How to Create a State Wide Initiative to Support and Enhance Paraducator Professional Development


Session Abstract

This workshop will provide an opportunity for attendees interested in planning a state wide initiative to come together and discuss ways to improve the professional development of paraeducators. Participants will learn what key strategies can support a successful initiative. Discussion will focus on five strategic steps: 1) Effectively defining the need for state wide funding and support 2) Developing critical momentum and launching state wide partnership 3) Preparing the plan and outcomes for securing support and buy-in 4) Making the "ask" and initiating legislation 5) Staying the course with collaboration and compromise.


Dr. Jonelle Adams