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Interpreting Fun at Fort Fisher Aquarium? (.7 CEUs) FULL

  • NC Aquarium 900 Loggerhead Road Kure Beach, NC, 28449 United States (map)

2 sessions, .35 Professional CEUs (pending) each, .7 in total for both sessions

 

Workshop Description:  A real time interpreting experience for enhancement of receptive and voicing skills. Interpreters will have an opportunity to voice/sign in a safe environment.  They will team with other interpreters to develop strategies for constructive feedback and rotations. Topics will include Aquarium presentations, sea life care and audience questions.

The facilitator will guide the discussion in preparation and support throughout their experience. 

 

Facilitator(s):

 

Pam King received her first interpreting credential and began interpreting at East Carolina University while still an undergraduate student double majoring in Psychology and Sociology. After graduating in 1985, she took a position as a staff interpreter at ECU. In 1989 she entered graduate school pursuing a Master of Arts in Education in History. While in graduate school, she began free-lancing. Upon completion of her Master’s degree, though becoming a certified and licensed teacher, she decided to remain a free-lance interpreter, and she has been free-lancing ever since. With over thirty years of interpreting experience, Pam has a wealth of knowledge to share with working interpreters, and workshops provide an outlet for the teacher side of her soul.

 

 

Monica McGee was born into the Deaf community as a Child of Deaf Adults (CODA) and brought up with a deep love and respect for the Deaf Community. From that Monica developed a passion to serve Deaf, hard of hearing, and Deaf-Blind community members and sought out further education. In 2008, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Interpreting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Post-graduation Monica obtained her North Carolina Interpreter License and went on to become Nationally Certified. Monica McGee's current position is "Interpreter for the Director" for the Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing home office located in Raleigh, NC. Current duties include providing interpreting services in the administrative office, coordinating interpreters and providing consultation regarding communication access services statewide in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and 504.