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IIB, RBERN WEST and Erie 1 BOCES partner for Interpreting and Translation Workshop: Committee on Special Education Meetings

By December 1, 2023No Comments

Join International Institute of Buffalo's Interpreting & Translation Department , along with RBERN West and Erie 1 Boces

Join The International Institute of Buffalo’s Interpreting & Translation Department for an informational event presented by Melissa Duquette & Tamara Alsace from Erie 1 BOCES and RBERN West. This is a virtual 2-hour event focused on interpreting for Committee on Special Education (CSE) Meetings.

WHEN: Thursday 12/07/2023, 9:00-11:00 a.m. —  Eastern Time USA/Canada

HOW LONG: 2 Hours



HOW MUCH: $0-5 (optional certificate of completion)

Participants will be provided structures and the resources to be effective in educational interpreting or translating assignments specific to special education.

Topics covered

  • Key terms
  • Assessments
  • Parts of an Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
  • Cultural beliefs about disability
  • Confidentiality

This class will also consist of a presentation, videos for discussion, as well as a brief Q&A period. There will be additional materials for you to self-study that will serve as a beneficial resource for you to use for review prior to your upcoming interpreter appointments. This will be sent to your email after the training. THIS TRAINING IS CENTERED ON INTERPRETING AND TRANSLATING IN AN AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM AND IS SPECIFIC TO THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM IN NEW YORK STATE. All states vary in their public education standards and curriculum. This workshop is for interpreters who have experience interpreting for special education meetings in New York State.

Melissa Duquette, Coordinator/Resource Specialist for RBE-RN West & Erie 1 BOCES, will be presenting this training. Tamara Alsace will be co-presenting. Any questions for them prior to the workshop can be directed to and/or

This event is free to attend as it is covered by grant funding.

You can read additional workshop details including presenter bios by clicking here