2020 Educational Interpreter Weekend with the Expert: Effective Interpreting for Remote Instruction


Session Dates

Saturday October 17, 2020 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM - Webinar
Sunday October 18, 2020 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM - Webinar

This course will focus on real-time remote interpreting and pre-recording interpretations for remote or virtual instruction. Participants will learn how best to prepare for interpreting in a remote learning environment, best practices for screencasting, and use tools for reflecting on work and documenting successful strategies that were used. Participants will apply problem solving skills to develop coping strategies in this new learning environment.

Although this workshop will provide resources, tips and tools for virtual meetings and screencasting, this is not a workshop on how to record or edit videos using Loom, Zoom, etc. The training is designed to support the logistics of interacting with these platforms to enhance interpreting work for student access to instruction.


Participants will be able to:

  • Foster effective communication between families, students and educators
  • Identify effective coping strategies during virtual interpreting scenarios
  • Evaluate personal workspace for accessibility
  • Practice recording interpreted lessons using screencasting technology

Target Audience

Pennsylvania Educational Interpreters working in the K-12 setting
Pennsylvania Teachers of students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and are fluent in
American Sign Language

Topics Covered: Deaf – Hard of Hearing

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Lorraine Byer, at 800-441-3215, or lbyer@pattan.net

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
No credit


Dr. Jessica Bentley-Sassaman, Jennifer Pirring

Event Contact:


Lorraine Byer


Sue Ann Houser