Teacher Assistants or Paraprofessionals are critical participants when creating classrooms that are inclusive of all students. This workshop is specifically designed for paraprofessionals/teacher assistants and the teachers with whom they are paired. This workshop will focus on how to support and encourage the engagement of children with IEPs in classroom activities, while simultaneously facilitating student independence. The workshop will cover techniques for documenting children’s learning, communication structures between paraprofessionals and teachers, and supporting the classroom management routines of the teacher.
Are you a 1:1 Crisis Para or a paraprofessional that works with children that exhibit challenging behaviors? In this one-day workshop, we will examine how learning about the brain can help us better understand our students’ behavior and how we can become more effective at both preventing and de-escalating challenging behaviors at school. We will cover data collection to support FBA/BIP development; executive functioning; trauma and its effects on learning and behavior; calming exercises you can teach your students; and self-care to help relieve your own stress.
This workshop can be a great follow-up to Paraprofessionals: Crucial Members of the Classroom Team or a standalone day.