Potomac Chapter

of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf



Workshop descriptions

  

Workshops which are Open to All Conference Registrants

Keynote Presentation: 

In the Exo-Comfort Zone 

Radical Difference-Making for Social and Restorative Justice


Date/Time: 

Friday, December 6th, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


Presenter: 

Carla Bell


Workshop Description: 

Carla will provide a guided exploration in intentional collaboration that has power to confront and counter privilege, prejudice, and bias; cure conflict; and enlarge our world views. Participants will have contributed to exercises that rewards and prioritize intentional and genuinely diverse approaches to problem-solving, particularly within a context of social and restorative justice.


Learning Objectives: 

• Discuss relative privilege and relative oppression

• Discuss dynamics of racial oppression at the individual, group, cultural, and systems levels

• Discuss white racial privilege and its complicity in racial oppression

• Reviewed the symbiosis of racial privilege and racial oppression

• Investigate and interrogate systems of racial oppression and inequity

• Identify ways to become sensitive to racially-charged micro-aggression

• Identify and call out “casual” racism

• Develop vocabulary, confidence, commitment and accountability to confront “casual” racism

• Develop a Social Justice Commitment of consciousness and action in restorative racial justice


Target Audience:

Sign Language Interpreters and the professional interpreting community


PCRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies workshop is offered for 0.15 CEUs at the Little/Some and Intensive knowledge levels.


Yoga-Workshop Hybrid

Getting Physical! The Dance of Interpreting Ashtanga Yoga 

Beginner


Date/Time: 

Saturday, December 7th, 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM


Presenters

Brandon Copeland (Yoga Instructor) and Renuka Purimetla (Interpreter)


Workshop Description

Relax, renew, energize and strengthen! Take this opportunity to interpret something new that offers the gift of greater well-being. For those participants who have never done Ashtanga yoga this is the perfect place to start. This class provides an introduction to the fundamentals of proper alignment, support and breath awareness in the basic Ashtanga Yoga postures (asanas). Based on the workshop, participants will dive deep into the work of interpreting meditation, sun salutations and breath work. Time will be allotted for small group discussion and activities meant to allow for both introspection and dialogue. Participants will walk away with an action plan for self-care, ideas for interpreting more efficiently and initiating effective change on a personal/individual level which can lead to positive changes on the appropriate system level for all bodies, minds and souls. 


Learning Objectives:  

  • To understand and apply the underlying concepts of interpreting Ashtanga Yoga.
  • To promote knowledge and awareness of skeletal alignment and body mechanics, emphasizing a safe and intelligent use of the body.
  • To cultivate breath control, relaxation techniques and kinesthetic awareness.
  • To increase strength, coordination, balance, flexibility and range of motion.
  • To recognize and apply the value and benefits of an on-going yoga practice for self-care.

Target Audience:

General Sign Language Interpreter community


PCRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies workshop is offered for 0.15 CEUs aLittle/Some to Intensive knowledge level.

    Interpreter Panel and Community Discussion: 

    A Day In the Life


    Date/ Time

    Saturday, December 7th, 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM


    Panelists: Jenese Portee, Leslie Nevon, Jeffrey Boden, John Lewis, Cynthia Norman, Su Isaakson

    Facilitator: Lisa Weems

    Contributors: Carla Bell, Kevin Dyels, Michon Shaw


    Workshop Description

    This panel is designed to convey the experiences of Black interpreters and interpreters of color in the interpreting profession who are in our local interpreter community in a structured discussion intended to invoke discovery and provide insight on the barriers and structures in place which may be invisible to the interpreter community. Panelists will answer three predetermined questions posed by the contributors, and audience members will be given an opportunity to ask further questions.


    Learning Objectives:

    1. Identify and discover barriers of Black Interpreters and Interpreters of Color in the MD and DC interpreter community

    2. Gain insight on the experience of Black Interpreters and Interpreters of Color in the interpreting profession

    3. Discover the what true allyship looks like in action.

    Target Audience:

    Sign Language Interpreters and the professional interpreting community


    PCRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This General Studies workshop is offered for 0.15 CEUs at the Little/Some to Intensive knowledge level.

