September 2019

Utilizing decades of industry experience and functional expertise, SeSo, Inc. goes beyond the norm to offer quality trainings developed and facilitated by bilingual and multicultural professionals, to support the efforts of school districts and healthcare entities as they strengthen cultural and linguistic bridges with English Learner parents, patients and communities.
An Information Sharing Success Story!
SeSo, Inc. prefers to be one of the most effective voices in the room...not the loudest, and our Skill-Building Live Webinar Series for Medical and Educational Interpreters is a reflection of our efforts. Thus far, we have had participants representing seven states and nine languages. They include educational, medical and legal interpreters who understand the unique skills of a Professional Interpreter in Education, and are aware of the importance of accuracy and preparedness when they support English Learner families throughout the complex special education process. Thank you to all the professionals willing to share their knowledge and expertise with us!
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Call for Proposals

Our 2020 Skill-Building Live Webinar Series is shaping up! We are pleased to have received (so far) over 20 webinar presentation proposals from experienced interpreters in five states who are willing to share their expertise. Keep them coming! Proposals are due no later than  December 6 th , 2019 and our selection committee will send final confirmations by January 6, 2020.  Please click here for additional information about our 2020 Skill-Building Live Webinar Series for Medical and Educational Interpreters.   .
Collaboration and Results in Arkansas 
The skills of Professional Interpreters in Education are unique and reflect a perfect combination of medical, legal and community interpretation. We are so proud of the State of Arkansas for providing Interpreters in Education with a professional credential recognized by the Department of Education and Arkansas DHS Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education. We look forward to training a new group of bilingual school personnel and contract interpreters in 2019 and in 2020 to join the growing network of Professional Interpreters in Education in their State and the nation. Our English Learner families and school districts deserve to have trained and qualified interpreters and SeSo, Inc is thrilled to be part of that process...one state at a time.  
Our IEP/IFSP Bootcamp Series is Back!
Save the Date! Our next IEP/IFSP Bootcamp will take place on Saturday, January 11, 2020 in the State of GA! This 8-hour workshop is open to intermediate to advanced-level interpreters currently working in an education setting, and medical or legal freelance interpreters seeking to expand their Special Education terminology, note-taking strategies, and consecutive interpretation skills in the education setting. Registration will open soon and stay tuned as additional dates and locations will be announced!  
Training Bilingual Personnel as Cultural Leaders
Professional Interpreters in Education understand the reality of dual roles and oftentimes find themselves in situations where cultural communication must be clarified, before an interpreted message can be heard. We collaborated with school administrators and experienced interpreters to create a skill-building session for interpreters in education, focused on strategies to become a Cultural Leader, foster family involvement and create more welcoming school environments. Please contact sesoincga@gmail.com for additional information and session dates.
Making a Difference with Our Communication Tools and Glossaries!
“I am finally able to let my new Arabic speaking family know how great their son is doing in my class! Thank you!”

Our Communication Guides for School Front Office Personnel (available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Hindi, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Urdu and Vietnamese), our 100 Bilingual Daily Comments (available in Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese), and our Glossary of Educational Terms , foster the home-school connection and we love when our customers send us their feedback.

Our Glossary will now be available in Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, French and Arabic, along with our Chinese, Spanish and Vietnamese versions, as we have found this to be a great teaching tool not only for interpreters and translators, but also for our English Learner families seeking to expand their English vocabulary and education lingo. Please visit  https://www.sesoincga.org/glossaries-communication-tools/  for additional information about these communication tools.
Supporting the Professional Development of Medical Interpreters
Twenty years ago, SeSo, Inc’s CEO and Founder, along with a group of dear friends, founded the Medical Interpreters Network of Georgia https://mingweb.org/#  aimed at promoting equal access to health care services for English Learners and supporting professional medical interpreters and healthcare providers with resources and information. We are happy to continue supporting the initial mission of the organization and thrilled to be able to donate a MING Fall Forum ticket and 1-year membership to a deserving interpreter. Here’s to the next 20 years, MING!!   
Building Our Network of Professional Interpreters in Education
Our next session of our highly acclaimed, online instructor-led Professional Interpreter in Education course is coming up! We are excited to welcome another cohort of interpreters with the unique skills to create linguistic and cultural bridges in school settings. They will be joining a network of participants from over 15 states and two countries who have obtained a Professional Interpreter in Education Certificate recognized in the nation. 
The Professional Interpreter in Education Certificate Course
Monday, October 14, 2019 to Monday, December 2, 2019  ( Format: Online, 30 hrs / 3.0 CEUs) 

The Professional Interpreter in Special Education Certificate Course
  Monday, October 21, 2019 to Monday, December 9, 2019   (Forma t: Online, 30 hrs / 3.0 CEUs) 
English Learner Parental Engagement Workshops

Our workshops are designed to give Educators, Parent Instructional Coordinators, Parent Liaisons, School Counselors and School Administrators, the tools needed to reach English Learner families and identify ways to create welcoming and inviting schools, while promoting parental involvement.
Cultural Humility Workshops

Through highly-interactive small group activities, we explore how cultural differences may impact the provider-client interaction and outcomes, and discover creative ways to strengthen cultural and linguistic bridges with diverse populations. Customized 2-hour, 4-hour or 8-hour workshops are available. 
Interpretation/Translation

 Our team of qualified and trained Interpreters/Translators is growing! Now providing services in: Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, French, Gujarati, Haitian-Creole, Hindi, Japanese, Karen, Korean, Laotian, Mina, Nepali, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, and Vietnamese.
Ana Soler, BSW, MPH - SeSo, Inc.