The Montana Office of Public Instruction is happy to announce that a series of DVD Video Conferences and other interpreter training materials from Boys Town and Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) are now available to be checked-out by interpreters, teachers of the deaf and other people with interest in the education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
How to borrow the DVDs:
The OPI library loans materials to other libraries and not to individual borrowers. To borrow the DVDs, please contact your local school or public library to request any of the titles below. The EIPA Video Conference series will be circulated as a set (4 DVDs) for each year. The interpreting series (2 DVDs) will be cataloged as elementary and secondary. Because OPI will be granting renewal credits and needs verification of circulation, the Resource Center will send a letter on OPI letterhead to the borrowing library with the DVD(s) verifying the DVD title(s) was checked out. The borrowing library will fill in the patron’s name and give the letter to the patron with the loaned DVD(s). It will be the patron’s responsibility to present the letter to OPI for Renewal Units (CEUs). The videos will be loaned on a “first-come, first-served” basis for a period of 2 weeks. Renewals after the two-week period will be granted if there is no waiting list.
Available DVD Titles:
EIPA Video Conference DVD from November 17, 2012 - Techniques for comprehending fingerspelling and non-manual information.
EIPA Video Conference DVD from January 12, 2013 - Language clarity techniques in discourse: looking at the language expansion features.
EIPA Video Conference DVD from March 2, 2013 - Ethical decision making: what do I do now?
EIPA Video Conference DVD from May 4, 2013 - Space & classifiers: Enhancing your interpretations utilizing spatial organizational techniques and classifiers.
Educational Interpreting Practice DVD: elementary level
Educational Interpreting Classroom Practice DVD: secondary level
Interpreting for Students with Cochlear Implants
Preparing to Take the EIPA Written Test
Classroom Classifiers: What’s the Best Classifier to Represent a Concept?
Sign-to-Voice Interpreting: Working with a Variety of Child Signers
Borrowing the DVDs will be done on an individual basis. However, interpreters in Montana can view them in groups, which could create great opportunities for interpreters to learn in the setting that better fits their individual learning styles and preferences.
For information on how to request OPI Renewal Units after viewing the DVD, or if you have further questions or comments, please contact Francisco J. Román at 406.444-4426 or 888-231-9393 ext. 4426 (toll free) or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.