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Subject: 20th Annual Missouri Interpreters Conference

Source: Malissia Brooks, Staff Interpreter/MICS CEU Administrator, Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MCDHH)

Intended Audience: Directors of Special Education, Teachers of Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Sign Language Interpreters

Date: October 1, 2013

Regular registration has been extended to October 9, 2013.

The 20th Annual Missouri Interpreters Conference is October 18-20, 2013, at Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach, Missouri.  This year’s conference emphasizes a track specific to educational interpreting.  Paula Browning, a national presenter, will host the Educational Interpreting track.  Click the link to read more about Paula:  http://www.interpreter-guild.com/Forrest/Home.html.

The Educational Interpreter track may include ten hours of training; “Situational Ethics and the Classroom, I Don’t Think That Means What You Think It Means” these workshops are geared specifically to those who work in the educational arena.  Interpreters are required to earn 1.2 CEUs annually to fulfill their certification requirements.  There are several other workshops including “K-12 Interpreters and the IEP” and “The Interpreter’s Guild" by Paula Browning.

Please encourage district sign language interpreters and teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing to attend the conference.  The application can be found at http://mcdhh.mo.gov/files/Registration2013.pdf.

Missouri school districts wanting to pay for registration via a purchase order may contact Mary Sheridan by email Mary.sheridan@mcdhh.mo.gov.  Questions or comments regarding this conference may be directed to Malissia Brooks at Malissia.brooks@mcdhh.mo.gov.