Welcome to the Paraprofessional Resource Page!

Presentations for ICSD ESPs 2014:

21 Ways to Use a Sticky Note by ICSD ESPs:

Presentations for Dryden Central Schools:

Resources for the Trumansburg Presentation October 4, 2012:

Resources for Professional Development:
Paraeducator Learning NetworkNEA: Providing Ongoing PD


Paraeducator Resources and Websites

American Federation of Teachers (AFT). Standards for a Profession www.aft.org/psrp. Brochure on paraprofessional and teacher collaboration www.aft.org/psrp/classroomteam/team.html. Report on status of state efforts to assist paraprofessionals in meeting NCLB requirements

Center on Personnel Studies in Special Education (COPSSE) paraprofessional issue brief www.coe.ufl.edu/copsse

Council for Exceptional Children information on CEC’s knowledge and skill standards for beginning paraeducators in special education. www.cec.sped.org/ps/parastds.html

ERIC Database of publications pertaining to Paraprofessionals, US Department of Education. http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/ERIC/resumes/basicsummary.cfm

Guide for Effective Paraeducator Practices in Iowa. This Guide describes the services that are necessary to support effective paraeducator services in Iowa schools. http://www.state.ia.us/educate/ecese/asis/ibp/para/index.html

IDEA Practices Home Page www.ideapractices.org

IMPACT: Explores the growing role of paraeducators in our schools. www.ici.umn.edu/products/newsletters.html

Minnesota Paraprofessional Consortium www.ici2.umn.edu/para

National Clearinghouse for Paraeducators www.usc.edu/dept/education/CMMR/Clearinghouse.html

National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education (NCPIE) NCPIE is a coalition of major education, community, public service, and advocacy organizations working to create meaningful family-school partnerships in every school in America. This website offers up-to-date information about policies and practices that affect education, and practical ways that parents can become effective partners with schools in improving their children’s education. http://www.ncpie.org

National Education Association – Education Support Professionals http://www.nea.org/esphome/esp

National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities. Discusses ethical responsibilities, educational requirements, roles and responsibilities of paraprofessionals, plus responsibilities of qualified teacher/service providers. www.ldonline.org/njcld/paraprof298.html

National Resource Center for Paraprofessionals. Addresses paraeducator policy questions and other needs of the field, provides technical assistance. www.nrcpara.org

Project Para – University of Nebraska Lincoln Online training. www.para.unl.edu

National Teacher Recruitment Clearinghouse http://www.recruitingteachers.org/channels/clearinghouse

Resource website for paraeducator supervision. www.ici2.umn.edu/para/teachers

Rhode Island Teacher Assistants Project Focuses on policy, skill standards and training for teacher assistants http://www.ritap.org/ta/

Special Education News Focuses on special education and current legislation affecting paraeducators. www.specialednews.com

Study of Personnel Needs in Special Education (SPeNSE) Fact Sheets www.spense.org/results.html

Technology, Research, and Innovation in Special Education

Provides information on training programs for paraprofessionals and supervising teachers and includes links to dozens of other sites. www.trisped.org

Utah State Paraeducator Website, Utah standards and knowledge and skills competencies for paraeducators, and portfolio development www.utahpara.org