21st Annual Summer Institute for Educational Interpreters

Region
Statewide
Contact Name
Tina Prochaska
Email Address
tinap@tsd.k12.tn.us
Contact Phone
865-579-2429 (Voice, TTY)
Event Type
Workshops,
Education,
Interpreting
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.