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Paraprofessional Toolkit: Monitoring & Managing Behaviors

Time limit: 365 days

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Course Overview

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Course Description

"Monitoring & Managing Behaviors" is a comprehensive course that equips paraprofessionals with the knowledge, skills, and strategies necessary to effectively support students in maintaining positive behaviors and creating a conducive learning environment. The course begins with an engaging narrative that emphasizes the importance of understanding the underlying causes of student behaviors and how our mindset about these behaviors can impact our approach and effectiveness in managing them. Through a series of informative BHSSC-created videos, reflective exercises, and assessments, participants will explore the various reasons why behaviors occur and develop a compassionate and proactive mindset toward addressing them. The course delves into environmental strategies, teaching paraprofessionals how to create a classroom setting that promotes positive behaviors and minimizes potential triggers. Participants will also learn and practice a range of proactive behavior strategies, including setting clear expectations, providing positive reinforcement, and implementing effective communication techniques. By the end of the course, paraprofessionals will possess a robust toolkit of strategies for monitoring and managing student behaviors, enabling them to foster a positive, supportive, and inclusive classroom environment that promotes student success.

Course Goals

  • "Understand why behaviors occur"
  • "How mindset about behaviors matter"
  • "Learn Environmental Strategies"
  • "Learn Proactive Behavior Strategies"

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.