Exciting Announcement! Don’t Miss Out!

The NRCP is looking forward to the upcoming Eastern Regional Paraeducator Conference on January 12-13, 2022!

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Also check the Conference tab for more information regarding all 3 regional conferences!! https://nrcpara.org/conference/

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Our goals are to:

  • Bring together employers, personnel developers, unions, professional organizations, paraeducators, parents and other advocates for improving services for all children and youth to develop systems and personnel practices that will encourage skilled paraeducators to remain in the field and, if desired, to pursue future teaching careers.
  • Provide training and resources to paraeducators; teachers; policymakers and administrators; other education professionals; occupational, physical and speech-language therapists; early childhood specialists; personnel developers in colleges and universities; and other stakeholders to improve outcomes for all students.

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    Over 60 participants from 9 States registered for our Central Regional conference, held December 8th -9th. When asked what they enjoyed most about the conference, participants responded with: “Overall, I enjoyed all the topics of the conference.” “The laughing yoga” “I found Matthew Wappett’s presentation on stress and laughter to be very engaging, informative, and … Read more
  • Regional Conference Leadership Meetings
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  • Great Turnout for NRCP Western Regional Conference!
    Over 225 participants from 16 States registered for our Western Regional conference, held October 26-28th and we have been getting excellent feedback including: “The conference was exceptional and has offered me more opportunities to better serve my kids. I will be working on my team skills as well as my personal health and abilities. I’m … Read more
  • Regional Paraeducator Virtual Conference Sessions
    Our upcoming Regional Conferences will highlight four amazing sessions with outstanding presenters. We hope you are all excited for the three Regional Conferences to be held in October, December and January. Check here for dates and registration links: https://nrcpara.org/conference/ Session 1: NO! DON’T! STOP! … So How Exactly is That Working for You? “Says and … Read more
  • The Center for Technical Assistance for Excellence in Special Education
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  • Calling all Paraeducators!
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  • Paraspotlight: Jen
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