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Build your strongest team with hands-on professional development for paraeducators and supervising teachers.

This training will help you:


practical strategies enabling your team of paraeducators and teachers to work together as a more powerful, cohesive set of collaborative partners.


your team members to understand the importance of the paraeducator as a member of the instructional team.


both paraeducators and supervising teachers in learning a shared decision-making process that provides role clarity in lesson planning; using accommodations and modifications; classroom management; instructional activities; assessment and more.

Find answers you need to know, such as:

  • What are the best ways to establish clear communication and priority-setting among paraeducators and teachers?
  • How can teachers best support paraeducators to develop strong and effective partnerships?
  • Why is understanding roles and responsibilities so essential for student success?

Discover new perspectives, skills, and research-based resources:

  • Gain new understanding on the relationships between students and paraeducators including how to build relationships that encourage student self-responsibility and self-esteem.
  • Clarify the roles of paraeducators in implementation of instructional accommodations and curricular modifications in the classroom.
  • Make the most of working together with individual students, small groups, and whole classrooms.

Expand your toolbox:

  • Discover a valuable team assessment process to develop effective partnerships.
  • Learn a seven-step process for scheduling tasks assigned to paraeducators throughout the school day and week.
  • Review successful techniques to apply the role of the paraeducator in classroom management, including tools and techniques for positive behavior interventions.
  • Uncover new ways to address the ABCs of student behavior, replacing the inappropriate with the appropriate for a smoother classroom.
  • Explore data collection, progress monitoring, and simple reporting strategies that result in data-based instructional and behavioral decision-making.

Due to a wealth of information and hands-on skill-building, this training is typically divided into two days:

Day 1:  From Relationships to Skilled Practice
Day 2:  It’s All About Relationships

Training customization:

Stetson & Associates can customize every training to fit your needs and has been doing so for over 700 districts for more than 30 years.

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