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Jake Finch, Journalism; Rondi Hegglin, Journalism; Sony Smith, FCS/Family Studies; Karina Zambrano, Electrical Engineering.
Q: Why does a second interpreter sometimes arrive 20 minutes late? Isn't one interpreter enough?
A: For a one-hour or 90-minute class, one interpreter is usually enough. But a team of interpreters may be arranged for a variety of reasons:
The second interpreter may arrive 20 minutes late because their assigned class was canceled or the other student was a "no-show." In that case, the second interpreter is reassigned and therefore may arrive late.
But for three-hour lecture classes, two interpreters are normally assigned. They will alternate interpreting about every 20-30 minutes, attempting to disrupt the class as little as possible. While one is actively interpreting, the second is monitoring the interpreting and the lecture, offering support as needed. Since both are actively involved, they will require a break during the class.
The theme of the conference is the California State Academic Content Standards for K-12. These are brand new subject matter standards for English and language arts, math and for science. They are high standards with specific grade level benchmarks. Textbooks and statewide exams will be based on them.
The confernce is intended for all stakeholders in K-12 public education, including CSUN faculty, K-12 teachers and administrators and parents of school children, especially in the San Fernando Valley. Members of the audience will be able to question speakers and raise concerns.
Updated information on the conference is available at the following web site: www.csun.edu/~hcbio027/standards/conference.html. Campus parking is available in Lot C on Zelzah Avenue north of Nordhoff Street.
fmi-David Klein at email@example.com or x7792.
An upcoming session Tue., May 18, will cover a Wellness Overview. Participants will learn strength training, flexibility, cardiovascular and dietary needs. Features Geoff Stocker, AS Director of Recreational Sports. From 3-4 p.m. in the Business Building room 4117. fmi-Office of Human Resource Services, x3820.
The Los Angeles session will be held July 12-16, with a registration deadline of Mon., June 28. An Orange County session will be held July 19-23, with a registration deadline of Tue., July 6.
The 100-hour training will consist of lectures, demonstrations, discussions and field visit observations on practical applications of assistive technology. There will be 40 hours of live instruction during the two weeks, 52 hours of on-line instruction and eight hours credit toward a required project to be completed within 90 days of completion of the live instruction workshop. Cost is $1,995 per person. The program results in a certificate in assistive technology and 10 continuing education units. fmi-Kirk Behnke, x2578.