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Upcoming events

    • 10 Jul 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • DVR 2051 West Northern Ave 200, Phoenix AZ 85021 (Livestreaming will be available)

    How does a student qualify for Special Education services? What is the eligibility process and how are services determined? What are the parts of the MET report and IEP? How does the educational interpreter contribute to these documents? What are the procedures for implementing an IEP?  As an educational interpreter, what should I know about an IEP?  What is the difference between a modification and an accommodation?  These and more questions will be answered to assist educational interpreters in being more effective in their work.

    Justan Rice currently serves as the Director of the Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind’s Desert Valleys Regional Cooperative where she oversees all daily operations with the singular goal of improving academic outcomes for 500+ Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Blind/Visually Impaired students enrolled in Local Education Agencies throughout Maricopa, Gila, and Pima counties. Prior to joining the Desert Valleys Regional Cooperative in 2016, Justan served as the Director of Special Services and Federal Programs for the Williams Unified School District and has held roles as a Program Specialist for the Arizona Department of Education’s Exceptional Student Services Division, Special Services Department Chair, Teacher Advancement Program Master Teacher, and K-8 Resource Specialist. Recognized as a Westside Impact Teacher of the Year, Special Educator of the Year, and Rodel Aspiring Principal, Justan holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Innovation from Arizona State University


    • 11 Jul 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • DVR 2051 Northern Ave, Phoenix AZ 85021

    Please join us for CPR certification or re-certification. 

    * Certified Professional Instructor

    * New/ Renew Certification

    * Same Day Certification Cards after successful completion of the class

     Certified CPR Instructor Lisa Dangerfield

    • 11 Jul 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • DVR 2051 West Northern Ave, Phoenix AZ 85021 (Livestreaming will be available)

    Some interpreters have already learned how to interpret vague language, and have amassed anywhere from some to extensive experience putting this theory into practice, but many of them do most of their work alone. This workshop, or “shareshop,” is a forum for experienced interpreters of vague language to share their work with others and learn from each other. This workshop guides participants in discussing how they recognize vagueness and convey it accurately, keeping open to a listener’s interpretation that which a speaker intentionally leaves unsaid. Workshop participants will discuss how they avoid the pitfalls of misinterpreting vagueness, and will review the words, phrases, vocal inflections, and non-manual signals of vague language in both English and American Sign Language (ASL).

    Daniel Greene teaches to improve the lives of interpreters and the consumers they work for. He helps interpreters focus on what they can do before, during, and after assignments, including preparation, interaction, and supervision. He guides his students toward understanding and mastery through critical thinking, experimentation, and reflection. He has been a college instructor, workshop presenter, and mentor since 2005, and an interpreter in a wide range of topics and settings since 1990. He received his MA in interpreting studies with an emphasis in teaching interpreting, and he holds an NAD-RID National Interpreter Certification, Master. See more at danielgreene.com/interpreting/workshops

    • 12 Jul 2017
    • 16 Jul 2017
    • Villanova University, Villanova, PA

    Deaf Interpreter Conference II 

    July 12 – 16, 2017 

    Villanova University, Villanova, PA

     (15 miles west of Philadelphia) 

    Go to: www.deafterpconf.com to register!

    Questions?? Email: Deafinterpconf@gmail.com

    Registration Deadline: June 10, 2017. Do not delay!

    Elevate our DI/CDI Network! Earn CEUs! Gain knowledge! Enhance skills! Explore current trends in the field of Deaf Interpreting! PARID is approved by the RID CMP to sponsor continuing education activities. CEUs for this conference are PENDING.

    • 12 Jul 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • DVR 2051 Northern Ave, Phoenix AZ 85021

    Please join us for CPR certification or re-certification. 

