2023 Pennsylvania Department of Education (Virtual) Conference

64. What Every Paraeducator Must Know: Tips and Tools for Training Programs

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Session Dates

Friday March 03, 2023 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM - Webinar


Before the school year begins, paraeducators need initial training to understand their role in the classroom and to learn the essential foundational knowledge and skills needed to assist a special education teacher. School districts also need to provide ongoing training throughout the year. This session highlights key components of initial paraeducator training, recommendations for ongoing professional development, and an overview of tools for feedback and evaluation that are essential to helping a paraeducator become a team-oriented instructional aid.

Target Audience

General education and special education administrators and teachers, paraprofessionals, school psychologists, professional development staff, and families of students with disabilities are encouraged to attend.

Topics Covered: Special Education Law

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Debra Jordan, at [(610) 878-7224, or djordan@pattan.net.

Event Info

Event Type:



Peggy Yates Ed.D.

Event Contact:

Content Contact:

Barbara Gilligan
(800) 441-3215 ext. 7247

Additional Info

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Inclement Weather: The conference will take place rain or shine, regardless of weather conditions.