ERIC Number: ED452653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
A Guide to Schoolwide Planning for Paraeducator Supports.
Giangreco, Michael F.; Edelman, Susan W.; Broer, Stephen M.
This workbook is designed to assist educators in establishing a team for planning for paraeducator supports and addressing paraeducator issues. Worksheets are provided for implementing the following 10 planning steps: (1) inform the local school board of the intention to establish a team to address paraeducator issues; (2) ensure that the team includes the appropriate members of the school and community; (3) have the team assess their own status and fact-find in relation to the six paraeducator topics: acknowledging, orienting and training, hiring and assigning, interacting with others, roles and responsibilities, and supervising and evaluating; (4) prioritize and select topics ands specific issues that reflect areas of need within the school that the team will work on first; (5) update the local school board on the team's ranked priorities; (6) design a plan to address the team's ranked priorities; (7) identify local, regional, and statewide resources to assist in achieving team plans; (8) implement the team's plans; (9) evaluate the plan's impact and decide on next steps; and (10) report impact and needs to the local school board. (Contains 18 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Master Plans, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Policy Formation, Teamwork
Document may be copied and distributed at no cost; information available at Web sites: http://www.uvm.edu/~uapvt/parasupport/ or http://www.uvm.edu/~uapvt/paraprep/.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Vermont Univ., Burlington. Center on Disability and Community Inclusion.