The Project will provide details of the tracks and activities in May. Priority seating will be given to full time educational interpreters in K-12 settings who provide regular and consistent interpreting services to students who are deaf, hard-of-hearing or deaf-blind. Interpreters may be employed by Florida school districts, by agencies providing services to school districts or by individual contract with a school district.
If space is available, teachers, pre-service students/interns and others will be allowed to attend without financial assistance.
Please review the schedule below for registration check in times. EIPA Performance Testing will be offered during the Institute.
Flyer will be available in May with full track details. Some tracks will be taught in ASL (no voice interpreting) providing an excellent opportunity to improve receptive skills.
1- Rendering the Message: English to ASL with Babetta Popoff
2- Enhancing Classroom Interpreting Skills with Carrie Moore & Judy Cain
3- ASL Skills Potpourri with Donna Drake and Bea Dockter
4- Making Sense Visually with Phyllis Rogers from Gallaudet University
The Institute will be held in Jacksonville, Florida, on the campus of the University of North Florida (UNF). The address is 1 University of North Florida Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224. View Driving Directions here.
Travel Stipends will be provided to eligible participants who travel more than 50 miles one-way to attend the program. Eligibility is based on interpreting in a K-12 setting on a regular/full time basis, whether you are district hired, have a contractual agreement or work through an agency.
View campus map here. Parking passes will be distributed during check-in. There is no fee for parking on weekends. Parking is available in Lot 2, Lot 3, Garages 38 and 44. On Monday and Tuesday you will need to display your parking pass on the dashboard and park in undesignated spaces. Beware parking violation tickets are costly.
Performance and Written Tests - If you want to take either of the tests during/after the Summer Institute, indicate your desire on the registration form. Those taking the EIPA Performance will be contacted regarding time and date in July. Those who indicate a desire to take the EIPA Written Test on Tuesday, August 8 at 1:30 p.m. will receive instructions regarding payment and registration for the test.
Lodging will be the responsibility of each participant. Special rates are available at a hotel near the UNF campus - Preferred Hotel Providers 2017. A stipend to help with lodging costs will be sent to eligible participants after the Summer Institute. Eligibility includes: working full time as an interpreter in K-12 schools with students, traveling more than 50 miles one-way and attending the entire Institute.
News from the interim Coordinator, Shannon Simon
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