Fundamental Course of Study Units

for Paraeducators 2021-2022

The Fundamental Course of Study (FCS) is part of the Paraeducator Certificate Program.

These Units satisfy up to 24 hours of the requirement for paraeducators. Requirements and state-level funding for this program are subject to change. More information about this requirement can be found at: https://www.pesb.wa.gov/paraeducator-certificate-program/


Participants should note that there is a requirement that a minimum of 7 hours must be done in person. The courses listed below meet this requirement under emergency rule which expires September 1, 2022.

School Year 2021-2022 Offerings

Each unit will be offered twice during the school year via Zoom. Early registration is encouraged. Participants should only register for one of the dates listed for each unit.



FCS 01: Cultural Identity and Diversity

November 22, 11:00 - 3:00 -or-

April 19, 8:00 - 12:00


FCS 02: Methods of Educational and Instructional Support

October 26, 11:00 - 3:00 -or-

February 15, 8:00 -12:00


FCS 03: Technology

January 21, 8:00 - 10:00 -or-

May 17, 12:00 - 2:00


FCS 05: District Roles and Responsibilities

October 26, 8:00 - 10:00 -or-

February 15, 1:00 - 3:00


FCS 06: Equity

January 21, 11:00 - 2:00 -or-

May 17, 8:00 - 11:00


FCS 07: Behavior Management Strategies

November 22, 8:00 - 10:00 -or-

April 19, 1:00 - 3:00


FCS 10: Positive and Safe Learning Environments

November 10, 12:00 - 3:00 -or-

March 14, 8:00 - 11:00


FCS 11 & 12: Communication and Communication Challenges

November 10, 8:00 - 11:00 -or-

March 14, 12:00 - 3:00

Participation Requirements

Courses are interactive Zoom trainings held virtually, not webinars. Participants are asked to use both audio and video during the course of the training so others can see and interact with them. Participants must be able to log-on to Zoom with a PC, Chromebook or tablet and have a working microphone and camera. Please contact one of the facilitators if you have questions about the technology.

Questions? Feel free to contact us.

For registration questions: Kim Cameron kcameron@esd101.net


For content, participation requirements, or other course related questions:

Michelle Grove mgrove@esd101.net

Dianna Harrington dharrington@esd101.net

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