2017-2018 Special Education Paraprofessional Training Series

To complete each session watch the video presentation and complete the review questions. The review questions will be made available once you have watched the full video presentation. The review questions are in multiple-choice format and you will receive immediate feedback.

Building Math Fact Fluency with Families

The Fact Fluency webinar emphasizes routines used to support student learning of basic math facts. Participants are first taught to collect data on facts that are known and unknown to students. Participants then watch and practice two explicit and research-based fluency routines. The fluency routines rely on previously acquired data so specific facts can be targeted. Supplemental resources for the webinar are provided on the PaTTAN Math Google Site. The link to the Google site will be available at the beginning of the webinar. Additionally, a brief tutorial is provided to show participants where the resources can be found. Participants may print off resources at the beginning of the webinar to enhance their learning experience. (One Hour)

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Math Concentration Series: Counting to Algebra

This session will engage participants to help young students to develop algebraic thinking skills. Participants will examine how establishing number sense and application of mathematical properties in the early grades relates to algebraic concepts they will encounter throughout mathematics and leading up to algebra. (One Hour)

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Math Concentration Series: Mathematical Literacy

Mathematical literacy is a vital skill for all students. This session will provide paraprofessionals with information on what is required for students to become mathematically literate. In addition, participants will be able to support students in using precise vocabulary in mathematical speaking and writing as well through morphological analysis of words. Finally, participants will review the complex skill of the writing process and how to support students in that effort. (One Hour)

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Reading Concentration Series: Comprehension

This session is one of five being offered as it relates to assisting students in reading acquisition. The goal of this series is to build a foundational knowledge and skill base specific to reading instruction. During this webinar, we will be discussing what comprehension of text is, how do we get our students to comprehend text and how you can support your students in building an understanding for print. (One Hour)

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Reading Concentration Series: Fluency

This session is one of 5 being offered as it relates to assisting students in reading acquisition. The goal of this series is to build a foundational knowledge and skill base specific to reading instruction. This specific session will focus on building foundational knowledge around reading fluency and to acquire skill in supporting students in the building of fluency. (One Hour)

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Reading Concentration Series: Oral Language and Vocabulary

This session is one of five being offered as it relates to assisting students in reading acquisition. The goal of this series is to build a foundational knowledge and skill base specific to reading instruction. During this webinar, we will be discussing vocabulary and oral language development and how paraprofessionals can support vocabulary and oral language development. (One Hour)

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Reading Concentration Series: Phonemic Awareness

This is the first in a series of five webinars being offered to complete a concentration in reading. The goal of this series is to build a foundational knowledge and skill base specific to reading instruction and support. This webinar will focus on the sounds within the English language and the critical phonological skills necessary to create skilled readers. Phonology will be described followed by samples of classroom activities that you can use tomorrow! (One Hour)

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Reading Concentration Series: Phonics: Cracking the Code

This session is one of five being offered as it relates to assisting students in reading acquisition. The goal of this series is to build a foundational knowledge and skill base specific to reading instruction. During this webinar, we will be discussing the term phonics and what that means, the importance of phonics instruction, how you can support your students in decoding unfamiliar words, and correcting student errors. (One Hour)

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What Every New Paraprofessional Needs to Know

While this presentation is designed for those who have recently joined the profession, even experienced individuals can benefit from reviewing information presented here. In order to serve children, teachers, and schools well, it is important that paraprofessionals have a full understanding of their required credentials, how to maintain confidentiality, how to work as a team, to support positive behavior and how to avoid difficulties. This presentation will provide beneficial information toward ensuring that you and your students have success and a positive experience each and every day. (One Hour)

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Word Problems

This professional development opportunity will support paraprofessionals’ learning and implementation of researched-based instructional practices to support students when solving word problems. Topics that will be covered include: key word strategy, General Strategy Instruction, Schema-Based Instruction, and self-regulation strategies to support student metacognition. (One Hour)

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