    Yoga-Workshop Hybrid

    Getting Physical! The Dance of Interpreting Ashtanga Yoga  

    Intermediate


    Date/Time: 

    Sunday, December 8th, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM


    Presenters

    Brandon Copeland (Yoga Instructor) and Renuka Purimetla (Interpreter)


    Workshop Description

    Relax, renew, energize and strengthen! Take this opportunity to interpret something new that offers the gift of greater well-being. For those participants who have never done Ashtanga yoga this is the perfect place to start. This class provides an introduction to the fundamentals of proper alignment, support and breath awareness in the basic Ashtanga Yoga postures (asanas). Based on the workshop, participants will dive deep into the work of interpreting meditation, sun salutations and breath work. Time will be allotted for small group discussion and activities meant to allow for both introspection and dialogue. Participants will walk away with an action plan for self-care, ideas for interpreting more efficiently and initiating effective change on a personal/individual level which can lead to positive changes on the appropriate system level for all bodies, minds and souls. 


    Learning Objectives:  

    • To understand and apply the underlying concepts of interpreting Ashtanga Yoga.
    • To promote knowledge and awareness of skeletal alignment and body mechanics, emphasizing a safe and intelligent use of the body.
    • To cultivate breath control, relaxation techniques and kinesthetic awareness.
    • To increase strength, coordination, balance, flexibility and range of motion.


    Target Audience:

    Sign Language Interpreters


    PCRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This General Studies workshop is offered for 0.15 CEUs at the knowledge levels, Little/Some and Intensive.

    Community Presentation: 

    Sharing, Discovering, & Creating Best Business Practices for the Profession of Sign Language Interpreting


    Date/ Time

    Sunday, December 8th, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM


    Facilitator: PCRID Board

    Presenters: Interpreter Agencies, Community Partnering Organizations, Interpreter Training Programs, Interpreter Leadership, PCRID Leadership


    Workshop Description

    This presentation is designed to share resources among the interpreter community.  Interpreter agencies, ITP Directors, and Interpreter leaders will each present on the resources and opportunities they offer the interpreting community and how to access those resources and opportunities.  

    PCRID will provide information on member benefits, scholarship and sponsorship opportunities, and how participants can get involved and make a difference. PCRID and MDAD will present on the history and purpose of interpreter licensing and present a plan of action.


    Learning Objectives:

    At the completion of this workshop

    • Emerging Practitioners will come away with resources from interpreting agencies in accessing screenings, internship opportunities, and employment opportunities.
    • Certified Interpreters will come away with resources from interpreting agencies in accessing screenings, job opportunities, and employment possibilities.
    • Mentors will get information on how they can support each ITP Program Mentoring Program.
    • Attendees will receive information on the history & purpose of interpreter licensing, and come away with a clear understanding of PCRID's community partnership intentions.
    • Attendees will receive information about how the PCRID board serves its members and the community.

    Target Audience:

    Interpreters and the Interpreting Community


    CEUs:

    PCRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This General Studies workshop is offered for 0.15 CEUs at the knowledge level Little/Some and Intensive.



    Emerging Practitioners Workshops Track

    Workshop Title

    An Intentional Journey


    Date/Time: 

    Saturday, December 7th, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM (Session 1 of 2)

    Saturday, December 7th, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (Session 2 of 2)


    Presenters

    Doug Bowen-Bailey & Jenny Smith-Hastings


    Workshop Description

    Introducing the resources and strategies developed by the Graduation to Certification program at St. Catherine University. Our field has long known about the gap between entering work as a novice interpreter and being truly ready as a professional.  This highly interactive workshop will provide resources and tools to create an intentional journey toward the professional you want to become.  Using resources developed by the CATIE Center at St. Catherine University as well as the research behind our efforts, we will take the first steps together. Come prepared to engage with your colleagues in this session and work with new resources from the GTC Resource Library and Journey track. You will leave with knowledge of many additional resources as well as materials, information and strategies to share with your peers who were unable to attend. You and your colleagues will be better equipped to create an intentional professional development path for yourself and meet the needs of the diverse communities with whom we work. 


