The Compass, an online, paraeducator professional learning system providing training and access to evidence-based practices in order to support the learning environment for the students they support. The Compass modules are aligned with national paraeducator standards and HB5321 legislation, and can be customized to your district’s needs.
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.
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. The focus is on helping the paraeducator/associate instructor become an effective, contributing member of the instructional team.
Improve student independence by learning how to assess a student’s abilities, analyze tasks, and fade instruction to promote student independence.
Knowledge will be gained on Meeting standards of professional and ethical conduct by practicing and maintaining appropriate confidentiality through the IEP/PPT process.
Teams of teachers and paraeducators benefit from this module to gain an understanding of how to manage the paraeducator's time and effectiveness in supporting the learning environment.
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