Interpreting Social Media and Best Practices- 0.3 CEUs


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Though Social Media surrounds us daily–we professionals must carefully navigate the minefields of likes, tweets, re-tweets, viral posts, hearts, views, tags, hashtags, pics, opinions, and millions of forwards and “sup?”s in order to stay neutral, effective, and uphold the profession itself. Through the lenses of the RID-NAD CPC, Demand-Control Schema (DCS), policies, social media usage, ethics, and good ol’ common-sense (ain’t so common!), we will shed light on simple approaches to gauge if you should push <ENTER> or simply chuckle and swipe left. Participants will have the opportunity to evaluate their own online presences.

  • Learners will identify and categorize Best Practices for Social Media usage, based on ethical filters – CPC, DCS, personal ethics, work policies, etc.

  • Learners will appraise sample Social Media postings for acceptability and determine which are appropriate to be posted and which are not, based on ethical filters.

  • Learners will compose personal lists of 2-3 ethical guidelines, maintaining high standards of  professionalism in Social Media usage.

Presented in ASL

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Presenter Information

Bob LoParo—RID CI, CT, holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Xavier University. The majority of his professional interpreting work has been as an Independent Contractor in Private Practice with DeafBlind individuals, alcohol/drug addiction services, theatrical/performance venues (Juilliard School/Theater Development Fund), cruise vacations, post-secondary education, and conferences (state, regional, national, and international).

Since 2000 he has also taught at the college/university level as an adjunct instructor, joining the ASL/ITP Department at El Camino College in 2008. He has taught ASL (all levels from Beginning to Advanced), Fingerspelling, English-to-ASL, ASL-to-English, Interpreting 3, and Practicum. A student-centered, skills-based educational approach for all ASL-/English-fluent Interpreters has remained at the core of his pedagogical approach. He is also the Faculty Adviser for El Camino’s student-run ASL/ITP Club.

Bob currently volunteers with 2 RID Member Sections as the Region V Representative (BLeGIT & ITOC), and is Vice-Chair for the DeafBlind Member Section. Locally, he is the Co-Chair of the Membership Committee for SCRID (Southern CA RID), helming online reporting, database management, and regular membership updates via Blog/website.

He enjoys teaching, mentoring, and presenting—assisting ITP students and practitioners alike in reaching for ever-higher goals and abilities, while also mutually gaining wisdom and skills from those he works with on a daily basis. He is also a crazy-cat owner (4!), and a zombie, sci-fi, and science/technology-phile.


0.3 Professional Studies

The Betty & Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. The Professional Studies program is offered at the 'Some' Content Knowledge Level.



Refund Policy

We will have recorded version of every webcast available. If for some reason you cannot attend the webcast at the scheduled time, you may watch the recorded version later. Because of this, we cannot offer refunds. If a webcast is cancelled, you will be given credit to view another webcast, either live or archived.

Target Audience

Working sign language interpreters