ERIC Number: ED477472
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
The Paraprofessional's Guide to Assisting Classroom Instruction. Video and Workbook.
This videotape and accompanying workbook are intended to help paraprofessional school personnel learn necessary skills to assist in classroom instruction. The workbook provides supplementary information and each section includes suggested activities for putting knowledge and skills into practice and suggestions for reflection. Individual sections address the following topics: (1) definition and role of paraprofessionals in educational settings; (2) communication and team building; (3) establishing and maintaining rapport with students; (4) supporting the teaching of teachers and the learning of students; and (5) data collection for monitoring student performance. A final section provides references and suggested resources for continued learning. The transcript of the 25-minute video is appended. The video focuses on practical classroom strategies but also covers policies guiding the paraprofessional's roles, responsibilities, preparation, and supervision; factors that affect learning; and characteristics of the early development and learning processes. (Contains 14 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Classroom Techniques, Definitions, Elementary Education, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Staff Development, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Teamwork
LRP Publications, 747 Dresher Rd., Suite 500, P.O. Box 980, Horsham, PA 19044-0980 ($115). Tel: 800-341-7874 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www/lrp.com.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A