July 25, 2022
2022-2023 Paraprofessional Pre-planning Training
Paraprofessionals will report to their respective home schools on the first day of school, August 8, 2022. Unless otherwise specified below, Paraprofessionals will remain at their home schools throughout pre-planning.
There will only be a one-day training during pre-planning for specifically identified members of the Paraprofessional Unit. Training will take place on August 9, 2022. Training will be conducted face to face during regular contractual hours from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. with a one-hour duty free lunch on their own. Paraprofessionals will be required to attend the training in its entirety. Identified Paraprofessionals will report to their home schools before training on August 8th; report to the training site on August 9th; and report back to their home schools for August 10th-12th.
The Exceptional Education and Student Services (EESS) Department will be providing one day of professional development for paraprofessionals in ESE programs on August 9th based on program assignment. The sessions will begin at 8:00 am and end at 3:00 pm. Lunch will be on your own. Please use the chart below to determine the appropriate session you should attend. If you have any questions that cannot be answered by your teacher or the ESE Lead teacher at your school, please contact the EESS Department at 348-7800.
|Session||Paraprofessional Work Assignment Setting||Training Location|
|1||Self-Contained classroom paras including classroom and student-focused paraprofessionals working in Communication/Social Skills (CSS), Supported Level Academics (SLA) & Participatory Level Academics (PLA), PRIDE/ Behavior Supports self-contained classrooms; and DHH Self-Contained. (August 9th)||University of North Florida Adam W. Herbert University Center 12000 Alumni Drive Jacksonville, FL 32224 904.620.4222|
|2||Center School Paraprofessionals (Alden Road Exceptional Student Center, Mt. Herman Exceptional Student Center, Oak Hill Academy, and Palm Avenue Exceptional Student Center) (August 9th )||Report to work sites (Training was provided during early return)|
|3||VE Inclusion/Resource/PI/ADA (general education classrooms) Varying Exceptionalities August 9th||Andrew Jackson High School Auditorium 3816 N. Main Street Jacksonville, FL 32206|
|4||PK paraprofessionals in VEPK and PI settings August 9th||Terry Parker High School Auditorium 7301 Parker School Road Jacksonville, FL 32211 904.720.1650|
|5||Regular Education Paraprofessionals August 9th||Sandalwood High 2750 John Prom Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32246 904-646-5100|
• Student Focused Paraprofessionals:
o assigned to students in the general education classroom will attend the VE session (session 3)
o assigned to students in self-contained classrooms will attend the appropriate self-contained classroom session
In-service Points Are Available:
• To receive in-service points, paraprofessionals attending sessions 1-4 should use the PowerSchool system to register for:
Course: ESE Paraprofessional Training August 2022
Section #: 30992