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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

ASL Workshop: Prosody, Prosody, Prosody

New Orleans Sign Language Services, LLC
Presents

Prosody, Prosody, Prosody
Techniques and tools will be provided for development of the proper use of prosody.
August 9, 2014
10am -- 4pm
5324 Canal Blvd, NOLA, 70124
(Enter the side door, downstairs, facing Hawthorne Place)

LRID Members -- $20
Non- LRID Members -- $25
ITP Students -- $15
(Pay at the door)
A focus on prosody and the need to recognize the importance being able to convey the topic, subject , and supporting details of an utterance or expression.  Hands-on practices, break-out groups, techniques, resources, and study aids will also be provided to participants. .5 CEUs will be provided.
For more information:
Barbara Lovas at bblovas1@yahoo.com
504-722-2967 cell/text/facetime

This workshop is sponsored by Louisiana Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, a chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

Monday, June 2, 2014

Water Kefir Workshop



with a short intro to...
HEALTHY COOKING

It is time to stop drinking soda (which is bad for you) and opt for something that tastes a million times better, is healthy ... and is much more affordable!!!

Instructor: Barbara Lovas, Th.D.
Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014
Time: 4:30pm - 6pm
Cost: $10

Location: TBA
(location will be given w/ confirmation of attendance -- due to limited space)
RSVP via 504-722-2967 or bblovas1@yahoo.com

Ok, it is time for a last minute water kefir workshop. My kefir is growing so fast that I need to give some away!!!

Workshop Part 1 
Those who attend will be given some grains and instruction on how to make water kefir. I will include a recipe and resources. Please bring to the workshop a regular canning jar (pint or quart).  
I will provide you with all the instructions, ingredients and the recipe needed to make your first batch. So, you will go home prepared to make your first batch. As always, I don't sell my grains or scobies, but will give them away. 
 
 Workshop Part 2 
We will go over general guidelines to eating healthy. Topics will include homegrown probiotics, fermented foods, and our body's need for fatty acids. We will also discuss how to make healthy tasty alternatives to replace foods that we need to eliminate from our diets. Of course, you can expect me to fuss a bit about white table salt (poison) and artificial sweeteners (poison) ... but I will give you healthy alternatives! In fact, I will give you an opportunity to taste them.
NOTE: We will not make any other recipes during this workshop ... last time we barely made it through 2 of the three we had scheduled. Instead, I will tell you about recipes and provide any recipes you are interested in via email after our workshop. If you want milk kefir, water kefir or a kombucha scoby, remember those are available according to my supply. That being said; If you ask in advance, I should have some milk kefir grains and maybe some kombucha ready to give away on the day of the workshop.  As I always give away kefir and kombucha for free. Don't worry, if you accidentally kill the kefir I have given you, I will always be glad to give you more,
If you are interested in attending this workshop, please reply to this e-mail and let me know you plan to go. Due to limited space at this workshop, I will give you the meeting place location/address with your confirmation. Feel free to invite your friends, just make sure you inform me, so they are added into my headcount.:)  I am looking forward to seeing you there. Seize the day!!!  Barbara
To see a video of what kefir looks like while u are making it, go to my Youtube video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3UXqd9R4R8&feature=player_embedded .

Friday, May 30, 2014



New Orleans Sign Language Services, LLC
Presents

Interpreter Professionalism
This workshop will focus on interpreter professionalism related standard business practices and the importance of knowing how to make wise ethical business decisions.
June 14, 2014
10am -- 4pm
5324 Canal Blvd, NOLA, 70124
(Enter the side door, downstairs, facing Hawthorne Place)

LRID Members -- $20
Non- LRID Members -- $25
ITP Students -- $15
(Pay at the door)
The participants in this workshop will be discuss the guidelines and tenets established by RID regarding standard business practices, proper code of conduct, and ethical decision making as required for interpreter professionalism. Discussion will include general business practices and proper business etiquette: Etiquette will include proper general interpreter protocol, introduction techniques, billing, and invoicing. Hands-on practices, break-out groups, techniques, resources, and study aids will also be provided to participants. .5 CEUs will be provided.
For more information:
Barbara Lovas at bblovas1@yahoo.com
504-722-2967 cell/text/facetime

This workshop is sponsored by Louisiana Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, a chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

LBCD Silent Total Immersion Weekend in Louisiana on May 23-25th!!!

Louisiana Baptist Conference of the Deaf

Presents

LBCD Silent Total Immersion Weekend

Come enjoy a fun filled weekend at the LBCD Silent Total Immersion Weekend Conference

May 23 – 25, 2014

1202 Academy Rd., Eunice, LA 70535


Friday, 4pm – 'til -- Registration, Supper, Worship, Icebreakers and Fellowship / Saturday, 8am – 9pm -- Breakfast, Bible Devotions, Workshops, Lunch & Fellowship, Games, Cook out, Worship & Fellowship / Sunday, 9am – 1pm – Breakfast, Bible Study and Worship, Lord's Supper during lunch

TOTAL COST: $151.00 (this includes, registration, all meals, lodging, childcare, workshops and events)


The workshops and interpreter training track will be directed by Dr. Barbara Lovas. She will focus on church interpreting basics: Emphasis will be placed on religious vocabulary, terminology, ethics, and Deaf empowerment as it relates to church settings. Local Deaf will also share their feelings related to ethics and Deaf empowerment. Hands-on practices, break-out groups, techniques, resources, and study aids will also be provided to participants. The interpreter's track of the immersion silent weekend experience will be offered by LBCD.


This will be a fun-filled silent weekend: A total immersion experience into a Deaf world, dictated by Deaf culture, Deaf norms, and Deaf modes of communication. Participant will not be allowed to use verbal communication. The guidelines will be strictly enforced by a merit/demerit system. Those who complete the program will receive CEU's (if applicable) and an ASL Silent Weekend Survival certificate: novice, intermediate, or advanced levels. Participants that earn demerits will be provided opportunities to offset demerits with merits earned by volunteering to tell an ASL story, do an ASL skit, or sign a song. At the closing of the silent weekend, those who have earned 3 or more demerits and have not had them offset with merits will receive a letter of probation. Those on probation will be given three months to expunge their record by returning a "community service" voucher with proof of being involved in a Deaf community event in order to expunge their probation, and in exchange receive a novice certificate. Though silence will be enforced, this weekend will be a safe warm environment, where participants will also have a good time, and be able to reflect and renew: As there will also be a time of prayer, worship, and Biblical teaching lead by John Lovas.


Special needs and childcare requests MUST be received in advance of the weekend.For more info contact Michael Mack at michaelalanmack@gmail.com or V.P. # 225-570-1133


Directions to the site  --  http://www.yellowpages.com/eunice-la/mip/acadian-baptist-center-12448897


This workshop is sponsored by Louisiana Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, a chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf 1.0 CEUs  will be provided

Sunday, April 20, 2014

“What Did You Just Say?” Workshop on Saturday, April 26, 2014


New Orleans Sign Language Services, LLC

Presents
 

“What Did You Just Say?”

Techniques and tools to help interpreters recognize and repair some of the most common linguistic errors that are made by many interpreters

April 26, 2014
10am -- 4pm
5324 Canal Blvd, NOLA, 70124
(Enter the side door, downstairs, facing Hawthorne Place)

LRID Members -- $20
Non- LRID Members -- $25
ITP Students -- $15
(Pay at the door)

This workshop will focus on most common linguistic errors made by interpreters related to the use of prosody, fingerspelling, numbers and non-manual markers. After the participants have been shown examples and given instruction, they will be able effectively self-assess, recognize, and repair dysfunctional habits. Hands-on practices, break-out groups, techniques, resources, and study aids will also be provided to participants. .5 CEUs will be provided.

For more information:
Barbara Lovas at bblovas1@yahoo.com
504-722-2967 cell/text/facetime

This workshop is sponsored by Louisiana Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, a chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

LRID SPRING WORKSHOP with presenter DEBORAH PETERSON


Louisiana Registry of Interpreters for Deaf presents
LRID SPRING WORKSHOP
Presenter
DEBORAH PETERSON

The LRID Spring Workshop presenter Debbie Peterson, CDI, comes from a Deaf family in Alabama.  She received a B.S. in Psychology from Gallaudet University and M.S. in Teaching American Sign Language at McDaniel College in Maryland.  She taught ASL at The Bi Cultural Center, University of Minnesota and New York University.  She coordinated the ASL Studies at Bishop Community College in Alabama.  In Minnesota, she coordinated various training workshops for educational interpreters through Federal Grant for two years.  She taught interpreting at Seattle Central Community College for 8 year as well as to both B.A and M.A. students at Gallaudet University for a year and half.  She worked for Sorenson Communications as Professional Development Specialist and a faculty for VRS Interpreter Institute.  She was involved with Northeast University to develop interpreting trainings for Deaf interpreters.  She was elected as first Deaf Member at Large for Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.  She is currently working as CDI/Quality Assurance Specialist for TCS in Maryland.  She also provides various interpreting workshops to Deaf, Freelance and Educational Interpreters.

MARCH 22, 2014  (9 AM – 4 PM)
Louisiana School for the Deaf
2888 Brightside Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70821 / 70820

$40 -- early bird LRID members (before February 28th)
$50 -- non-LRID members and LRID members after February 28th
$30 – student LRID members and Deaf

Register to attend at LRID.org
9 AM – 12PM: CULTURAL MEDIATION WORKSHOPCultural Meditation describes the ability to foster, and improve relationships with members of a culture different from one's own. It is based on knowledge of many factors, such as the other culture's values, perceptions, manners, social structure, and decision-making practices, and an understanding of how members of the group communicate—verbally business and social contexts. .3 CEUs
1PM – 4 PM: VISUAL GESTURAL COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP -- Visual-Gestural Communication (VGC) is useful to many people who need an alternative technique for expressing and understanding the wants and needs of other people in their environment.  VGC is not a language like English or American Sign Language. It is a communication mode that uses gestures, facial expressions, and body language. Often individuals who cannot communicate effectively using either a spoken language like English or a formal signed language like ASL will be able to communicate more effectively using natural gestures. .3 CEUs

This workshop is sponsored by Louisiana Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (LRID, P.O. Box 77018
Baton Rouge, LA 70879), a chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf. Total .6 CEUs applied for

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christy Fitzmorris signing to 5 popular Christmas carols

support our local Deaf entrepreneurs ...
  

A DVD recording featuring Christy Fitzmorris signing to 5 popular Christmas carols. Voice and instruments by local performing artists- Covington, Louisiana. Come by Springs of Life or go to Springs of Life website, http://www.springsoflife.com/. Once you are on the site go to the tab that says “Ask Nancy”. You will see what you need to write to make the request in the question box. Please mention in the box, “Christmas DVD”. I will get back with you to fill your order.
Cost- $9.00 -I can ship it to you for an additional $4.50.