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Interpreting Workshop: A Day With Wink - Improving Conceptualization

Aurora Downtown Campus Room AC160
Saturday, Jun 9, 2018 at 9:00 AM (CT) to Saturday, Jun 9, 2018 at 4:45 PM (CT)

WINK, MA, MBA, NIC MASTER, enjoys researching and creating various workshops that focus on skill building through deliberate practice, which he wrote about in the RID Views, Winter 2012 issue. Wink is widely noted for the comfortable atmosphere he creates and the passion he exudes. Currently Wink travels full time performing, presenting workshops, and managing Winkshop, Inc, through which he has developed a dozen training DVDs.

This professional development offering is intended for interpreters and Waubonsee Community College interpreting students. Registration is for both workshops. Participants will receive CEUs for the amount of hours that they attend. Refunds are not available after May 23, 2018.

General Admission: $30

Student Admission: Students currently enrolled in 2018 (spring, summer, or fall) are eligible for one free ticket. You must enter your xnumber upon registration.

8:30am - 9:00am Check-in

9:00am - 12:30pm

INTO” AND “ENTER” WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE? EXAMINING STRUCTURES TO IMPROVE CONCEPTUALIZATION Beyond their respective parts of speech, what are the differences between the words, “into” and “enter”? What about “Explode” and “Explosion”? These words have different conceptual meanings, in that your mind sees them differently. What can this do for us as language learners? Learning how your mind categorizes meaning and how meanings are manifested in language can change the way you look at language and the world. This workshop focuses on how your mind dynamically creates meaning and will selectively choose words and sentences that communicate your intention. Once we analyze this we can have a deeper understanding of our mind and languages. I am hoping that when we improve this skill, we can learn to articulate our conceptualizations in ASL more accurately. *Presented in American Sign Language*

12:30 - 1:15pm Lunch provided on site

1:15pm - 4:45pm

SPACE WALK: WORKING PROPOSAL FOR TRACKING AND USING DEPICTIVE SPACE Everyone has been there: you set up a beautiful and visually clear scene, and are thrilled about your fantastic use of space. Then the speaker introduces something new that doesn’t fit. What do you do? How can you organize your space to make it work?

The use of spacial frames can help interpreters efficiently arrange visual concepts to make the most of their space. This workshop introduces the concept of space frames with real world application on how to create and then transition between frames. Participants practice spacial techniques to enhance their language use, applying a practical rubric to organize their thoughts and make the best use of their space. *Presented in American Sign Language*

This General Studies program is offered for 0.6 CEUs at the little/none Content Knowledge Level. CEUs will be given for hours attended. Signing in and out will be required.

Individuals requiring accommodations should contact Michelle Evans at or 630-585-7900 ext. 3903 at least two weeks before the event.

Ticket Options

General Ticket

Online ticket sales ended on 6/5/2018 at 7:59 AM (CT)

Student Ticket

Online ticket sales ended on 6/5/2018 at 7:59 AM (CT)

Event Location
18 S. River Street Aurora 60506 IL

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