    Learning Objectives: 

    Successful participants will be able to

    • Discuss the strategies for successful learning from the book: Make It Stick, and identify at least three strategies from the book to use in your own professional development
    • Describe the difference between knowledge rich and knowledge lean skills
    • Navigate the GTC resource library to find activities supporting specific skill development
    • Engage in peer dialogue about work samples.
    • Identify strategies for preparing for certification exams


    Target Audience:

    Emerging Interpreter Practitioners


    PCRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies workshop is offered for a total of *0.5 CEUs at the Little/Some knowledge level. *(must attend both morning and afternoon sessions to get CEUs) 


    Workshop Title

    An Intentional Journey


    Date/Time: 

    Sunday, December 8th, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM (Session 1 of 2)
    Sunday, December 8th, 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM (Session 2 of 2)


    Presenters

    Doug Bowen-Bailey & Jenny Smith-Hastings, The CATIE Center 


    Workshop Description

    Topic: Resources and strategies developed by the Graduation to Certification program at St. Catherine University.


    The gap between entering the workforce as a novice interpreter and being truly ready as a professional is acknowledged by our field. Using resources developed by the CATIE Center at St. Catherine University as well as the research behind our efforts, we will take steps together in this highly interactive workshop, to provide resources and tools to create an intentional journey toward the working professional you want to become. You will leave with knowledge of many additional resources as well as materials, information and strategies to share with your peers.


    Learning Objectives: 

      • Practice learning activities using a Vygotskyan framework
      • Engage in peer dialogue about work samples.
      • Discuss how you might use these resources in a relationship with a mentor or coach
      • Create an Individual Development Plan using free and openly accessible resources.
      • Identify strategies for preparing for certification exams

      Target Audience:

      Emerging Interpreter Practitioners


      PCRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies workshop is offered for *0.7 CEUs at the knowledge level Little/Some (*Must attend both Sessions to get CEUs).

      Interpreter Leadership Workshop Track

      Workshop Title: 

      Skills Bank Think Tank 


      Date: 

      Saturday, December 7th, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM


      Presenter: 

      Carla Bell


      Workshop Description:

      Carla will walk participants through scenarios that arise in the lives of people of every physical capacity, and through facilitated exercise, introduce us to a new way of identifying, utilizing, and appreciating our similarities. We’ll practice an approach to conflict that emphasizes, prioritizes, leverages, and celebrates our differences, particularly within a context of social and restorative justice.  


      Learning Objectives: 

      • Discuss relative privilege and relative oppression

      • Discuss dynamics of racial oppression at the individual, group, cultural, and systems levels

      • Discuss white racial privilege and its complicity in racial oppression

      • Reviewed the symbiosis of racial privilege and racial oppression

      • Investigate and interrogate systems of racial oppression and inequity

      • Identify ways to become sensitive to racially-charged micro-aggression

      • Identify and call out “casual” racism

      • Develop vocabulary, confidence, commitment and accountability to confront “casual” racism

      • Develop a Social Justice Commitment of consciousness and action in restorative racial justice


      Target Audience:

      Interpreter Leadership (i.e. Agency Owners, Interpreter Coordination Staff, Interpreter Instructors & Trainers, Interpreters who are leaders in the profession or interpreting community)


      PCRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This General Studies workshop is offered for 0.35 CEUs at

      the Little/Some, Intensive, and Teaching knowledge levels.

      Workshop Title:

      Is it Just Me? A Necessary Conversation 


      Date/Time: 

      Saturday, December 7th, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM


      Presenter

      Michon Shaw


      Workshop Description

      This workshop is an in-depth analysis that will center around the conversations of interpersonal relationships and interpersonal communications. Through risk taking exercises and discussions, participants are introduced to the affects and effects of both, specifically as it relates to interpreting situations. Finally, participants will learn about how their life experiences shape them into who they are in the profession.


