During this Webinar we will review the visual features of signed languages and discuss how to incorporate them in sentences and paragraphs.  We will evaluate the importance of their use along with, not replacing the language used in the educational setting.

Schedule & Cost:
Time:     9:30 A.M.  (PST)  
Length:  1.5 hours       
CEU’s:  .150
Cost:     $30.00 


KATHY BODEWIG:  Experienced Educational Interpreter (K-12), worked at the elementary level for 20 years, the middle school level for 10 years and presently at the high school level for 4 years.  In addition to her interpreting for the regular day  classes, she interprets for after school activities which include R.O.P., athletics, clubs, etc.  She is the instructor for the Educational Interpreter Training Program at Cypress College, in Cypress, California, a unique program that focuses solely on preparing interpreters to work in K-12 regular education settings.  The classes are conducted at the college and as distance learning as well.  Kathy does freelance interpreting and is also a national and international consultant and lecturer for the S.E.E. Center f/t Advancement of Deaf Children.


Connect with friends and enjoy a picnic lunch!

The 21st Annual Summer Institute for Educational Interpreters will be held June 10 - 13, 2013 at the Tennessee School for the Deaf in Knoxville. This training is sponsored by the State Department of Education and the Tennessee School for the Deaf. The Institute is open to all interpreters. Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis, with priority given to those educational interpreters currently working in Tennessee’s schools. Teachers of the deaf/hard-of-hearing who occasionally serve as interpreters would also be given priority. This training is designed to enhance interpreting skills in the educational setting, so it would not be appropriate for those persons who are beginning to learn sign language. Participants should have good sign language skills. School systems are encouraged to grant in-service credit to individuals who successfully complete the requirements of the Institute. The Institute covers 24 hours of instructional time. The registration fee is $55. This fee covers the cost of daily refreshments, continental breakfasts, Institute training materials, and a tote bag for each participant.

Members and friends of the TAD Community are invited to attend. 


Registration:  9:00AM
Walk:  10:00AM



There is no cost for the workshop and lunch.

Helping you enhance to better understand a leader’s role.

Who will attend?
All six Chapter Presidents, Chapter officers and any other organizations, who wish to attend, are also welcome.

Anyone else who wants to attend, please contact let Linda McKatt, our TAD Secretary, her email address is and Dana Hughes, Moderator of TN LTP, email address is

RSVP deadline is January 23 as we need to know how many will attend as lunch will be provided.

The agenda for the workshop is as follows:
9:00am--- Introduction and Break Ice “Leader, Supporter, and Backer
10:00am— Social Media – Paul Robertson
10:15am--- 15minutes Break time
10:30am--- DLAC
11:00am— Self-Advocacy-- Craig Lemak
12:00 noon – Lunch time
1:00pm to 2:00pm—How to talk proper way with State Legislative or Representative
Melanie Bull, Civic Engagement Specialist from Tennessee Disability Coalition
200pm-- Wishing list (Wants and Need) for TAD president with Department of Human Service
Needs to be Improving the TCDHH?? Or establish the new Division of Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind??
3:00pm --- 15minutes Break time
3:15pm—4:15pm Parliamentary Procedure, April Haggard
Handout – Parliamentary Procedure and Ladder to Success
4:30pm Wrapping Up

TAD wants to thank to Middle Tennessee Deaf Camper for their donation of this workshop.


Seating at this Public Meeting will be limited, due to construction delays on our regular meeting room. Participants with disabilities that require special accommodations may contact the Executive Administrative Assistant at (615) 253-2164 to arrange for accommodations.

A live audio stream of this meeting will be accessible from the TECB website here. An archived audio recording will be available on the website subsequently. 

This is an informal session on the RID-NAD Code of Professional Conduct. Examples, real or otherwise, will be used to illustrate questions about the Code. .4 RID CEUs