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Upcoming Interpreter Workshop: Kids are Consumers, Too!

The CCBC Interpreter Preparation Program Presents…

Kids are Consumers, Too!

May 13th, 2017 from 9:00-1:00

Catonsville Campus, Mathematics and Science Hall (MASH) 032

.3 CEUs Professional Studies

Cost:

  • Current CCBC INTR Students: $20
  • All Others: $40

ALL PROCEEDS SUPPORT DEAF CAMPS, INC.’S SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

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Presented by Kathy MacMillan & Louise Rollins

Workshop Description:

(.3 CEU PS) In this hands-on workshop, participants will develop an understanding of the needs of young consumers and lay a foundation for the skills, vocabulary, and attitudes needed to serve children in a variety of interpreting settings. There are very few resources available in the field of interpreting on this subject, and much of what is available focuses exclusively on educational settings. This workshop focuses on the broad range of settings where interpreters work with children.

Topics covered include:

  • How interpreting for children differs from interpreting for adults
  • Vocabulary specific to settings with children
  • Basic overview of child development, with a focus on linguistic features of each stage
  • Important linguistic considerations when interpreting for children
  • Ethical considerations for working with children

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

  1. Give a basic description of the stages of child development.
  2. Explain how these stages influence the interpreter’s role at each stage.
  3. Demonstrate at least 10 ASL signs commonly found in settings involving children.
  4. List at least 3 special considerations the interpreter must make when working with children in non-educational settings

Content level/target audience for workshop is little to none. Recommended for any interpreters who are interested in working with children.

If you need any accommodations contact Dr. Rebecca Minor at rminor3@ccbcmd.edu

Cancellation policy: in the event of cancellation the event will be rescheduled.

PCRID is an RID approved sponsor of continuing education activities.

About the Presenters

Kathy MacMillanKathy MacMillan has worked with both deaf and hearing children in many different capacities throughout her professional life: as a children’s librarian, as a school librarian at the Maryland School for the Deaf, as a camp counselor and director with Deaf Camps, Inc., as an interpreter, and as a signing storyteller with Stories By Hand. Kathy holds NIC Certification from RID, as well as a Master of Library Science from the University of MD, College Park. Kathy reviews interpreter resource materials for RID’s VIEWS, and is the author of several storytime resource books for librarians and educators.

Louise RollinsLouise Rollins is a teacher with Montgomery County Public Schools. She works with deaf and hard of hearing children ages birth to five and their families, and spent several years as a teacher at the Maryland School for the Deaf. Louise also volunteers as a camp counselor and director with Deaf Camps, Inc. Louise draws on her experience with the Deaf community through her parents, family members, and friends, as well as several years of interpreting in community and VRS settings. She holds a BA in Early Childhood Education from Towson University and an MA in Deaf Education, with a concentration in Family Centered Early Education, from Gallaudet University.

 

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Now accepting applications for the DCI Interpreter Intern Program!

To help develop the skills of student interpreters, Deaf Camps, Inc. has instituted the Interpreter Intern program, which matches qualified interns with a nationally certified interpreter who guides the intern and provides feedback during the week of camp. Interpreter interns have the opportunity to gain experience interpreting in a variety of settings, including Bible Study lessons, training, outdoor activities, stage, and one-on-one interactions.

Applications are due by April 30.  Find out more about the program and how to apply here.

Registration is Open for Camp 2017!

Deaf Camp and American Sign Language Camp

For ages 7-19; July 23-28, 2017 at Manidokan Camp and Retreat Center   $465

Deaf Camp  – Younger: Entering grades 2-6
Deaf Camp – Middle: Entering grades 6-9
American Sign Language Camp  – Younger: Entering grades 2-6
American Sign Language Camp – Middle: Entering grades 6-9
Deaf/ASL Camp – Older: Entering grades 9-12

Get ready for the most fun week of the summer!  Campers will participate in swimming, hiking, arts and crafts, and more, and learn about God’s love through daily religious education lessons and chapel.

Deaf Camp is designed for Deaf and hard-of-hearing campers who communicate primarily in American Sign Language.

American Sign Language Camp features ASL immersion opportunities for signers at any level, from beginners to fluent signers.

The Deaf & ASL Camps share many activities throughout the day, including all meals and evening programs. Deaf and hearing campers in the Older Deaf/ASL Camp will share lodging and all daily activities.

Register Online

Printable registration form

Financial aid information

 

Young Adult Deaf Camp

For ages 18 and up; June 18-23, 2017 at West River Camping Center     $470

Swimming, boating, and other fun camp activities in ASL.  For developmentally delayed deaf adults.

Register online

For financial aid information, contact Lisa Jordan at gordoner1@aol.com.

Epic thanks!

Kathy MacMillan stands in front of a mantelpiece speaking into a microphone while a woman beside her interprets in American Sign Language.

Sharing the inspirations behind SWORD AND VERSE.

Thank you to everyone who came out Friday night for our Sword and Verse Gala to benefit Deaf Camps, Inc.  With your help, we raised over $2600 for the Deaf Camps, Inc. scholarship fund.

Thank you to all the volunteers who worked hard to pull this event off; to Elaine Benson and Joanne Westerman, who provided interpreting services for the evening; to the staff of Grey Rock Mansion and Simply Elegant Catering, who hosted us in style, and to the many donors who made this event possible:

Now Available: Deaf Camps, Inc. T-Shirts!

Show your DCI pride and support our scholarship fund by purchasing a Deaf Camps, Inc. T-shirt!

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Carolina Blue Gildan Cotton T-Shirt

Sizes available (all adult sizes): S, M, L, XL, XXL

Cost: $25.00 + $5.00 shipping

Please allow 2-3 weeks for shipping.

Order here.

 

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