ASL Education


Performer, Presenter, Writer, Advocate, CODA, Interpreter
Windell “Wink" Smith Jr
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July 12, 2014
8:30am - 12:30pm (0.4 CEUs)


Kingsport Center for Higher Education

300 W Market St
Kingsport, TN 37660

By: Wink, NIC Master

Workshops Presented in ASL


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This workshop is presented entirely in ASL
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Tangible Winkshop with Wink!


$30 (Bring PayPal Receipt for Entry)

Wink, NIC Master, enjoys researching and creating various workshops that focus on skill building through deliberate practice (RID Views, Winter 2012). Presenting workshops the last five years at national conferences (NAD, Silent Weekend) regional conferences (RID I, II, III, IV), state conferences, and local workshops across the nation has given Wink experiences to enhance applications for interpreters of all levels. Wink is widely noted for the comfortable atmosphere he creates and the passion he exudes. Currently Wink travels full time performing, presenting workshops, and managing Winkshop, Inc, through which he has developed a dozen training DVDs. A fun fact: in 2013 alone, Wink traveled professionally enough miles to circle the earth over three times.

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Make The English Tangible In ASL

Picture a train...What do you see? Now ask a friend to picture a train and have them explain or draw what they first saw. Is it the same image you had? Most likely not. American Sign Language is no different; we all have different mental images. Another interpreter will interpret a concept completely different than you do. This workshop will focus on harnessing the ability to take English and create a beautiful ASL interpretation that culturally bridges the gap along with respecting each other’s mental image.

When we learn how Deaf people developed their language collectively, and how it evolved into the complex language it is today, we see much of that was due to their subjective view of how something worked (otherwise known as concept). This workshop will encourage those to think about the objects and required actions in a sentence to formulate an ASL concept based on their subjective view of the world without adding their own biases. Then figuring out ways to either surrogate those objects or convey them into classifiers and or blend both all the while using Visual Vernacular.


NOTE: Workshop Presented in ASL

STUDENT Tangible Winkshop with Wink!

Registration (No CEUs)

$15 (Bring PayPal Receipt for Entry)