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 Learners. The training also provides increased knowledge of tools and resources for interpreters as well as legal responsibilities and requirements related to translation and interpretation of special education, terms, and concepts. Finally, the training supports improved skills to handle common ethical considerations while interpreting IEP meetings.

In-person training planned with CESA 4 on Friday, November 18, 2022. 8am-2pm
Informational flyer: Flyer
Registration link: Training for Interpreters

WI FACETS is seeking to partner with two more CESAs for this training in the 2022-23 school year. If you are interested in hosting, please contact Lori Karcher.

Thank you to those who attended the virtual trainings on August 18th, 19th, and 22nd. We are grateful for your steadfast commitment to serving families in the critical role as an interpreter. You may find materials from these trainings this folder.

Resources

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 (4-DAY SERIES)
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!

OBJECTIVES

  • 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.

Resources