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The Conference of Interpreter Trainers is a professional organization of interpreter educators. Primarily focused on interpreters working between American Sign Language and English, CIT is a professional organization dedicated to laying the educational foundations for interpreters to build bridges of understanding.
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Get your CEUsIn this video we explain the process for getting your CEUs or Cert of Attendance at the 2022 conference! Transcript below, but its more fun to watch it!
(Director of Professional Development, Ben Davis) “Hi! Are you ready to learn? Do you want CEUs or a certificate of attendance? Pay attention to this policy. For the conference you are required to arrive on time to the sessions. The length of the sessions vary and a different policy applies to each. (see email from Conference@cit-asl.org) For 1 hour sessions, you must arrive within the first 5 minutes of the session. For sessions that are 1.5 to 2 hours, you must arrive within the first 10 minuets. For 3 hour sessions, you must arrive within the first 15 minutes. If you arrive late than you are not eligible for CEUs or a Certificate of Attendance. Now we will show you the process for signing into your sessions.
(two conference attendees on their way to a workshop). “I’m so excited for these workshops! Are you ready? Hurry hurry, we need to arrive on time! Lets go!”
(attendee 1 approaches the door to the workshop, scans QR code with her phone and signs into workshop)
(attendee 2 approaches the door to the workshop and can’t figure out how to scan and sign in) “Support staff, help me! Help me! (support staff shows him what to do)
(Support staff) “If you need help, look for us with the purple arm band”
(Director of Professional Development, Ben Davis) “Alright, so go to your workshop, sign in and enjoy AND at the end of the day, fill out the attendance form. The Conference Committee will email all attendees at the end of every day with a link to fill out the final attendance and feedback form. Be sure to select the workshops you attended that day and leave any comments you like. This step is due by MIDNIGHT each day. So to get CEUs you must both sign in to the workshop when you arrive AND fill out the online attendance and feedback form at the end of the day. Remember, after the conference it will take about 60 days for the CEUs to process and appear on your RID transcript. If you want a Certificate of Attendance please contact Conference@cit-asl.org Enjoy the conference!”
"In Memoriam", Business Meeting Credentialing Committee and MotionsTranscript:
Hi, I’m Becca Minor the CIT Secretary. I have 3 announcements
First, I am making a PPT to be shown at the conference and I need your help to collect information on any ASL/interpreting teachers, mentors or researchers who have passed away since the 2020. Please send me their name, pictures and where they worked. firstname.lastname@example.org
Second is the call for credentialing committee to help check with signing in members and checking their credentials before the Business meeting on 9/21. If you are interested in volunteering for this activity please contact me. email@example.com
Third, an online form has been created for collecting motions for the Business meeting. This form may be used to submit motions to be considered at the meeting until 9/20 11:59pm. All sections of the form must be completed for the motion to be brought to the floor.
All proposals must be proposed and seconded by current CIT voting members.
President Conference Welcome and UpdateWhite woman in a purple polo with CIT logo, short brown hair.
Hello CIT Members! Our CIT conference is quickly approaching, starting on September 19. I am excited to meet you and many of you there. Our website has information about the conference. If you go to our website and click on the conference link, you will see another link for conference documents. On the Conference documents page, you will find information about the workshop descriptions, the schedule and we added in information pertaining to COVID. We ask that you please read that document.
In the past our conferences had row seating where the chairs were connected to one another. We have asked the hotel staff to separate the chairs so there is space between each seat.
We are thrilled that we will se many of you at the conference! Hope to see you soon!
President Jessica Bentley-Sassaman
Update regarding Conference 2022CIT Treasurer Stephen Fitzmaurice explains the cost-savings plan for conference 2022.
Hello, this is Stephen Fitzmaurice, the CIT Treasurer. I wanted to give you a brief message about the cost for the 2022 conference coming up soon. If you compare years ago, the 2010 CIT conference, the early bird was $350. Registration for the early bird 2022 conference is $450. This means over the yeas, there has only been an increase of $100. As you may be aware, many conferences lose money, that has hurt CIT financially. Something we have done starting with the 2018 conference is, we have separated out the banquet cost. If you can afford to join us for the banquet, great, but it is no longer automatically added to your registration. The same holds true for this 2022 conference. We know that your money and time are valuable. CIT's goal is to prove an excellent conference at a low cost. However, CIT can no longer afford to lose money on conferences.
We hope to see you soon at our next CIT conference, we know you will enjoy the learning experiences there! It will be a great conference with a reasonably low cost.
Conference Prep (Transportation/CEUs/Schedule)(9/6/2022) Ben Davis (CIT Director of Professional Development), white man in purple CIT polo shirt with short red hair.
Hello, my name is Ben Davis. I'm the Director of Professional Development for CIT. We're excited about our upcoming conference. Our conference will be hosted in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. I wanted to take this opportunity to share some information about the conference so that you can be prepared and ready to attend. First, I want to talk about some transportation options. Most people who will be flying in for the conference in King of Prussia will be flying into the Philadelphia Airport. If you drive a rental car or take an Uber or Lyft, it takes about 45 minutes to an hour to get there depending on traffic. There are also public transportation options. This would include taking a train from the Philadelphia Airport to downtown Philadelphia, and transferring to a bus that takes you to King of Prussia. That whole commute takes about an hour and 15 minutes, again depending on the level of traffic. I also wanted to talk a little bit about the CEU process. Every morning during the conference, we will be sending out an email to all conference participants. In that email will be a list of the workshops being offered that day. Each workshop will have a link to the CEU evaluation form. When you go into workshops, there will also be a physical sign-in form. At the end of the workshop, you should go in and fill out the evaluation form. For CEU verification we will be taking the sign-in sheet from the workshop and comparing them to the evaluations that are turned in. To get credit for the workshop, you would need to have both signed in for the workshop and filled out the CEU form. Just so that you know it'll take about 60 days for the CEUs to process and show up on your transcript. I wanted to also give a final reminder to everybody that our schedule and other conference-related documents are available on our website at cit-asl.org From the homepage, you can go to the top part where there's the Resources tab. And from there, you will be able to select conference documents. There all different types of documents on that page. There's a daily schedule with workshop descriptions. There's a schedule at a glance and several other documents available on that page. As you get ready to travel and attend the conference, make sure that you look through those resources and know how you're going to get to the conference, what you need for CEUs, and take a look at the schedule and see which workshops you are going to avail yourself of as we learn and finally, after four years, have the opportunity to get together and reconnect. We'll see you in King of Prussia!
Vote on proposed amendments to CIT BylawsVideo description:
Indigenous and Latinx cisgender woman in a gray zip-up jacket with CIT logo with long brown hair and brown eyes.
Hi CIT voting members!
This is about voting on proposed amendments to CIT Bylaws. If you voted for them, thank you! If you haven't voted yet, please take a moment to vote for them. The deadline is by September 13, 2022. Thank you!
Voting proposed amendment to CIT Bylaws- click here- https://forms.gle/kmKJWR6LqyuWABdX8.
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