Interpreter Education Events

One of CAIRS’ priority missions includes the provision of direct and indirect support for continuing interpreter education, on an annual basis. Beginning January 1, 2010, interpreters who are licensed in the State of Illinois will be required to complete a certain number of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) as determined by the Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission (IDHHC). For more specific information please contact IDHHC. As resources permit, CAIRS will assist in sponsoring upcoming educational workshops.

Please contact IRID to register for the workshops presented below.

2011 IRID SPONSORED EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS

Date Event Name Location
FEB19 ASL and Ebonics in the Black Deaf Community TBD, Normal
MAR 18 In-Service Training For School Faculty and Staff TBD, Chicago
MAR 19 Navigating Technical Terminology in the Classroom TBD, College
AUG 12 Everyone Has Something To Bring To The Table
Contact: Tim Mahoney, IRIDPDC@yahoo.com
Anixter Center
AUG 13 Friendlier With Two: Peer Mentoring as Professional Development
Contact: Michelle Host, cmpsponsor@cairs.net
CAIRS Office
AUG 13 Hello, My Name is, Um...Um...Um...
Contact: Tim Mahoney, IRIDPDC@yahoo.com
Anixter Center
SEPT 10 Strategies in Trilingual Interpreting For Deaf Latinos
Contact: Tim Mahoney, IRIDPDC@yahoo.com
Instituto Cervantes
SEPT 11 Strategies in Trilingual Interpreting For Deaf Latinos Instituto Cervantes
OCT 15-16 RID – CDI Written Test Prep Weekend
Contact: Tim Mahoney, IRIDPDC@yahoo.com
Anixter Center

2010 IRID SPONSORED EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS

Date Event Name Location
JAN 23-24 It's the How, Not the What
Preparing For the NIC Interview
Mt. Sinai, Chicago
MAR 18-21 Foundations of Court Interpreting TBD, Chicago
JUN 12-13 Logical Reasoning for Court Interpreters Columbia College

2009 CAIRS SPONSORED EUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS

Date Event Name Location
JAN 24 Cultural and Lexical Variation of Black Signs Polk Conference Center
FEB 28 Interpreting for Deaf Latinos Mount Sinai Hospital
MAR 7 CDI Role & Function Chicago
MAR 8 CDI Ethics & RID CPC Chicago
MAR 14-15 Master the NIC Interview Columbia College
APR (TBD) Interpreting for Deaf-Blind Consumers Lighthouse/Chicago
APR 18 CDI Written Test Prep Chicago
APR 19 RID-CDI Written Test Indiana (by bus)
MAY (TBD) Utilization of ASL Classifiers & 3D Space in Medical Interpreting Chicago
JUN 6 CDI Performance Test Prep Chicago
JUN 7 RID-CDI Performance Test Indiana (by bus)
JUN (TBD) E.I.P.A. Test Prep Workshop Chicago
JUL (TBD) Legal Interpreting: from Arrest to Arraignment Chicago