SEE Skillshops - In Person Training

Skillshops are designed for individuals interested in learning S.E.E. and for those already using S.E.E. to improve their Expressive and Receptive signing skills.  INTENSIVE work is done in groups from Beginner to Advanced levels.  Each group is limited to approximately 15 participants. Sessions are geared for adult level and are not appropriate for children under 16 years of age.  

Participants are responsible for their own lodging and Meals.  Be sure to identify yourself as a S.E.E. Center Skillshop participant when calling the hotel (if listed below) to obtain the special Skillshop rate. 

Weeklong Skillshops are typically held during the Summer in various locations in Texas.

Weekend Skillshops are usually held twice a year in a few locations , usually Washington and Nebraska.

Special arrangements can be made for additional Skillshlop locations.  The requirements are:  1.  A minimum of 45 students.  2.  Provide a location for the Skillshop with 4 rooms to accomodate the 45 students and instructors.  3.  Call the SEE Center for a quote and more information.

Weekend Skillshops

Shoreline, Washington


March 14-15, 2020

Northwest School for Deaf and 

Hard of Hearing Children

15303 Westminster Way N

Shoreline, WA 98133

Register HERE

Lodging: Best Western Plis,

Edmonds Harbor Inn

130 West Dayton Street, 

Edmonds, WA, 9802

More to come...


Weeklong Skillshops

North Texas


July 8-11, 2019

Hurst Conference Center

1601 Campus Drive

Hurst, TX  76054


ESC Region 11 

Austin, Texas


July 22-25, 2019

ESC Region 13

5701 Springdale Road

Austin, TX 78723


ESC Region 13


Houston, Texas


June 24-27, 2019


ESC Region 4

7145 West Tidwell Road

Houston, TX 77092


ESC Region 4


Skillshop Scholarships

A limited amount of Scholarships are available for application to the Skillshop Registration fee ($100 for Weekend Skillshops & $200 for Week-long Skillshops).  To be considered please complete the Registration Form and the Scholarship Application Form.  Be sure to include the necessary 'place holder' deposit fee.  These fees are $150 for Week-long Skillshops and $75 for Weekend Skillshops.  Completed forms must be received by the early registration date listed.  Scholarship recipients will be notified  approximately two weeks prior to the beginning date for each location. 

Click HERE for a Scholarship Application. 



All instructors are experienced, trained teachers of Signing Exact English and include:

Katie Birdwell:   Experienced interpreter, Deaf education classroom paraprofessional and teacher.  Currently an itinerant teacher working with students with hearing loss, consulting with their teachers and participates in IEP meetings.

Kathy Bodewig: Experienced educational interpreter at the elementary level and community college instructor. Also does freelance interpreting.

Dennis Davino: Experienced educational interpreter, teacher in programs for deaf and hard of hearing, and has conducted national and international seminars.

Alisa George: Experienced ESSE certified interpreter and instructor. Has worked at elementary & secondary levels. Coordinates and teaches S.E.E. classes for Family Conversations and Northwest School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children.

Susan Goodwyn: Experienced educational interpreter, teaches sign language at Wichita State University.

James Kilpatrick: Assoc. Professor of Spanish at MO. Southern State University in Joplin; trilingual video relay interpreter; educational interpreter primary to university levels; medical interpreter; experienced SEE instructor; supervisor of Spanish medical interpreter interns and supervisor of foreign language teacher certification K-12.

Christy Kilpatrick:  SEE Trainer of Interpreters, Pre K -12 Sign Language Interpreter, and Freelance and Post-Secondary Language Interpreter.  Currently researching The Use of SEE and CASE in the K-12 Classrooms.

Malina Lindell:  Daughter of Deaf parents, Teacher of the Deaf, Interpreting Program Coordinator and educational interpreter with experience from preschool through post-secondary.  RID's CT, CI and Ed:K12; from Pendleton, Oregon.

Barbara Martin:  Experienced S.E.E. instructor and educational interpreter.  Also does freelance interpreting. Mother of an adult deaf son.  Active in legislative efforts to improve the quality of education for deaf students.

Kathy Maxwell:  Career/vocational specialist for deaf and hard of hearing students, community college instructor, conference presenter.

Janeil McCrury:  ESSE certified Teacher of the Deaf, Itinerant Teacher, and Parent-Infant Advisor for ages birth to 21; member of the Children's Ear, Nose, and Throat Clinic's cochlear implant team; experienced SEE instructor for families, student interns, and Regional Day School Programs.

Susan Morgan:  Resource teacher of deaf and hard of hearing students, community college sign language instructor and presenter at education conferences.

Patrice Stephenson:  Experienced S.E.E. instructor and educational interpreter, mother of a deaf son.

Susie Ternes: Audiologist, sign language instructor, educational interpreter, sibling of a deaf adult.

Carol Turner:  Experienced educational interpreter and community college instructor.  Has conducted national and international seminars.

Suzette Wilhite:  Experienced and certified at all levels teacher for the deaf, M.Ed. in literacy, curriculum and instruction, and ESSE certified. Developer and presenter of SEE staff development for several districts and regions.

Esther Zawolkow:  Daughter of deaf parents, co-developer of S.E.E.; experienced educational interpreter.  Has C.S.C