      Learning Objectives

      At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to

      • Describe the importance of positive interpersonal relationships and interpersonal communication in a variety of interpreting settings.
      • Self-assess their own personal biases and understand its impact on the interpreting setting. 
      • Identify practical tips to help resolve interpersonal conflicts before, during, and/or after interpreting situations.

      Target Audience:

      Interpreter Leadership (i.e. Agency Owners, Interpreter Coordination Staff, Interpreter Instructors & Trainers, Interpreters who are leaders in the profession or interpreting community)


      PCRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies workshop is offered for 0.15 CEUs at the Intensive and Teaching knowledge levels.

      Workshop Title

      How Social is your Media?

      Analysis of the interpreting profession in the age of social media.


      Date/Time: 

      Sunday, December 8th, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


      Presenters

      Jenese Portee


      Workshop Description: 

      This workshop is an in depth analysis into the interpreting profession and the effects of social media on  development and dissimulation of Sign Language/Interpreting, professional and community norms. Through real life examples and discussions participants learn about recent developments in technology and how the effects can be both positive and negative on the profession. Finally, participants will learn about themselves and how to separate the fictional land of social media from in person interactions.


      Learning Objectives

      At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

      • Apply key concepts (Trust, Self Confidence, Comfort Zone, Honesty, Teamwork, Communication, Making Connections, Self Analysis, Awareness, Respect and Perceptions of Self and Others).
      • Identify and understand three of their top struggles and successes with use of social media platforms.
      • Develop three ways to build a more proactive and communicative member of the profession both in person and virtually.
      • Identify and understand three approaches to getting and gaining trust among interpreters and consumers.
      • Identify situations in which varying degrees of control are necessary.


      Target Audience:

      Interpreter Leadership (i.e. Agency Owners, Interpreter Coordination Staff, Interpreter Instructors & Trainers, Interpreters who are leaders in the profession or interpreting community)


      CEUs:

      PCRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies workshop is offered for 0.15 CEUs at the Intensive knowledge level.

      Workshop Title:

      Social Justice in Action


      Date/Time:

      Sunday, December 8th, 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM


      Presenter: 

      Dave Coyne


      Workshop Description: 

      As social justice discourse saturates­­ conferences, it may feel that we pursue the concept of justice but it is just beyond our reach. If interpreters are to embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion, then the need to learn more about the efforts by people who are trying to make real change is vital.  This workshop aims to provide do-able tasks and step that foster the ability to understand social justice efforts on a practical level in attempts to avoid the only way injustice triumphs: doing nothing. These steps allow people to act and actually do the work of an ally. Anyone interested in making real change in the world can begin to learn and engage in social justice efforts.  This workshop will challenge you to join a movement that revolves around an issue you are passionate about, and participants will leave the workshop with ideas and tools to participate in social justice efforts effectively. *Deaf Leadership has been Invited to attend and participate


      Learning Objectives: 

      • Participants will identify social justice efforts of Deaf people and how they may participate to effectively support their cause.
      • Participants will demonstrate appropriate identification of three do-able tasks they can complete set forth by those leading social justice efforts. 
      • Participants will create their own social justice action plan to execute.


      Target Audience:

      Interpreter Leadership & Deaf Leadership

      PCRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies workshop is offered for 0.35 CEUs at the Little/Some and Intensive knowledge levels.


      Note: Combines with Certified Track Sunday at 2:30 PM



      Certified Interpreters - Workshop Track A

      Workshop Title:

      Is it Just Me? A Necessary Conversation 


      Date/Time: 

      Saturday, December 7th, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM


      Presenter

      Michon Shaw


      Workshop Description

      This workshop is an in-depth analysis that will center around the conversations of interpersonal relationships and interpersonal communications. Through risk taking exercises and discussions, participants are introduced to the affects and effects of both, specifically as it relates to interpreting situations. Finally, participants will learn about themselves and how their life experiences shape them into who they are as an interpreter.


