2019-2020 Educational Interpreter Training Series

The Role of Educational Interpreters: Choices and Challenges in K-12 Interpreting

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Session Dates

Saturday February 08, 2020 11:00 AM - 3:15 PM


Interpreting is much more than transferring meaning from one language to another. This training will examine the role that interpreters inhabit in K-12 settings. Content will include an overview of current literature on the concept of role-space and identity. Workshop activities and discussion will look at various scenarios and the ethical principles and/or guidelines that inform interpreter decisions.


  • Assess role definition and identity of educational interpreters in K-12 settings
  • Evaluate ethical principles in various K-12 setting scenarios
  • List the ethical practices that interpreters should use to inform their decisions in the k-12 setting.

Target Audience

  • Educational Sign Language Interpreters and Interveners who provide interpreting services in Pennsylvania K-12 classrooms.
  • Teachers of Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing who have at least intermediate American Sign Language Skills.

Topics Covered: Educational Interpreters

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Hours of Instructional Time
No credit


Barbara J. Woodhead

Event Contact:


Lorraine Byer