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

November 1, 2022 8:00 AM - November 2, 2022 4:00 PM (CDT)


NOTE:  Please complete the first 2 online courses PRIOR to the first online check-in in November (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: Reading Comprehension: Narrative Texts (Course 130)

  • Read a narrative text
  • Review the elements of narrative texts
  • Interpret, synthesize, and evaluate a narrative text

Module 2: Reading Comprehension: Informative Texts (Course 131)

  • Review the elements of informative texts
  • Practice identifying informative text elements
  • Review five informative text structures
  • Interpret and evaluate informative text structures

Module 3: Reading Comprehension: Decoding Language and Utilizing Layout (Course 132)

  • Review three basic strategies for decoding unfamiliar words
  • Review the parts of words that aid in decoding unfamiliar words
  • Practice using the strategies to decode unfamiliar words
  • Review figurative language
  • Practice identifying types of figurative language
  • Review the informational layout of books
  • Practice identifying specific parts of a book

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 Courses 1 and 2; one after Course 3).

PRESENTER: Danette Brown, Professional Learning Specialist, SEEC

AUDIENCES: Afterschool Program Staff, Paraprofessionals, Special Educators, 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. Reading Comprehension: Narrative Texts (course 130)

2. Reading Comprehension: Informative Texts (course 131)

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

  • Tuesday, November 1st:           8:00-8:30 | 3:00-3:30 | 3:30-4:00
  • Wednesday, November 2nd:      7:30-8:00 | 8:15-8:45 | 3:30-4:00

Modules 3: (Asynchronous)

3. Reading Comprehension: Decoding Language and Utilizing Layout (course 132)

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

  • Wednesday, January 4th:               8:00-8:30 | 3:00-3:30 | 3:30-4:00
  • Thursday, January 5th:                   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.


United States


Price: FREE

Contact Information

South East Education Cooperative (SEEC)
Name: Danette Brown
Phone: 701-997-5725
Email: danette.brown@k12.nd.us
Details: Professional Learning Specialist
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