About Communication Skills Workshops

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    CSW will be offered online this year:

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  • The videos below explain what is offered for each type of participant:

    CSW for Interpreters  CSW for ASL Teachers  CSW for Deaf Ed Teachers  CSW for Parents

    CSW provides professional training for Interpreters Certified & Non Certified Interpreters working in a K-12 setting in Texas, Interpreter-Aides, ASL Teachers, Deaf Education Teachers, and Parents of deaf or hard of hearing children in Texas. To be eligible, participants must satisfy one of the two criteria below:

    • currently work or expect to be employed the 2020-2021 school year in Early Childhood through Grade 12 classrooms.
    • parents must have a deaf or hard of hearing child in Early Childhood through Grade 12.

    CSW provides sign communication improvement opportunities:

    • Improve expressive and receptive signed communication skills
    • Interact with Deaf, hard of hearing and hearing Professionals
    • Become immersed in a signing environment
    • Learn more about Deaf Culture and the Deaf Community
    • Be exposed to the difference between ASL and English Sign Systems
    • Be involved in a variety of activities highly conducive to professional growth and development

    Educational interpreters can advance their skills:

    • Improve expressive and receptive transliterating, interpreting, and sight translation skills
    • Prepare for the BEI Written Test of English Proficiency (TEP)
    • Prepare for the Basic and Advanced performance test
    • Learn more about how to be a part of the educational team while following the Code of Professional Conduct
    • Board of Evaluation of Interpreters (BEI) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are awarded.

    Session Dates and Cost:

    • July 5 - 9, 2020
      • Teachers of ASL
      • Deaf Ed Teachers
      • Parents of Deaf Children
    • July 19 - 23, 2020
      • Certified & Non Certified Interpreters working in a K-12 setting in Texas
    • July 26 - 30, 2020
      • Certified & Non Certified Interpreters working in a K-12 setting in Texas

    Cost:  $25 non-refundable fee (Do not send money until you have been accepted to the workshop.)

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    CSW will be hosted virtually for 2020 via an online Learning Management System. More information will be sent to you after your acceptance to the workshop.