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Thursday, February 14 • 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Enhancing Local Education Agency’s Capacity to Effectively Support and Train Para-Educators

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Effective utilization and training of para-educators are commonly reported challenges by
teachers and administrators. The presenter will highlight the ethical and liability issues
associated with the use of inadequately trained ns supervised para-educators. The session
will provide information with regards to developing policies to guide teachers and
administrators. Additionally, the presenter will share research based para-educator
supervision related functions and interactive tools that the licensed professionals in
schools can use, under the guidance of the school/district leaders, to direct, support, and monitor the work of the para-educators. Resources and tools with regards to in-service and
on-the job training of para-educators will also be shared. The presenter will also discuss
the critical role of the school and district leaders’ in providing supports for collaborative
working relationships among team members


Ritu Chopra

Executive Director, PAR2A Center & Assistant Research Professor, University of Colorado, Denver

Thursday February 14, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm PST
Grand Ballroom GH