      Learning Objectives

      At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to

      • Describe the importance of positive interpersonal relationships and interpersonal communication in a variety of interpreting settings.
      • Self-assess their own personal biases and understand its impact on the interpreting setting. 
      • Identify practical tips to help resolve interpersonal conflicts before, during, and/or after interpreting situations.


      Target Audience:

      Certified Interpreters


      PCRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies workshop is offered for 0.35 CEUs at the Intensive knowledge level.

      Workshop Title

      Cultural Competence: Beyond the Rhetoric of Cultural Diversity


      Date/Time: 

      Saturday, December 7th, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 


      Presenters

      John Lewis


      Workshop Description: 

      The discussion around the subject of diversity in the American Sign Language Interpreting field, particularly as it pertains to ethnic and racial diversity, has faced seemingly insurmountable challenges and has been slow to produce much in the way of tangible results. This is particularly true with regards to recognizing that the US Deaf community is multi-racial as well a multi-cultural, addressing issues of Cultural Competence of interpreters working in non-white communities, and acknowledging that people of color are under-represented in the interpreting field. The discussion of these issues is often co-opted by competing agendas, resulting in cosmetic remedies that do not offer sustainable, results-oriented initiatives. The presenter will review historical challenges to meaningful dialogue and explore strategies for real cross-cultural collaborations that go beyond lip-service to the concept of Cultural Diversity.


      Learning Objectives: 

      At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to

      • Understand the demography by ethnic breakdown in the Sign Language field.
      • Understand and identify historical and structural impediments that have contributed to lack of diversity in the field and underrepresentation of people of color in the field.
      • Understand and make linkages between the issues of diversity and cultural competence.
      • Identify interpreting situations in which ethnic and racial cultural knowledge and cultural competence are required.
      • Evaluate their own areas of cultural competence or lack thereof in multicultural interpreting situations.


      Target Audience:

      Certified Interpreters


      PCRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Power, Privilege, and Oppression workshop is offered for 0.15 CEUs at the Intensive knowledge level.

      Workshop Title

      A Dance of Self-Discovery

      *Maximum 20 Participants


      Date/ Time

      Sunday, December 8th, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM


      Presenter

      Kevin Dyels


      Workshop Description: This workshop is an in depth analysis into anxiety and self confidence issues brought on by interpreting situations. Through risk taking exercises and discussions participants learn about each other’s vulnerabilities and the importance of trust as it relates to teaming and consumers. Finally participants will learn about themselves and how to separate the human from the interpreter. 


      Learning Objectives: At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to

      • Apply key concepts: Trust, Self Confidence, Comfort Zone, Honesty, Teamwork, Communication, Making Connections, Self Analysis, Awareness, Respect and Perceptions of Self and Others.
      • Identify and understand three of their top struggles and successes with self-awareness.
      • Develop three ways to build a more pro-active and communicative member of a team.
      • Identify and understand three approaches to getting and gaining trust among interpreters and consumers.
      • Identify situations in which varying degrees of control are necessary.
      • Identify three limitations through honest self evaluation.


      Target Audience:

      Certified Sign Language Interpreters who experience interpreting in various settings with various teams.


      PCRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies workshop is offered for 0.35 CEUs at the knowledge level Little/Some.

      Workshop Title:

      Social Justice in Action


      Date/Time:

      Sunday, December 8th, 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM


      Presenter: 

      Dave Coyne


      Workshop Description: 

      As social justice discourse saturates­­ conferences, it may feel that we pursue the concept of justice but it is just beyond our reach. If interpreters are to embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion, then the need to learn more about the efforts by people who are trying to make real change is vital.  This workshop aims to provide do-able tasks and step that foster the ability to understand social justice efforts on a practical level in attempts to avoid the only way injustice triumphs: doing nothing. These steps allow people to act and actually do the work of an ally. Anyone interested in making real change in the world can begin to learn and engage in social justice efforts.  This workshop will challenge you to join a movement that revolves around an issue you are passionate about, and participants will leave the workshop with ideas and tools to participate in social justice efforts effectively. *Deaf Leadership has been Invited to attend and participate


      Learning Objectives: 

      • Participants will identify social justice efforts of Deaf people and how they may participate to effectively support their cause.
      • Participants will demonstrate appropriate identification of three do-able tasks they can complete set forth by those leading social justice efforts. 
      • Participants will create their own social justice action plan to execute.


