Supporting Success: The Inclusive Para
A Facilitated On-Demand Professional Development Course with Job-Embedded Activities
Provide your paraprofessionals the support they need to ensure successful inclusion of every student!
We know that paraprofessionals are central to the success of educating students with disabilities in inclusive environments, especially those with more significant disabilities. We also know that they require a repertoire of nuanced skills and tools to draw from across the school day to respond to in-the-moment challenges and needs. The dynamic nature of inclusive environments and the individualized needs of students requires highly-trained paraprofessionals, but where can your staff learn these skills and how do you fit that training into an already packed schedule?
That’s where KIT can help! Kids Included Together is the leader in disability inclusion training and support and has decades of experience working to support professionals in inclusive environments.
This year, we’ve created a new course just for you and your paraprofessionals. Supporting Success: The Inclusive Para is a series of ten, 30-minute webinars with companion facilitator guides and job-embedded coaching activities with low-risk feedback that you can use to:
- plan for academic and social support in inclusive classrooms
- train your paraprofessionals on appropriate responses to challenging behaviors
- set yourself up for a smooth and successful school year
Designed by inclusive education expert Dr. Jennifer Sommerness, this course is designed to be available when you need it. It can be used as facilitated training during your staff orientation, during regular professional development meetings, or as a means for job-embedded direction about how to support individual students as needs arise. Instead of bringing in an outside trainer, we’ve created facilitator guides so that you can walk your team through the content at a pace that is right for you with your own students as the subject of discussion so your staff can put their learning immediately into practice.
The Benefits of On-Demand
- present training all at once or spread it out over a few hours or days
- provide specific content to specific roles and groups
- customize the discussion and activities to fit your school, staff, and students
This course is intended for schools and districts to use in addition to the materials and training that is typically offered for orientation and compliance training. The focus of this series is on increasing the specific knowledge and skills needed for providing direct instructional and social support to students with disabilities in inclusive environments.
Content will be available through the KIT Online Learning Center from September 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.
What are you waiting for? Empower your staff to be their best with Supporting Success: The Inclusive Para!