Teacher Discourse & Student Engagement: Two Pieces of a Puzzle

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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 12/8/2020 11:59 PM
Last Date to Cancel: 12/8/2020 11:59 PM
Agency: Metro ECSU
Agency Contact: Kayna Plaisted
Agency Assistant: Gail Jankowski 612-638-1522
Audience: Minnesota K-12 Educational Interpreters
Location: Virtual Meeting
Facility: Virtual Meeting
12/10/2020 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Teacher Discourse & Student Engagement:  Two Pieces of a Puzzle
Link for participation will be emailed to Registrants

Date:  December 10, 20
Time:  5:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m.

Workshop Description: Interpreting in K-12 educational settings is complex and traditional interpreter training has rarely explored the macrostructure of educational discourse, which includes both teacher and student discourse, to help interpreters comprehend the ways language is used in classroom interactions. This often leaves interpreters struggling to put the pieces together. The aim of this workshop is for participants to analyze how teachers use purposeful language to achieve their teaching outcomes and engage students in the learning experience. At the end of the workshop, interpreters will have new strategies to engage in active preparation for effective classroom interpreting and a plan of action for implementing new approaches to their interpreting work in schools.

Presenter: Jen Hayes, MS, NIC is an interpreter who has a passion for teaching and learning, and has experience as a university instructor, presenter, mentor and coach. She began her interpreting career in 2004 and in 2017, Jen completed her master’s degree in ASL/English Interpreting Pedagogy. Through her scholarly pursuits, professional work, and personal life, Jen has come to understand the impacts of a mediated education on deaf students. Over the past several years, Jen has engaged in research, writing, and education for interpreters who work in K-12 educational settings. Through her various professional experiences, Jen has gained a well-rounded perspective on the field of interpreting and interpreter education. When creating a learning environment, Jen’s goal is to encourage individuals to discover their own understanding of material through the process of learning, which is created and experienced together. If you find Jen during a rare free moment, you will find her enjoying time with her husband and four children, dabbling in photography, or decorating cakes.    

CEU Hours: 2 hours/ .2 CEUS RID hours

Sponsored by Regional Low Incidence Projects - Region 11

This training is funded with a grant from MDE using federal funding, CFDA 84.027A, Special Education - Grants to States. This event does not necessarily represent the policy of the federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education. You should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government.

Cancellation: You can cancel your own registration for an event before the cancellation deadline. (Please check the event information for specific cancellation details.) If the event has a fee, refunds are possible only if cancellation is prior to the deadline. If you do not attend and do not cancel prior to an event, you are still responsible for payment and will be billed.

Special Accommodations: Please alert Metro ECSU 2-3 weeks prior to the workshop/event if you need special accommodations, including sign language interpreters. (Metro ECSU requires a notice of 2 business days to cancel a sign language interpreter. If you fail to cancel, we reserve the right to bill your school/district for this expense.) Update your profile as needed. Special accommodations are not included with each registration, but are stored in your profile until you make changes.