      Target Audience:

      Certified Interpreters & Deaf Community Leaders


      PCRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies workshop is offered for 0.35 CEUs at the Little/Some and Intensive knowledge levels.


      Note: Merges with Leadership Track Sunday at 2:30 PM



      Certified Interpreters - Workshop Track B

      Workshop Title

      A Dance of Self-Discovery

      *Maximum 20 Participants


      Date/ Time

      Saturday, December 7th, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM


      Presenter

      Kevin Dyels


      Workshop Description: This workshop is an in depth analysis into anxiety and self confidence issues brought on by interpreting situations. Through risk taking exercises and discussions participants learn about each other’s vulnerabilities and the importance of trust as it relates to teaming and consumers. Finally participants will learn about themselves and how to separate the human from the interpreter. 


      Learning Objectives: At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to

      • Apply key concepts: Trust, Self Confidence, Comfort Zone, Honesty, Teamwork, Communication, Making Connections, Self Analysis, Awareness, Respect and Perceptions of Self and Others.
      • Identify and understand three of their top struggles and successes with self-awareness.
      • Develop three ways to build a more pro-active and communicative member of a team.
      • Identify and understand three approaches to getting and gaining trust among interpreters and consumers.
      • Identify situations in which varying degrees of control are necessary.
      • Identify three limitations through honest self evaluation.


      Target Audience:

      Certified Sign Language Interpreters who experience interpreting in various settings with various teams.


      PCRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies workshop is offered for 0.35 CEUs at the knowledge level Little/Some.

      Workshop Title

      Presentation of Research 


      Date: 

      Saturday, December 7th, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM


      Presenter: 

      Krystal Butler


      Workshop Description

      One avenue in which aspiring interpreters take towards acquiring ASL and English proficiency is attending an Interpreter Training Program (ITP).  A student's overall perspective of their ITP experience is determined by the nature of their exchanges with faculty and peers, and their academic interactions within the classroom. This workshop discusses recent data on racial disparities in ITP faculty, student body and classroom materials. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss ways in which their individual and collective power can create lasting impact on the push toward racial and cultural inclusion in interpreter education.  


      Learning Objectives

      At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to

      • Recognize key areas that make up ITP’s white dominant culture Articulate the history of research and discussions relating to racial diversity of ITPs.  
      • Analyze (as a group) the potential impact of racial disparities in ITPs on Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing and Deaf-Blind communities.
      • Identify three ways in which they can individually and collectively use their influence to create racial inclusion in interpreter education and personal professional development.


      Target Audience:

      Interpreters, Interpreter Leadership, and Interpreter Educators

      PCRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies workshop is offered for 0.15 CEUs at the Intensive and Teaching knowledge levels.

      Workshop Title: 

      One Time, At Band Camp


      Date: 

      Sunday, December 8th, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM


      Presenter: 

      Carla Bell


      Workshop Description:

      Carla will walk participants through an excavation of their own experiential toolboxes to form specialized partnerships equipped and empowered to address particular problems with surgical precision. Hilarity will ensue! Participants will have contributed to exercises that rewards and prioritize intentional and genuinely diverse approaches to problem-solving, particularly within a context of social and restorative justice.


