Foundations II ONLINE

 

Online Foundations II

March/April 2021

Foundations II Online

This seminar is for spoken English/ASL interpreters (hearing, Deaf-parented/Coda). 

All events are scheduled for Eastern time zone. Please adjust accordingly.

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Betty M. Colonomos Bio

Betty Colonomos head shotBetty M. Colonomos, currently serving as Director of the Bilingual Mediation Center, is a fluent ASL/English bilingual. Her academic background is in Deaf Education/Speech Pathology (B.S.), Counseling (M.A.), Linguistics (Doctoral program). Betty holds the Masters Comprehensive Skills Certificate (MCSC) from RID. She was the second recipient of the Mary Stotler Award for excellence in Interpreter Education from CIT.

Betty has chaired and served on many national committees on standards and evaluation of interpreters and served as President of the Conference of Interpreter Trainers (CIT). Ms. Colonomos has authored and appeared in video materials on interpreting and she co-authored (with MJ Bienvenu) videos on Deaf Culture, ASL Facial Grammar, and ASL Numbers. She worked as an International Sign interpreter for numerous conferences worldwide. Betty also consults with schools and the legal system as an expert on linguistic and cultural issues impacting the Deaf Community.

Betty is the developer of the Integrated Model of Interpreting (IMI), which is the most widely used model in the U.S. for teaching cognitive processes in interpreting.

She teaches the Foundations of Interpreting Series for hearing, Coda and Deaf interpreters that combines the IMI with a Vygotskyan approach to learning.

Betty is the creator of the Etna Project (2002 – present) held in New Hampshire and Maryland. The project is a series of retreats supporting a Community of Reflective Practitioners who are interpreters committed to their own growth as they seek to become change agents in the field of interpreting.

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Using Zoom

We are aware that many interpreters are dealing with the necessary restrictions that the pandemic has placed on our ability to do our work. We are offering these online seminars, respectful of social distancing norms and mindful of the need for opportunities for continued learning.

 

We are using Zoom as the video platform for our meetings.  This requires that you:

  • Use Zoom on your computer or iPad/tablet (phone app is not suitable)   
  • Have a reliable internet source
  • Participate from a quiet, well-lit location
  • For meetings using audio, headphones are strongly suggested 

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