Michigan Registry of
Interpreters for the Deaf
Local Chapter VI
Chairman: February 2006
Ed Thies Dear Friend,
Saginaw, MI 48602 We would like to invite you to our spring workshop: “Predict, Prepare, Prevail…Pre-Pre-Pre
email@example.com All the Way Home”, to be held in Tawas City, Michigan on the weekend of March 31 st. This workshop
is designed to help those adults age 18 and over whom are Non-certified, Certified but non-EIPA,
Educational Interpreters currently working in the K-12 setting, ITP students, as well as Deaf Community
Vice Chairman: Members. Our list of presenters includes Mary Morrison BA MA CSC, Ron Dans B.Sc, Michael Lee of
Brenda Dawe Opus Mime, Chris Hunter director of DODHH, and Donna Mahoney outreach manager of Sorenson
108 Waller Ct. The activities and projected outcomes of the workshop are as follows:
St. Helen, MI 48656 1. By the end of the three-day spring workshop, participants will:
firstname.lastname@example.org be able to with a colleague discuss their work using appropriate terminology.
be able to apply the components of Marty Taylor's text to begin self assessment.
be familiar with different online acedemic options for completing associates or BA degrees.
Treasury: be able to use appropriate classifiers in a classroom.
Julie Poletti be able to practice this techniques with colleague during the breakout session.
5165 S. M-33 2. Participants will learn over the course of the workshop the importance and role of self evaluation as it
Alger, MI 48610 applies to growth of an Educational Interpreter.
Direct benefits of applying the skills learned in this workshop include:
Joan Gage Improved planning and interpretation
P.O. Box 325 Informed classroom practice
Increased student learning
Prescott, MI 48756 Accurate self assessment
email@example.com Professional development/ enrichment
CEU’s and QA Unit credits for workshop participation
Added knowledge and preparation for educational interpreting assessments
We plan on having an exciting and informative workshop and hope you are able to join us. There is
limited space seating, so we encourage you to register early. Cost of the workshop is $60.00 and will
cover all three days’ workshops. You may register online at: www/solutionwhere/iosco, look under
category: Special Education for the workshop. Or you may contact the Event Coordinator. Please make
checks payable to MIRID-VI and send to Event Coordinator: Joan Gage P.O. Box 325 Prescott, MI
48756 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be providing a continental breakfast at the workshop
location, but we regret we will not be able to provide lunch, dinner or hotel expenses. For discounts on
hotel check with our friends at Days Inn Tawas or Crows Nest Tawas. For more information refer to the
DEAF CAUCUS: For the informational session designed for Deaf Community Members we will be
an informational program on technology: “Deaf & HH Technology of Past, Present and Future”. This
will be presented by Chris Hunter, Director of Division on Deafness and Hard of Hearing. It will cover
VRS, VRI, cell phones and everything else. Also, Donna Mahoney of Sorenson Communication will be
here to give users of VRS troubleshooting advice. Feel free to sit in and interact with Deaf Community
Members while they learn about different communication devises available to them.
Any questions please feel free to e-mail: email@example.com. I look forward to seeing you
Joan M. Gage