ERIC Number: ED471799
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Sep
Teacher Leadership: Working with Paraeducators. Field Test Version 2.0. Instructor's Manual [and] Participant's Manual.
Giangreco, Michael F.
These two manuals provide instructors and participants with a curriculum designed to facilitate collaborative and constructive relationships among teachers and special educators as they direct the work of paraeducators in the delivery of services to students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms. The course is intended to require approximately 12 hours of instruction and 10 hours of practicum and can be offered in a variety of settings including inservice training with or without continuing education or university credit. The instructor's manual contains: introductory material, suggestions for using the manual, and four units of instruction. Each unit contains: an overview (with a brief description, unit objectives, and lists of readings and materials); an agenda; a lesson plan; and relevant overhead masters. For each unit, the participant's manual provides a participant's overview, required readings (full-text), and activity sheets/to do lists. The curriculums four units address the following topics: (1) welcoming, acknowledging and orienting paraeducators; (2) clarifying roles and responsibilities of paraeducators and other team members; (3) planning for paraeducators; and (4) communicating with paraeducators and providing feedback. Various forms are provided including a sample course announcement, a participant registration form, a certification of accomplishment, a list of practicum requirements, a self-assessment review, and participant unit evaluation forms. (Individual sections contain references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Inclusive Schools, Inservice Teacher Education, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Staff Development, Supervision, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Role, Teamwork
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers; Students
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 309 353-356.