American Sign Language educational interpreters working in rural K-12 schools are on the William Woods University campus for three weeks of training.
The Rural Educational Interpreter Skill Enhancement Training is sponsored by the Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MCDHH) and paid for by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). The training involves 25 interpreters and runs June 13-July 2.
Workshops will be taught by Carrie McCray, assistant professor of ASL interpreting at WWU and a member of the Missouri State Committee of Interpreters (SCI), and Melanie McKay-Cody instructor of ASL interpreting at WWU.
Sessions will include language development in Deaf and hard of hearing children, the role and responsibility of educational interpreters and self-assessment in interpreting, as well as academic concentration in science, math, social science/history and reading.