      Learning Objectives: 

      • Discuss relative privilege and relative oppression

      • Discuss dynamics of racial oppression at the individual, group, cultural, and systems levels

      • Discuss white racial privilege and its complicity in racial oppression

      • Reviewed the symbiosis of racial privilege and racial oppression

      • Investigate and interrogate systems of racial oppression and inequity

      • Identify ways to become sensitive to racially-charged micro-aggression

      • Identify and call out “casual” racism

      • Develop vocabulary, confidence, commitment and accountability to confront “casual” racism

      • Develop a Social Justice Commitment of consciousness and action in restorative racial justice


      Target Audience:

      Certified Interpreters 


      PCRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This General Studies workshop is offered for 0.35 CEUs at the Little/Some, Intensive, and Teaching knowledge levels.

      Workshop Title: 

      Authenticity and Identity: Owning your Narrative

      Date/Time:

      Sunday, December 8, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM


      Presenter:

      Su Isakson 


      Workshop Description:

      This workshop examines the power common narratives have on perceptions of identity. Common narratives can play a key role in maintaining power structures by perpetuating stereotypes and false beliefs. Therefore, in order to create space for intersectional identities, we must intentionally resist assimilation into the common narrative. Through small group, paired, and individual activities, participants will be guided to examine their intersectional identities to pen a new authentic narrative. Additionally, through script development and role play participants will practice intentional deconstruction of the common narrative.


      Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to

      • Apply key concepts: stereotype, systems of power, narrative, intersectionality
      • Identify common narratives and counter narratives related to their identity
      • Identify false beliefs and stereotypes embedded in narratives related to their identity
      • Develop a new narrative based on their intersectional identity
      • Identify opportunities to present their counter narrative

      Target Audience:

      Certified Interpreters


      PCRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies workshop is offered for 0.15 CEUs at the Intensive knowledge level.

      Workshop Title

      Cultural Competence: Beyond the Rhetoric of Cultural Diversity


      Date/Time: 

      Sunday, December 8th, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM 


      Presenters

      John Lewis


      Workshop Description: 

      The discussion around the subject of diversity in the American Sign Language Interpreting field, particularly as it pertains to ethnic and racial diversity, has faced seemingly insurmountable challenges and has been slow to produce much in the way of tangible results. This is particularly true with regards to recognizing that the US Deaf community is multi-racial as well a multi-cultural, addressing issues of Cultural Competence of interpreters working in non-white communities, and acknowledging that people of color are under-represented in the interpreting field. The discussion of these issues is often co-opted by competing agendas, resulting in cosmetic remedies that do not offer sustainable, results-oriented initiatives. The presenter will review historical challenges to meaningful dialogue and explore strategies for real cross-cultural collaborations that go beyond lip-service to the concept of Cultural Diversity.


      Learning Objectives: 

      At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to

      • Understand the demography by ethnic breakdown in the Sign Language field.
      • Understand and identify historical and structural impediments that have contributed to lack of diversity in the field and underrepresentation of people of color in the field.
      • Understand and make linkages between the issues of diversity and cultural competence.
      • Identify interpreting situations in which ethnic and racial cultural knowledge and cultural competence are required.
      • Evaluate their own areas of cultural competence or lack thereof in multicultural interpreting situations.


      Target Audience:

      Certified Interpreters


      PCRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Power, Privilege, and Oppression workshop is offered for 0.15 CEUs at the Intensive knowledge level.

      K12 Interpreters Workshop Track

      Workshop Title: 

      Many Modes, Many Hats


      Date/Time

      Saturday, December 7th, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM


      Presenter: 

      Dr. Dave Coyne


      Workshop Description: 

      The language modes that Deaf and hard of hearing individuals use vary as much as the processing levels of interpreters. This workshop addresses methodologies used, skillsets needed, and practice samples for successful work highlighting literal, conceptually accurate, and highly visual interpretations.


      Learning Objectives: 

      At the end of this workshop 

      • Participants will identify five interpreting processing levels and how they improve their skills to successful work within each one.
      • Participants will demonstrate appropriate use of language modes by interpreting two practice texts.
      • Participants will isolate three unique features of the three language modes used: literal, middle of the road, idiomatic


      Target Audience:

      Sign Language Interpreters who work in K12 classroom settings


      PCRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies workshop is offered for 0.15 CEUs at the Little/Some and Intensiveknowledge levels.

