CREC offers several COMPASS Workbooks starting at $18.
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“Demand for the training has grown as districts have come to see the COMPASS as an outstanding option for professional development for their paraprofessionals. CREC is always forward thinking in determining how to improve the services they provide to their customers. I am grateful to CREC for their leadership in developing quality professional development materials and look forward to our continued collaboration.”
Connecticut State Department of Education
Facilitation and Presentation Certification
Aligned with Levels 1 and 2 of the National Paraeducator and Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Standards, five basic modules provide 18 hours of paraeducator training. Each module is three hours, with the exception of the six-hour instructional strategies module. Modules can be provided in any order; however, we recommend the Roles & Responsibilities module be offered first.
Roles & Responsibilities
Understand the roles and responsibilities of the paraeducator, teacher, and administrator as partners in an educational team. Strategies to work effectively as a member of an instructional team are provided.
Explore various aspects of collaboration and communication with adults and students, including relationship building and effective problem solving.
Learn strategies for managing and supporting students in small and large groups and in one- to-one learning situations. Emphasis is on proactive environmental and instructional supports.
Ethics and Legal Issues
Understand current information on the special education laws and school-based practices. Review Individualized Education Plan (IEP) components and procedures.
Practice research-based strategies to help students achieve. Collaboration and communication skills in lesson preparation and implementation will enable the paraeducator to be an effective, contributing member of the instructional team.