April 27, 2009
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 contains participant activities and any additional resources related to this session. This session focuses on the skill and knowledge areas of Standard #10: Collaboration. These areas are: K1: Common concerns of families of individuals with exceptional learning needs, K2: Roles of stakeholders in planning an individualized program, S1: Assist in collecting and providing objective, accurate information to professionals, S2: Collaborate with stakeholders as directed, S3: Foster respectful and beneficial relationships, S4: Participate as directed in conferences as members of the educational team, S5: Function in a manner that demonstrates a positive regard for the distinctions between roles and responsibilities of paraeducators and those of professionals.