Paraeducator Summer Institute - Keystone Area Education Agency
Paraeducator Summer Institute - Keystone Area Education Agency

Paraeducator Summer Institute

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The Paraeducators' Role in Empowering

and Motivating Positive Student Behaviors
Thursday, June 11, 2015

 

REGISTRATION CLOSED
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Registration ends May 15, 2015

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Check-in from 7:45-8:30am

Day ends at 4:30pm
Keystone AEA Conference Center, 1400 Second Street NW, Elkader, Iowa


Six rotating sessions:  two in the morning, four in the afternoon.  Laptops/iPads will be provided for sessions required, but you are welcome to bring your own device.

  • Just Be Positive:  Keeping ourselves positive will help keep our students positive.  How can we do that, here are some tips.
     
  • Promoting Independence:  Learning the prompt hierarchy, level of necessary involvement, guiding questions and skills needed.
     
  • Providing Accommodations/Modifications:  Proctoring tests/assessments with consistency; if a student fails, it does not mean the para fails.
     
  • Apps to Motivate:  There are many pieces of technology that can be used to motivate students and assist them at the same time.
     
  • Setting Goals:  Goals are motivating for students and staff, short term and long term.  They can be visual helpers.
     
  • Safety First:  Safely transferring students with physical disabilities, how to move with the student, how to keep the adults safe too.


Registration fee of $25 per person includes materials, breakfast, and lunch.

NOTE:  Paras taking the Paraeducator Recertification course must also register to fulfill class requirements for credit.

 

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Para Summer Institute 2014

Hands-on Technology Workshop

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Keystone AEA Conference Center, Elkader

Make-'n-Take Boardmaker, Lisa AndreasenLearn to use Boardmaker, and then use that new knowledge to make one project on your own.
Handout


iPad Uses, Lois Henry: Learn the new features of OS7, how to customize the iPad for students,  how to find new apps, and more.
 iPad Basics
Camera App 
 

Talking Books & Social Stories, Marcia Boberg:  Session includes providing templates and guidance,instructions on finding images, etc.
Handout

 

Google Tools (from basic to advanced), Deb Henkes/Julie Tschirgi:  No one knows everything, but anyone can "Google it!"  Learn to use Google, YouTube, and other web resources to find the answer you need.  We'll also explore Google Docs and Google Sites for collaborating and sharing documents in the classroom.
Google Workshop Presentation
Google Doc for Google Workshop
Google Tips & Trick handout

 

NOTE:  Paras taking the Paraeducator Recertification course must also register to fulfill class requirements for credit.
 

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