The Iowa Department of Education and Kirkwood Community College have graciously allowed us to share this wonderful video that offers a sneak peek into the daily life of a paraeducator. Just press play to watch the video, it is 16 minutes long and well worth every minute you spend watching it. Thanks again to the Iowa Department of Education and Kirkwood Community College! How do you answer the question, "What do paraeducators do?"paranews: TrainingResourcesStates: Iowa 17 Comments Information Submitted by alzuill on September 19, 2007 - 9:41am Good afternoon I would like to know if you have any information or DVD's on relationship building between teachers and paraprofessionals that can be used in a workshop. Thanks I will be waiting for your reply. If you do can you mail it to the following address. I need by next month for a workshop in November. Alicia Zuill CedarBridge Academy 1 CedarBridge Lane Devonshire, Bermuda DV02 14412965665. Relationship building between teachers and paraprofessionals Submitted by nrcpadmin on September 19, 2007 - 11:14pm Alicia- the National Resource Center does not have any DVD's available, but you may want to try out our training manual titled A Training Program: To Prepare Teachers to Supervise and Work Effectively With Paraeducator Personnel, from that link you can preview the book. Let us know if you have any questions. "What Do Paraeducators Do?" Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on January 13, 2009 - 9:06pm I loved what part of the video that I could hear. Perhaps my feed was "messed up". I really only got about every 30 seconds of dialog and then it would blank out and come back on in short spurts. Can the video be purchased? I am working on a presentation for teachers and paraeducators and would like to include this presentation. Please let me know. Deborah Lord St. Bernard Parish School Board 200 E. St. Bernard Hwy. Chalmette, LA 70043 504.301.2000 Ext. 110 Paraeducators Career Ladder and Pay Submitted by Dianna Fleetwood (not verified) on October 24, 2007 - 11:58am I would like to see different career ladderf or Paraeducators and their pay scales and how they are paid (year round, 9 months) different contracts.The school district here is wanting to change things. Thank you. pay scales for paraeducators Submitted by Heidi Hinton (not verified) on February 1, 2008 - 11:24am I, also would like to be informed of other paraeducators pay scale. How many days a year they work ,are they at school when students are not, do they have mandatory after school activities,and how often do they have paraeducator staff development ? pay scale for paras Submitted by annette (not verified) on February 18, 2008 - 9:08pm Should papras be in a separate scale if they teach a full class load though they are in the same room (library) where there is a certifiied teacher? Thank you paras Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on February 24, 2008 - 5:00pm I read your question on NRCP. I would also like to know the answer to your question about separate payscale for paras that teach in the same room as teachers. What state are you in? I am in PA. I have not been able to acquire an answer to if we are supposed to be teaching at all. Are you frustrated too? Some people say we are supposed to teach, some say we are not supposed to, just reinforce what the teacher teaches... Hope to hear from you... Diane job opportunities Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on May 19, 2008 - 12:25pm I am a Education Technician III, and NCLB certified by the state of Maine Question #1 Do other states recognize Maine's certification? Maines requirements for an ed tech III: 3 yrs. college, inservice, renewed yearly. My husband and I are considering relocating to either West Virginia or Kentucky. He is a retiring high school math teacher. Question #2; What are the chances of finding a part time teaching position for a high school math teacher? This may sound slightly Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on September 23, 2008 - 7:20pm This may sound slightly irrelavent, but I have been trying to figure out how much para educators make a year, and there's no real information on it. Mind informing me? In Lincoln, Nebraska it Submitted by maryhollins on October 21, 2009 - 8:29pm In Lincoln, Nebraska it depends on the number of years and in what level. I am entering my fifth year as a one on one orthopedic impaired position and I am making $12.14 per hour. I am working 6.5 hours daily for a school year of 185 days. My annual gross pay is,$14,598.35. I loved what part of the Submitted by boediger (not verified) on February 13, 2009 - 8:33am I loved what part of the video that I could hear. Perhaps my feed was "messed up". I really only got about every 30 seconds of dialog and then it would blank out and come back on in short spurts. Can the video be purchased? I am working on a presentation for teachers and paraeducators and would like to include this presentation. Please let me know. twenty hours Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on February 9, 2010 - 8:59pm can anyone help with receiving the twenty hours needed in pa for paraeducators any video's that you can recommened or online thank you The Sound on the Video Submitted by Heidi Henning (not verified) on August 9, 2010 - 9:38am Greetings, As others have mentioned, the sound keeps cutting out at random intervals. The video has a lot of good information--some of which is lost to the listener. Is there any way you can re-post the video so that the sound is restored? Thank you, H. Henning Indeed, Iowa Department of Submitted by Razor (not verified) on March 23, 2011 - 11:29pm Indeed, Iowa Department of Education and Kirkwood Community College has shown good example of daily life of paraeducator. I'm amazed of their teaching abilities. Can I find more details to paraeducator in <a href="http://www.scrantonuniversityonline.com">online programs</a> ? This is a very nice and Submitted by santro (not verified) on April 1, 2011 - 2:39am This is a very nice and informative blog to read about. Describing about the jobs of Para-educators is not that hard to understand as they are normal teacher whose job is to maintain a healthy classroom environment where one on one tutoring, to provide instructional support in library, organize parental programs in the schools and etc. I am from India and here, there are many disable schools who are working strictly for the rehabilitation of disable students and guide with everything. Netraheen Vikas Sansthan is one of the disable schools for the blind. Some days ago, a program was organized for the disable children and one of the school provided free wheel chair van for some disable children who cannot afford to buy such facilities. This type of work is really good for those children. Pay Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on September 26, 2011 - 12:58pm In canada I make $22.50 an hour plus benefits and pension. para pay Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on November 2, 2011 - 9:21am I am a paraprofessional in Reynoldsburg City Schools. I had my hours cut 2 years ago and work part-time (6.75 hours/day.) Our district is trying to cut wherever they can and whomever they can. I am fortunate to be making $18.02 per hour. I have been employed with this district since 2004. I was full time then and at one of our contract negotiations I was grandfathered in for my full-time benefits-which I pay for. The health care is the best part of the job. There are not many jobs I can work at that pay me that much and I get full time family coverage for $80 per month. I am required to do more and more in the class and out of the classroom. I get no help or instruction from any teacher in my building. Parapros in my district are being asked to teach classes (like gym) where teachers have been layed off. This is causing tension between our union nand the teachers union. I think is is grossly unfair that I do the exact job teachers do and am not given a salary that is fair. I have abachelor's degree in education.