Foundations Framework A, Wednesdays (Jan/Feb)


Foundations Framework A

Wednesdays Jan/Feb 2023

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Foundations Framework A, Wednesdays (Jan/Feb)


Seminar Details

Start Date 01-18-2023 6:00 pm
End Date 02-15-2023 9:00 pm
Registrations Completed 0
Regular Price $215.00
Early-bird Rate $190.00 (Until 12-23-2022 17:00)


Emails with links, handouts

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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 study of the IMI with a Vygotskian 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 agents for change in the field of interpreting.

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Etna Project

Foundations Framework A & B (formerly Foundations I & II) are prerequisites to participation in the Etna Project, which has been meeting in person at Blue Mountain Retreat Center in Maryland from June to December, 2022.

After you've attended both Foundations Framework A & B, consider joining us at the Etna Project in 2023!

Foundations of Interpreting

The Foundations of Interpreting Seminar Series provides insights into The Integrated Model of Interpreting and the processes we engage in while interpreting. Click here for more information on the series as well as a schedule of current seminars being offered.

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