BMC Facilitators Roundtable


BMC Facilitators Roundtable


May 11, 2021

BMC Facilitators Roundtable

This BMC Facilitators Roundtable meets Tuesday, May 11, 2021 7:00-9:00pm Eastern time

We will meet in ASL

About BMC Facilitators Roundtable meetings: Many of us who work with the IMI are using the IMI and Vygotskyan pedagogy in our own work as mentors, presenters, and teachers. Many of us have also worked with Betty as assistants in her seminars. We use the Exploring Assisting meetings to explore our own understanding of the IMI and Vygotskyan pedagogy, and to identify core principles, which will support other people in learning these principles as well. You do not have to have assisted Betty recently to attend this seminar.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, contact Nathan.

Seminar Details

Start Date 05-11-2021 7:00 pm
End Date 05-11-2021 9:00 pm
Capacity 18
Registrations Completed 15
Price $25.00
We are no longer accepting registration for this event
Coordinator: Nathan Fowler
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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.


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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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