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Paraprofessional Toolkit: Collaborating with Teachers

Time limit: 365 days

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Course Overview

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Course Description

"Collaborating with Teachers" is an essential course that equips paraprofessionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to foster effective partnerships with educators. The course opens with a relatable narrative of a paraprofessional striving to establish successful collaborative relationships within their school community. Through a carefully curated series of BHSSC-created instructional videos, reflective prompts, and targeted assessments, participants will explore the key elements that contribute to productive collaboration. They will gain insights into effective communication techniques, problem-solving strategies, and methods for overcoming common barriers to collaboration. By the end of the course, paraprofessionals will possess a toolkit of practical strategies and a deeper understanding of their role in supporting teachers and creating a positive, collaborative learning environment for all students.

Course Goals

  • "Understanding what makes for successful collaboration"
  • "Gain strategies for overcoming common barriers to collaboration"

Estimated Time: ½ Hour to 2 Hours 

This self-paced course typically requires half an hour to two hours to complete, though the actual time may vary based on individual factors.

Access and Credentials

Click on "enroll now" to begin enrolling in the Course listing. After registering, click on “Canvas” at the top of the page to access your course in Canvas.

Free for Members

This course is a TIE Member course. It is free for educators from TIE Member schools with a code. If you do not know your code, please use the link at the top of this page to reach out and request it.

Bulk Enrollment

Administrators, PLC leaders, and others can enroll their whole team; there's an option for bulk enrollment in the Catalog for registering multiple members. You first need to reserve and purchase multiple enrollments. After that, you can invite individuals to your purchased seats.

Team Discount

If registering 20 or more individuals for a team or district, reach out to to arrange for special pricing before purchasing.

Credentials: 1 CECH

After completing this course, you can obtain 1 CECH (continuing education contact hours) for South Dakota. CECH/CEUs are free of charge and can be obtained instantly upon completing all requirements.