Unlocking Your Para Potential

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Southeastern Regional Education Service Center (SERESC)

29 Commerce Drive

Bedford, NH 03110

www.seresc.net 603 206-6800

with Christopher L. Hobson, ParaPotential

Sponsored by SERESC

Who Should Attend:

Paraprofessionals and other support personnel

About the Presentation:

This full-day workshop is designed to guide paraeducators toward reaching their potential as service providers. It gives them tools to use to increase their effectiveness, as well as strategies for avoiding and resolving conflict. Supported by a multi-media presentation, Unlocking Your Para Potential will guide paras toward being stronger contributors in their schools and works to inspire paraprofessionals to support an atmosphere of cooperation, collaboration and learning that will lead to greater success for students.

Unlocking Your Para Potential is appropriate for paraprofessionals of all grade levels. It includes an up-beat mix of topical and thought-provoking lecture as well as engaging Coffee Talks (group discussions and engaging activities). Attendees will also walk away with a Tool Kit, which includes guides, further resources, and a variety of other tools to help paras be more effective, more involved, and more professional.


Topics covered include:

  • Celebrating the Rewards and Meeting the Challenges of being a Paraprofessional.
  • The Differentiation of Roles between Paras and SpEducators/Classroom teachers.
  • Getting Off on the Right Foot.
  • Capitalizing on strengths.
  • Goal-Setting and Para Professional Development.
  • Tools That Increase Para Effectiveness.
  • Becoming Involved and Included in the School Community, Getting Proactive, Using Non-Contact Time.
  • Confidentiality.
  • Conflict Avoidance and Conflict Resolution.

Outcomes:

As a result of attending, Participants will:

  • Motivate themselves to be more effective paraprofessionals.
  • Implement tools to better manage their roles and functions.
  • Increase their awareness regarding confidentiality.
  • Use strategies to initiate conflict avoidance and conflict resolution techniques.

Schedule:

8:00-8:30 am........................ Check-In, Setup and Continental Breakfast

8:30 am.................................Program Begins-Introduction

8:45 am................................ Para Perceptions and Coffee Talk – Celebrating Advantages and Challenges of Being a Paraprofessional

9:15 am.................................Teacher vs Para Roles

9:50 ......................................Getting Off on the Right Foot with Teachers and Case Managers

10:30 am...............................Break

10:40 am...............................Unlocking Your Para Potential – Topics: Capitalizing on Your Strengths, Setting Goals, Getting Proactive, Using Non-Contact Time, Becoming Included

11:30 am...............................Coffee Talk – Setting Goals and Para Professional Development

12:00 pm...............................Working Lunch at SERESC

12:45 pm...............................Confidentiality, Conflict Avoidance, Conflict Resolution, Break

2:30 pm................................ Coffee Talk, Conclusion, Questions and Answers

3:00 pm................................Feedback, Adjourn, Certificates

About the Presenter:

B.A. Elementary Education

36 years of teaching experience in US and overseas

Assistant Principal

K-8 Writing Facilitator

Currently a Special Education paraprofessional

Faculty member of the UNH Professional Developmen tand Training Center

Education Consultant, ParaPotential

Presenter at local/state/national/international schools and educators’ conferences and in college classrooms

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

8:30 am-3:00 pm

Check in starts at 8:00 am


Certificate of Attendance available for 6 Contact Hours


$225.00 per participant

$195.00 early registration by October 18, 2016--- Enter discount code:early*registration


For Member District Discount: See your school district administrator for a code to use when you register online. SERESC member districts are: Auburn - Bedford - Candia - Hampstead - Hooksett - Londonderry - Merrimack - Timberlane - Windham


Registration Ends October 25, 2016. To inquire about available seats after this deadline, contact sabrina@seresc.net Every effort will be made to accommodate your need.


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**Refunds will not be given for “no shows”.

**SERESC accepts substitution of another person. 24 hours of advance notice is appreciated.

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**SERESC reserves the right to postpone or cancel events.

Location:

SERESC Conference Center


29 Commerce Drive

Bedford, NH 03110

603-206-6800


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