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Paraprofessional Toolkit: Accommodations & Modifications

Time limit: 365 days

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Course Overview

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Course Description

"Accommodations & Modifications" is an essential course that provides paraprofessionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively support students with diverse learning needs. The course opens with a compelling narrative that highlights the importance of understanding and implementing appropriate accommodations and modifications in the classroom. Through a series of informative BHSSC-created videos, reflective exercises, and assessments, participants will learn to distinguish between accommodations and modifications and understand when each approach is most appropriate. The course explores the role of paraprofessionals in implementing these strategies and provides practical guidance on how to collaborate with teachers and other educational team members to ensure student success. By the end of the course, paraprofessionals will feel empowered to contribute to the creation of inclusive learning environments that meet the unique needs of every student.

Course Goals

  • "Understand the difference between accommodations and modifications"
  • "When is the best time to use an accommodation and modification"
  • "Your role for implementation"

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.

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.