26th 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


The Institute will begin at 2:00 pm on Monday and continue through noon Thursday.  There will be an evening sessions on 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 I and II
Ethics of Educational Interpreting
Role and Responsibilities
Interpreting for Social Studies  
Analyzing for Meaning S-V
Analyzing for Meaning V-S
Socially Restricted Signs   
Individual Feedback
Preparing for National Certification  
Professional Development  
Interpreting for Students who are Deaf Plus

Large group sessions will cover:
Proprioception and Sensory Integration
ABC and Number Stories in ASL
Educational Interpreter Licensure
Library Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Brain Gym activities for Deaf Students and Interpreters

There will be a catered dinner Tuesday night to allow for networking and socialization (included in the registration fee).


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, as well as dinner on Tuesday evening.  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 for TN residents/$75 for out-of-state residents) must be postmarked no later than May 23, 2018.  Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to Tennessee residents. 

A registration fee of $55.00 in-state/$75.00 out-of-state 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: