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Supporting Paraeducators: Successful Systems & Strategies for Admins and Teachers

Free On-Demand Workshop for Administrators & School Leaders | Supporting Your Paraeducators: The Administrator’s Role

Are you an administrator, instructional coach, or part of the leadership team at your school? If so, this FREE, 90-minute workshop is for you and you can access it at any time in the CEC Learning Library. You can get a certificate verifying 1.5 professional development hours for completing the workshop as well!

This workshop is a complementary component of CEC’s new program for teachers: Supporting Paraeducators: Successful Systems & Strategies for Admins and Teachers,  which is a fully online, on-demand program designed for special education teachers, special education administrators, and building/district administrators that offers evergreen strategies to help enhance the support provided to the paraeducators you work with.

Resources for Paraeducators

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.  

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Free Workshop | Supporting Your Paraeducators: The Administrator’s Role

  • Description: Effective utilization and training of paraeducators who serve students with disabilities are commonly reported challenges by administrators. How to best allocate paraeducators, train them, delineate roles, and support teachers in their role in directing paraeducators’ work are the questions that beg answers. This session frames the ethical and liability issues and discusses proactive development of policies and systems for allocation, roles, training, and supervision to ensure the appropriate use of paraeducators.
  • Objectives of the Workshop:
    • Discuss issues related to paraeducators use in schools
    • Clarify and differentiate ethical and legal roles and responsibilities of the paraeducators and teachers
    • Develop an understanding about the administrator role in fostering collaboration among the team members and establishing effective training and supervision systems for paraeducators  
Last Updated:  28 October, 2021

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