Explore these resources for paraeducator PD
Paraeducator professional development resource options include:
LRP Publications offers a range of DirectSTEP courses for paraeducators on topics such as child development, collaborating with teachers, discipline and curriculum planning.
The Master Teacher includes 120 self-paced courses covering both special ed and general education, as well as many other training options. The courses are arranged in bite-sized modules that allow participants to take a few at a time.
The National Education Association provides resources for paras and school districts. It is in the process of developing programs that provide both information and support to paras.
The Exceptional Child offers 10 key training topics for paraeducators. It also has courses on the roles and responsibilities of paras, and a guide on how to supervise paras.
The Council for Exceptional Children developed the Speciality Set of Knowledge and Skills for Paraeducators in Special Education guidelines, as well as a set of knowledge and skills for paraeducators who serve students who are deaf or blind.
There are also many options available locally through colleges and universities.
Main story: Paraprofessional training produces big benefits