

Putting the Right Face Forward: Affect in ASL Product

Many interpreters begin their ASL product focusing on things like word choice, speaker goals, and message equivalency. All of these things are very important. But when is the last time you stopped and thought about if you were signing like a preacher or a professor. There are things to consider in affect that sometimes get overlooked things like speed, size of signing space, and non-manuals. Have you ever been interpreting and the consumer could not see the speaker, maybe a video relay call, only for the consumer to be surprised to find out it was a man in his 50s rather than a teenager? These are the things we need to be aware of as interpreters and work to hone skills that allow us to match not only the emotions of the speaker, but also help identify gender, age, and even the educational level. The goal of this workshop is to help interpreters learn to convey the message in the most respectful way possible by being able to effectively interpret with an affect equivalent to the consumer.

All Hands Up: Interpreter Boot Camp I

Boot Camp is about working hard and eliminating fears. By the time the workshop is over most participants will feel comfortable interpreting in front of others and challenged to go out and seek further practice to hone their skills.
-This workshop will examine the importance of expressive skills using techniques such as acting out the message in order to show the meaning rather than focusing on the word.
-Receptive skills will also be a focus giving each student an opportunity to voice signed segments.
-The workshop starts from basic spelling activities and continues with interactive activities including showing rather than signing, voicing when there are no signs, chunking, simultaneous, and finally cold voicing work.

All Hands Up Interpreter Boot Camp II

Boot Camp II is a continuation of Boot Camp I and is about working hard and eliminating fears. By the time the workshop is over most participants will feel comfortable interpreting in front of others and challenged to go out and seek further practice to hone their skills.
-This workshop will analyze the importance of expressive skills using techniques such as acting out the message in order to show the meaning rather than focusing on the word.
-Participants will recognize patterns in ASL to English skills by completing activities in this area.
-The workshop starts from basic spelling activities and continues with interactive activities including showing rather than signing, voicing when there are no signs, chunking, simultaneous, and finally cold voicing work.

Wink Swith Jr.

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Wink, 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 five 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.

Workshop:

Sentence Boundaries

*Workshop description coming soon*

Peter Cook

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Peter S. cook is an Internationally reputed Deaf performing artist whose works incorporates American Sign Language, pantomime, storytelling, acting, and movement. Peter has traveled extensively around the country and abroad with Flying Words Project to promote ASL Literature with Kenny Lerner since 1986. Peter has appeared Live from Off Center's "Words on Mouth" (PBS) and "United States of Poetry" (PBS) produced by Emmy winner Bob Holman. Peter teaches at Columbia College where he received the 1997 Excellence in Teaching award. In 1998, Peter set up a video production called PC Production, now based in Chicago.

Peter was featured nationally in festivals such as the Jonesboro National Storytelling Festival, Oklahoma City Winter Tales, Illinois Storytelling Festival, Indiana Hoosier Storytelling Festival, Eugene Oregon Multi-Cultural Festival, and The Deaf Way II and the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Peter was invited to the White House to join the National Book Festival in 2003. Internationally, Peter has worked with Deaf storytellers/poets in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Japan.

Peter lives in Chicago and teaches in ASL-English Interpretation Department at Columbia College. he loves to tell stories to his son.

Peter Cook Performance:

Tuesday, July 17th

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Workshop Schedule

*coming soon*
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