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  Interpreter Training at SBCD  
The North American Mission Board (NAMB) and the ITP will offer three courses for all interested interpreters and deaf leaders at the 2016 SBCD.  Details are seen below:


Deaf Culture in the 21st Century
By Duane Martin

(Advanced Level of Instruction in the Professional Studies Content Area)

These courses offer 1 CEU from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf and the NAMB/ITP. Interpreters of all skill levels will surely benefit by taking either of these courses which are being taught by these Christian instructors.

Professor Duane Martin’s Biography:

Duane Martin and his wife of 14 years, Dana, grew up in Florence, South Carolina. They currently live in Lynchburg, VA. They have 2 adopted boys — David (10), that they adopted from Guatemala, Central America when he was an infant and Daniel (12). They have two biological daughters, Delaney, (4) and Dylann is (2).

Duane graduated from Model Secondary School for the Deaf in Washington, DC in 1993. He graduated from the National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, NY in1997 with an Associate Degree in Industrial Drafting Technology.

While working at CDI Corp/General Electric Corporation as a Mechanical Drafter in Florence, SC, he sensed the God was talking with him. He spiritually impressed upon and inspired Duane to become a pastor to the Deaf Community, so he left his job.

He went to Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina and graduated in May 2007 with a BA degree in Religious Studies. At the same time, he took classes at Tri-State Deaf School of Theology. Duane has also earned an MA in Teaching ASL from Gallaudet University.

He was a pastor for 15 years in Florence, S.C., Rutherfordton, N.C., and West Columbia, S.C. Duane is currently a professor at Liberty University teaching America Sign Language in the ASL1 program.

Course Description:
Introduction to the Deaf Community, Culture, Definition of Deaf, ASL, The Arts in the Deaf Community, Social Interactions, Clashing of Deaf and Hearing Culture, Technology, Current Events. Participants will increase their knowledge of Deaf Culture while applying it to their individual lives.

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.


 “Take a Selfie - Self Assessment Skills for Interpreters”
by  Carol Tipton
(Professional Level of instruction in the Professional Studies Content Area)

Carol Tipton's Biography:

Carol Tipton, CSC, CI and CT, has been involved with the education of interpreters for over 40 years. In the mid-nineteen-seventies she coordinated the National Interpreter Training Consortium out of NYU, where she earned M.A. and Ed.D. degrees. She has taught continuing education classes for interpreters at Gallaudet University since 1978, and credit classes in the Interpreter Training Program at the Community College of Baltimore County-Catonsville since 1988, where she is currently an Associate Professor. She chaired the RID committee which composed the RID Code of Ethics, served on the Blueprint Committee, which constructed the first generalist written certification examination, was a member of the RID Professional Standards Committee, developing standard practice papers, served as a member of the NAD/RID Certification Council and is currently a member of the RID Professional Development Committee. She is a Local Test Administrator for RID and coordinates the RID Supersite at Catonsville for administering written and performance certification examinations. She is also the Certification Maintenance Program Coordinator for the Potomac Chapter of RID and a charter member of the Open Bible Deaf Church in College Park, MD.

Course Description:

We will discuss different types of interpreting in the church. We will discuss what role the interpreter has in the church and how this is different from community interpreting.

We will look at the meaning of worship and our role as interpreters in creating a place where worship can occur. We will begin by examining what worship means to us and then discuss worship for deaf people and our role as interpreters in creating a place where deaf people can experience worship.

Why should interpreters be able to do self-assessment? What is the most effective way to approach self-assessment? What does self-assessment entail? What competencies should be assessed when we practice self-assessment? How should we critique our work? These and much more will be addressed during “Take a Selfie” as we engage in activities which can be utilized independently during self-assessment activities.

This course will be taught in voice only. If you will be needing a sign, oral or tactile interpreter, you must request one before June 15th on the attached registration form.

ITP Details

The class schedule is as follows:
Saturday morning - 8:00 am -12:00 pm and 1:00-5:00 pm
Sunday morning - 8:00-10:00 am

The course fee for participants desiring RID CMP/ACET credit is $80. The non-RID student fee is $70. The North American Mission Board is a RID approved sponsor.

Important Notice: Please understand that the course fee does not include cost of lodging, registration and meals. Each ITP participant is responsible for making these arrangements with the Southern Baptist Conference of the Deaf (SBCD) through the website. www@sbcdeaf.org Make sure to inform them that you are with SBCD/ITP if you plan to arrive on Friday evening. More information and all ITP forms regarding the conference can be found at the website above. The extra lodging fee for Friday evening is $30. Meals may be purchased as follows: $10/Friday evening dinner, $7.50/breakfast Saturday morning and $10/lunch noon Saturday.

Sorry, children will not be allowed into the class, and no childcare will be provided during the ITP on Saturday or Sunday.

Deaf individuals are welcomed and encouraged to participate in the ITP courses on Saturday and Sunday, July 16 and 17. Deaf persons who would like to attend the ITP Program must register and request an interpreter by June 15 to give the ITP Board enough time to secure an interpreter for their chosen class. A deaf person not registering by June 15 or wanting to attend the course at a later date cannot be promised an interpreter for their class. ITP registration fees must be paid.

Fill out the registration form and mail with check payable to the Southern Baptist Conference of the Deaf/ITP for the course registration fee only ($80.00 or $70.00) to:

Ina Faye Price
P. O. Box 1563
Danville, KY 40423

All other money (lodging, meals & registration) is to be sent directly to:
SBCD 2016 Registration
2674 Queen Bee Lane
St. Louis, MO 63129-5610

Refund /Cancellation Policy:
1. A full refund will be issued for cancellations made 60 days prior to the ITP date.
2. A 50% refund will be issued for 30 days prior to the ITP date.
3. No refund will be issued for cancellations made less than 30 days before the ITP date.

Call for interpreters for the 2016 ITP courses:
If you are an RID or equivalent, certified interpreter, you may apply to be hired as an ASL, tactile, or oral interpreter for one of the courses. Interpreters will be notified of hire on or before June 15th. If an interpreter applies to work as an interpreter and is not chosen/needed, the interpreter can register for an ITP course by June 20, 2015.

Please contact Barb Coffan (CoffanB@Juno.com), and let her know of your desire to apply. ITP team interpreters are paid $200 each, for their 10-hours of work.
(No RID/CEUs are awarded to those interpreters hired for the ITP courses.)

If you have any questions regarding the ITP classes this summer, please contact:
Ina Faye Price, ITP Chairperson, at 859-516-3865 or p_inafay@bellsouth.net.



Click here to download the ITP Registration Form



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