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Relevant Topics for Special Educators: Supervising Paraprofessionals


Presented by Jen Patenaude, MA

This is a recording of a live webinar, originally held on April 28, 2022.

This webinar provides guidance for special educators about supervising paraprofessionals. See full description below.

Rental period is 30 days.

1.5 professional learning hours; certificates available.

NOTE – This recording is intended for individual rentals. If you’d like to purchase for a group, please use this link: Group Rental for Supervising Paras.

SKU: SPED-Topics-supervising-paras



Relevant Topics for Special Educators: Supervising Paraprofessionals

Jen Patenaude, MA

Paraprofessionals are often the key to ensuring consistent, meaningful access to universal instruction. The information presented in this recording will focus on clarifying the roles and responsibilities of a paraprofessional and the systems that support them. Viewers will work through case studies of challenging situations that arise when supervising support staff, as well as learn ways to foster positive and productive collaboration. Recommendations for tools and resources that support supervision will also be shared. 

Jen Patenaude, MA has worked for North Country Supervisory Union for more than twenty years as a special educator, evaluation specialist, and instructional specialist. She is also an instructor, presenter, internship supervisor, and member of the VT-HEC SPED Advisory Council. Jen leads professional development on a multitude of topics for both general education and special education teachers and has served as adjunct faculty for the Vermont State Colleges.