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  • ARD Terminology for Interpreters and Translators
    2:00 PM-4:30 PM
    2019.01.18

    Though technical terminology related to the Assessment, Review and Dismissal (ARD) process in Texas public schools will be covered, this 3-hour continuing education course will engage participants in an understanding of the broader scope of this interpreted setting. Beginning with an overview of the history of and legal precedence for special education, as related to limited English proficiency, and continuing with the structure and timeline of ARDs, participants learn best practices (modes, roles and ethical considerations of the interpreter) and ARD-specific terminology that ultimately leads to a group demonstration and application of learned material and skills through role play.

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    • To provide an understanding of history and legal precedence for public and special education in the US and Texas and how this applies to LEP (limited English proficient) students
    • To examine the modes of interpretation during ARD meetings
    • To offer an understanding of the role of the interpreter during an ARD meeting
    • To familiarize participants with school administrator/faculty/staff expectations during ARD/school interpreting situations
    • To make application of material learned, technical vocabulary, acronyms, and proper interpreting procedures in an ARD through role play
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  • Professionalism for Interpreters ( In-Person Training)
    2:00 PM-4:30 PM
    2019.01.25

    Professionalism is a vital necessity for the growth of a language service company. Professionalism is also crucial for the success of independent contractors. This training will assist interpreters to think best practices long-term career wise. This training will assist interpreters with key elements for successful interpreting encounter before, during, and after an interpreting session.

    Training Date: January 25 Time: 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Location: 249 W. Thorhill Dr. Fort Worth TX 76115

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  • Introduction to Community Interpreting Web-Based Training
    All day
    2019.01.28-2019.02.01

    An Introduction to Community Interpreting 40-Hour Training is designed to teach the basics of interpreting to new interpreters. This training will introduce participants to Goals of Interpreting, Ethics of Interpreting, Roles of Interpreting and much more. This training is offered via the web in a self-paced format. Students will be able to attend this training from anywhere they like. This training starts on January 28th and ends of February 1st.

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