Prepare To Become A Paraeducator
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4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
$135 - Tuition
Class includes an introduction to the diverse role of paraeducators in the classroom including understanding various disabilities and their impact upon learning, how to support learners in a way that ensures access while also fostering independence, and how to navigate a professional educational environment. The course runs four weeks.
Child Development Professional (Voucher Included)
Asynchronous - log into class any time of the day or night
$2,995 - Tuition
Learn the principles of child growth and development from birth through age five and how they align with the eight Child Development Associate® (CDA) competencies and National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) professional standards. The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Associate Certification Training course will prepare you to take the Microsoft Office Specialist certification exams for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
Restorative Justice- Making It Work
Tues. | January 9, 2024 - April 16, 2024
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
$200 - Tuition
In order to make Restorative Justice work, we are going to have to step beyond many of the habits of our day.
This is no easy or routine task. If there is no judge, we may ask, no prosecution or defense, how are we to deal with law breaking? If misbehaving students are not to be suspended by the Assistant Principal, how are we to handle them?
The idea of doing away with professionals in most cases and instead handling misbehavior ourselves, in cooperation with those responsible for harm, all as members of the same community, seems far fetched at first.
Yet indigenous populations (Native Americans, Australian aborigines, etc.) have for centuries gotten along without jails. And restorative practices originating in their approaches are more and more proving themselves, today, in our own world as well.
This fifteen week course offers both a theoretical and a practical introduction to restorative practices with an emphasis on preparation for actual service as volunteers on discipline and/or support circles in our own schools and community. Beyond readings, video presentations, and class discussion, it will follow the lead of other successful training models to rely heavily on “role play” exercises in helping students build the experience with Restorative Justice that will be required if we areto move beyond the grip of habit in thought and practice.