Our on-line interpreter book clubs are a way for professional interpreters to discuss relevant texts with colleagues across the country (and abroad). Book clubs are 1 month long (4 weeks, specified), with a weekly guided reflection question to answer on-line. Participants purchase their own book upon registration at any bookseller of their choice, in their preferred format: many books have an e-book option, and some are available for rental at your local library. There is no specific time to log on - interpreters follow weekly deadlines for posting responses at their own pace to keep the group on track together, but flexibility & extensions are offered if needed. Participants write a weekly reflection about the book we read through guiding questions posted to our discussion board, and respond to each other to create meaningful dialogue on the topic. We use Google Groups as our format (all email address work with google groups - not only gmail addresses). CEUs are awarded at the end of each session upon successful completion.
To register for an upcoming bookclub, see below:
OCTOBER BOOK CLUB: October 1 - 31th, 2017
"Winning Sounds Like This: A season with the Women's Basketball Team at Gallaudet"
By: Wayne Coffey
Join colleagues across the country for a discussion on this wonderful book that examines Deaf culture, education, personal histories of family, language, and oppression and the tenacity required to keep pushing through a world of hearing people, triumphing over their assumptions about what it means to be Deaf.
Registration open NOW through October 5, 2017
Upon registration, an invitation to join the closed Google Group will be sent to you along with the RID CEU paperwork. Participants must purchase their own book (available at any book seller and/or local library of their choice)
0.7 Professional Studies CEUs, or 7 clock hours. / Cost: $82
All Book club selections earn RID Professional Studies CEUs.
FUTURE BOOK CLUBS:
November 2017: "American Chica: Two worlds, One Childhood" by: Marie Arana
December 2017: "The Art of Being Deaf: A Memoir" by: Donna McDonald
January 2018: "Legal Rights: The Guide for Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing People" by: The National Association for the Deaf* (*Legal Specialization Category CEUs)
February 2018: "Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America" by: Michael Eric Dyson
March 2018: "Four Days in Michigan" by: Philip Zazove
April 2018: "I Was Told To Come Alone: My journey behind the lines of Jihad" by: Souad Mekhennet
(book selections are subject to change)