Paraprofessional Institute

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The institute is a 15-hour professional learning opportunity for paraprofessionals who work with English learners. The academic content is designed to advance the participants’ knowledge of English learner topics as well as effective strategies used to teach small groups of students. The strategies are modeled and explicitly discussed in order to expand the participants’ repertoire of teaching practices. An essential component of the model is the time given between sessions so participants have the opportunity to practice what they are learning.

Overview of Institute

Day One:
English Learners and Second Language Acquisition

Day Two:
Overview of ELA CCSS/Literacy & CA ELD Standards

Day Three:
Collaborative Conversations

Day Four:
Effective Reading Strategies

Day Five:
Effective Writing Strategies