Virtual Workshops for Fall 2023

OPEPP is presenting three different virtual workshop sessions this fall.

Paras as Interveners

Session Dates: Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27
Time: 4-5 PM
Presenters: Karen Koehler & Doug Sturgeon

Designed for paraprofessionals and their instructional teams who support one or more children with combined hearing-vision loss.

Helping with Instruction

Session Dates: Sept. 28 | Oct. 12, 19, 26 | Nov. 2
Time: 4-5 PM
Presenter: Linda Bass-Johnoff

Designed for teacher-paraprofessional teams who seek to understand how paraprofessionals can expand their role on a team by supporting instruction.

Trauma Informed Practices

Session Dates: Oct. 30 | Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27
Time: 4-5 PM
Presenters: Rachel Caswell & Renee Mattson

Designed for teacher-paraprofessional teams that seek to understand how trauma impacts learning and behavior.

There will be work to complete in between sessions.

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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.

OPEPP is excited to share that we have 27 districts or ESCs partnering with us during the 2023-2024 school year.

We will host information sessions starting in January 2024 for districts and ESCs who would like to partner with us starting in the 2024-2025 school year. Click here to view a map of our current districts.