Educational Interpreting in K-12 settings: Use the Clerc Center Online Resources!

by Mary Lightfoot

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87.5% of deaf and hard of hearing students are now educated in general education settings. Those who are visual learners in general education classes need qualified interpreters to mediate class and school communication. How do interpreters access information about working with deaf and hard of hearing students? What does it mean to work with students who have cochlear implants? How does the role of the interpreter change when working with students in the K – 12 setting? The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center is a federally funded center that has a host of online learning resources and communities of practice to assist with knowledge building. Become familiar with the resources and discuss application in educating future interpreters and working interpreters who are learning about working in K – 12 settings.
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Proceedings of the 2018 Biennial Conference

Reaching New Heights in Interpreter Education: Mentoring, Teaching & Leadership