Professional Growth Continuum: Advancing the Professional Growth of Paraeducators


Session Abstract

As critical members of the instructional team and as key contributors to student success, paraeducators should be afforded opportunities to grow professionally and advance their careers through ongoing, relevant professional development. In this workshop, participants will learn about NEA’s new Education Support Professional (ESP) Professional Growth Continuum (PGC), a self-evaluation tool that provides ESP with pathways for continuous professional learning and growth throughout their careers. Participants will examine the eight universal standards outlined in the PGC, discuss strategies to utilize the PGC in their school/district, and develop a professional growth plan using the PGC.


Debby Chandler