22nd Annual Summer Institute for Educational Interpreters

This is an in-person event.

Event Date

Tennessee School for the Deaf
2725 Island Home Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37920
United States

Contact Name
Tina Prochaska
Email Address
Contact Phone
(865) 579-2429 (Voice)
Event Type

This institute is geared to people who are interpreting in Tennessee public schools, grades K - 12.  

The Institute will begin at 2:00 pm on Monday and continue through noon Thursday.  There will be evening sessions on both Monday and Tuesday.  Participants who elect to stay in the cottages at TSD may check in on Monday between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.


Small group sessions will cover the following topics:
Sign to Voice Interpreting                             
Ethics of Educational Interpreting                  
Role and Responsibilities     
Appropriate Tutoring for Deaf Students  
Socially Restricted Signs      
Interpreting for Students with Multiple Disabilities          
Interpreting Music
Interpreting Science Class
Interpreting English Class
Individual Feedback
Large group sessions will cover:
“Brain Gym” activities for Deaf Students and Interpreters
Working with Spanish-Speaking Families/Multicultural Issues
Update on Recent Proposed Interpreter Law
Sensory Issues in Deaf Students on the Autism Spectrum

Evening sessions will provide opportunities for interaction with Deaf community members, as well as an Interact performance and TRID reception. 

Transportation costs will be the responsibility of the participants.  (School systems are encouraged to reimburse the participants in accordance with State of Tennessee approved travel regulations.) 

Participants may stay in the cottages at the Tennessee School for the Deaf.  Persons will be assigned on a two-per-room basis (each room has 2 twin beds).  Each bedroom has its own private bathroom.  There will be no cost for this campus housing.  Participants are free to make other arrangements for housing; any associated costs will be the responsibility of the participant.

Continental breakfasts and snacks will be provided each day at no cost to participants.  Lunches are the responsibility of the individual.  An extended time period will be given each day to allow participants to go back to the cottage (participants may use the kitchens) or to go off-campus for lunch.  There are numerous full-service and fast food restaurants within a few miles of TSD. 

Each participant should bring his/her own linen (sheets, pillowcases, towels, blanket, etc.)  Participants will have access to washers and dryers.

Casual dress is encouraged.  Participants should bring a light jacket or sweater, since classes are held in air-conditioned rooms.

Registration and fees
Institute registration is limited due to space constraints.  The completed registration form (including registration fee of $55) must be postmarked no later than May 21, 2014.  Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

A registration fee of $55.00 is required.  Please send a check or money order made payable to PTCA of TSD (Parent Teacher Counselor Association of the Tennessee School for the Deaf).  Completed registration forms and checks should be mailed to:

Tina Prochaska
Tennessee School for the Deaf
2725 Island Home Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37920