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Paraprofessional Toolkit: Data Collection

Time limit: 365 days

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Course Overview

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Course Description

"Data Collection" is a vital course that equips paraprofessionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively gather and utilize data to support student learning and success. The course begins with an engaging narrative that emphasizes the critical role data plays in informing educational decisions and interventions. Through a series of informative BHSSC-created videos, reflective exercises, and assessments, participants will explore the various reasons for collecting data and identify key areas where data can be gathered to support student progress. The course provides hands-on practice with a range of data collection methods, ensuring paraprofessionals feel confident in their ability to collect accurate and meaningful information. Participants will also learn how to collaborate with educational teams to plan for effective data collection and utilization strategies that directly contribute to student success. By the end of the course, paraprofessionals will possess a strong foundation in data collection practices and feel empowered to use data to make a positive impact on student outcomes.

Course Goals

  • "Understand why data is collected"
  • "Investigate areas where data can be collected"
  • "Learn and practice various ways to collect data"
  • "Plan for ways to effectively collect and use data"

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.