2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Dec 07, 2022  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDUC& 101 Paraeducator Basics (3 credits)



Course Description
An introduction to roles and responsibilities of the Paraeducator in the K-12 educational system. Students will explore techniques supporting instruction, professional and ethical practices, positive and safe learning environments, effective communication and teamwork.

Student Outcomes
1. Compare the distinct roles and responsibilities of the Paraeducator with those of the certificated staff.
2. Identify the signs of a safe, positive, and culturally inclusive learning environment.
3. Utilize effective communication techniques and strategies to be used with students, family members, and staff.
4. Examine positions of power, privilege, and inequity.
5. Utilize the Washington State Paraeducator Standards to develop a professional development plan.
6. Demonstrate the ability to utilize assessments and record data to monitor child growth and development.
7. Compare and contrast the various paraeducator roles and responsibilities across jobs and settings.



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