Working to Strengthen Paraprofessional Preparation and Development Across Ohio

OPEPP works to support systems that support paraprofessionals. Using a partnership model, we engage schools, districts, and regional providers through online learning and learning materials, co-planning for service delivery and professional development, and delivery of training and technical assistance to help districts honor and develop the capacity of paraprofessionals to support the improvement of teaching and learning for each student. OPEPP is coordinated through the University of Cincinnati’s Systems Development & Improvement Center (UC SDI), and is located in Columbus, OH.

Click here to read OPEPP’s study of paraprofessionals and how districts currently use them. The study also shares how districts can begin to design effective, efficient, and inclusive student instruction by supporting paraprofessional expertise, input, and professional growth.