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Considering Paraeducator Training, Roles, and Responsibilities
This article addresses ways that teachers can provide training so that paraeducators are qualified to perform services, as well as delineating the diverse roles and responsibilities that paraeducators hold.
Author: Diane Carroll
Publication Date: 2001
Publisher: Council for Exceptional Children

ESSentials LogoESSentials: Positive School Culture/Climate
This resource explains the benefits of developing a positive school culture, includes National School Culture Standards, and features a demonstration video from Arizona’s Villa Montessori Charter School.
Publication Date: May 2015
Publisher: Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services

ESSentials LogoESSentials: Sharing Data to Create Stronger Parent Partnerships
This resource explains how Humboldt Elementary shares student reading data with parents so they understand it and can better work with the school to increase reading achievement.
Publication Date: June 2015
Publisher: Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services

Maximize Paraprofessional Services for Students with Learning Disabilities
This article offers suggestions for improving the way the paraprofessional works with students.
Author: Nancy French
Publication Date: 2002
Publisher: LD OnLine, National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities

One-to-One Paraprofessionals for Students With Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms: Is Conventional Wisdom Wrong? 
This article presents five main reasons that challenge overreliance on the use of one-to-one paraprofessionals in inclusive classrooms, establishing it as a critical issue in special education. A series of recommended positions and initial actions are offered to spur debate and encourage development of alternatives to the status quo.
Author: Michael F. Giangreco
Publication Date: February 2010
Publisher: American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Position Statement on Training for Paraeducators in Special Education
This position paper discusses how to prepare paraprofessionals for their critical instructional role with implementing ongoing, competency‐based, systematically planned preservice and in-service professional development specifically targeted for paraeducators.
Authors: Denise J. Uitto, Ritu V. Chopra, and Janet Stivers
Publication Date: March 2017
Publisher: Council for Exceptional Children

Teaming and Partnering to Improve Results for Children and Youth with Disabilities
This manual provides paraeducators and teachers information regarding roles and responsibilities and a plan to meet the needs of the teacher, paraeducators, and students.
Publication Date: 2010
Publisher: Technical Assistance for Excellence in Special Education

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