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Call for Papers for the 2013 Conference
Grab Your Bikes, We're Going to Utah!
31st National Conference on the Training and Employment of Paraeducators
April 18-20, 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center
Submit Proposals by Friday, October 26, 2012!
This year we are especially interested in the following topics, but as always, we encourage proposals that expand horizons.
Research Initiatives focusing on paraeducator effectiveness, training and supervision, one-on-one use of paraeducators, or other pertinent topics.
Statewide or local initiatives to set standards and parameters for:
- Statewide assessment activities designed to meet requirements of federal legislation, i.e., Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and IDEA.
- Hierarchies of skill and knowledge competencies required to work in different levels of paraeducator positions.
- Paraeducator roles in muti-tiered interventions (RTI- Response to Intervention programs).
- Training and professional development opportunities for paraeducators and their supervisors.
- Development of effective partnerships among provider agencies, 2- and 4-year colleges, unions, and other stakeholders.
Hands on Sessions specifically designed to strengthen the on-the-job performance of paraeducators working in Title I programs, inclusive classrooms or one-on-one job assignments, home- and center-based early childhood programs, ALS/bilingual education, and vocational/transitional services.
Incentives for Retaining a Skilled Paraeducator Work Force (e.g. career pathways, credentialing flexible degree programs, collaborative articulated systems between provider agencies and 2- and 4-year colleges).
Standards and professionally developed models for preparing teachers, administrators and other supervisors to work effectively with paraeducators and direct service providers in education and other human services.
Emerging Roles for Paraeducators in occupational, speech/language, physical therapy and other disciplines.
- LCD PROJECTORS WILL NOT BE PROVIDED BY THE NRCP.
If you require an LCD Projector for your PowerPoint, arrangements can be made by contacting Kenny Kingsford with the Hilton Salt Lake City Center at 801-238-4892.
- Typically, the length of a session is 1-1/2 hours. However, if you require more time, please indicate your time preference and we will try to accommodate your request.
- Screens, carts and electrical switch plates will be provided in all rooms.
- Proposals that promote commercially available products, services, or programs will not be selected. Such products can be displayed in our Exhibitor/Vendor space. See exhibitor application.
Because the conference is self-sustaining, it is necessary for ALL presenters to register and pay the fee.