ParaPro (Evenski-Glacial Lakes)
Career Field: Education
Adult Career Pathway: Paraprofessional
Type: Exam prep, employment prep
Prepares Students for: Employment as a paraprofessional; success on the ParaPro Exam
Target Student Population: CASAS 221+ and TABE 519+ or G.E. 5.0
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Course Description: ParaPro introduces and prepares students for a position as a paraprofessional in an education setting. Topics covered include: the role of the paraprofessional, communication, learning styles, professionalism, positive behavioral supports, and special education. A required distance learning component guides students in independent, self-paced online study to build the reading, writing and math knowledge/skills required on the ParaPro Exam. This course was designed to be taught over Zoom.
Duration: 7 class sessions of 3 hours each, plus 3 hours of required distance learning each week = 42 hours total
Curriculum Materials: Google Slide presentations, handouts, homework assignments, ParaPro practice exam
Curriculum Pluses: Curriculum covers the basic information a paraprofessional needs to know to work successfully in a classroom. Extensive and varied teaching materials provided. Includes links to ParaPro practice tests and a paper copy of the test for students to take.
Curriculum Drawbacks: Direct instruction does not include practice in reading, writing or math needed to pass the ParaPro exam (these are covered in the distance learning component).
Author: Joyce Evenski, Glacial Lakes ABE
Joyce Evenski, Glacial Lakes ABE
2 Century Avenue SE, Hutchinson, MN 55350
612-709-1021 / firstname.lastname@example.org