The Interpreting Field: Myths and Facts - an IMI Seminar (ASL)

NOTE: This IMI Seminar will be conducted in ASL, without interpretation.

This IMI Seminar is open to anyone comfortable learning and holding discussion in ASL.

All events are scheduled for Eastern time zone. Adjust accordingly.

CEUs (through MassRID) via PayPal

RID CMP Continuing Education Units. This Professional Studies program is offered at 0.3 PS CEUs/ACETs at all levels (Little/No, Some, Advanced, Teaching) Content Level.

MassRID is an approved RID CMP sponsor for Continuing Education Activities.  

  • Presenters, coordinators, and participants of this educational opportunity agree to promote an environment of mutual respect, free from bias and discrimination.
  • There are no refunds available for this program, unless it is cancelled by the Bilingual Mediation Center.
  • If you do not attend the seminar, a refund is not available.
  • Please contact the coordinator to request reasonable accommodations, or with any questions about this series.

 

Betty M. Colonomos Bio

Betty Colonomos head shotBetty M. Colonomos, currently serving as Director of the Bilingual Mediation Center, is a fluent ASL/English bilingual. Her academic background is in Deaf Education/Speech Pathology (B.S.), Counseling (M.A.), Linguistics (Doctoral program). Betty holds the Masters Comprehensive Skills Certificate (MCSC) from RID. She was the second recipient of the Mary Stotler Award for excellence in Interpreter Education from CIT.

Betty has chaired and served on many national committees on standards and evaluation of interpreters and served as President of the Conference of Interpreter Trainers (CIT). Ms. Colonomos has authored and appeared in video materials on interpreting and she co-authored (with MJ Bienvenu) videos on Deaf Culture, ASL Facial Grammar, and ASL Numbers. She worked as an International Sign interpreter for numerous conferences worldwide. Betty also consults with schools and the legal system as an expert on linguistic and cultural issues impacting the Deaf Community.

Betty is the developer of the Integrated Model of Interpreting (IMI), which is the most widely used model in the U.S. for teaching cognitive processes in interpreting.

She teaches the Foundations of Interpreting Series for hearing, Coda and Deaf interpreters that combines the IMI with a Vygotskyan approach to learning.

Betty is the creator of the Etna Project (2002 – present) held in New Hampshire and Maryland. The project is a series of retreats supporting a Community of Reflective Practitioners who are interpreters committed to their own growth as they seek to become change agents in the field of interpreting.

Using Zoom

We are using Zoom as the video platform for our meetings.  This requires that you:

  • Use Zoom on your computer or iPad/tablet
  • the Zoom phone app is not suitable  
  • Have a reliable internet source
  • Participate from a quiet, well-lit location
  • For meetings using audio, headphones are strongly suggested 

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Foundations of Interpreting


The Foundations of Interpreting Seminar Series provides insights into The Integrated Model of Interpreting and the processes we engage in while interpreting. Click here for more information on the series as well as a schedule of current seminars being offered.

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