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Paraprofessional Toolkit: Supporting Math Instruction

Time limit: 365 days

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Course Overview

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Course Description

"Supporting Math Instruction" is an essential course that equips paraprofessionals with the knowledge and understanding necessary to effectively support students in their mathematical learning journey. The course begins with an engaging narrative that highlights the significance of math education and its impact on students' academic and personal lives. Through a series of informative BHSSC-created videos, reflective exercises, and assessments, participants will gain a deep understanding of the reasons behind teaching math and the critical role it plays in developing problem-solving skills and logical thinking. The course emphasizes the importance of math fluency, exploring strategies to help students build a strong foundation in basic math skills and develop automaticity. Participants will also learn about the power of student questioning and how to foster an environment that encourages curiosity, exploration, and confidence in math. By the end of the course, paraprofessionals will possess a solid understanding of math instruction principles and feel empowered to support students in developing a love for math and a strong sense of mathematical proficiency.

Course Goals

  • "Understand why we teach math"
  • "Understand the importance of math fluency"
  • "Understand the importance of student questioning and building student confidence"

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 BLicht@bhssc.org 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.