SPLASH 105: Working with the Paraprofessionals in the K-12 Special Education Classroom

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Building teacher and paraprofessional teams is key to creating a positive work environment and a positive learning environment for students.
Paraprofessionals are an essential part of the team to support student learning; make sure paraprofessionals are made to feel valuable on a daily basis.

• An understanding of the roles and characteristics of the teacher and paraprofessional
• Effective classroom leadership skills
• The ability to facilitate a productive TEAM
• Development and implementation of training plans to meet the needs of the classroom and students

Course Funding: SPLASH is an initiative of the Kentucky Department of Education’s State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) funded by the Office of Special Education Programs and managed by the University of Louisville.

SPLASH activities are grounded in research-based practices to increase teacher skill-sets and administrator understanding of indicators of high-quality teaching and learning for students with moderate/severe disabilities (MSD). SPLASH is a program focusing on supporting low incidence teachers across the Commonwealth of Kentucky and bringing rigorous academic instruction for all students.

This course is for special education professionals working in a PK-12 school setting. Credit for early care and education/child care will NOT be issued.