SUBJECT AREA: Paraeducator Training
This course serves to establish paraeducators as essential partners in providing quality services to students in schools. This course focuses on three critical skills that enhance the value of the supports and services provided to students and to their teachers. They are:
Adapting instructional materials to increase student access to and success within the curriculum
Providing meaningful assistance that is focused on student needs and is not stigmatizing and recognizes six levels of support that offer a continuum of assistance from most to least intensive and intrusive; and
Creating a positive learning environment for all students that includes effective classroom management and individual student behavioral supports.