Building Relationships and Understanding in Educational Interpreting

  • 22 Oct 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Radford University 801 E. Main St. Radford, VA 24142


  • Please contact your grant coordinator for the code.

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The Virginia Department of Education Interpreter Grant & VRID Presents

"Building Relationships and Understanding in Educational Interpreting"

  Presented by Dr. Sabrina Smith

.6 RID CEUs  

When: Saturday, October 22, 2016

           9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

Cost:  VRID Members - $50.00

          VRID Non-Members - $60.00

          VRID Student Members - $25.00

          DOE Grant Participants - FREE (with code)

Location: Radford University, Peters Hall

          801 E. Main St. Radford, VA 24142

Workshop Information: 

This workshop deals with ethics in interpreting that focuses specifically on educational interpreting. Interpreters will learn how to transition smoothly into a classroom making teachers feel less anxiety about having an adult in their classroom. The participants will learn techniques that help transition into different classrooms and build a working relationship with other coworkers at the same time. This workshop also allows interpreters to practice expressive interpreting with a focus on affect and accuracy in the interpretation process. The goal is to increase the participant’s expressive skills by allowing them hands on practice while answering ethical questions related to educational interpreting.

Presenter Biography: Sabrina Smith 

Sabrina Smith started interpreting after receiving certificates of completion from an ITP at Thomas Nelson Community College as well as an ITP from the WEIT program at Danville Community College. She holds an AAS in American Sign Language Interpreting; a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Master’s of Science in Counseling Studies and a PhD in Counseling Studies. She is Nationally certified through RID: CI and CT, as well as NIC Master and Ed:K-12, she has been an educational interpreter for 15 years in elementary, middle and high school settings. She works as a video relay interpreter, freelance interpreter, mentor, instructor at local community colleges, and as a performing arts interpreter for Broadway shows and concerts in her area. She has presented workshops of various natures in VA, local school districts, and abroad while in Peru helping to empower the Deaf community to seek interpreters for their children in mainstreamed schools.

ADA Accommodations must be requested by October 15, 2016, contact Karen Stinson at or


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