Publications

Item Descpription Link to Resource
NPR Our very own Anna Witter-Merithew (DO IT Center Assistant Director) was a guest on National Public Radio!
Listen to the archive here:
Sign Language: It's Not Just About the Hands
Entry-to-Practice Competencies Brochure Developed as a part of the National Distance Learning Center Project, the Entry-to-Practice Competencies define 33 competencies in 5 domains that are required for competence based practices as an interpreter. Entry-to-Practice Competencies for Interpreters
Video Relay Services TAsk Analysis Report This report was developed by the DO IT Center in collaboration with Communication Services for the Deaf, Inc. and Sorenson Media. The primary purpose of the research is to provide empirical evidence by identifying the required skills, knowledge, and personal attributes required by interpreters to effectively perform video relay work. VRS Report
Articles These articles have been published.

Understanding the Meaning of Texts and Reinforcing Foundation Skills Through Discourse Analysis

Feedback: A Conversation about 'The Work' Between Learners and Colleagues

Guided Self-Assessment and Professional Development Planning

Content Mapping: A Text Analysis and Mnemonic Tool for Interpreters

Market Disorder Within the Field of Sign Language Interpreting: Professionalization Implications

Interpreting Skills Acquired at a Distance: Results of a Data-Driven Study

Presentations

Presentations The DO IT Center has made presentations at numerous conferences.

BA Trends - PowerPoint

K-12 Legislative Trends: -PowerPoint
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Video Relay Services Interpreting Task Analysis Report - PowerPoint

National Interpreter Education Standards:
-Template

-Sample

Toward Competent Practice: Conversaitons with Stakeholders
- Powerpoint

Beacons of Light in a Sea of Dreams - PowerPoint

Model Courses

Language Development Courses

These two courses were part of the Educational Interpreting Certificate Program; a three year program designed to enhance the skills of working educational interpreters. These courses are being distributed together because they form a unit of learning that deals with how both hearing and deaf children acquire language and use language at school.
EDI 111 Child and Language Development

EDI 111 & 112 Implementer's Guide

Short Version (Extended Syllabus)

Long Version (Web Content)

EDI 111 -PowerPoints

EDI 112 Language and Learning

Short Version (Extended Syllabus)

Long Version (Web Content)

EDI 112 - PowerPoint

Skills Courses

The next two courses demonstrate the methodology used by the DO IT Center to provide ASL skills development at a distance. These are the first two distance skills development courses taken by EICP students. The students receive an introduction to the skills development process in their first onsite summer session, which is prior to these two courses. The courses use a guided workbook to help students work through the discourse analysis process and self-assessment of their interpreting skills.
EDI 132 Skills Development Lab II

EDI 132 & 133 Implementer's Guide

Short Version (Extended Syllabus)

Workbook

EDI 133 Skills Development Lab III

Short Version (Extended Syllabus)

Workbook

  Supporting Articles

Understanding the Meaning of Texts and Reinforcing Foundation Skills Through Discourse Analysis

Content Mapping: A Text Analysis and Mnemonic Tool for Interpreters

How to Teach Online

The final model course is a one semester course designed to teach ASL instructors and Interpreter Educators how to design and facilitate courses at a distance.
DLTI 100 Distance Learning and Technology Internship

DLTI 100 Implementer's Guide

Short Version (Extended Syllabus)

Long Version (Web Content)
-Lessons

-Assignments

Readings

DLTI PowerPoints