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Paraprofessional Toolkit: Academic Instruction

Time limit: 365 days

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Course Overview

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Course Description

"Academic Instruction" is a comprehensive course that empowers paraprofessionals to effectively support student learning within the classroom setting. The course begins with an engaging narrative that highlights the critical role paraprofessionals play in delivering quality academic instruction. Through a series of informative BHSSC-created videos, reflective exercises, and assessments, participants will gain a deep understanding of their responsibilities and the impact they can have on student success. The course explores various instructional strategies, providing guidance on how and when to apply each approach to best support diverse learners. Paraprofessionals will expand their repertoire of instructional techniques, enabling them to adapt to different student needs and learning styles. By the end of the course, participants will feel confident in their ability to contribute meaningfully to academic instruction and create a supportive learning environment that fosters student growth and achievement.

Course Goals

  • "Understand the role of paraprofessionals within academic instruction"
  • "Understand how and when to use different types of instructional strategies"
  • "Gain additional instructional strategies to use in working with students"

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

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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.