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September 2, 2004

Signs of Development September Newsletter

From: Signs of Development, LLC - Sept 2, 2004

WWWorkshops Update

Signs of Development, LLC

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Technical & Specialized Vocabulary Resource Dictionary
Over 15,000 entries!

After much anticipation, the ASL Technical & Specialized Vocabulary Resource Dictionary by David Bar-Tzur, MS, CI/CT (The Interpreter's Friend Website) is ready!

The dictionary is set up in major categories and further subdivided into categories making navigation as simple as point and click and each entry shows David as the sign model signing the term.

Categories include topics such as: Science, Math, Religion, Language, Leisure, Society, Spirituality, Sexuality, and much more.

This 2 CD set will not be available for CEU credit, however, there is a 3-hour WWWorkshop that can be purchased separately for CEUs focusing on Negotiating Technical Topics. This WWWorkshop addresses strategies for approaching technical vocabulary when the exact sign item is not known. This is a must-have workshop for any educational interpreter and has applications for interpreters working in any setting.

We anticipate a heavy demand for this: order early to ensure a copy and to receive your new release 10% discount. Order all 3 for the best value!

Check out some of other Signs' technical-focused wwworkshops to receive more specific instruction such as:
• After 1 + 1 = 2, What do I do?
• Statistics Signs
• Gigabyte Me
• How do I interpret it if I don't know what it means? Calculus, Wave Dynamics, and Chemical Reactions (a new one in the series soon to be released focusing on Religion.)

This 2 CD Resource Dictionary can be purchased separately for $49.95 or together (CD 1 & 2) for $89.95 or in combination with the 3 hour WWWorkshop for $117.50. Remember, you can take an additional 10% off in the first month of a release! Order early to ensure your copy for the start of the school year!

Language & Interpreting
Self Assessment & Development

As we begin the school year, Signs is excited to offer school districts a professional development series designed to provide interpreters in education (K-12 and post-secondary) with a cohesive one-year (4-sessions) series designed to teach interpreters how to self assess their own language and interpreting skills.

This series provides an opportunity for the interpreters to develop a language and interpreting portfolio, develop skills to self-assess finding patterns that are both strengths and challenges in their work as well as peer mentoring, prioritize skill development within the context of developing a professional development plan for the entire year and for years to come, and develop skill enhancement activities that are both meaningful, applicable, and realistic.

If you have been feeling that the professional development activities you have been attending lack cohesion, do not address your particular skill development needs, and leave you with limited ability with which to apply them, contact Signs of Development today at and a representative can discuss the best plan for you to start out your 2004/2005 school year with a professional development series that will benefit everyone!

Teaching and Learning Communities
Opportunities for Interpreting and ASL Educators

Part I: September 1 - September 28, 2004-SPACE STILL AVAILABLE
Part II: FULL-We look forward to working with you in future workshops!

Teaching and Learning Communities
Teaching and Learning communities are groups of professionals (educators, workshop presenters, interpreters, and consumers of interpreting) who want to explore the meaning of teaching and learning, for themselves and for their students. This is an opportunity to talk with like-minded colleagues about our philosophy of teaching, our goals as educators, and our hopes for our students. (If you are interested in registering for both Part 1 and 2, please contact Betsy Winston at

Part I September 1-28, 2004 Online discussions related to two topics identified as themes of interest for interpreting and ASL educators related to Communities
Building Interactions, Teaching Goals, and Appreciative Inquiry.

Application forms are available online at and for more information, please visit RID CEU's: 1.0 RID CEU's are available.

These teaching and learning communities are supported in part by Department of Education RSA grant #H160C030001.
PO Box 1288
Md Hts, MO 63043