Preparing for EIPA | Northcentral Technical College

Preparing for EIPA

Friday, October 27, 2017; 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. & Saturday, October 28, 2017; 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. NTC Center for Business and Industry, Room CBI107
Taking the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) can feel like a daunting task.  This course is designed to give interpreters tools to prepare for the EIPA. Students will examine ASL to English, English to ASL, use of space and the concept of figure ground. Students will also learn skill building activities to help each one become the skilled interpreter they strive to be. 

To earn one credit, students must be present both days of the in-person course and complete an external assignment on BlackBoard.

This class will be held at the NTC Center for Business and Industry, 1000 W. Campus Drive, Wausau, Wisc.
Course requirements:
Please bring a smart phone/iPad/laptop that has space on it to record yourself.  Also bring three videos of you interpreting.  Two should be of you interpreting from English to ASL (one children’s story, one academic), the other is you interpreting from ASL to spoken English.  Each video should be about 5 minutes in length.  You can bring up YouTube videos and record yourself at home or ask someone to record you in your school environment.  Please have the name/web address of source materials with you.  Also, bring your willingness to participate and help someone else improve their skills.  We all have something to offer another interpreter.  
About the Presenter
Dawn Koplitz’s passion for the Deaf community began with her Deaf parents and intensified when she became the mother of three children who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing. Dawn holds RID Certifications of NIC, CT, AND Ed. K-12. She began interpreting in Wisconsin public schools in 1992 and has simultaneously held a DSPS license for community interpreting. She was one of the original evaluators of the Educational Interpreter Proficiency Assessment (EIPA), a mentor with the Educational Interpreter Mentor Project (EIMP), and served a term as a member of the State Superintendent’s Advisory Council on Deaf/Hard of Hearing Programs. Along with mentoring interpreters, Dawn also supports families of children newly identified with a hearing loss through the Wisconsin Parent Guide Program. 



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NTC Center for Business and Industry, Room CBI107 1000 W. Campus Drive, Wausau, WI 54401