Reflections on the NRCP’s Paraeducators Conference

Article submitted by Ludmila Battista, Faculty-Educational Studies, Kaplan University This was my fifth trip to join my colleagues in the paraeducator field and as in every time in the past, I was invigorated and inspired by what I saw and heard at last month’s annual conference in San Antonio, TX. Dynamic keynote speakers, passionate and … Read more

2013 NRCP National Conference in Salt Lake City Review

Thanks to all who attended our 2013 NRC Paraeducator Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. We had some amazing Welcome and Keynote Speakers as well as great break-out sessions. Participants provided very positive feedback and felt that their time was well spent. Further, they commented on taking away valuable information that could be implemented and … Read more

Break-Out Sessions

We are currently accepting Call For Papers for our 2013 conference. Please visit the Call for Papers section under the Conference tab.   LAST YEAR’S BREAK-OUT SESSIONS: A Toolbox Full of Essentials Needed for a Sucessful Mentor Program Kristen Heiser Assisting with Early Literacy Instruction Ana Pomar, Betty Ashbaker Building Working Relationships as an Effective … Read more

Opening 2011 Conference Keynote from Marilyn Likins and Gina R. Scala

Keyed In, Logged On, Charged Up! Paraprofessionals Connecting with 21st Century Learners The conference started off this morning with the opening keynote address from Marilyn Likins and Gina R. Scala. Gina talked about knewly revised Knowledge & Skill Standards for Paraprofessionals from CEC (coming soon) and the importance of being involved in legislative issues. Gina challenged … Read more

Save the Date! (2011 National Conference)

The NRCP 2011 Paraprofessional Conference has been scheduled for: May 12-14, 2011 At the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The Call for papers will be posted soon and additional information will be forthcoming. Sign up for our newsletter to receive conference updates in your inbox!

Announcement on the 2010 Conference

First, the bad news… During the past several months we have heard from many individuals who have attended previous conferences and found that many states, districts, and national organizations are experiencing travel freezes and budget restrictions. Based on this and the current economic downturn, we have opted not to hold a 2010 conference. We want … Read more

Conference Update

Early Bird Registration Ending Soon! If you are planning on attending this year’s conference, be sure to register before Friday, February 28th to take advantage of the discounted early bird rates. Conference Registration Conference Lunch Forums New this year, the National Resource Center is hosting three lunch forums during the conference. These will occur during … Read more

More Conference Presentations

Here are three more presentations from our recent National Conference: Paraprofessionals Fueling Change Dr. Ashley Molloy Building Foundations for Para-professionalism Ann Birch, Dr. Jill Morgan Paraprofessionals As Certified Educators Pamela O. Brucker, Southern Connecticut State University and Dana Corriveau, Connecticut State Department of Education