New resource is trainer’s ready-to-use toolkit to teach paraprofessionals how to apply instructional strategies that bolster student independence

Already-assembled sessions and ready-to-use training tools mean quality staff development can be delivered with minimal planning time.
By: | March 4, 2020

LRP Media Group, a recognized leader in the special education publishing industry, has released The Special Ed Administrator’s Training Toolkit: Professional Development for Paraprofessionals — Applying Instructional Strategies to Develop Student Independence.

This training binder identifies up-to-date instructional concepts that paraprofessionals can use with students. Strategies addressed include using cues and prompts, modeling, shaping, wait time, intrinsic reinforcers, extrinsic reinforcers, and fading. Lessons are then applied to various scenarios paraprofessionals can work through to demonstrate their understanding of how to implement these strategies to teach students with disabilities independence.

The toolkit offers special ed administrators tips to create an inviting learning environment where their paraprofessionals interact. It includes suggested timing, content breaks, and activities for one 6-hour session, two 3-hour sessions, or four 1½-hour sessions.

The toolkit also includes:

  • Trainer Takeaways with Practical Pointers to supervise paraprofessionals and Tools You Can Use for your interactions with them;
  • Testing and Portfolio Documentation with a test and homework items; and
  • Bonus: A code to download activities, participant handouts, PowerPoint slides, and other included tools — all ready to use!

The Special Ed Administrator’s Training Toolkit:  Professional Development for Paraprofessionals — Applying Instructional Strategies to Develop Student Independence is available for purchase from LRP Publications’ online store.


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