Best Practices in Educational Interpreters


The workshop will provide educational interpreters an ethical, safe, and informative environment for learning and discussion. Discussion and lectures will focus on some basic key issues we all face in an educational setting. I, along with participants, will offer some possible solution within these settings. The group environment allows participants an opportunity to offer suggestions and receive feedback from individuals with various points of view. Possible topics covered may include: Best practices with regards to the Code of Professional Conduct, Interpreters’ Role and Responsibilities, Professional Development, Effective Use of Down Time, Substitute Interpreters, Conflicts with Staff or Teachers, Visual Noise, Low Light or No Light Situations, Note-taking, Deciding When and What to Interpret, Oral Testing, Repetitive Strain Injury, Interpreter Qualifications, Peer Mentoring, and Cross-Cultural/Linguistic Mediation.


Kentucky School for the Deaf Grow Hall
303 S. 2nd St., Danville, KY 40422

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