PaTTAN offers ongoing training opportunities in the form of workshops, guided practice, seminars, statewide conferences, distance learning, video conferences, and online courses. Many of the training opportunities have accompanying support materials to further explain the concepts addressed in training and to provide “take home” materials for learners. They are available for download free of cost. You can filter our Instructional Materials by topic to find the resources most relevant to you.

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This item is designed to be downloaded by professional development personnel for use in training of paraprofessional staff. Materials may be used as is or customized. Two documents are available related to this session: a Power Point Presentation and the associated handout packet. The Power Point contains trainer notes. The handout packet in word format contains participant activities and any additional resources related to this session.
Paraprofessionals frequently need to handle difficult student behaviors. This session will focus on strategies for dealing with a range of behaviors, recognizing when behaviors may occur, as well as how to prevent challenging behaviors from occurring. Paraprofessionals will be given a variety of effective strategies to use when challenging behaviors do occur.


Topic: Paraprofessionals

This item is designed to be downloaded by professional development personnel for use in training of paraprofessional staff. Materials may be used as is or customized. Two documents are available related to this session: a Power Point Presentation and the associated handout packet. The Power Point contains trainer notes. The handout packet in PDF format contains participant activities and any additional resources related to this session.
This session will provide an overview of Supplementary Aids and Services (SaS) and how they are used to support students with disabilities. The presentation will define what SaS are, review the legal foundations for providing SaS and introduce a tool that educational teams use to consider which SaS a student might need to be successful in his or her educational program.


Topic: Inclusive Practices, Paraprofessionals

This item is designed to be downloaded by professional development personnel for use in training of paraprofessional staff. Materials may be used as is or customized. One Power Point Presentation document is available for to this session. The Power Point contains trainer notes.
This webinar will focus on typical symptoms of individuals with Tourette’s Syndrome and the strategies that paraprofessionals can use to help students with Tourette’s Syndrome in school. In addition, the presentation will examine some of the associated conditions and strategies to employ with students who have such conditions


Topic: Paraprofessionals

This item is designed to be downloaded by professional development personnel for use in training of paraprofessional staff. Materials may be used as is or customized. One Power Point Presentation document is available for to this session. The Power Point contains trainer notes.
This session will help participants explore practical evidence-based frameworks of strategies, practices, and resources addressing challenging behaviors in young children. Presented in this session are the Pyramid Approach, Evidence-based Strategies and Positive Social-Emotional Outcomes.


Topic: Behavior, Paraprofessionals

The materials contained in this training packet are designed to offer professional development to general educator, special educator and special education paraprofessional partners who work together to provide educational services for students with disabilities in a variety of educational settings. The content addresses the important topic of working as teacher/paraprofessional teams. The materials focus on roles and responsibilities of team members, communication and problem-solving, and teaming to support students in the classroom.
These materials, which include Power Point slides, trainer notes and activity handouts, may be used by IU trainers, district administrators, lead teachers, or others to provide professional development locally at an IU or district. These materials may be used as is, or customized to meet local needs.
Four items are available for trainers to download:
1) PPT slides with trainer notes
2) Slide handout for participants in PDF format
3) Activity handout for participants in Word format
4) Activity handout in PDF format


Topic: Paraprofessionals, Special Education Leadership

The Hidden Curriculum

Uploaded: October 13, 2009 |  0 Comments  | 

This item is designed to be downloaded by professional development personnel for use in training of paraprofessional staff. Materials may be used as is or customized. Two documents are available related to this session: a Power Point Presentation and the associated handout packet. The Power Point contains trainer notes. The handout packet in PDF format contains participant activities and any additional resources related to this session.
Do you ever wonder why some of your students seem oblivious to the rules for appropriate social behavior within your school or classroom? Do you ever wonder why some students always get into trouble for making inappropriate comments to adults and other classmates? Many students with disabilities have no knowledge of the hidden curriculum that operates within our world. During this session, the hidden curriculum will be discussed and strategies for helping students to understand the unwritten rules of social behavior will be provided.


Topic: Paraprofessionals

The Paraeducator's Role In The IEP Process

Uploaded: January 24, 2006 |  0 Comments  | 

This item is designed to be downloaded by professional development personnel for use in training of paraprofessional staff. Materials may be used as is or customized. Two documents are available related to this session: a Power Point Presentation and the associated handout packet. The Power Point contains trainer notes. The handout packet in PDF format contains participant activities and any additional resources related to this session.
This 1 ½ hour videoconference provided information on the IEP process, the roles of participants in this process and methods to be used by paraeducators as they collect data needed for IEP writing and implementation. Characteristics of students with various disabilities as well as sensitivity issues were discussed.


Topic: Paraprofessionals

This item is designed to be downloaded by professional development personnel for use in training of paraprofessional staff. Materials may be used as is or customized. Two documents are available related to this session: a Power Point Presentation and the associated handout packet. The Power Point contains trainer notes. The handout packet in word format contains participant activities and any additional resources related to this session.
This session will provide an overview of types of medications that students who have disabilities or medical conditions may take and how medications may affect student behavior and participation in school. Roles and responsibilities of paraprofessionals related to students and medications, as well as considerations and strategies for supporting students who take medications will be discussed.


Topic: Paraprofessionals

This item is designed to be downloaded by professional development personnel for use in training of paraprofessional staff. Materials may be used as is or customized. Two documents are available related to this session: a Power Point Presentation and the associated handout packet. The Power Point contains trainer notes. The handout packet in PDF format contains participant activities and any additional resources related to this session.
Universal Design for Learning is a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn. This webinar will describe how UDL can assist the students that you work with to participate to the maximum extent possible using the major principles of UDL: multiple means of representation, multiple means of action and expression, and multiple means of engagement.


Topic: Paraprofessionals