Interpreter Immersion “Sink or Swim” – Tyler

Interpreter Immersion "Sink or Swim" – Tyler
Our Second Annual Interpreter Immersion Workshop:
“Sink or Swim”
May 17-19, 2011 (Tue-Thu)
At Tyler Junior College
Whether you are taking your BEI Exam May 20 or 21 or Just want a short immersion experience in a safe environment. . . Join Us! (Space is limited to 40)
* Our Version of “Deaf Deaf World”
* Mini-Workshops (ASL Interpreting, Voicing, Transliterating, Fingerspelling/#’s, NMS/CL, MLS, Sports Signs)
* ASL Movie – Title TBD
* Participant/Deaf Community Talent Show
* Record Your Work in the ASL Lab; Meet in small groups with mentors
* Stress Reduction Information
* Food and Fun Activities
* Goody Bag & T-Shirt
* Tentative Presenters: Susie & Patrick Grona, Laura Hill, Justin Lee, Charles Trevino
You will be responsible for travel, lodging and dinner Wed; lunch/dinner Thur
Before April 15, 2011 
Students with valid ID $90
Others $100
April 16 to April 29, 2011 – deadline
Student with valid ID $100 
Others $110
Registration Information will be posted on DeafNetwork and TJC Website soon!
Mission Statement: To provide a comprehensive collegiate experience that is anchored in the rich traditions of a quality education, vibrant student life and community service. Accreditation: Tyler Junior College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Tyler Junior College. Tyler Junior College gives equal consideration to all applicants for admission, employment and participation in its programs and activities without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or limited English proficiency (LEP).
Tentative Schedule
8:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – Introduction & Meet Your Group
Our Version of “Deaf Deaf World”
Healthy Lunch Provided
1.5 Hr. Mini-Workshops (Fingerspelling/#’s, CL/NMS)
Sports Signs
Fun Activity
Silent Pizza Supper Provided
7:00 p.m. – ASL Movie (Title TBD) – Deaf Community Invited
8:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 3 Hr. Mini-Workshops (ASL Interpreting (3 hr) & Receptive Interpreting (3 hr)
Box Lunches Provided – Choose Ham, Turkey or Veggie on Registration Form
3 Hr. Mini-Workshops Continued
Fun Activity
5 – 7 p.m. – Dinner on Your Own
7 – 10 p.m. – “Hand Jive” – Talent Show (Sign up Tue – ASL skit or interpreted song individual or group) – Deaf Community Invited
8:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 1. 5 hr. Mini-Workshops (Trasliterating & Minimal Language Skills )
Lunch – On Your Own
3 Sessions – Choose:
ASL Lab – Record Your Work 12 people at a time (Sign up Tue for time slot) Bring your flash drive
Apache Relaxation Room (Healthy Snacks & Stress Reduction Information)
Meet with a Mentor in a small group of 12 (Sign up Tue for time slot)
5:30 p.m. Meet in Apache Rooms for Wrap Up
*Turn in Feedback forms and receive Certificate, Goody Bag & T-Shirt
Also, remember "Laugh Your Boots Off" and Open House March 19, plus East Texas Games for the Deaf March 26 – ASL Clubs  and Deaf Clubs invited to compete.
Please see attached (see below) information about Interpreter Immersion May 17-19, 2011 at TJC.  Please pass this on to anyone who may be interested.  It will be posted on our website soon. For more information contact Rhonda McKinzie at [email protected] or 903-510-2774
This workshop will be in ASL only and no voice interpreters will be provided.
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Download flyer & registration form: (PDF format)

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