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  Interpreter Training at SBCD  
The ITP will offer two courses for all interested interpreters and deaf leaders at the 2017 SBCD.  Details are seen below:


Space, Perspective and Imagery in ASL
A Full day of Skills Development for Interpreters
Linda K. Stauffer, Ph.D., CSC, OTC
Brentwood, TN
July 8,2017

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Part I                 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Part II

1.0 PS CEUs

Professor Linda Stauffer’s Biography:

Linda Stauffer, Ph.D., CSC, OTC has over thirty years experience in education, rehabilitation and interpretation. She is the Coordinator for the Interpreter Education Program at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) and has taught at UALR since 1986. Linda holds a Ph.D. and M.Ed. in Rehabilitation and a B.S. in Deaf Education. She has been a teacher of deaf residential middle school students, a research assistant, an interpreter coordinator, a community interpreter, and a workshop presenter in addition to an interpreter educator.
Linda has published work on visualization and transliteration, She served on the Board of Directors of RID (1995-2002), the Arkansas chapter of RID (ARID) and the Conference of Interpreter Trainers (CIT) She is the 1992 recipient of the RID/CIT Mary Stotler Award. She was recognized as “one of the 50 most influential people in the past 50 years of RID” during the 2015 national conference. She is nominated for the 2017 College of Education and Health Professionals Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching.

Workshop Description
This workshop is designed to enhance skills in use of space, perspective and imagery in ASL. Grammatical and linguistic use of space in ASL will be addressed. Participants will practice describing actions from different perspectives and differing viewpoints. Additionally participants will be actively involved in learning to enhance their ability to recognize and interpret visual imagery in ASL, identify markers that alert interpreters to use of such imagery, and practice techniques for interpreting imagery from ASL to English and from English to ASL.

Workshop Objectives
1. Participants will identify and demonstrate a minimum of four ways space is incorporated into ASL grammatical structure.
2. Participants will identify direct and narrator perspectives in storytelling.
3. Participants will describe simple shapes using line, 2-D and 3-D classifiers.
4. Participants will accurately reproduce shapes and designs using signer’s perspective.
5. Participants will practice describing scenes from various viewpoints on a 360° circumference.
6. Participants will describe actions from initiator, receiver, and observer view.
7. Participants will describe locations using survey and route perspectives.
8. Participants will identify at least three commonly used markers of visual imagery in ASL.
9. Participants will practice creating and identifying visual images using appropriate descriptive markers.
10. Participants will apply visual imagery to interpret English concepts in ASL.

Deaf Culture is one of the required core courses to receive an ITP certificate through the North American Mission Board (NAMB). This course will be taught in ASL only. If you will be needing a voice interpreter, you must request one before June 15 on the attached registration form.


Our Baptist Story:
Understanding Southern Baptists Today

Presenter: Dr. Donnie Wiltshire
July 8, 2017 at Brentwood Baptist Church in Brentwood, Tennessee.
Part 1 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm                Part II - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Total of 1.0 GS CEUs

Donnie Wiltshire's Biography:

Donnie Wiltshire is the Special Ministries Consultant for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. He began in this position in June of 1999. He came to North Carolina from Memphis, Tennessee where he was the pastor of the Deaf Congregation and Minister to Senior Adults at the First Baptist Church of Memphis. Prior to the Memphis ministry he pastored in New Orleans, Louisiana and served churches as Minister with the Deaf in Fort Worth, Brownwood, and Corpus Christi, Texas. Texas is his home state.

Course Description:

The course will focus on Baptist History and polity with a major focus on that part of Baptists that are called Southern Baptists. We will study Baptist history, theology, denominational life, and the Baptist system of self-governance. Finally, we will see how knowing these things can impact an interpreter who works in a Baptist church environment.


Students will:
1. learn an overview of Baptist history and theology.
2. be able to explain how Baptist work as a denomination.
3. be able to describe how Baptist churches function.
4. discuss with the teacher how interpreters fit into the life of a Baptist church.

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