ERIC Number: ED481405
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Uniting Rural, Urban and Suburban America! Live Internet-Based Paraeducator and Teacher Training in Idaho, Utah, Delaware, and Pennsylvania.
Forbush, David E.; Morgan, Robert L.
This paper describes Project Impact*Net, a model project for delivering training to paraeducators and teachers in light of requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act. The project delivered four semester-length courses to instructional sites serving 69 participants in Delaware, Idaho, Pennsylvania, and Utah. The Project Impact*Net delivery system is a live, Internet-based, two-way audio/video system. This system allows the participants at the four sites to receive training simultaneously and to see and hear the instructor and fellow classmates at other sites. The first two courses are designed for paraprofessionals and each class is composed of 10 3-hour sessions. The second set of courses is designed for paraprofessionals and their supervising teachers and each class is composed of three, 3-hour sessions. The first two courses use a curriculum designed to increase paraprofessionals' skills in working with at-risk students and students with disabilities. The second set of courses uses a curriculum designed to provide teachers with the knowledge and skills to supervise their paraprofessionals and strengthen their instructional team. Student achievement is assessed using a pre-posttest curriculum-based assessment and weekly progress checks. Course evaluation data are provided by participants, site coordinators, and project advisory board members. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Delaware; Idaho; Pennsylvania; Utah
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001