    * Certified Professional Instructor

    * New/ Renew Certification

    * Same Day Certification Cards after successful completion of the class

     Certified CPR Instructor Lisa Dangerfield

    • 12 Jul 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • DVR 2051 West Northern Ave, Phoenix AZ 85021 (Livestreaming will be available)

    Many interpreters may have already learned about Demand Control Schema (DC-S) and have amassed anywhere from some to extensive experience putting this theory into practice, but many of them do most of their work alone and may not have enough opportunities to talk with others about their solo practice. This workshop, or “shareshop,” is a forum for experienced DC-S practitioners to share their work with others and learn from each other. This workshop guides participants in discussing how they use DC-S individually, with peers, mentors, apprentices, and students. Workshop participants will discuss pre-, during, and post-assignment recognition of job demands as well as dialogic work analysis in evaluating controls. Participants will also discuss how they use DC-S in case conferencing.

    Daniel Greene teaches to improve the lives of interpreters and the consumers they work for. He helps interpreters focus on what they can do before, during, and after assignments, including preparation, interaction, and supervision. He guides his students toward understanding and mastery through critical thinking, experimentation, and reflection. He has been a college instructor, workshop presenter, and mentor since 2005, and an interpreter in a wide range of topics and settings since 1990. He received his MA in interpreting studies with an emphasis in teaching interpreting, and he holds an NAD-RID National Interpreter Certification, Master. See more at danielgreene.com/interpreting/workshops

    • 13 Jul 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • DVR 2051 West Northern Ave, Phoenix AZ 85021 (Livestreaming will be available)

    This is a fun workshop geared for interpreters who may feel they are overwhelmed and under-prepared. We will have a variety of activities to help build our selfesteem, both on the job as well as give us tools to use when we are out there on our own. This workshop is for anyone looking for some balance and serenity in their lives, personally and/or professionally. As professional interpreters, we tend to take on our work, personalize it, internalize it, and often we are left feeling overwhelmed and depleted. The tools needed to avoid this vicarious trauma are not often taught in our early training programs, so we are forced to learn them through the school of hard knocks. *Good interpreting starts with a confident interpreter.

    Kirsten is a legally licensed interpreter (AZ); holding both RID CI/ CT and EIPA 4.5. She has worked as a professional interpreter since 1988 both in Washington State, as well as Arizona. While she has loved working as a freelance interpreter for local agencies and video relay service, her favorite and most rewarding work has been as a teacher and mentor to interpreters just entering the field. Kirsten believes supporting her up-and- coming peers, as well as her seasoned colleagues, is the best way to build community. She has enjoyed creating and presenting in-services and workshops state-wide for the past 15 years, inspiring and encouraging interpreters of all skill levels. Kirsten resides in Phoenix with her husband of 28 years, and their four daughters. And a few dogs, ancats

    • 13 Jul 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • DVR 2051 West Northern Ave, Phoenix AZ 85021 (Livestreaming will be available)

    This workshop will be hands-on for participants, having sample work from classrooms, as well as freelance situations. We will discuss word-analysis and how using synonym skill-building we can increase our vocabulary. Participants will work independently and with one another to extrapolate meaning, beginning with simple sentences to working on paragraphs, to begin to sign more conceptually correct. Often in the classroom (as well as freelancing) we work with little or no support; this workshop is designed for educational interpreters working in K-12, as well as all community interpreters needing a refresher. Sample work from a variety of settings will be used to challenge all participants. All levels welcome.

    Kirsten is a legally licensed interpreter (AZ); holding both RID CI/ CT and EIPA 4.5. She has worked as a professional interpreter since 1988 both in Washington State, as well as Arizona. While she has loved working as a freelance interpreter for local agencies and video relay service, her favorite and most rewarding work has been as a teacher and mentor to interpreters just entering the field. Kirsten believes supporting her up-and- coming peers, as well as her seasoned colleagues, is the best way to build community. She has enjoyed creating and presenting in-services and workshops state-wide for the past 15 years, inspiring and encouraging interpreters of all skill levels. Kirsten resides in Phoenix with her husband of 28 years, and their four daughters. And a few dogs, ancats

