“Paraeducator Power Training for Supporting Students with Disabilities and Power Training for Paraeducators by Padmaja Sarathy provides a valuable, comprehensive resource for providing staff
development for paraeducators. This material contains a CD with PowerPoint presentations, handouts, pre- and post-assessments, and a trainee manual. It is designed to give paraeducators the critical team
skills needed for understanding their role in instruction. The activities in this training package provide hands-on problem-solving and role-playing activities. This program is not only unique in its approach; it is current, organized, and highly practical. A much needed resource.” -Kent Gerlach, Professor
For the first time in years, I found myself learning new things and solutions to some of our classroom situations. It is so wonderful to have training like this! Training participant
5 big reasons why this guide is a must for your school district or organization:
Prepare a well-informed and effective force of paraeducators with this rigorous, highly interactive training drawn from best practices.
Improve educational experiences and outcomes for students with disabilities with support from well-trained paraeducators.
Reduce the burden on teachers who have neither the time nor the skills required to train paraeducators.
Save money and time by offering training when, where, and how you want it.
Training is a breeze with step-by-step directions for the trainer and stimulating hands-on activities to inspire and invigorate paraeducators, including vignettes, role-playing, and problem solving.
This ready-to-use, flexible professional development tool contains:
CD with 6 complete PowerPoint presentations, plus handouts, activities, quizzes, and answer keys
Getting Acquainted unit for the trainer, with extensive notes for delivering the training
5 units for training paraeducators in special education basics; characteristics of learners with special needs; instructional and behavioral support; roles, responsibilities, and collaboration; and support for students with autism spectrum disorders
Sample agenda for presenting the training series
Your own copy of the trainee manual