Core to the OPEPP mission are twin aspirations: (1) to help districts and educators engage and support paraprofessionals as instructional team members and peers, and (2) to empower paraprofessional and teacher-para teams in support of providing a supportive and academically challenging education to each student.
OPEPP’s resource package of learning modules have always had those aspirations in mind. From the deep-dive, research-based learning modules, OPEPP has thus far produced two courses for educators. These courses improve the preparation experiences of teachers and paraprofessionals, and enable teachers to earn continuing education credit toward license renewal requirements.
The two courses, coming in 2023, will focus on enhancing teacher capacity to help paraprofessional colleagues understand their roles, and to help paraprofessionals support the delivery of quality instruction.