New Essentials Courses for Paraeducators and Support Staff
As the school year begins, we know that many paraeducators may be new to the job or new to the specific classroom situation they will be entering. And with the urgency to fill these positions, there is often little time for professional development beyond the required on-boarding. But, we know that for paraeducators to be successful in their role of supporting teachers and students, appropriate training is critical.
Recognizing that schools and districts have limited time and resources for this type of professional development, we have developed a new series of Essentials Courses to help provide paraeducators and other support staff, especially those who work with students with exceptionalities, with a basic understanding of their roles and responsibilities and some foundational information about special education, behavior management, and some of the specific disabilities they may encounter.
About the Exceptional Child Essentials Courses
These 15-20 minute online micro-courses are based on our full-length online professional development courses available in Exceptional Child. These Essentials Courses are now available.
- ADHD Overview by Julie Owens and Steven Evans
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Overview by Betty Fry Williams and Randy Lee Williams
- Emotional Behavioral Disorder (EBD) Overview by Doug Cheney
- Paraeducators: Roles and Responsibilities by Kent Gerlach
- Special Education Introduction by Gary Greene
Existing Exceptional Child customers now have access to all of the new Essentials Courses in their course library. If you are interested in learning more about Exceptional Child and the new Essentials Courses, please contact us at 1.800.434.0154 or Request a Demo.