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Paraprofessional Toolkit: Student Management

Time limit: 365 days

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Course Overview

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Course Description

"Student Management" is a comprehensive course designed to equip paraprofessionals with the knowledge, skills, and strategies necessary to effectively manage student behaviors and create a positive learning environment across various settings. The course begins with an engaging narrative that highlights the importance of proactive and supportive approaches to student management. Through a series of informative BHSSC-created videos, reflective exercises, and assessments, participants will explore a range of techniques and ideas that they can immediately implement in their work with students. The course focuses on building a robust toolbox of strategies that empower paraprofessionals to foster positive relationships with students, redirect negative behaviors, and provide targeted academic support. Participants will learn how to establish clear expectations, use positive reinforcement, and implement effective communication and de-escalation techniques to prevent and address challenging behaviors. By the end of the course, paraprofessionals will feel confident in their ability to create a nurturing and supportive classroom environment that promotes student success and well-being.

Course Goals

  • "To provide information that will help you be more effective and successful with student behaviors in different settings"
  • "To provide you with one idea and/or technique you can use"
  • "This training will focus on building the toolbox of strategies for paraprofessionals so that they are more effective in addressing student behavior through relationships, redirecting negative behaviors, and academic support"

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.