The Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) Multilingual Consortium is a professional network to support high quality translation and interpretation services in Orange County schools. Language serves as a bridge between cultures as much as a tool for communication. In the 21st century we are facing a change in our educational system, including multilingual classrooms preparing students to be college and career ready. There is also a need for transcultural and translingual competence. The OCDE Multilingual Consortium is open to all school districts in Orange County. The group serves as both a repository distribution point for language resources as well as a collective of expertise in the field.
Develop a county-wide directory of translators by language
Identify language translation and interpretation needs across the county
Facilitate communication and networking across districts to support effective and consistent translation and interpretation throughout the county
Gather, develop, and distribute language resources
We encourage you to invite your district’s translators/interpreters to attend Consortium meetings on a monthly basis. The meetings will also be a great way to network and share best practices and ideas from similar roles across the county.
TIME: 8:30 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.
DATES: 5/17/17 will be our last meeting for the 2016-2017 school year.
TIME: 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
DATES: 9/13/17, 10/11/17, 11/15/17, 12/13/17, 01/10/18, 02/14/18, 03/14/18, 04/18/18, 05/16/18
See below for additional resources and references.
Multilingualism in the 21st Century
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Please click on the link(s) below to view the PowerPoint that was presented at each meeting. Each school year will open a menu of meeting PowerPoints from that year.
For more information please contact Natalia Abarca, Project Liaison at email@example.com or 714-966-4437.