OCDE conference to focus on enhancing interpretation and translation services

Educators, parents and community members will learn how to further enhance interpretation and translation services in schools with the help of nationally and internationally recognized experts at OCDE’s Interpreters and Translators Conference in September.

Interpreters and Translators Conference flierHosted by the department’s Educational Services division, the two-day event is designed to support the work of bilingual staff, administrators, interpreters, translators, parent advocates and others seeking to ensure equal access for culturally and linguistically diverse students.

Workshops will cover standards for interpretation and translation services, ethics for K-12 interpreters, consecutive and simultaneous skills development, and continuing education opportunities. All sessions will be in English.

Under the direction of Project Liaison Natalia Abarca, OCDE has built up a countywide infrastructure to support language services in recent years, including a professional network to support educators. In addition to hosting trainings, the department has worked to establish common educational terminology, launched an awards program and organized the yearly conference to share new information and best practices.

The third annual Interpreters and Translators Conference will take place Sept. 27 and Sept. 28 at the Hilton Irvine Orange County Airport. Participants will also have an opportunity to take the American Translators Association (ATA) certification exam and earn credits.

For more information or to register, click on the graphic above or visit link.ocde.us/interpreters-translators.