Training In-Person

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Educational Interpreter Remote Mentorship Program

This is an 8 month program that offers the following activities to support educational interpreters:

  • Individual interpreter remote mentorship sessions
  • In person group conversation nights with Deaf language models – new!
  • Week long Summer Intensive training at WSD in Vancouver (June 25-29, 2018)
  • Webinars relating to EIPA assessment priority areas – new!
  • One onsite mentor visit—new!
  • Performance EIPA test
  • Boys Town National Research Hospital EIPA Video Conference series free of charge (12/7, 2/10, 4/7) – new!

Application deadline – OCTOBER 23.   For more information download the flyer and/or application:
[FLYER] Professional Development for Educational Interpreters

[APPLICATION] WA Educational Interpreter Remote Membership Program Application

For more information, email or fax the application to (509) 963-1608.

ASL Assessment for Birth to Five: Visual Communication & Sign Language Checklist (VCSL)

This workshop will provide an introduction to the Visual Communication and Sign Language checklist (VCSL), including information on how the assessment was developed and standardized.  Participants will learn how to administer and score the VCSL using both the paper‐pencil format and the VCSL:Online system, which includes the ability to generate reports. In addition, after reviewing items on the checklist, participants will work together to develop activities that facilitate the acquisition of language skills in different age categories.

Workshop Details:

November 9, 2017
9am – 3:30pm

John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence (JSCEE)
2445 3rd Ave S
Seattle, WA  98124

Download a copy of the flyer and registration form for more information.

Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment Video Conference Workshops for 2017-2018

Download a copy of the flier for course description and registration form

October 7, 2017
Roman Numeral III: Back to the Basics; Unpacking the Foundational Skills

December 2, 2017
Roman Numeral IV: Unpacking Discourse Mapping

February 10, 2018
Roman Numeral II: Unpacking Sign to Voice Essentials

April 7, 2018
Roman Numeral 1: Unpacking Use of Space and Classifiers


Essential Skills for Little Ones: Introduction to Expanded Core Curriculum

The Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) are skills every child with blindness and visual impairment should be taught in order to be fully engaged and independent learners.  This Parent 2 Parent (P2P) workshop will introduce 9 critical learning areas in order to empower you to be your child’s first and best teacher.  For more information download the flier or registration form.

Workshop Details:

Date:  Saturday, September 9, 2017
Time:  9:30am – 3:30pm
Where: 2214 E 13th St, Vancouver, WA
Cost:  No Fee

IMPORTANT – Please RSVP with your TVI or DeEtte Snyder, 360-947-3305 by AUGUST 25th.

Spring Family Camp

WSDS in collaboration with The Center on Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss (CDHL), sponsors an annual weekend for families with children and teens who are deaf/hard of hearing. Families stay in cabins at the Lazy F Ranch outside of Ellensburg, attend workshops, and have a great time. For more information about the Spring Family Camp, download a copy of the flier and registration info or contact:

Christy Camarata, Program Coordinator
509-963-1670 V/TTY
509-963-1608 (fax)

*Event flier also available in Spanish, email to request a copy.

Junior Achievement of Washington

JA Biz Town

April 18 and 19, 2018

JA BizTown is an indoor center that is a mini city with up to 21 public and private businesses. Businesses within the center are sponsored by real local businesses, and display the authentic logo and the actual marketplace appearance of the sponsoring business, bringing the town to life for the students. Before visiting JA BizTown, students complete classroom curriculum where they learn basic economic principles such as free enterprise and business, how to make choices as a consumer, and how to manage their personal bank account. They also participate in job interviews, and learn about their new workplace and the job they will perform.  Visit Junior Achievement of Washington’s website to read more about this student experience and view the video from this year’s event:

JA World: Deaf2Deaf Experience