OPEPP’s Supporting Paraprofessionals through Mentoring

September 8, 2021 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Kathryn Richards

This three-session “flipped classroom” explores best practices for supporting paraprofessionals through the use of structured
mentoring protocols and practical tools and resources.

Participants will:

• understand the role of mentors in supporting paraprofessionals in different contexts;
• learn and practice a variety of effective communication strategies with paraprofessionals;
• know the importance of using good professional judgment and demonstrating professional attitudes and behaviors; and
• commit to personal professional growth and that of paraprofessionals to build the district’s capacity to meet the needs
of all learners.

What’s “flipped classroom” PD? It is professional learning that is organized in the following way: Participants view videos and
do readings and activities prior to a face-to-face Zoom session. Then they use the Zoom session to debrief. The readings and
activities are provided for this PD series using a learning management system called “Moodle.”

Session 1 September 8 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Session 2 September 22
Session 3 October 7

Zoom Session 1: Synchronous: September 8, 2021, 3:30 – 4:30 pm ET
Zoom Session 2: Synchronous: September 22, 2021, 3:30 – 4:30 pm ET
Zoom Session 3: Synchronous: October 7, 2021, 3:30 – 4:30 pm ET

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Participants who attend all Zoom sessions and complete all workshop assignments receive 10 contact hours for participation.