(*RID/QA/BEI PS CEUs approved - .2)
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Dr. Teddi Von Pingel is an accomplished instructor, presenter and leader in the field of interpreting. Teddi offers a wealth of wisdom and leadership surrounding the topic of "communities of practice," based heavily on her doctoral research. You will not be disappointed - guaranteed.
Communities of practice, a term coined by Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger, can be defined as groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly. If you are concerned or feeling impassioned about the work that you do and connecting with others, this is the workshop for you! This workshop will outline the core elements that define a community of practice, share how application of those elements impacted my doctoral research, and finally how communities of practice can benefit the interpreting and Deaf communities. Specific examples will be given from my research that could be replicated in other areas as well as spark discussion on future work for interpreting practitioners.
1. Explain the core elements of a Community of Practice and select 3 elements that apply to a local practitioner group.
2. Identify elements of von Pingel's research that resulted in a strengthened community of practice for both the interpreting group and the associated Deaf participants.
3. Prepare a 6-month action plan to build a Community of Practice with the Deaf community and/or interpreting practitioners, on a local level.
NOTE: This workshop will be presented in ASL.