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Paraeducators: Roles and Responsibilities

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by Kent Gerlach, Ed.D.

55 min

Paraeducators: Roles and Responsibilities

U.S. National

55 min

Perhaps now more than ever paraeducators are playing critical roles in helping certified and licensed school staff serve an increasingly diverse student population.

Under the supervision of teachers and other school staff members, paraeducators are asked to perform a wide variety of tasks, including preparing learning materials, assisting individuals or small groups of students and providing individual support to children with special needs. In this course we’ll define the important role of the paraeducator, discuss the need for teacher and paraeducator teamwork and highlight best practices related to commonly assigned paraeducator tasks.

Course Author

Kent Gerlach, Ed.D.

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