For those seeking training for home language interpreters for families at IEP meetings, Wisconsin DPI has partnered with WI FACETS, LEAs, and other organizations to develop a one day training for home language interpreters who interpret for families at IEP meetings. The training provides increased awareness of state and federal laws, regulations and policies related to the educational rights of students who receive special education through an IEP and who may also be English Language Learners. The training also provides increased knowledge of legal responsibilities and requirements related to translation and interpretation of special education, terms, concepts, tools and resources for interpreters. Finally, the training supports improved skills to handle common ethical considerations while interpreting IEP meetings.

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WI FACETS encourages districts to participate in the following Connections Series for Home Language Interpreters and Translators. This Network of Interpreters are a fabulous resource for continued professional development to better serve Wisconsin Families and Communities.

INTERPRETERS AND TRANSLATORS CONNECTIONS (3-DAY SERIES)
OCTOBER 6, 2021 I NOVEMBER 23, 2021 I APRIL 12, 2022
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

During the 2021-22 school year the Interpreter and Translator Connections Series will meet three times with ongoing online collaboration throughout the year. With your participation we look forward to continuing to build and expand this network of district interpreters and translators!

OBJECTIVES

  • The goal of this network is to meet the needs of interpreters and translators in K-12 schools.
  • Members of this network will have the opportunity to learn about and discuss current topics and also network and resource share with others in the field from throughout the region.

To register for the Interpreter Translator Connection Series, please click here.

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