Professional Development

 Maine RID is excited to present you with several upcoming workshops


FRIDAY MARCH 20th, 6-9pm @ USM Portland

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SATURDAY MARH 21st, 9am-5:30pm @ USM Portland

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SUNDAY MARCH 22nd, 9am-1pm @ USM Portland

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Southern Maine

2-Hour Monthly Series

"Talking About The Work"

Coordinated by Ann Swope (

Monthly topics will be discussed all within the field of interpreting. Each series will be facilitated by a different person who specializes in the topic at hand. CEUs PROVIDED! Check back for more information. This workshop series will always be held at the USM Portland Campus.  If there is a topics you would like to see discussed, let Ann know at

Working With a CDI

Facilitated by: Fred McKinley


4/20 - Interpreting Diabetes Appointments

Facilitated by: Jill Sawyer (via tech) & Ann Swope

Luther Bonney Hall - Room #326

5/18 - What You Might Have Learned In Civics Class If You'd Actually Gone

Facilitated by: Margaret Haberman

Payson Smith Hall - Room: #1

6/15 - What You Might Have Learned In Civics Class If You'd Actually Gone (Part II)

Facilitated by: Margaret Haberman

Payson Smith Hall - Room: #1


Language Share: ASL and English

This idea came from our last gathering in June and some of the topics of interest were: ASL for performance, teamwork, sexual language choice, signing songs, fingerspelling practice, ethical dilemma/problem solving, performing skits of real life situations, facial grammar, idioms and I am sure there is much more.  I will coordinate with a willing native ASL user every month to help facilitate the workshop.

Here are the upcoming 2015 dates
March 17th
April 14th
May 19th
June 9th
Location: 1162 Union Street (Better Homes and Gardens),
Bangor, Me.,  
Training room in lower level
Time: 4 to 6 pm.
This is a free workshop and will be conducted in ASL. 


Educational Interpreters

Educational Interpreter peer support group meetings.  I am inviting those who work in the educational setting as interpreters to join our dialogic group.
These are basically the first Tuesday of every month.
Place: 1162 Union Street, (BHG Realtors),
training room lower level.


Maine RID Board Meeting Dates: 2015

Board meetings are held the first Monday of every month 6:00-8:00pm at Governor Baxter School for the Deaf in the Tanburg Conference Room.

Upcoming dates:

April  6th

May 4th

May 30th - MeRID General Membership Meeting (info TBA)

June 1st