Stepping Stones for Novice InterpretersDesigned for self-starters, Stepping Stones for Novice Interpreters is a self-directed track designed to support people seeking credentials as they enter the field of interpreting.  Courses will be provided in Canvas Learning Management system.   Beta versions are being developed and will be released throughout the second year of our Grant (October 2022 – September 2023)

Here is our tentative timeline of offerings.

MONTH

COURSE ASL DESCRIPTION ENGLISH DESCRIPTION
October – Nov 30 Step by Step: Effective Skill-Focused Practice for Novice Interpreters In this course, you’ll learn about characteristics of effective skill-focused practice, do a self-check activity designed to help you identify areas for improvement related to effective practice, and then dive deeper into materials and activities designed to help you improve your practice skills & habits.   
Nov 14-
Jan 17
Ethical Decision Making for Novice Interpreters  This course is designed for ASL interpreters, Deaf and hearing, and has been created for two main purposes:  1) to prepare you for taking an ethical interpreting exam and 2) to achieve a broader view of ethics to guide your decisions on the job.  This course is not meant to be comprehensive, but rather to encourage curiosity about ethics and deepen your understanding and application of ethical decision-making.  One of the benefits of taking a closer look at ethics is that some of the frameworks can help you analyze the nuances of interpreting. It is our hope that you will come away from the modules in this course with an ability to apply these concepts in your real life work and on an ethics exam.
Nov 21 – Jan 31  Preparing for Interpreter Performance Exams This self-directed course was developed for interpreters preparing to take professional performance exams or screenings and to provide resources and tools for reflection and practice. Participants will have the opportunity to self-assess interpreting samples, reflect on performance and readiness, and apply specific practice and preparation strategies. Course contains guidance and resources to support ongoing development and preparation.
December Language at Work   Coming Soon
January Interpreting in Video Remote Settings for Novice Interpreters Coming Soon
February Reflective Self-Assessment Coming Soon
March Interpreting in the Outdoors Coming Soon
April Interpreting Job Interviews Coming Soon
May Dealing with Microaggressions for Novice Interpreters Coming Soon