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Ohio Partnership for Excellence in Paraprofessional Preparation
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Partner Overview

OPEPP Partners can be 

  • districts
  • individual schools
  • educational service centers

Participation in OPEPP is voluntary and flexible 

  • No two partnerships are the same 
  • We do not tell you what to work on
  • Our goal is to fit our supports to your mission and context
ALL partners receive the following benefits:
  • Honorarium to support their paraprofessional PD initiatives
  • An opportunity to complete a needs assessment around paraprofessional preparation
  • Consultation from OPEPP that helps them move through an Action Planning Process
  • Participation and attendance at 3 academy’s hosted by OPEPP throughout the year
  • Access to and guidance around the many PD tools available on OPEPP’s site
  • Connections to other partnering districts, schools,  and ESCs

Unique Information around ESC Partnerships

GOALS OF OPEPP WORK WITH ESCS

  1. Support the paraeducator work that generates directly from the ESC
  2. Expand OPEPP supports across their region
  3. Use OPEPP’s open access PD as a springboard for more in-depth ESC trainings.
  4. ESCS AS OPEPP PARTNERS 

Delegator and Moderator

Scaffold the participation of team members and facilitate meetings

Team Coordinator

Manage tasks such as taking care of logistics for the meeting, and sending announcements

Recipient of Ideas

Be open to other team members’ ideas and willing to hear and consider their perspectives

Final Decision Maker

Ensure closure and completion of the team tasks

Sustaining the work so that it moves beyond the three year partnership is key.

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Learn about the OPEPP Sustainability Questionnaire and help your district extend the work. 
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