ParaEducate is back for 2017! We are so very excited to connect with all the New Years in the past for ParaEducate have looked at things we would want to accomplish in the new year as advocates for paraeducators and students with disabilities in a public K-12 setting. In past years this has been about reaching out to student teachers, other staff members, setting a better example of professionalism, or just being a successful company.
We have several books and several large curriculum releases in process. Several parts of curriculum are all in different phases of testing. And we thank our testers profusely for being willing to pilot some of our ideas. We are not certain which projects will come out this summer but we look forward to sharing them.
This year is also heading into a special milestone: our fifth year. In this year, we are heading to SXSWEdu and we will present on March 8th. We are looking forward to this opportunity to be on one major stage with Nicole Eredics of The Inclusive Class, Beth Foraker of The National Catholic Board on Full Inclusion, Rob Rummel, Schuyler Rummel, and Sheryl Zellis.
So much has happened since we signed off. We’ve seen highs and lows with things that matter to people with disabilities and their allies. One of the issues that came forward is that it’s time to really speak to how to guide students into social relationships. Some students with disabilities don’t always have the tools to understand all the details about even friendly relationships and the differences between types of relationships and nuances in social interactions. We will be looking at these very shortly.
We are also looking at skills for understanding academic information, professional growth, and discussing the importance of retaining staff and how retention and respect grow within a campus community.
In addition since signing off for our Winter Break, we’ve gathered a lot of followers on social media, and this means the world to us at ParaEducate. Social media is our primary method of reaching the world currently. And we are quite proud to be a social media leader when it comes to sharing our experiences and expertise. But this also points out one other thing: how much ParaEducate gives away for free. And we do this blog free, and free of ads as a recognition of the importance of the need and desire for academics to have access to updated information.
ParaEducate is company interested in providing materials, information, and strategies for people working in special education inclusion settings for grades K-12. We use curriculum, our blog, and our public speaking opportunities to reach and bridge the interests of all folks working with students with disabilities in grades K-12.
One last side note, former ParaEducate Co-founder, Megan Gross, was just named a finalist for National Teacher of the Year. We were really lucky to start out with her and now see that in her leaving ParaEducate in 2014 really did lead off to new beginnings.
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