Training In-Person

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2018-2019 Professional Development from CDHL

Registration is now open for the following workshops:

2018-2019 Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) – Workshop Video Series 

In this series:
⇒ October 6, 2018 – How Do I Interpret In Math Class

⇒ December 1, 2018 – Developing Effective Interpreting Skills for Using Fingerspelling and Numbers

⇒ February 16, 2019 – Understanding Prosody

⇒ April 6, 2019 – The EIPA Report: A Tool For Professional Development

*Sessions run from 8am to Noon

For course descriptions and registration – click this link to download a flier (PDF)

Fingerspelling Our Way to Reading – November 2, 2018

Fingerspelling Our Way to Reading is an evidence-based, supplementary literacy program for deaf and hard of hearing students in K-2nd grade. Read more about this course – download the flier and registration form (PDF)

Foundations for Literacy – November 3 & 4, 2018

A one-of-a-kind, evidence-based intervention designed specifically for preschool and kindergarten-aged children who are deaf or hard of hearing.  Read more about this course – download the flier and registration form (PDF)

2018 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 form below:

May 4 – May 6, 2018

Lazy F Campground
Ellensburg, WA

Event flier and registration for children who are Birth until 3 years old:
2018 Spring Family Camp B-3/English Version (PDF)
2018 Spring Family Camp B-3/Spanish Version (PDF)

Event flier and registration for children and youth who are 3 years and older:
2018 Spring Family Camp English Version (PDF)
2018 Spring Family Camp Spanish Version (PDF)

For additional information or questions contact:
Christy Camarata, Program Coordinator
509-963-1670 V/TTY

2018 Deaf Fiesta

Come and enjoy a day of fun and learning for Spanish-speaking parents of deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) children. Child care & activities are available for all ages.   To register download a copy of the flier English Version, Spanish-Esponal Version


» Opportunities for Spanish-speaking parents to network with other parents and learn more about parenting their deaf/hard of hearing (DHH) children and community resources.

» Small group discussions.

» Includes Deaf presenters and Spanish-speaking presenters.

» Activities will be available for children of all ages, while parents attend workshops; DHH children’s hearing siblings are welcome. There will be activities for ages 0 to 8; and children 9 and up can enjoy the rock climbing wall or outdoor challenge course.

» A catered lunch will be provided.


Cost:  Free

Date and Time:
Saturday, April 14
9am – 4pm

Registration Deadline:  April 3, 2018

To register download a copy of the flier English Version, Spanish-Esponal Version

Send registration form ASAP to:

Julia Petersen, Deaf Fiesta Coordinator, Seattle Children’s Hospital
4800 Sandpoint Way NE, OA.5.154
Seattle, WA 98105
Fax 206-987-2246
Phone/VP 206-257-7199 (English/Spanish)

Assessment and Skill Building of Children with Hearing Loss

Each child is expected to be a full participant within the general education classroom. Due to the access barriers caused by hearing loss, students require specific skill building and appropriate accommodations if they are realistically going to be able to progress at the same rate as their class peers.  Spend the day with Dr. Karen Anderson, Director of Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss who will provide resources and practical materials for professionals assessing and supporting students with hearing loss to improve their services to support successful outcomes, especially for students competing in the mainstream.

Workshop Details:

» When: April 20, 2018/8:30am – 4:30pm

» Where: Shoreline Center, Shoreline, WA

» Fee: $25

Download the flier to read more about Dr. Anderson and register for this event.  Registration Deadline – April 4, 2018

Contact Christy Camarata with questions – or (509) 963-1670.

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