Questioning Some Answers and Answering Some Questions: Interpreter Education for Students, Novices, and Specialists

by Laurie Swabey, Bridget Sabatke, LaTanya Jones, Doug Bowen-Bailey, Naomi Sheneman, Richard Laurion

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Are we asking the right questions about interpreter education? Do we continue to use and promote educational practices as effective even in the face of evidence that indicates otherwise? We invite you to consider these questions as you learn about the curriculum and resources developed by the CATIE Center’s two new RSA grant funded programs. Highlights from the Graduation to Certification program include: results of a national survey of IEP students and recent graduates, pre/post program assessments, an app for individual development planning, an online repository of learning activities, mentor and ASL coach training, a supervised interpreting guidebook, and a pilot for Deaf interpreters seeking certification. Highlights from the Behavioral Health Interpreting program include support toward earning the QMHI credential, introductory webshops, and online modules. Participants will engage in discussions and have the opportunity to ask questions about applying these ideas and online resources.
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Proceedings of the 2018 Biennial Conference

Reaching New Heights in Interpreter Education: Mentoring, Teaching & Leadership