      Workshop Title:

      A Hitchhikers Guide 

      To Interpreting Reading & Writing in the K12 Classroom


      Date/ Time: 

      Saturday, December 7th, 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM


      Presenters:

      Mai Yang & Penelope Miller

      Workshop Description:

      Participants will receive resources and tips on Interpreting Techniques for Reading & Writing with Deaf and hard of hearing children. in the K12 Classroom.  In this workshop, participants will review true-biz case studies from former K-12 students receive guidance in making sign choices in the classroom & participate in team-building activities including an ASL storyteller challenge.

      Learning Objectives:

      Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to

      • Identify and synthesize the needs of both the deaf and hard of hearing, and teachers in educational interactions.
      • Demonstrate the ability to understand and interpret ASL stories.
      • Students will be able to effectively interpret English stories/ riddles into ASL.


      Target Audience:

      Sign Language Interpreters who work in K12 classroom settings


      PCRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This General Studies workshop is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the Little/Some knowledge level.

      Workshop Title:

      Train's Gone, Sorry!

      Interpreting Idioms in the Educational Environment

       

      Date/ Time: 

      Sunday, December 8th, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM


      Presenter:

      Richard Rose


      Workshop Description:

      TRAIN GONE, SORRY is what commonly comes to mind when the topic of ASL idioms comes up. This workshop will explore the greater richness of jargon/idioms in ASL, including those interpreters might have learned but are now considered antiquated, and those that have recently entered the ASL lexicon. By exploring the context around when these phrases are used by the Deaf Community, participants will be better equipped to know how to accurately and appropriately incorporate them into their interpretation, which is critical as often times they serve as the only language model for Deaf/HoH students in a mainstream setting.


      Learning Objectives:

      • Participants will review common ASL jargon/idioms. 

      • Participants will discuss how to appropriately incorporate common ASL jargon in their interpretation based on factors such as context and cultural relevance. 

      • Participants will also explore appropriate English interpretations for these phrases.

      Target Audience:

      Interpreters working in the K12 Classroom Setting


      PCRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies workshop is offered for 1.5 CEUs at the Little/Some and Intensive knowledge levels.

      Workshop Title: 

      Language Attitudes

      Date/Time:

      Sunday, December 8, 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM


      Presenter:

      Su Isakson 


      Workshop Description:

      Language attitude may simply be defined as ones feeling towards their own and others’ language variety use; however, these attitudes are far from simple. A result of our own ideology, belief and knowledge, language attitudes often go undetected and yet are expressed through our emotion, cognition and behavior. Through individual and small group work, workshop participants will come to understand the process of language standardization, conduct a self-assessment of their own language attitude, as well as that of the Deaf community. Through small group work participants will examine the impact of language attitudes on the interpreting process using Dean and Pollard’s Demand-Control Schema (DC-S). Participants will leave with an understanding of how these language attitudes may present themselves in the interpreting process and thus how interpreters may potentially impact language standardization.


      Learning Objectives:

      At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

      1. Understand language attitudes 

      2. Identify our own beliefs about our own language use 

      3. Identify our beliefs about the deaf community’s language use 

      4. Understand language standardization 

      5. Understand the role of interpreters and how they may play a role in language standardization 

      6. Understand the relationship between our language attitudes and the process of interpreting

      Target Audience:

      Sign Language Interpreters who work in the K12 Classroom


      PCRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies workshop is offered for 0.15 CEUs at the knowledge level, Little/Some.

      Accommodations Requests

      Please contact president@pc-rid.org for all accommodations requests by November 30, 2019.

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      PCRID does not discriminate in any way and actively promotes an environment of mutual respect, safety and equity.  


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      Refunds will only be considered for extenuating circumstances with documentation; contact registration@pc-rid.orgSee registration page for more details.

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