Resources for Participants
1. Identify 3 strengths in your interpreting work. This could be anything from ethics and theory to on-the-job work.
2. Identify 3 areas you’d like to improve in your interpreting work.
3. Where do you see your career and work 1 year from now?
4. Where do you see your career and work 5 years from now?
5. Consider testing requirements in your state. Do you have plans to complete any of these tests in the near future? Do you need support on these tests?
*If identifying goals/areas to improve feels like a daunting task, try narrowing it down. Perhaps ASL to English is more comfortable for you – it might be a great time to focus these 6 weeks on English to ASL in that case.
*Your 1-year vision can help create short-term goals for your career. Whether it is focusing on an upcoming test, shaking free of your nerves, or simply growing more comfortable with your language use, a short-term goal focusing on something tangible and specific can be very helpful!
*Recording a sample can be helpful for your partner to work with you on identifying strengths and areas of improvement.
How the concept of professionalism is changing
DCS (Demand Control Schema)
Antiracism 101 and why it directly applies to our work
What is an IEP?
What is a 504?
Newer (slang) signs
Basic drawing skills ( this is a great skill for an interpreter to have when working with diverse consumers)
(e.g. RFP, procurement, deficit etc.)
Google Doc 101
How to check your internet speed
How to update your computer
Google Hangout 101
Meeting To Go 101
What tools can I use on my iPhone to draw?
What apps can I use for large print text?
Any state or city signs
What native land MA is on/ history of that tribe
Government jargon 101
What is the difference between nonbinary and gender nonconforming? Etc.
Why are pronouns important
What does AFAB/AMAB mean?
History of LGBTQIA+ rights/oppression
Ways that you can support your LGBTQIA+ peers
100 important Spanish words (and other languages)
How to work in teams
How to work with a Deaf interpreter
Specializations in the field
Different kinds of hearing aids and CI
BAHA, Headband vs. Bone anchored etc.
Education (PhD, K-12, Vocational)
Invoicing/ Record keeping
Math (number practice)
Self-care (yoga, stretching, boundaries, work-outs)
Time management tools
Action steps (calling government, writing letters, holding tough conversations)
Resources for information regarding SJ, Antiracism (books, podcasts, movies etc)
Crash course on DB, Blind accessibility
MA specific orgs jargon