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Language access for all: virtual and hybrid conference

Everyone deserves a voice, and ensuring language access in our communities is the Orange County Department of Education’s top priority. Interpreters and translators working in the K-12 system are more visible than ever – becoming a substantial part of every educational encounter. 

The Orange County Department of Education invites you to its 6th Annual Interpreters and Translators Conference, September 22 through September 24, 2022.

Register now to continue your professional learning!

Registration includes:

  • Access to Keynote Addresses
  • All Breakout Sessions on September 22-23, 2022 (Virtual)
  • All In-Person Conference Activities on September 24, 2022 (OCDE, Costa Mesa, CA) 
  • Access to all on-demand session recordings for 90-days

This year we are spotlighting our educational leaders, including:

  • Jennifer Love, Ed.D. – Language Access Consultant, Equitable Engagement Solutions, LLC, MD
  • Renae Bryant, Ed.D. – Director of Plurilingual Services, Anaheim Union High School District, CA
  • Lourenço Garcia, Ed.D. – Assistant Superintendent of Equity and Inclusion, Revere Public Schools, MA
  • Ramon Miramontes, Ed.D. – Superintendent, Buena Park School District, CA
  • Christine Olmstead, Ed.D. – Interim Chief Academic Officer, Orange County Department of Education, CA
  • Steve Zrike, Ed.D. – Superintendent, Salem School District, MA

Sessions and engagements will respond to the core belief that language access is a foundational part of an inclusive and culturally responsive educational ecosystem. Participants will delve into unique opportunities to acquire and refine their skills, learn tips and strategies to enhance their professional practices, and explore the use of diverse platforms and tools that can streamline their language service efforts.

Let the words of our educational leaders resonate as you register for the 2022 Interpreters and Translators Conference:

“If you want equitable outcomes for all learners, leaders must listen to and embrace the ideas and passions from all learners, including the adults within our system. Adults within our system need to feel that not only what they do matters, but what they say matters. Leaders who listen with open hearts and minds to everyone in the system, remove barriers and open opportunities that lead to better outcomes for students.“ 

  • Christine Olmstead, Ed.D., Interim Chief Academic Officer, Orange County department of Education, California

“Honoring families’ cultural and linguistic diversity and valuing each of them as allies and collaborators is central in supporting student success. Given the critical role parents play in seeking and securing educational opportunities for their children, our shared responsibility is grounded in our ability to facilitate intentional and meaningful family connections.”  

  • Jennifer Love, Ed.D., Language Access Consultant, Equitable Engagement Solutions, LLC (Principal), D.C.

 

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