ERIC Number: ED476552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
Supervision: A Model for the Teacher's Role as Supervisor of Paraprofessionals. Final Report.
Morgan, Jill; Ashbaker, Betty Y.
This final report describes accomplishments and activities of the 4-year Super-Vision project, designed to train teachers to supervise paraeducators in their work with students who have disabilities. The project used a problem-solving, consultative model, validated curriculum materials ("Teamwork and Evaluation"), and a training of trainers approach. The project offered a professional development series consisting of 10-15 weekly training sessions for teacher-paraeducator teams and individual training workshops for either teachers or paraeducators. A total of 194 educators participated in the professional development series and a total of 45 workshop presentations were conducted with more than 2,000 participants. Field testing of the curriculum resulted in changes and further validation. Additional activities included development of a facilitator manual to accompany the curriculum, training of trainers activities, and orientation training for building and school district level administrators, and information dissemination. A special effort was made to address cultural diversity issues, especially to increase the number of minority paraeducators. Attached tables detail program presentations and offer a typical training syllabus. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators; Teachers
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Utah State Univ., Logan. Center for Persons with Disabilities.