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NDREA - Paraeducator and Tutor Training - Title I: Supporting Instruction (2022-2023) [Online Course]

October 4, 2022 8:00 AM - October 5, 2022 4:00 PM (CDT)


NOTE:  Please complete the first 2 online courses PRIOR to the first online check-in in October (approximately 1 hour per module).

In collaborating with the Department of Public Instruction, SEEC and NESC are excited to introduce our latest professional learning opportunity - Master Teacher Paraeducator Online Training! 

The training is designed to support North Dakota schools' paraeducators and tutors in the acquisition and application of instructional practices deemed effective for increasing K-12 students' learning outcomes. We have partnered with The Master Teacher, a company that has developed an online training platform that includes 148 self-paced courses. Participants will have free access to all courses for one year. 

Participants will complete designated courses prior to engaging in 2 scheduled synchronous, virtual connections in which they will collaborate with others in the field to: 

  • Synthesize their learning 
  • Ask questions
  • Provide insight into their work 
  • Practice their new learning and skills in a safe and inclusive setting

Required Courses from The Master Teacher Paraeducator Online Training:

Module 1: Supporting Instruction: Reading (Course 118)

  • Review the meaning and activity of reading
  • Learn questions to ask regarding the school district’s reading program
  • Gain knowledge of the pieces that make up a balanced literacy program
  • Understand the cues that readers can use to gain meaning from text
  • Learn prompts for encouraging students to use reading strategies to gain meaning from text
  • Recognize the stages of reading development
  • Learn tips for making appropriate accommodations and modifications to reading instruction and activities

Module 2: Supporting Instruction: Writing (Course 119)

  • Learn basic points about the writing process
  • Understand the different ways of helping students with writing
  • Learn simple rules for supporting writing instruction with students
  • Gain tips for making appropriate accommodations and modifications to writing instruction and activities

Module 3: Supporting Instruction: Mathematics (Course 120)

  • Gain a basic overview of the fundamentals of mathematics instruction
  • Learn strategies for working with students in mathematics and, in particular, problem-solving
  • Understand the role that educators play in building positive student attitudes toward mathematics
  • Learn some tips for making appropriate accommodations and modifications to mathematics
  • instruction and activities
  • Learn techniques for providing feedback to students on right versus wrong answers

DELIVERY: This multi-day training will be delivered VIRTUALLY.  Participants will complete 3 online courses asynchronously AND participate in 2 synchronous online check-ins throughout the semester (one after Modules 1 and 2; one after Module 3).

PRESENTER: Danette Brown, Professional Learning Specialist, SEEC

AUDIENCES: Afterschool Program Staff, Paraprofessionals, and Substitute Teachers 

CREDIT:  This training will count toward 4 hours of Cafeteria Credit (for those eligible for Graduate Credit). 


Participants will complete 3 online modules asynchronously AND participate in 2 online check-ins:

Modules 1 and 2: (Asynchronous)

1. Supporting Instruction: Reading (course 118)

2. Supporting Instruction: Writing (course 119)

Online Check-in #1: (Must attend one session)  (Modules 1 & 2 must be completed prior to check-in)

  • Tuesday, October 4th:           8:00-8:30 | 3:00-3:30 | 3:45-4:15
  • Wednesday, October 5th:      7:30-8:00 | 8:15-8:45 | 3:30-4:00

Modules 3: (Asynchronous)

3. Supporting Instruction: Mathematics (course 120)

Online Check-in #2: (Must attend one session)  (Modules 3 must be completed prior to check-in)

  • Tuesday, December 6th:               8:00-8:30 | 3:00-3:30 | 3:45-4:15
  • Wednesday, December 7th:          7:30-8:00 | 8:15-8:45 | 3:30-4:00

*All times are Central Time.  Links for joining the online check-in will be sent via email closer to the session date.


Price: FREE

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