NOTIS established a new webinar committee this year to expand our continuing education offerings and to better serve our geographically-dispersed member base.
A webinar is a short audiovisual presentation, offered over the internet. For attendees, this means you can learn new things and get continuing education credits from the comfort of your home and on your own time.
NOTIS presents each webinar live in the first week of the month. It is recorded at that time, then the recording is made available to registrants until the end of the month. If you can’t attend the live presentation, just wait for the link to the recording to arrive in your inbox! Then, settle down to watch the recording anytime you have an hour free (or multiple times, if you like) throughout the month. You may wish to take notes, since the recording will expire on the last day of the month. If you’re attending our next webinar, please consult the FAQ page for answers to any questions you may have.
The new committee’s goal was to offer two webinars in 2016 to test member interest and logistics. June’s webinar, aimed at translators, presented certified Turkish translator Bekircan Tahberer’s advice for handling the translation of official documents. The webinar was well-attended: 51 total language professionals joined us, hailing from eastern and western Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and beyond.
Next up, on October 5, NOTIS is offering a Spanish-specific webinar oriented toward interpreters: CSI Terminology for Court Interpreters. The presenter, Esther M. Navarro-Hall, has worked as an interpreter in the conference, court, medical and community specialties for the past 31 years. She’s also an adjunct professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS).
In 2017, NOTIS’s webinar committee plans to expand our series to three or more webinars annually. Interested in remote learning opportunities, technology, or improving services for NOTIS members throughout our five-state area? Please consider joining the webinar committee! Contact Webinar Committee Chair Brooke Cochran for more information.