Online Professional Development Available

Online Professional Development Available

Good News! You now have opportunities to earn CEUs from home with your favorite workshop leader, Trix Bruce! Interpreters can move forward with professional development by watching videos and interacting with Trix online. Of course, Trix still presents shows and workshops, and produces videos. In addition, she provides online professional development options. From the comfort of home, you can improve your ASL storytelling techniques and interpreting skills. Slides, transcripts, and visual aids make these online programs fully accessible and easy to use.

Yes, Trix does provide RID CEUs for these online videos. Any states (such as Missouri, Texas, and Michigan) with their own licenses will accept the RID CEUs when you show them the certificates. Trix will do BEI paperwork, as well.

To receive credit for online video professional development, you need to: 1) Submit a questionnaire form and 2) Pay individually. When your questionnaire form is received through email, along with your payment, you will receive a certificate of completion.

Another good news, online webinar sessions are available!

Enjoy the videos!

“The ‘TAKE’ video really helped me in learning the meaning of a number of English idioms … Thank you for this opportunity for additional learning in a comfortable environment: home. “ ~ Pam, New York

ASL Extreme Makeovers: The Art of Personification

Learn how to “change yourself” into someone or something else. In literature, the technique of “personification” gives an inanimate object, a plant, or an animal characteristics that make it seem “human”. The object shows emotions and takes on human-like behaviors. You can use this technique in American Sign Language to “become” a book, a flower, or even a butterfly! Trix will demonstrate how to personify characters and shift roles within your story. You’ll learn how to “become” a baseball, basketball, beach ball, bowling ball, football, marble, ping pong ball, racquetball, soccer ball, water polo ball, and more!
2 clock hours or .2 CEU available
Video Demonstration of Personification: Bobber

English Equivalents: Time After Time

English Equivalents is a powerful workshop that will guide participants in finding ways to express idiomatic translations from American Sign Language (ASL) to English, and from English to ASL. Many signs are complex and not easy to translate. This video workshop will give you the skill to express idiomatic and technical ideas effectively. English Equivalents in ASL will help you confidently continue the flow of information exchange between the languages. Trix demonstrates this process with a myriad of practical examples and useful principles. The focus of this workshop is on Time Indicators.
2 clock hours and .2 CEU available


What’s your TAKE on ASL Semantics? TAKE a Look and TAKE Home a Big TAKE.

Translation is not about words and signs. It is about meanings and ideas. This video workshop provides enlightening guidance in translating the languages of ASL and English by focusing on the many meanings of the word “TAKE”.
2 clock hours and .2 CEU available


Questionnaire Form for RID CEUs ASL Semantics TAKE

More Classifiers: Camping Adventures

Classifiers can do anything! (Well, almost!) This video offers a variety of stories presented by Trix entirely through the use of classifiers. You’ll see handshapes transforming into animals, places, objects, and more. Have fun with more classifier storytelling!

2 clock hours and .2 CEU available


Questionnaire Form for RID CEUs Classifiers Camping

ASL Semantics – Focus Word: Out, Run, or Fall

ASL Semantics

Semantics is defined as the study of meanings expressed by the elements of a language or a combination of the elements. A concept expressed in an ASL sign often cannot be conveyed by a single all-purpose English word. Likewise, English words and phrases may have variations in meaning, which require translations using different ASL signs. This workshop helps the participant advance skills in translating the languages of ASL and English.

ASL Semantics: OUT       $25      2 clock hours and .2 CEU available 

ASL Semantics: RUN       $25      2 clock hours and .2 CEU available 

ASL Semantics: FALL      $25      2 clock hours and .2 CEU available 

Online Professional Development Closed Groups:

Online Educational Interpreting Terminology in ASL

Trix will help educational interpreters to understand what we need to learn, how we can practice, and how we can improve specific skills. Through a closed group in Facebook, you will have fun learning educational terminology. These terms represent those I’ve seen while working with interpreters around the country. I have put these terms together to help you get an idea about how to apply educational-interpreter terminology. Most importantly, this gives you an online professional development opportunity. (RID CEUs available!)

Online Medical Interpreting: We’ve Got Skills

Medical interpreting is in wide demand. Trix will set up a closed Facebook group and train interpreters together. Interpreters from different states will share their various experiences. Broaden your understanding of visual interpreting techniques regarding anatomical and medical interpreting. Learn more about Deaf Culture. Visual clips, visual aids, analysis, current medical terminology, and outlines will be available. (RID CEUs available!)

Online Financial ASL Interpreting: How to enrich your interpreting skills!

This Financial Information Interpreting Workshop offers numerous ways to make interpreting more visual. We’ll demonstrate how classifiers can effectively communicate financial information. Broaden your understanding of visual interpreting techniques regarding money, banking, budgets, interest rates and more. Learn about Deaf Culture. Visual clips, visual aids, analysis, current terminology, and outlines will be available. (RID CEUs available!)

Online Legal Topics Coffee Chat: ASL Interpreting-Sharing Legal Terminology

Each participant will bring a question, or a challenging interpreting experience they have faced. The group will discuss interpreting together to help one another. The group will review the code of ethics and professional conduct. Various settings will be discussed, along with various approaches. This workshop is exclusively for interpreters who wish to study for the Specialist Certification: Legal (SC:L) and legal certificated interpreters. (RID CEUs available!)


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