Earn CEUs for discussing a course with friends!

Here's how it works:

Form a group

Find a colleague or group of colleagues with which to have a discussion. Your group can be as small as two or as large as you want.

Are there four or more of you? See below for how to get a group discount!

Take a course

Each of you signs up for the Behind the Scenes with a Deaf/Hearing Team course and this Group Study Guide.

Complete the course itself as an individual. Then...

Have a conversation

Get together virtually or in person to share ideas and perspectives on the course content.

Use the bonus videos and provided discussion guide as a starting place.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do we have to answer all of the questions in the discussion guide?

A: Nope! The questions are there to provide a little structure if you need it. Most pairs or groups will find themselves spending a majority of their time on just a few questions.

Q: Can my group meet for two shorter sessions instead of one longer session?

A: Sure! The requirement for CEUs is that you spend a total of 2.5 hours checking out the bonus videos and discussing the course.

For this particular course, it is actually recommended that you break your discussion up into more than one session. For example, you might plan to spend one hour discussing the first half of the modules, and another hour focused on the second half. You decide what works best for you, just make sure you keep track of the dates and times that you meet.

Q: All of my colleagues are too busy for this right now, but I still want to have a group discussion. What do I do?

A: This is a great opportunity to expand your Community of Practice! You might consider forming a group with a mentor or mentee(s). You could also post to interpreter networks or social media and form a group with new people. You can meet in person or virtually, so consider forming a group with folks from outside your region.

Q: I already took the Behind the Scenes course but now my friends are taking it and I want to join their discussion group. Can I do that?

A: Yes! This group study option is for anyone currently or previously enrolled in the course. Even after you've completed the course, you still have access to the content and can go back to review it if needed.

Key Details

Videos for this study guide are presented in American Sign Language. Instructions and activities are provided in written English. For accommodation requests, please email [email protected].

The Insightful Interpreter recognizes that Deaf and BIPOC interpreters have unique skill sets, expertise, and valuable perspectives that benefit the interpreting field. These interpreters also experience bias, oppression, and barriers in our field and our society; in response, we offer discounts on all courses to self-identified members of these groups.

This course is intended for working sign language interpreters and students of interpreting

For more FAQs, including our refund policy, please visit our website.

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Presented by

Terry Dockter

Terry Dockter is a Deaf interpreter with over 38 years of experience. Born in Bismarck, N.D. and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Terry attended both Oregon and Washington Schools for the Deaf and was surrounded by Deaf immediate and extended family.  

Terry is passionate about connecting with people, and has worked as an interpreter, advocate, and on-the-job trainer in a variety of capacities, including contracting with the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of Developmental Disabilities, and the Lighthouse for the Blind. He also spent 5 years working with Deaf students in Alaska, opening their minds through exposure to American Sign Language. Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, Terry has worked extensively with the governor of Washington to interpret press conferences and televised addresses.

Terry lives with his wife, Cammi, near Seattle; between the two of them they have four children. He is an avid collector of old cars and motorcycles, and an artist who enjoys photography, drawing, painting, and sculpture.


Colleen Jones

Colleen Jones is a nationally certified interpreter, researcher, and educator from Seattle, Washington. She holds undergraduate degrees from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and Seattle Central Community College, and a Masters degree from Western Oregon University. 

Colleen’s interpreting work is focused on business and DeafBlind settings, and she particularly enjoys teaming with Deaf interpreters. She has published research on the topics of gender bias and consumer orientation. 

In her spare time Colleen enjoys the outdoors, developing her green thumb, and travel. She is currently working on a bucket list of islands to visit across the world.

Interpretek is an approved RID Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies (PS) program is offered for 0.25 CEUs at the Some content knowledge level.