CREC Resource Group
$50/yr per paraeducator
“For the past six years, CREC has worked closely with the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) to support the statewide initiative to provide quality comprehensive paraprofessional training. The feedback on the modules has been consistently excellent. Participants enjoy the hands-on activities and the opportunity to share their thoughts, ideas and strategies with their peers.”
Connecticut State Department of Education
Facilitation and Presentation Certification
About The COMPASS
Paraeducators are critical to providing the best, supportive educational environment for students. The COMPASS is a nationally recognized, comprehensive, job-embedded professional development curriculum aligned with national paraeducator standards.
- Full access to all modules for a year
- Membership in an online learning community of paraeducators
- Free ongoing support
- Half-day blended learning facilitator training available for an additional fee
Roles & Responsibilities
Understand the roles and responsibilities of the paraeducator/associate instructor, teacher, and administrator as partners. Learn strategies to work effectively as a member of an instructional team.
Explore what it means to effectively collaborate and communicate with adults and students, including how to build relationships and solve problems.
Learn strategies to proactively manage and support students in a variety of learning situations. Emphasis is on building proactive environmental and instructional supports.
Ethics and Legal Issues
Examine current information on special education laws and school-based practices. Review Individualized Education Plan (IEP) components and procedures.
Learn research-based planning and instructional strategies to help students achieve. Focus is on helping the paraeducator/associate instructor become an effective, contributing member of the instructional team.
Creating Independent Learners
Improve Student independence by learning how to assess a student’s abilities, analyze tasks, and fade instruction to promote student independence.