Interpreting in Education K-12



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This online course, specifically designed for spoken language interpreters, prepares you for some of the most challenging assignments in educational settings.

Module 1: Educational Interpreting Profession Overview

After completing this module, learners will understand the concept of educational interpreting, understand what an educational setting is, understand the development of educational interpreting as a profession and understand why specialized training in this field is important.  

Module 2: General Education Overview

Children in the US receive general education through a set of learning activities designed to develop knowledge, understanding, skills, and attitudes in a student and is based on state standards. It is important to understand how educational programs work and how students are placed in the classroom.

Module 3: Special Education Overview

Special Education is developed to meet the unique needs of a student with a disability whose educational needs cannot be met without significant modification to the general instructional program. These modifications can range from sitting the student in front of the class so he or she can see better, to allowing extra time when taking a timed test.

Module 4: Sensitive Topics

When Interpreting in a school setting, you must follow protocols and procedures. Regardless of the situation, Accuracy, transparency, and professionalism are expected while interpreting sensitive topics and challenging words.

Module 5: Role Boundaries

While interpreting, the Interpreter must uphold the boundaries of the professional role, abstaining from personal involvement in the decisions and personal matters of those they are interpreting for.

Module 6: Memory and Note Taking

This webinar uses proven techniques that dramatically increase the quality and quantity of information an interpreter can process. Note taking methods covered in this webinar are shown to work in conjunction with specific memory techniques in a strategy that makes for efficient, top-level interpreting.

Module 7: Preparing for IEP Assignments

Participants will walk through the IEP meeting process, analyze some of the most common jargon, discuss tips for managing the encounter, and cover strategies for handling difficult situations with finesse.

Module 8: Practice Scenario 1, 2, & 3

The participant will have the opportunity to practice their skills interpreting dialogues based on the experiences of interpreters in the educational setting.

Module 9: Vicarious Trauma

Vicarious trauma has been identified as something that affects the performance and wellbeing of interpreters by experiencing or internalizing someone else’s trauma. Research has confirmed that interpreters are vulnerable to vicarious trauma, burnouts, compassion fatigue, or secondary stress as a result of repeatedly interpreting various traumatic information and experiences.

Educational Interpreter Knowledge Exam

Complete the course by taking the final 74 question, multiple choice exam with a passing score of 75% or greater.