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Paraprofessional Toolkit: Student Engagement

Time limit: 365 days

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Course Overview

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Course Description

"Student Engagement" is a transformative course that empowers paraprofessionals to move beyond mere compliance and create a classroom environment that truly captivates and inspires students. The course begins with a thought-provoking narrative that emphasizes the crucial role of positive relationships in fostering emotional and intellectual engagement among students. Through a series of engaging BHSSC-created videos, reflective exercises, and assessments, participants will unpack the importance and benefits of building strong, supportive connections with students as the foundation for meaningful learning experiences. The course explores a wide range of strategies and techniques designed to motivate, encourage, excite, and promote even the most reluctant learners. Paraprofessionals will learn how to tap into students' interests, create inclusive and participatory classroom activities, and provide individualized support that celebrates each student's unique strengths and potential. By the end of the course, participants will possess a robust toolkit of approaches for fostering student engagement, enabling them to create a dynamic, student-centered learning environment that ignites a passion for learning and promotes academic and personal growth.

Course Goals

  • "Participants will be able to think beyond compliance and unpack the importance and benefits of fostering positive relationships as the foundation for engaging students emotionally and intellectually"
  • "Participants will explore ways to motivate, encourage, excite, and promote the most reluctant of learners"

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.