    • 14 Jul 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 16 Jul 2017
    • 4:00 AM
    • ACDHH, 100 N 15th Ave, Suite 104, Phoenix, AZ 85007 (Satellite locations are available in Tucson and Flagstaff. Notify Vicki at v.bond@acdhh.az.gov if you plan to attend either satellite location)

    For several years now, ACDHH and Arizona RID have offered a mentoring program, experimenting with different delivery methods along the way. We are, once again, changing things up!  We will approach mentoring in a “boot camp” style that will focus on one skill during an intensive 3-day session. Following the in-person component, apprentices will have the option of doing additional online practice with feedback from certified interpreters for 6-weeks. Our first Boot Camp session will focus on ASL to English Interpretation. Each day will focus on a particular feature/skill related to voice interpretation, such as register-appropriate word choice, the importance of vocal inflection, etc. Both Mentors and Apprentices will benefit from direct instruction, then Mentors will work with Apprentices to provide support and feedback during our MANY practice/application activities.  CEUs will be provided for both Apprentices and Mentors. The 3-day session is $50 for Apprentices and FREE for Mentors!  Following the in-person component, apprentices will have the option of doing additional online practice with feedback from certified interpreters for 6-weeks with additional CEUs available. The optional 6-week session is included in the cost of Boot Camp.

    Satellite locations are available in Tucson and Flagstaff. Notify Vicki at v.bond@acdhh.az.gov if you plan to attend either satellite location

    • 14 Jul 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • DVR 2051 West Northern Ave, Phoenix AZ 85021 (Livestreaming will be available)

    Participants will learn various signs for human anatomy and body-related vocabulary. We will learn systems of the body and their functions, as well as learn how to correctly sign for this specialized subject. In this workshop we will also discuss a variety of situations in which knowledge of this vocabulary will be extremely beneficial.


    Kirsten is a legally licensed interpreter (AZ); holding both RID CI/ CT and EIPA 4.5. She has worked as a professional interpreter since 1988 both in Washington State, as well as Arizona. While she has loved working as a freelance interpreter for local agencies and video relay service, her favorite and most rewarding work has been as a teacher and mentor to interpreters just entering the field. Kirsten believes supporting her up-and- coming peers, as well as her seasoned colleagues, is the best way to build community. She has enjoyed creating and presenting in-services and workshops state-wide for the past 15 years, inspiring and encouraging interpreters of all skill levels. Kirsten resides in Phoenix with her husband of 28 years, and their four daughters. And a few dogs, ancats

    • 17 Jul 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • DVR 2051 West Northern Ave, Phoenix AZ 85021 (Livestreaming will be available)

    Medical interpreters may have already learned a sufficient amount of medical interpreting theory, and have anywhere from some to extensive experience putting this theory into practice, but many of them do most of their work along and may not have enough of a chance to talk with others about their solo practice. This workshop, or “shareshop,” is a forum for experienced medical interpreters to share their work with others and learn from each other. This workshop guides participants in discussing their interpretation of medical and lay language used by professionals and consumers in medical settings. Workshop participants will discuss translations of common terms as well as various approaches they have taken to provide communication access and convey speakers’ intent.

    Daniel Greene teaches to improve the lives of interpreters and the consumers they work for. He helps interpreters focus on what they can do before, during, and after assignments, including preparation, interaction, and supervision. He guides his students toward understanding and mastery through critical thinking, experimentation, and reflection. He has been a college instructor, workshop presenter, and mentor since 2005, and an interpreter in a wide range of topics and settings since 1990. He received his MA in interpreting studies with an emphasis in teaching interpreting, and he holds an NAD-RID National Interpreter Certification, Master. See more at danielgreene.com/interpreting/workshops

    • 18 Jul 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • DVR 2051 West Northern Ave, Phoenix AZ 85021 (Livestreaming will be available)

    Legal interpreters may have already learned a sufficient amount of legal interpreting theory, and have amassed anywhere from some to extensive experience putting this theory into practice, but many of them do most of their work alone and may not have enough opportunities to talk with others about their solo practice. This workshop, or “shareshop,” is a forum for experienced legal interpreters to share their work with others and learn from each other. This workshop guides participants in discussing their interpretation of legalese and lay language used by professionals and consumers in criminal justice and judicial settings. Workshop participants will discuss translations of common terms as well as various approaches they have taken to provide communication access and convey speakers’ intent. 

