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The 500 Hats of an Educational Interpreter

  • 12/02/2022
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom


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PARID presents:

The 500 Hats of an Educational Interpreter

Presented in ASL by Lisa Cryer

Friday, December 2, 2022

9:00am - 1:00pm

PARID Members - FREE!

Non-PARID Members - $10.00

Workshop Description:

Educational  interpreters often face an identity crisis because their role is viewed differently by various school personnel. Educational interpreters are often employed by a third party with a direct report to someone within the district and building to which they are assigned. Typically, the district/building personnel do not fully understand/appreciate the roles and responsibilities of an educational interpreter.

In this workshop, we will discuss the application of the NAD-RID Code of Professional Conduct, the National Association of Interpreters in Education (NAIE) Code of Ethics and the guidelines from Boystown/EIPA to identify the correct roles and responsibilities of an educational interpreter. We will review posted job descriptions and consider options for navigating potentially conflicting responsibilities.

This workshop will be presented in ASL via Zoom and is intended for all interpreters and interpreting students. Upon completion, participants will receive 0.35PS CEUs.

Zoom link will be sent out on Thursday, December 1, 2022.


At the completion  of the session,  participants will be able to:

1 - Compare and Contrast the relevant professional guidelines (CPC, NAIE and Boystown) relating to competing roles/responsibilities of an educational interpreter.

2 - Define 3 responsibilities that are unique to working with the K-12 population.

3 - Identify 3 conflicting roles experienced by educational interpreters and suggest 2 controls for each (using Demand-Control Schema).

4 - Articulate 3 ways that working with a Deaf Mentor benefits educational interpreters.

Online registration:

Online registration is open now until the event. To register or for more information on the presenters and workshop, please visit: www.parid.org.

Cancellation, Refunds, & Accommodations:

To request accommodations or for more information on the cancellation or refund policies, please contact Megan Toomey at president@parid.org.

Presenter Information:

Lisa Cryer (they/them) is a Deaf Interpreter and Adjunct ASL Professor at Aurora University and Waubonsee Community College in Aurora, Illinois. In their free time they run a private practice that provides ASL language classes and consultation, focused on utilizing Deaf experiences in navigating mainstream education to bring about systemic reform in the areas of DHH and Disabled access within the k-12 and higher education settings. They represent families at IEP team meetings, state complaint proceedings, due process hearings, suspension/expulsion 25 proceedings and federal court proceedings, including matters involving violations of the Americans with Disabilities  Act.

PARID promotes a learning environment free from discrimination and bias, wherein participants demonstrate mutual respect for one another.

PARID is approved by the RID CMP to sponsor Continuing Education Activities. This program is offered for 0.35PS CEUs.


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