WORKSHOP 03 - Effective Paraeducator Utilization: Challenges and Solutions for Teachers and Administrators

Wednesday, March 03, 2021: 9:00 AM  - 4:00 PM 
WKP03 
Workshop 
PDHs:

Abstract

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Paraeducators deliver an array of special education services with little or no formal preparation for their duties. Additionally, they often work with teachers and licensed professionals who are legally and ethically responsible for directing their work but typically do not have preparation for their supervisory role. As a result, paraeducators are often not effectively utilized with students with disabilities. In this interactive workshop, the presenter will share tools, and resources to help appropriately guide and direct the work of paraeducators.

*** THIS WORKSHOP REQUIRES AN ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION FEE *** 

Learner Outcomes

- Discuss the importance of utilizing paraeducators effectively
- Discuss the role of the teacher in directing and guiding the work of the paraeducators
- Develop an understanding of the research-based functions related to directing the work of paraeducators
- Acquire tools and create action plans for effective paraeducator supervision that teachers can use 

Session Leader

Ritu Chopra, The PARĀ²A Center, University of Colorado Denver

Primary Topic Area - Required

Administration/Supervision

Secondary Topic Area

Collaboration and Inclusive Practices