The OPEPP model is built upon the Council for Exceptional Children’s Core Competencies for Paraprofessional Preparation, which underscore the significance of paraprofessional educators’ contribution to effective instruction.
OPEPP offers online learning modules, technical assistance and professional development packages, and online resources and support. These products and services offer a coherent set of training and resources designed to help teachers and paraprofessional educators respond to the complex demands of their core responsibilities.
Paraprofessionals serve an essential function as part of instructional teams positioned to support the delivery of high-quality instruction to all students and thereby improve their learning opportunities and outcomes. With these goals in view, OPEPP focuses on three priority areas: