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.

August 18, 19 and 22, 2022

Due to the continued increased risk of transmission of coronavirus at in-person gatherings, these workshops will be conducted virtually in August of 2022. Due to the high-level of interaction among participants, registration is limited to the first 30 registrants. We look forward to the eventual return to in-person workshops. Ther is no fee.

Each training date covers the same content areas detailed in the description above, it is not necessary to register for more than one date.

To register, please choose an option for one of the training dates below:

August 18, 2022 – 8:20am-1:30pm

August 19, 2022 – 8:20am-1:30pm

August 22, 2022 – 8:20am-1:30pm

For more information contact Lori Karcher, [email protected].


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.

SEPTEMBER 29, 2022 | NOVEMBER 1, 2022 | FEBRUARY 17, 2023 | MARCH 11, 2023
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

During the 2022-23 school year the Interpreter and Translator Connection Series will meet four 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!


  • The goal of this series is to meet the needs of interpreters and translators in K-12 schools.
  • Members of this series 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.