    Daniel Greene teaches to improve the lives of interpreters and the consumers they work for. He helps interpreters focus on what they can do before, during, and after assignments, including preparation, interaction, and supervision. He guides his students toward understanding and mastery through critical thinking, experimentation, and reflection. He has been a college instructor, workshop presenter, and mentor since 2005, and an interpreter in a wide range of topics and settings since 1990. He received his MA in interpreting studies with an emphasis in teaching interpreting, and he holds an NAD-RID National Interpreter Certification, Master. See more at danielgreene.com/interpreting/workshops

    • 21 Jul 2017
    • 24 Jul 2017
    • ACDHH, 100 N 15th Ave, Suite 104, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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    Registration is closed

    Due to the limited number of slots available for interpreters to attend the 2017 RID National Conference in person, RID has decided to offer a structured, group live streaming option for those who can’t attend. ACDHH, Arizona RID, and Pima Community College are partnering to make the live streamed sessions (totaling 2.2 CEUs) available to Arizonans in two locations.

    RID has specific facilitator-to-participant ratio requirements, so registration will be limited to 10 participants per location initially. If you attempt to register and you find that either location is full, please add yourself to the waiting list. Once we have an additional 10 participants in either location, we can allow those folks to register and we can add another facilitator.

    Note that exact times are TBD, but at this time we estimate workshops Friday-Sunday will begin at 7:00am (yes, it’s early due to the 1-hour time difference between Utah and AZ) and end at approximately 3:30pm with a 1.5 hour break around lunch time. Monday’s schedule is tentatively set for 7:00am-11:30am. Note also that you must participate in person at either the Phoenix or Tucson location. Remote participation or participation from home is not available. You can view a tentative schedule here: http://rid.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Screenshot-2017-03-13-12.59.50.png

    The registration fee is $200 and the deadline to register is May 31 at noon. This is a strict deadline, as the facilitators have to register by June 1 and we will need to know how many facilitators are needed by this time.

    Use the appropriate link below to register for either the Tucson or Phoenix location.  Details including exact address, room number, and start/end times will be provided to registrants as soon as the information is available. Should you have any questions, please contact Vicki Bond at v.bond@acdhh.az.gov

    Phoenix Location: ACDHH, 100 N 15th Ave, Suite 104, Phoenix, AZ 85007

    Tucson Location: Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ (campus location and room number TBD)

    • 21 Jul 2017
    • 24 Jul 2017
    • Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Due to the limited number of slots available for interpreters to attend the 2017 RID National Conference in person, RID has decided to offer a structured, group live streaming option for those who can’t attend. ACDHH, Arizona RID, and Pima Community College are partnering to make the live streamed sessions (totaling 2.2 CEUs) available to Arizonans in two locations.

    RID has specific facilitator-to-participant ratio requirements, so registration will be limited to 10 participants per location initially. If you attempt to register and you find that either location is full, please add yourself to the waiting list. Once we have an additional 10 participants in either location, we can allow those folks to register and we can add another facilitator.

    Note that exact times are TBD, but at this time we estimate workshops Friday-Sunday will begin at 7:00am (yes, it’s early due to the 1-hour time difference between Utah and AZ) and end at approximately 3:30pm with a 1.5 hour break around lunch time. Monday’s schedule is tentatively set for 7:00am-11:30am. Note also that you must participate in person at either the Phoenix or Tucson location. Remote participation or participation from home is not available. You can view a tentative schedule here: http://rid.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Screenshot-2017-03-13-12.59.50.png

    The registration fee is $200 and the deadline to register is May 31 at noon. This is a strict deadline, as the facilitators have to register by June 1 and we will need to know how many facilitators are needed by this time.

