EXTERNAL PD INFO: Interpreter Mentorship, Education & Training Opportunities
- Tue, Jul 27 2021 •
- Professional Learning and Sustainability
Special Education Directors,
ADE/ESS and The Interpreter Mentorship, Education & Training (IMET) Program are excited to offer two different training opportunities for educational interpreters. Please review both of the linked flyers for information on each opportunity. Information on how to apply can be found in the flyers and in the body of this post.
Participants will attend weekly meetings, alternating between language coaching and interpreter mentoring. Meetings typically take place in the evenings using virtual platforms. Accepted participants must be available to meet during late afternoon or evening meeting session times offered. Every effort is made to set meeting times based on submitted availability. Participants can expect to commit approximately 8-10 hours per week on mentor sessions, assessments, assignments, and reflection reports. The EIPA Track has been specially designed for the work and exam for educational interpreters. This mentorship track costs are covered by the ADE and offered at no cost to the participant, with an opportunity to earn the EIPA exam fee with demonstrated commitment and participation.
Participants will attend biweekly meetings in small groups with a language coach who is Deaf. Meetings typically take place in the evenings using virtual platforms. Accepted participants must be available to meet during late afternoon or evening meeting session times offered. Every effort is made to set meeting times based on submitted availability. Participants will meet for 12 sessions and can expect to commit approximately 5-6 hours per week on sessions and assignments. During the sessions participants will gain valuable exposure to language coaches who are Deaf, ASL, and Deaf culture. They will work on various language development activities and have an opportunity to explore their questions. The goal of the language labs is to improve expressive and receptive ASL proficiency. Costs are covered by the ADE and offered at no cost to the participant. Space is limited.
The deadline for both parts of the application process is Tuesday, August 3, 2021 11:59 pm. Space is limited so apply early!
ADE/ESS is excited to offer these opportunities to work with your teams to support Arizona students! Please contact Jennifer Harvey [email protected] or Christy Hegebush [email protected] for questions or assistance.