ERIC Number: ED471798
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
Paraeducator Entry-Level Training for Supporting Students with Disabilities. Field Test Version 2.0. Instructor's Manual [and] Participant's Manual.
CichoskiKelly, Eileen; Backus, Linda; Giangreco, Michael F.; Sherman-Tucker, Priscilla
These instructor and participant manuals provide a basic training program curriculum for paraeducators supporting students with disabilities in inclusive educational settings. The course requires approximately 18 hours of instruction and 12 hours of practicum, can be offered in a variety of formats (intensively or over a number of weeks), and does not require outside trainers. The instructors manual contains introductory material; suggestions for using the manual; overviews and agendas for each unit; lesson plans; review questions and answers; overhead masters; and sample forms. The participants manual contains overviews for each unit; required readings; activity sheets; review questions; cooperative teacher practicum summaries; practicum requirements; and evaluation forms. The courses six units address the following topics: (1) collaborative teamwork; (2) inclusive education; (3) families and cultural sensitivities; (4) characteristics of children and youth with various disabilities; (5) roles and responsibilities of paraeducators and other team members; and (6) paraeducators implementing teacher-planned instruction. Attached are eight sample forms such as a sample brochure, participant registration form, and a certificate of completion. (Individual sections contain references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Inservice Education, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Staff Development, Student Characteristics, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Teamwork, Training Methods
National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM), Oklahoma State Univ., 5202 Richmond Hill Dr., Stillwater, OK 74078-4080 (Order no. 650.048C, $45.60). Tel: 800-223-5219 (Toll Free); Fax: 405-624-0695; e-mail: email@example.com ; Web site: http://www.nchrtm.okstate.edu.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Vermont Univ., Burlington. Center on Disability and Community Inclusion.
Note: For related documents, see EC 309 354-356.