Our on-line interpreter book discussions are a way for professional interpreters to discuss relevant texts with colleagues across the country (and abroad), moderated and overseen by RID Sponsor: Ginevra Deianni. Book clubs are 1 month long (4 weeks, specified), with a weekly guided reflection question to answer on-line. Book is not included. Copyright laws require participants to purchase their own book at any authorized bookseller of their choice (Amazon, B&N, etc), in their preferred format. Many books have an e-book option, and some are available for rental at your local library. There is no specific time to log on for this program - participants follow weekly deadlines for posting responses at their own pace to keep the group on track together. Flexibility & extensions are offered as needed.
Participants write a weekly reflection about the book we read through guiding questions posted to our discussion board, and respond to each other to create meaningful dialogue on the topic. We use Google Groups for our on-line discussion. Having a gmail account provides the most seamless experience, but other emails are accepted on this platform. CEUs are awarded and posted to RID members transcript at the end of each session upon successful completion. All RID CEUs are overseen & administered by Ginevra Deianni, RID Sponsor. To register for an upcoming bookclub, see below:
December Session: "Sign Safely, Interpret Intelligently" - Registration closed.
You can still do this project anytime independently from the Novel/Text Section
January Session Now Registering NOW - Jan 5
January 1 - 31, 2022
"Be Opened: The Catholic Church & Deaf Culture"
by: Lana Portolano
Upon registration, an invitation to join the closed discussion group and RID paperwork for CEUs. Participants must purchase their own book (available at any book seller, Kindle & library loan). There is no specific time participants need to be on-line. Weekly reflections are posted at the pace of the reader.
Join us for a discussion about Deaf culture and the history of the Catholic Church's engagement within the Deaf community. Starting with well-know leaders like Abbe Charles-Michel de l’Epee and Laurent Clerc, this book introduces us into many lesser known trailblazers in Deaf ministry globally who fought for equity and inclusion of sign language on Deaf people's terms. This book uncovers heros in the Deaf community and their impacts on sign language and Deaf culture that still thrive today in faith-based communities.
0.75 Professional Studies PPO CEUs / Cost: $87
All Book club selections earn RID Professional Studies CEUs
Future 2021-2022 Book Titles:
February 2022: "On the Beat of Truth: A Hearing Daughters Stories of her Black Deaf Parents" by: Maxine Childress Brown
March 2022: "Educated" by Tara Westover
April 2022: "Agatha Tiegel Hanson: Our Places in the Sun" by Kathy Jankowski
May 2022: "The Elements of Mentoring" by W. Brad Johnson
June 2022: "Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy" by: Carlos Eire
July 2022: "The Invention of Miracles: Language, Power, and Alexander Graham Bell's Quest to End Deafness" by: Katie Booth
August 2022: "The Spirit Catches You & You Fall Down" by: Anne Fadiman
September 2022: "Words in My Hands: A Teacher, A Deaf-Blind Man. An Unforgettable Journey"
October 2022: “Signs of Resistance: American Deaf Cultural History: 1900-World War II” by Susan Burch
November 2022: "The Elements of Ethics for Professionals" by W. Brad Johnson