The Colorado Department of Education is working to provide a resource to school districts that has a list of ASL skills building workshops/trainings for their educational interpreters in order to help fulfill the professional development requirements to maintain the Educational Interpreter Authorization.
We would like to gather a list of individuals who are interested in providing these trainings along with the training that they have already created.
Once we have reviewed your resume and workshop/training outline, and it satisfies the requirements, we can pass this along to the school districts so that they can make appropriate choices for their interpreters.
Below are the requirements for presenters and the training.
Skills Training *
A learning activity with a stated scope and sequence for building interpreting skills, as well as practice and feedback. In order for a training to be approved by Educator Licensing for reauthorization, the hours must be accrued in 7.5 hr increments, and the presenter(s) must have one or more of the following qualifications:
1. Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) certified 2. National Association of the Deaf (NAD) level IV or V 3. Signing Exact English (SEE) Center certified 4. Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) level 4.0 or above 5. Conference of Interpreter Trainers (CIT), current membership 6. American Sign Language Teachers Association (ASLTA), current membership 7. National Cued Speech Association, Certified Instructor 8. Oral Transliteration credential 9. Approval from the Educational Interpreter Advisory Board (EIAB) (Add hot link to Shauna)
*Examples of Skills trainings: • Voicing, Finger-spelling, Classifiers In The Classroom, Academic Vocabulary Building, Interpreting Academic Content, Interpreting Children’s Literature, Demand-Control Schema
If you are interested in providing a skills training please send your resume and workshop/ training outline for the CDE to review. Please submit to Shauna Moden (firstname.lastname@example.org). If your training meets the CDE requirements the school districts can review and make a decision if this fits their needs. ... See MoreSee Less
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