2022 Weekend With The Expert: Bill Nye Who?


Session Dates

Saturday January 22, 2022 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Webinar
Sunday January 23, 2022 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Webinar

How do you interpret a chemistry class? Describe osmosis? What’s the sign for photosynthesis? How can you visually describe schizophrenia? This 2-day training will help participants develop general tools for dealing with specialized vocabulary in several branches of scientific study. Participants will broaden the use of their already developed skills to turn jargon into understandable and sign-able concepts.


At the conclusion of this workshop, the participants will be able to:

  • List several models for vocabulary breakdown and translation strategies.
  • Identify opportunities to translate specialized vocabulary into appropriate visual terms without losing conceptual meaning.
  • Demonstrate translation of specialized vocabulary using visual language strategies.

Target Audience

Pennsylvania Educational Interpreters and Teachers of Students Who Are Deaf Or Hard Of Hearing.

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: Richele Herigan, at 717-901-2240, or rherigan@pattan.net.

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

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


Crom Saunders

Event Contact:


Richele Herigan

Content Contact:

Sue Ann Houser

Additional Info

Please Note: This training will be presented in American Sign Language.  It is suggested that participants have and intermediate to advanced level of proficiency in ASL to provide maximum benefit.  If you would like to request this presentation be interpreted from ASL to spoken English, please choose the interpreter accommodation when you register.