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Supporting Paraeducator Effectiveness

Date of broadcast: 
Thu, 02/08/2018
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Paraeducators comprise more than a quarter of the instructional staff in U.S. schools and districts. They play a critical role, from providing behavior support to teaching both academic and social and emotional skills to students.

Despite their important work, training opportunities for paraeducators are limited. Due to reduced contract hours, paraeducators are not often included in staff professional development, and often lack preparation and learning time during the day. Why do we often pair our least trained and least supported staff members with some of our highest need students? How do we help improve training and effectiveness for paraeducators?

Attend this web seminar to learn strategies for building cost-effective, integrated, and easy-to-implement training for your paraeducators. Our presenters will include a licensed psychologist with over 30 years of experience working in K12, and two leaders from a South Carolina district who have put a paraeducator training plan into place and are seeing positive results.

Scheduled speakers:

Angie Slatton, Ph.D
Director of Special Services
School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties (S.C.)

Lucy Bailey
Behavioral Specialist
School District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties

Skip Greenwood, Ph.D
Licensed psychologist
Co-founder, 321Insight

Alia Jackson
President
321Insight

Who will benefit: Administrators interested in paraeducator support and effectiveness. Anyone may attend.