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Dennis Cokely

[Archives] Sign Language Interpreters: The Importance of the Day Before

Our archives are filled with the generosity of our presenters and contributors. It is often enlightening to look back at the path which leads to the present. To that end, we offer this glimpse into the StreetLeverage archives. This presentation was originally published on March 18, 2014. Dennis presented Sign Language Interpreters: The Importance of the

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StreetLeverage - IGNITE Workbook

StreetLeverage – IGNITE

This inaugural installment of IGNITE provides a collection of perspectives that explore the journey to cultural competence for sign language interpreters. StreetLeverage offers this workbook in an effort to provide a single entry-point for students of interpreting and professional interpreters to analyze and synthesize their own beliefs, biases, and values in order to apply the

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IEP: Faculty Composition Impacts Sign Language Interpreter Readiness

IEP: Faculty Composition Impacts Sign Language Interpreter Readiness

By investing in a faculty rich in diversity, skills and experience, Joseph Featherstone believes Interpreter Education Programs can enhance sign language interpreting students’ readiness while upholding high standards of practice. There’s been a lot of focus on interpreter readiness, especially for recent graduates of Interpreter Education Programs (IEP). As a Deaf person who often uses

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Historical Reflections

Interpreter Education: History Can Be a Relentless Master

  * This presentation was originally shared as part of the 2014 Interpreter Education Month celebration. Special thanks to Dennis, Anna, and Wing for their work and to the National Interpreter Education Center (NIEC) for their support of the session. Session Description History can be a relentless master in its quest to ensure that critical

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6 Presentations That Will Make You a Better Sign Language Interpreter

6 Presentations That Will Make You a Better Sign Language Interpreter

Sign language interpreters constantly strive to be better practitioners. Often it is a flash of perspective that gives context to the challenges they face and assists them in moving along their path to actualization. Let’s admit it, being a sign language interpreter can be tough. Sometimes a little sprinkle of perspective can contextualize the challenges we face as

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Best of StreetLeverage 2015

StreetLeverage: The 2015 Posts that Moved Us

As a way to welcome 2016, we handpicked 10 posts that inspired reflection, demonstrated courageous thinking, or generated spirited conversation. It is our guess that you were moved by some of these 2015 gems as well. If you missed one, take a moment to enjoy the goodness. * Posts not listed in any particular order. 1.

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Dennis Cokely and Cathy Cogen

Interview with Dennis Cokely: Emerging Trends in Interpreting and Implications for Interpreter Education

Dennis Cokely sits down with Brandon Arthur to discuss Emerging Trends in Interpreting and Implications for Interpreter Education at RID NOLA 2015. Brandon Arthur: Hi, I’m Brandon Arthur with StreetLeverage. I’m here at the 2015 RID National Conference in New Orleans, and it’s a tremendous pleasure to be meeting with Dennis Cokely. Welcome, Dennis. Dennis

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Dennis Cokely and Cathy Cogen

Trends Report: Aligning Interpreter Education & Tomorrow’s Challenges

StreetLeverage had a great time providing coverage of the 2015 RID Conference in New Orleans, LA August 8-12, 2015. If you attended or watched the conference live-stream feed, you’ll remember that on Saturday, August 8, 2015, Dennis Cokely and Cathy Cogen presented, “Preparing Interpreters for Tomorrow: Report on a Study of Emerging Trends in Interpreting and

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Historical Reflections

Interpreter Education: History is a Relentless Master

We are realizing that this huge shift from one cohesive community into two separate communities has had a direct impact on interpreter education. Dennis Cokely and Anna Witter-Merithew presented, Interpreter Education: History is a Relentless Master as part of StreetLeverage’s Interpreter Education Month celebration. This presentation  focused on the critical lessons that the field of

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StreetLeverage - StreetTour 2015

StreetLeverage StreetTour 2015

Tour Info: StreetLeverage has taken to the road. Held in cities across the US, StreetTour is a speaker series designed to introduce sign language interpreters to contemporary ideas that encourage reflection upon their daily work and a rethink of the story of the sign language interpreter. Sign Language Interpreters: The Power of Soft Skills  

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