Logo for CIT 2020 Conference - Transforming Interpreter Education

Curriculum Alignment:
Working together to Explore Options and Approaches

Presented by Elizabeth Schniedewind & Jill Radford

Interactive Workshop

Date | Time | Room

Return to 2020 Conference Schedule

This interactive workshop will give interpreter educators an opportunity to work independently and/or collaboratively to address curriculum standards and how the connection between syllabi, learning outcomes, measurement, and evaluation can lead to a clear articulation of standards implementation. But, we will have fun! Bring your syllabi, course descriptions and sequence, or other materials that you want to examine. The presenter’s program was recently accredited by CCIE, and she will share their try, try, and try-again approach to the comprehension, presentation of, and compliance with curriculum standards. Hands-on work relevant to you will occupy the majority of this workshop with vignettes, tips and tricks, and topic discussions interspersed throughout. Samples of syllabi, curriculum maps, and outcome charts will be included.

Participants will:

  • identify the curriculum alignment tasks that represent the areas of greatest need for their courses/program.
  • examine the connection between learning objectives, opportunities to demonstrate learning, evaluation, measurement and curriculum standards.
  • review approaches to program curriculum mapping.

Elizabeth SchniedewindA white woman wearing wire rim glasses with brown wavy shoulder length hair smiles at camera has been an interpreter in private practice for over twenty years. She is a clinical associate professor in the Sign Language Interpreter program at Idaho State University, Meridian, and interprets in the community. She received MA and BA degrees from Gallaudet University, owned/operated an interpreter referral service and served on the NAD/RID Code of Ethics Committee, RID NIC Task force and the RID Philosophy, Mission, Goal, Diversity Statements Review Committee. She owes her career and happiness to Deaf people who taught her ASL and allowed her to be part of their lives and culture. She hopes that by the time your read this in the conference program she will have received her Ed.D. from Boise State University in Curriculum and Instruction–she really, really, hopes…

A white woman with straight brown hair smiles looking directly at the cameraJill Radford is currently a clinical assistant professor at Idaho State University.  She received her Education Specialist Degree from Gallaudet University focusing on Change Leadership in Education.  Jill is passionate about successful student outcomes and strives to ensure students receive optimal learning opportunities. She is a staunch advocate for access to language and information.  She has over 10 years experience of classroom teaching and 3 years of administrative experience.  Jill is a die-hard Disney fan and loves reading a good book!