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National History Day Trainings:

Fall I 2017

Conducting Historical Research in the NHD Model

Dates: September 11 to December 11, 2017
Course Structure: 90 hours of professional development OR 3 graduate credits
Registration Deadline: Monday, August 14, 2017


Fall II 2017

Developing Documentaries to Facilitate Historical Thinking Skills


Developing Performances  to Facilitate Historical Thinking Skills

Dates: October 2 to November 20, 2017
Course Structure: 30 hours of professional development OR 1 graduate credit
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 15, 2017



Building Effective Paraeducator-Teacher Teams: A Three Part Webinar Series

To meet the needs of the whole student and reach the highest level of student achievement, it is critical that teachers, paraeducators, and administrators work collaboratively, communicate effectively and respect one another. To maximize their effectiveness, paraeducators and teachers must understand their roles and responsibilities and then receive relevant, ongoing training and feedback to do their jobs. The NEA Center for Great Public School’s ESP Quality Department in collaboration with its Teacher Quality Department is excited to offer a three-part webinar series on building effective paraeducator- teacher teams. The webinar series is open to paraeducators, teachers, administrators and other members of the school community.
The Foundation for Effective Teams
Originally Aired on Wednesday, February 1 / 7:00 - 8:00 PM EST View the recording at:
The first webinar in the series will look at the critical elements needed to build the foundation for effective teams. It will address roles and responsibilities of paraeducators, teachers, and administrators; components of effective teams (including characteristics of effective team leaders and members); as well as common problems with team dynamics and strategies to avoid them in the first place.
Problem Solving and Other Strategies for Successful Teams
Originally Aired on Wednesday, February 8 / 7:00 - 8:00 PM EST View the recording at:
The second webinar in our series will take a deeper look into common problems with team dynamics by examining problem solving techniques, effective communication strategies, and critical issues such as delegation, performance feedback, collaboration and mutual support/respect.
Advocacy and Real-World Scenarios
Originally Aired on Wednesday, February 15 / 7:00 - 8:00 PM EST View the recording at:
The final webinar in the series will focus on advocacy as it relates to hiring practices, professional development, planning time, recruiting administrator support for the instructional team and more. This webinar will also take a deep dive into real-world scenarios that impact paraeducator-teacher teams.
Janet Demers, Florida
 Teacher (retired, Massachusetts)
 Substitute Teacher
 Tutor and Board Member, Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas
Jean Fay, Massachusetts
 Special Education Paraeducator
 President, Amherst Pelham Education Association
 District Director, Massachusetts Teachers Association
 2011 MTA ESP of the Year
Marilyn Likins, Utah
 Research Associate Professor, Department of Special Education at Utah State University
 Executive Director, National Resource Center for Paraeducators in Education and Related Services
Jennie Young, District of Columbia
 Senior Program/Policy Specialist, NEA Education Support Professional Quality

Certificates of Completion: A certificate of completion will be available for download at the conclusion of each webinar. The certificate that you can download is left blank with a space to write in your name. Should you need a certificate with your name on it, please email Jennie at Please include the webinar(s) for which you are requesting a certificate.
Website Links and Handouts: You have access to the website links and handouts that were mentioned during the webinar. The website links are accessible at any time during the presentation from the “Web Links” box (lower right of screen). You can download the resource handouts at the end of the webinar from the “File Share” box (lower right of screen). Once the webinar ends, the screen will change to the evaluation screen and the resources will be available. Unfortunately, participants are unable to complete the evaluation in the archived session.
Questions? Contact Jennie Young at or 202-822-7481.


National Education Association
Education Support Professionals Quality Department
Center for Great Public Schools Webinar
A Dialogue with Education Support Professionals (ESP) about
Racial Justice in Education
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
8:00 PM EST - 9:00 PM EST

Register at:
How we talk about race and racial justice is very important. But it is equally important to bring ALL stakeholders to the table as we discuss and explore racial justice in education and the impact it has on our students. Because Education Support Professionals (ESP) represent 1/3 of any given school workforce and 3/4 live in the school community in which they work, it is vital that ESP are a part of the conversation about racial justice in education. ESP know their students and with shared knowledge, they can have courageous conversation about racial justice and help lead the work on racial equity in their schools.
Join us to develop a shared understanding of racial justice in education, recognize how social injustices impact our students of color, and develop strategies to engage in dialogue with colleagues and community about racial justice.
Dr. Adriane Dorrington, NEA
 Senior Policy Analyst, NEA Teacher Quality Department
Anthony Brisson, NEA
 Senior Program/Policy Analyst, NEA Education Support Professional Quality
Questions? Contact Anthony Brisson at or 202-822-7147.




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