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New Para Educator Training Series Available

Teacher Assistants are a vital part of programs and services for students with disabilities. The proper training can improve service delivery in a multitude of ways.

A five part series has been developed for districts to provide professional development for para educators. The five main parts include:

  • Overview
  • Instructional Support
  • Classroom Management
  • Targeted Interventions
  • Assessment and Data Collection
If you would like to request the files for these trainings, please fill out the request form.

Training Details:

1) Para Educator Overview
  • Defines the position
  • Defines where para educators fit into the state plan
  • Competencies
  • Communication
2) Instructional Support
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Lesson planning, instructional accommodations and curriculum modification, and instruction
  • Strategies to use (instructional)
  • Resources
3) Classroom Management
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • How to support the teacher
  • Strategies to use (behavioral)
  • Resources
4) Targeted Interventions
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Strategies to use (intervention)
  • Progress Monitoring
  • Resources
5) Assessment and Data Collection (academic, behavior, or social/emotional)
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Formative and summative assessments
  • Quantitative and qualitative data
  • Strategies to use (test-taking strategies to build skills)
Additional Professional Development
  • Administrators: How can Your Para Educators Provide the Most Impact for Students? (Para Educator Overview for Educators)
  • Educators: How can you Incorporate Para Educators Best in the Classroom? (Para Educator Overview for Administrators)
Request the Para Educator Training Files

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