The Interpreter Training Program (ITP) equips church interpreters to better serve Deaf Christians and the broader Deaf community.
The title of this workshop is “God Speaks in ASL” (American Sign Language). This course is designed for church interpreters and for those who seek Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) or North Carolina. licensure requirements.
The workshop will cover:
1. Graphic, descriptive features of ASL (using pictures to express concepts in ASL).
2. Biblical concepts in ASL – Interpreting Scriptures / biblical concepts in ASL (expressive skills).
3. Biblical concepts in ASL – Voicing Scriptures / biblical concepts in ASL (receptive /voicing skills).
4. Contemporary concepts in ASL – Using media/videos of contemporary ASL used by the deaf
community (expressive and receptive skills).
The workshop is l0 hours long and provides l.0 continuing education unit (CEU) for interpreters who seek Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) or North Carolina licensure requirements (NAMB is approved by RID CMP to sponsor CEU activities).
Caraway Conference Center
4756 Caraway Mountain Road
Sophia, N.C. 27530
Dates and times
Begins Friday, Aug. 13, at 4 p.m.
Concludes Saturday, Aug. 14, at 3 p.m.
$50 per person
Lodging and meals
$110 per person: 1 night stay at Caraway with double room occupancy and 3 meals
$125 per person: 1 night stay at Caraway with private room and 3 meals
$55 per person: Commuting on Friday and Saturday and 2 meals
Evangelism & Discipleship Group
Bo Sherrill, Deaf Ministries Contract Consultant
Patti Cardwell, Executive Leader Assistant
(919) 459-5648 or [email protected]
Alton Brant is a retired Emeritus Professor of American Sign Language (ASL) at Clemson University. Brant completed his doctor of education in special education administration in 1986 at the University of South Carolina. He has served as a teacher, interpreter, administrator and advisor to numerous institutions and agencies serving the deaf and has been a guest lecturer to the Czech Republic, Palestine (Gaza) and Russia. His work experience includes interpreting, teaching, administering a program for deaf children with behavioral/emotional problems, and serving as the director of the South Carolina School for the Deaf. He has consulted with the South Carolina Department of Mental Health and the South Carolina Department of Education and has served on several boards related to the education of deaf children and the deaf community at-large. Brant is a member of Crosspoint Church in Clemson, S.C. He is the Director for TriState Deaf School of Theology and currently serves as liaison for the South Carolina Baptist Conference for the Deaf. Brant and his wife, Ginny, have been married 46 years. They have 3 sons and 3 grandchildren.
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