Paraeducators are critically important to schools, teachers, and students—and they face unique challenges in classrooms they work in every day. Here are some of the resources that CEC has developed for paraeducators and the teachers and Administrators who work with them.
The Core Competencies for Special Education Paraeducators represent the required knowledge and skills all paraeducators need to safely and effectively support students with disabilities in K-12 settings.
Effective & High-Leverage Practices (HLPs) for Paraeducators
In this FREE on-demand, eLearning program designed for paraeducators, you will be introduced to four areas of high-leverage practice: Collaboration, Assessment, Social/Emotional/Behavioral, and Instruction. In collaboration with the Paraprofessional Resource & Research Center and the CEEDAR Center, CEC is excited to provide paraeducators with a learning program focused on your unique role as a paraeducator and how that aligns with specific HLPs.
Supporting Paraeducators: Successful Systems & Strategies for Admins and Teachers
In this fully online, on-demand program designed for special education teachers, special education administrators, and building/district administrators, you’ll get evergreen strategies to help enhance the support provided to the paraeducators you work with.
A database of peer-reviewed resources created for professionals working with children receiving special education services. Resources are FREE for CEC members to download.
CEC Membership for Paraeducators
Paraeducators serve a critically important role in special education and CEC is here for you. Get the support, peer network and professional development you need most.
In collaboration with the Paraprofessional Resource & Research Center and the CEEDAR Center, the Council for Exceptional Children is excited to provide paraeducators with a learning program focused on...
A Tiered Approach for Training Paraeducators to Use Evidence-Based Practices for Students With Significant Disabilities
Practice-Based Coaching to Support Paraeducator Implementation of Shared Book-Reading Strategies in Preschool
In this fully online, on-demand program designed for special education teachers and administrators, you’ll get evergreen strategies to help you better support the paraeducators you work with.