Professional Development for Paras?

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  1. teresaglass

    teresaglass Groupie

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    does you school or district have professional development for paras. I think we need it to do our job properly. At my school, we do not have professional development unless it is a school wide event for all staff or it involves state testing. We supervise students when the teacher have their professional development. I wish we had something once in a while. I have to do bathroom supervision and it gets boring sometimes.
     
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  3. swansong1

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    Our district offers quite a bit of para PD. I agree with you that it is valuable training. Our paras receive stipends for their training.
     
  4. DressageLady

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    In my district we don't participate in the teacher in-services and we don't attend faculty meetings. I was still trying to find a position as a teacher last summer, but one of my para co-workers tells me that there was an in-service specifically for paras offered last August by the state.

    We have been invited to participate in the district bonus pay for this year. We are all part-time at my school, so we can earn up to $84 extra in our June paycheck if we set a PD goal and track our progress throughout the year. I think all the paras at my school are participating.

    I would like to see more PD offered to paras. I think it really depends on the school at this point. Where I did my student teaching (same district), paras were included in all aspects of the school and attended all in-services.
     
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    In my district, paras have two in-services a year. We had one in October and I found it really helpful.
     

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