    Use the appropriate link below to register for either the Tucson or Phoenix location.  Details including exact address, room number, and start/end times will be provided to registrants as soon as the information is available. Should you have any questions, please contact Vicki Bond at v.bond@acdhh.az.gov

    Phoenix Location: ACDHH, 100 N 15th Ave, Suite 104, Phoenix, AZ 85007

    Tucson Location: Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ (campus location and room number TBD)

Past events

24 Jun 2017 “Effective Communication through ASL Interpretation in the Attorney-Client Relationship”
22 May 2017 ADARA Conference
29 Apr 2017 Arizona RID Business Meeting
28 Jan 2017 Ethical Decison Making in Medical Settings
14 Jan 2017 ASDB 5K Run, Walk, Roll- Phoenix
05 Nov 2016 ASDB 5K Run, Walk, Roll
22 Oct 2016 Courtroom Interpreting: A Metaethical Analysis
24 Sep 2016 Arizona Northern Deaf Expo
09 Jul 2016 RID Region V Business Meeting
05 Jul 2016 RID Region V Conference
30 Apr 2016 Ethical Practices in the Grey Areas
23 Apr 2016 Arizona RID Business meeting
19 Mar 2016 "Role Shifting" Workshop by Robin O'Brien
27 Feb 2016 Interpreting in the Hospice Setting
24 Oct 2015 Arizona RID workshop and Annual Membership Meeting
29 Aug 2015 Arizona Mentoring Program
20 Jun 2015 Arizona RID Workshop hosted by Kirsten Nelson "Negative Nancy's Need Not Apply: How to Become a More Optimistic Person" followed by our annual Arizona RID Business Meeting
07 Mar 2015 StreetLeverage - StreetTour
28 Feb 2015 Increasing Independence in Deaf Children, Workshop presented by Jennifer Whyman and Max Ryser
06 Dec 2014 Arizona RID Winter Party/Social and Fundraiser
25 Oct 2014 Arizona RID General Membership Meeting
04 Oct 2014 Mentorship Training Cohort 3
11 Aug 2014 Arizona RID Board of Director's Meeting
25 Jun 2014 Region V Conference
22 May 2014 Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind Tucson Graduation
22 May 2014 Pima Community College Graduation
16 May 2014 University of Arizona College of Education Convocation
10 May 2014 Arizona RID Business Meeting
02 May 2014 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training
17 Apr 2014 Sorenson Communications Presents: "Meet-and-Greet and Workshop"
08 Mar 2014 DVR Presents "Preparing for the NIC-Performance Exam"
07 Mar 2014 DVR Presents: "Preparing for the NIC-Knowledge Exam"
01 Mar 2014 DVR presents "Educational Interpreters: Part of the IEP team"
01 Mar 2014 DVR Presents: "Special Education for Interpreters: MET and IEP"
22 Feb 2014 VCD Presents: "Experience of a Deaf Politician"
22 Feb 2014 VCD Presents: "Development of Personal Computers"
21 Feb 2014 Arizona RID Board Meeting
21 Sep 2013 Arizona RID Membership Meeting
21 Sep 2013 Arizona RID Board of Director's Meeting
14 Sep 2013 Blueprint for Financial Success Workshop
19 Jul 2013 Interpreter Happy Hour
13 Jul 2013 Board Meeting
27 Jun 2013 Mentorship Meeting
22 Jun 2013 Mentorship Meeting
01 Jun 2013 Interpreting in the Hospice Setting
17 May 2013 Arizona RID Business Meeting
01 Jun 1990 1990 Annual Meeting
 

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