Interpreters As Learners
If you are an American Sign Language (ASL) - English interpreter, you signed up to be a lifelong learner...actually what will benefit you more is a learner identity with a growth-mindset. What's the difference?
A lifelong learner uses external processes to pursue knowledge.
A learner identity uses internal processes to pursue wisdom. Adding a growth-mindset embraces learning associated with challenges, mistakes, and feedback as the path to cultivating wisdom.
The pursuit of a learner identity with a growth-mindset stems from intrinsic motivation - being the best interpreter version of yourself along a cyclical and context-dependent path - even while you extrinsically document your professional development.
In.terp.novation is designed to support your pursuit of wisdom and development as as ASL-English Interpreter.
Earning RID CEUs
The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), the national certifying body of ASL-English interpreters in the United States, sets professional development standards for interpreters. As RID certified interpreters, you must complete eight continuing education units (8.0 CEUs) every four years, equal to eighty hours of learning.
I, Amy Kroll, am an approved RID CMP Sponsor who can award CEUs for continuing education activities to satisfy the requirements of the Certification Maintenance Program (certified interpreters) and the Associate Continuing Education Tracking program (pre-certified practitioners).
General Information about CEUs
A learning event's CEUs will be calculated using contact hours. One (1) contact hour of traditional instructional time is equal to 0.1 CEU. Some learning events are based on non-traditional instructional time. In these cases, contact hours will be calculated using a different ration such as two (2) or three (3) contact hours equal 0.1 CEUs.
Each learning event will be categorized as Professional Studies or General Studies. Professional Studies relate to language, culture, human behavior, theoretical and experiential learning with direct application to interpreting, as well as learning within specialty settings and Power, Privilege, and Oppression. General Studies relate to general world knowledge.