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Setting the Pace

Friday, July 14 – Saturday, July 15, 2017
915 Volunteer Blvd/100 Dunford Hall
Knoxville, TN 37996

Friday, July 14

Registration  –  5 PM – 6 PM
Session: “Interpreting and Social Media Best Practices”
6 PM – 9 PM (.3 CEUs)

Though Social Media surrounds us daily–we professionals must carefully navigate the minefields of likes, tweets, re-tweets, viral posts, hearts, views, tags, hashtags, pics, opinions, and millions of forwards and “sup?”s in order to stay neutral, effective, and uphold the profession itself.  Through the lenses of the RID-NAD CPC, Demand-Control Schema (DCS), policies, social media usage, ethics, and good ol’ common-sense (ain’t so common!), we will shed light on simple approaches to gauge if you should push <ENTER> or simply chuckle and swipe left.  Participants will have the opportunity to evaluate their own online presences.

Saturday, July 15

Registration  8:30 AM – 9 AM

Session : “P.A.C.E. (Predict, Assess, Create, Evaluate) Yourself”
9 AM – 12:30 PM (.3.5 CEUs) – Part 1

When we allow the situation, the players, or even the topic to control and influence our work, not only do we feel out of control and stressed, our overall performance suffers.  Daily, our inability to self-regulate or recognize that we must be in control of the Process of Interpreting, wears us down.  This training will allow ITP Students and working professionals, alike, to work on Predicting the Topics and Communication Process, Assessing themselves and the stakeholders in order to Create a dynamically equivalent message, and then Evaluating their work during and after the assignment to achieve greater accuracy and self-worth.  Through the lenses of the Colonomos Process Model of Interpreting, Gish’s Interpreting Model, and Dean & Pollard’s Demand-Control Schema (DCS)—and a LOT of hands-on activities and active interpreting/assessment, participants will learn to PACE themselves accordingly.

Lunch (on your own)  12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Session: “P.A.C.E. (Predict, Assess, Create, Evaluate) Yourself”
2:00 PM – 5:30 PM (.3.5 CEUs) – Part 2

A continuation of the morning workshop.


Meet Our Fantastic Presenter

Bob LoParoBob LoParo, BS., CI, CT, holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Xavier University. He has trained and interpreted extensively with DB individuals, Alcohol/Drug Addiction Services, Theatrical/Performance (Juilliard School/Theater Development Fund), cruise vacations, conferences (state, regional, national, and international), and a wide variety of religious settings (Baptist, Catholic, Christian, and Temple). He has taught at the university level since 2000 as an adjunct instructor and joined the ASL/ITP Department at El Camino College in 2008. Since 2011 he has been the Faculty Adviser for El Camino’s student-run ASL/ITP Club. He currently volunteers with 2 RID Member Sections as the Region V Representative (BLeGIT & ITOC), and is Vice-Chair for the DeafBlind Member Section. Locally, he is the Co-Chair of the Membership Committee for SCRID (Southern CA RID), helming online reporting, database management, and regular membership updates via Blog/website. All of these local, regional, and national responsibilities require a thorough and growing knowledge of past, present, and emerging technologies, including Social Media, Listservs, blogs/vlogs, etc.

Registration Closed

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