"Role Shifting" Workshop by Robin O'Brien

  • 19 Mar 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • DVR 2051 West Northern Ave. #200


  • Cost $30 with .3 CEUs
    $20 with no CEUs

Registration is closed
Have you ever been in an interpreting situation where a presenter or teacher is telling a story? They begin to introduce characters into the story and you place them in different areas of space. Some of the characters have long names. Do you give them name signs or initials (to avoid finger spelling the names over and over)? As the story progresses you forget where you placed them. "Ok! I placed the first character on my right so I need to look to the left when they are conversing, wait was she on my left or in front of me? Who's talking to who?"

If you haven't been in this situation before, you will be. Robin will share with us a few tricks of the trade to make the experience more enjoyable and doable. Come join us for excellent training in the area of "Role shifting."

Robin is the director of ASL AZTI, Arizona’s Total Immersion program. She received her MA in Sign Language Teaching from Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. She is currently a full-time American Sign Language Lecturer at Arizona State University. Being Deaf herself she has taught ASL and Deaf Culture for the past 25 years at local community colleges and universities in both Arizona and Massachusetts. She also worked for the Distance Opportunities Interpreter Training Center in Colorado as a Mentor for four years. She has been a mentor for interpreting students, working to improve and upgrade their skills for the past 12 years. She provides workshops for educational interpreters, has been a consultant for parents of Deaf children, and has spoken to various companies and organizations about ASL and Deaf Culture.  


Arizona Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

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