Paraeducator Staff Info

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PLEASE CHECK BACK FREQUENTLY FOR UPDATES. INFORMATION FOR THE 2202-23 SCHOOL YEAR WILL BE POSTED AS SOON AS IT'S AVAILABLE.

 

Paraeducator Fundamental Course of Study

It is important to note that this requirement applies to any K-12 paraeducator staff members who assist with instruction in the classroom setting (excludes preschool and bus monitors).  This year, employees in these positions are required to complete 14 hours (out of 28) of the Fundamental Course of Study (FCS) program.  This training is part of the Paraeducator Certificate Program.

 

Paraeducators Hired in the 2021-22 School Year:

For NEW employees hired in the 2021-22 school year, the following 14 hours are required and are available asynchronously.  You can register on pdEnroller using the links provided below:

 

ESD 113 FCS Support Document for Canvas

 

First 14 hours for New Hires (hired in 2021-22 school year)

Unit

Standard

Number of Hours

pdEnroller #

Registration Link

FCS01

Introduction to Cultural Identity & Diversity

4 hours

143573

NO LONGER AVAILABLE

FCS02

Methods of Educational & Instructional Support

4 hours

143928

NO LONGER AVAILABLE

FCS04

Data Collection & Use

1 hour

143967

NO LONGER AVAILABLE

FCS10

Safe, Positive Learning Environment

3 hours

143990

NO LONGER AVAILABLE

FCS11

Communication Basics

2 hours

143991

NO LONGER AVAILABLE

 

Synchronous training (via Zoom) for units 01, 02, 04 and 11 was offered earlier in the year with the ESD 113. If you missed some of the units you can use the links provided to complete the remaining training. Please note that FCS10 was always asynchronous. If you have already completed all 14 hours, please disregard.

Paraeducators Hired BEFORE the 2021-22 School Year:
For those in their 2nd year and beyond, you are required to complete the remaining 14 hours in order to finish all 28 hours of the FCS requirement of the Paraeducator Certificate Program. These hours are also available asynchronously.  You can register on pdEnroller using the links provided below:

 

Second 14 hours for 2nd year with OSD (and beyond)

Unit

Standard

Number of Hours

pdEnroller #

Registration Link

FCS03

Technology Basics

2 hours

143957

NO LONGER AVAILABLE

FCS05

Roles & Responsibilities

3 hours

143970

NO LONGER AVAILABLE

FCS06

Equity

3 hours

143985

NO LONGER AVAILABLE

FCS07

Behavior Management, including

De-escalation

2 hours

143986

NO LONGER AVAILABLE

FCS08

Child & Adolescent Development

2 hours

143987

NO LONGER AVAILABLE

FCS09

Emergency Health & Safety

1 hour

143988

NO LONGER AVAILABLE

FCS12

Communication Challenges

1 hour

143992

NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Synchronous training (via Zoom) for units 05, 06, 07, 08 and 09 was offered earlier in the year with the ESD 113. If you missed some of the units you can use the links provided to complete the remaining training. Please note that FCS03 and FCS12 were always asynchronous. If you have already completed all 14 hours, please disregard.

PLEASE NOTE: All 14 hours are due no later than July 31, 2022.   You MUST click on the attendance link at the end of each course and submit your information for tracking purposes.  Once completed, you should receive a clock hour form(s) from the ESD 113.  A copy of your clock hour forms should be sent via email to April Pigue at [email protected] for tracking purposes.  PLEASE KEEP THE ORIGINAL CLOCK HOUR FORMS FOR YOUR RECORDS.

 

If you have specific questions, please reach out via the contact information below:

 

 

The following are links with pertinent information regarding the new paraeducator training requirements: