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a trained worker who is not a member of a profession but who assists a professional

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This allowed quick behavior tracking and served as an easy reference for the paraprofessional. Cheat-sheet data were transferred daily to the data book.
What impact does type of learning experience have on teacher and paraprofessional language usage when interacting with students?
Darrell was an African American male with 14 years of experience as a paraprofessional, including 7 years of experience in his current position.
Headquartered in Cherry Hill, NJ, S4T provides substitute teachers, paraprofessionals, and educational support staff to over 150 K-12 school districts.
ERIC Descriptors: Summer Programs; Reading Programs; Grade 3; Elementary School Students; Reading Instruction; Data Collection; Scoring; Rating Scales; Program Evaluation; Self Evaluation (Groups); Program Development; Program Implementation; Teacher Effectiveness; Teacher Qualifications; Admission Criteria; Enrollment; Time on Task; Test Selection; Mentors; Paraprofessional School Personnel; Educational Environment; Communication (Thought Transfer); Intervention
After graduating from high school, she became a paraprofessional working mainly with Latino children at elementary schools.
The performance of paraprofessional staff determines to a large extent the quality of the customer satisfaction and has a significant impact on the contribution that libraries can make to their communities.
Criteria for participation included a current diagnosis of autism made by independent evaluators, a current IEP that included the use of a paraprofessional, part or full-time inclusion in the general education classroom, and enrollment in kindergarten through fifth grade.
Part of the training can include role-playing to give the paraprofessional the chance to practice reference interview skills and use of established guidelines for referring questions to the professional librarians.
The term paraprofessional has not been clearly defined in the field of education.
Based on findings from two federally funded studies, an interim report from the Department's Policy and Program Studies Services (PPSS) describes the progress that states, school districts, and schools have made implementing the teacher and paraprofessional qualification provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act through the 2004-05 school year.
In this qualitative study, structured observations and semi-structured interviews were used to gain an understanding of how specific classroom environmental and pedagogical decisions (i.e., instructional groupings, overall classroom environment, task structure, and proximity of adults) affected the peer interactions of a 2nd-grade student with EBD who was educated in an inclusive classroom with the support of a full-time paraprofessional. Analysis revealed that close physical proximity of the paraprofessional significantly impeded the number of interactions experienced by the student.
When Gregory Rothberg isn't working as a paraprofessional in the Great Kills, N.Y., school district or taking courses at the College of Staten Island, the 20-year-old is probably at a rock concert.