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Supporting Highly Qualified Paraprofessionals and Substitute Teachers 2014-15

“NCLB requires paraprofessionals assigned to instructional duties on a Title I, Part A Schoolwide served campus or those that have at least part of their salary paid for by Title I, Part A on a Targeted Assistance campus to meet the Paraprofessional Highly Qualified requirements.” For requirements please see the TEA website at http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=4670.

ESC Region 13 provides support for meeting these requirements through Paraprofessional Certification Training.


ESC Region 13 is pleased to offer upcoming Staff Development to address the NCLB requirement of Highly Qualified for Paraprofessionals.

Paraprofessional Certification Training:
Dates: October 1 – 3, 2014
E-Campus #FA1428985
Fee: $225
*See the attached flyer and/or view: www.esc13.net/paraprofessional for more detailed information about this HQ certification training.


A new outreach has been developed to support the professional development needs of substitute teachers. We are offering a TOT for school administrators as well as face-to-face training for substitute teachers.

TOT Substitute Teacher Support (for district administrator personnel)
Date: October 17, 2014
E-Campus #: FA1429855
Fee: $500 per school personnel

Substitute Teacher Support (for substitute teachers)
Dates: October 27 – 28, 2014
E-Campus # FA1429009
Location: Region 13 ESC
Fee: $50 per Substitute Teacher

*See the attached flyer for more detailed information about this staff development.

The TOT Substitute Teacher Support is designed for school administrator personnel as a turn-a-round staff development for your ISD substitute teachers. You will receive a customizable District Substitute Teacher Handbook with electronic forms, legalities, and substitute teacher survival techniques; a customizable Power Point presentation with speaker notes and built-in activities for learning; and an electronic ESC Region 13 Substitute Teacher Support Notebook with handouts, forms and specific guidance on instructional strategies and classroom management.

Administrators can also select to receive the customizable resources without the TOT staff development option. See the flyer for specific details.

The course content for Substitute Teacher Support Training includes modules that can be presented separately in short increments of PD as needed:
-Classroom Management
-Safety, Ethical and Legal Issues
-Guidance in Working with School Personnel and Substitute Teacher “Survival Tips”
-Modeling of Instructional Strategies to Enhance Lessons
-Examining Resources to Enrich Student Learning Experiences
-Review Lesson Plan Implementation



For more information contact:
Susan Patteson M.Ed., CALT
Specialty Certification Project Coordinator

Register on E-Campus:
Visit http://ecampus.esc13.net
Log into E-Campus system.
Enter Workshop ID.
Click the Register button.

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