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Instructional Aides/ParaEducator

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Instructional Aides/ParaEducator Courses

ESL/Bilingual Training for Educational Aides
This course will prepare educational aides/paraeducators in assisting students whose first language is not English. The content make connections between theory and methodology for the teaching of English as a Second Language in classrooms. The course will emphasize the laws covering ESL students; needs of English language learners (ELLs) in academic instruction, with a focus on language and...

ParaEducator Institute
Provides general preparation for instructional aides by the "No Child Left Behind" legislation. Day 1 covers Working Together Successfully; Day 2 covers Learning Styles and Instructional Process; and Day 3 covers Reading, Writing, and Math. Assessments are performance-based and take place throughout the course. Successful participants may earn a ParaEducator Statement of Completion for...

SAMA (Satori Alternatives to Managing Aggression) Training for Educational Aides
SAMA offers tools to provide verbal crisis intervention and benign techniques for physical safety in a step-by-step process that focuses on maintaining respect and dignity to both student and instructional aide/paraeducator. The 8 hour risk management course utilizes video instruction and a certified instructor to lead participants through exercises and learning activities so they can develop...

Special Education ParaEducator
This class is recommended for educational aides/paraprofessionals to become familiar working with special education students. This course covers Special Education topics such as IDEA, FAPE, IEP, physically impaired students, crisis intervention and LRE. Assessments are performance-based and take place throughout the course. Sack lunch requested.


Our programs give you convenient access to a wide selection of noncredit courses that can open doors to a new career, build skills for your current job, or simply expand your knowledge in a subject you’re interested in.


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