The Victorian Deaf Education Institute is committed to providing professional learning programs for educational support (ES) staff who provide Auslan interpretation in classrooms. This program will be delivered in partnership with the Australian Sign Language Interpreters Association (ASLIA VIC).
The second in the four part series of these workshops is entitled Educational Interpreting: The Art of Tightrope Walking. It will be delivered by Karen Bontempo at the VDEI Learning Centre in Melbourne on 22 June 2012 and at the Bendigo Deaf Facility on 23 June 2012.
Educational support staff are faced with the considerable challenge of trying to reconcile their role as an interpreter with their responsibilities as an adult working in an educational setting. In order to function effectively as part of the school community, the interpreter is often expected to be more than 'a pair of hands' in a classroom, but how do educational interpreters balance competing demands and remain 'ethical', as defined by the rhetoric of the interpreting profession?
This PD session will address boundary management issues in classrooms, in addition to raising awareness of protective behaviours and self-care strategies for educational support staff. To conclude the session, an overview of the NAATI test process and format will be outlined from an examiner’s perspective, for those considering direct NAATI testing.
Karen Bontempo is a practising Auslan/English interpreter with over 20 years’ experience in the field across a range of settings. She works full time as a teacher at Shenton College Deaf Education Centre.
Places are limited. To register, see: ASLIA Vic PD & Events