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Workshop: Piecing Together a Language Access Plan for School Districts - Part I

by Kleber Palma

(2 parts – each 1 hour) (Part II - 3/19/21)

These sessions will cover all of the components that can play a part in the rollout of a district/school language access plan. 

Fee: $100 (for the two parts) 

Register by Friday, March 5. Early registration encouraged.  

Minimum enrollment requirement must be met in order for a workshop to run. The Translation Center will confirm workshop participation one week before the date of the workshop.

Audience: District personnel who took the Interpreter and Translator in Education Workshop Series offered by the Translation Center and any interpreters and translators who work in the school setting.

Pre-requisite: Interested individuals need to complete a language assessment form before registering in a workshop if they did not complete a language assessment as part of a participation in a previous Translation Center workshop. Contact the Translation Center at translate@umass.edu to receive the form.

Registration: Registration is open until one week before each workshop. If applicable, the language assessment form must be completed and evaluated before registering for a workshop.


Kleber Palma (BA, University of Southern California; MBA, California State University in Los Angeles) is currently the Director of the New York City Department of Education's Translation and Interpretation Unit, which he established in 2004. The Unit provides translation and interpretation services, and language access supports to more than 1,800 schools throughout New York City. Prior to this, Kleber served as the Director of the Los Angeles Unified School District's Translations Unit - the second-largest school system in the country, a Language Specialist for the FBI, and a Translation Services Manager for a private firm in California.