Hello IEISMS Members;
I am thrilled to say that our membership drive is well underway and we currently have 1559 members as of December 19, 2012 in the IEISMS. Thank you to RID Headquarters staff for assisting the IEISMS in our second IEISMS e-newsletter.

More and more members are learning of our IEIS RID Member Section page on Facebook. If you are indeed a member and it is stated on your RID member profile, please feel free to send me a friend request and I am happy to get you connected. We also have the listserv for IEIS members and you can search for the group by typing in ieisms at the www.yahoogroup.com search for groups section. IEISMS members can join by sending the moderator a request.

Council/Regional/State Business Update
The IEISMS Council received clarification from RID National Office regarding Ed:K-12 credentialed interpreters being to attend legal training workshops. To learn more please continue reading…..

The IEISMS Council is continuing to gather resources for interpreters working in the educational and instructional settings. If you know of any great resources, please send them our way via: Facebook, ieisms@yahoogroups.com, Email Tiffany Harding, IEISMS Vice-Chair at vice_chair@ieisonline.org,Email Jo Brown, IEISMS Region IV Delegate at regionIV@ieisonline.org, as they are compiling our resource list. Once the resource list is compiled we will be including the resources in our e-newsletters as well as posting them on a clearinghouse web page. Thank you in advance for your assistance and stay tuned for the clearinghouse webpage soon.

Many of you probably saw the YouTube introduction to postsecondary video posted on both the Facebook page and sent through email. This prompted several of us on the Council/State Liaison to discuss doing the same for the K-12 setting. The Council appointed a K-12 Video Committee at our December 2, 2012 meeting. The K-12 Video Committee is charged with developing a script for each level within K-12: Elementary, Middle/Junior High and High School. So far the members are Caryl Williams Love, Richard Brumberg, and Irene Holl. We are seeking members from each region to serve on this committee. Much of the script work can be handled via email. Please send your interest to serve on this committee to Irene Holl, secretary@ieisonline.org .

Tiffany Harding, IEISMS Vice-Chair, is participating on an educational interpreter grant review committee. Please read more later on in this e-newsletter.

Irene Holl, IEISMS Secretary, has been researching ergonomics for interpreters. Please continue reading to learn more.

Donna Lawlor, Region III Co-Delegate, will be writing an article on steps she is taking to bring about legislative change regarding educational interpreters being classified as professionals in Kentucky in hopes that other states can start the same process within their respective states. Read more later in this e-news.

Leslie Jeziorski, Region III Co-Delegate, will be providing you with clarification on the process of obtaining the  Ed:K12 certificate and the importance of preparing before arriving to class. Please click for further information…

Jo Brown, Region IV Delegate, has been gathering information on staying healthy and fit.

Thank you, Caryl Love Williams and Carolyn Stephens, several of our IEISMS members, for submitting articles to be included within this e-newsletter. Click here to learn more about books online and how we can use the Greek alphabet to assist us in our interpreting.

The IEISMS Council is continuing to gather resources for interpreters working in the educational and instructional settings. If you know of any great resources, please send them our way via: Facebook, ieisms@yahoogroups.com, Email Tiffany Harding, IEISMS Vice-Chair at vice_chair@ieisonline.org,Email Jo Brown, IEISMS Region IV Delegate at regionIV@ieisonline.org, as they are compiling our resource list. Once the resource list is compiled we will be including the resources in our e-newsletters as well as posting them on a clearinghouse web page. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

As Chair, I am asking our members to complete the following survey to assist the Council in our continued service on your behalf. Thank you in advance for taking the time to take our survey.

The following survey is intended to gauge whether or not the IEISMS Council is accomplishing its’ purpose. To begin assessing the IEISMS Council’s work please take the following survey.

IEIS Council
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This survey has been taken from  It’s Not What You Sell, It’s How You Sell It  by Roy Spence, Jr. and has been modified to fit IEISMS where you see standard font.  Thank you for taking the survey.

Looking forward to seeing you at 2013 RID Conference,

Erma Webb
Chair, IEISMS Council

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Join Me in a Pursuit of Excellence and Mastery
by Tiffany Harding, Vice-Chair, IEISMS Council

It’s All Greek to Me
by Carolyn J. Stephens

Books on Tape
by Caryl Williams Love

Educational Interpreter Corner
by Leslie Jeziorski, Region III Co-Delegate, IEISMS Council

The Importance of Adequate Preparation for Classroom Interpreting in the K-12 Setting
by Leslie Jeziorski, Region III Co-Delegate, IEISMS Council

Ergonomic Series
by Irene Holl, Secretary, IEISMS Council

IEISMS Region IV Report
by Alice Jo Brown, Region IV Delegate, IEISMS Council

Useful Links for Educational Interpreters
by Alice Jo Brown, Region IV Delegate, IEISMS Council