Discover a Career as a Teaching Assistant

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Course Type: 
Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
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Our Discover a Career as a Teaching Assistant courses provides a comprehensive overview of this rewarding career in the education field. Our course covers the various ways paraprofessionals support the overall development of the child and it also introduces effective instructional strategies and behavior management techniques. Understanding ways paraprofessionals support the classroom, academically and emotionally, will help define how vital this profession is.  

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recognize ways paraprofessionals support classrooms
  • Recall how to meet the needs of diverse learners in varying environments
  • Identify behavior management techniques used in the classroom
  • List the expectations and duties of a teaching assistant

Discover a Career as a Teaching Assistant Module 1 Chapters 1 - 2
Paraprofessionals

Module one introduces you to a day in the life of a paraprofessional, including their roles and responsibilities. Strategies for building positive relationships with parents, caregivers, students and co-workers are provided, as well as professional codes of conduct for the classroom. Tips for reading body language and reducing stressful situations are also addressed.

  • Educational Collaboration
  • Professionalism in the Classroom
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Effective Communication
  • Language to Reduce Stressful Situations

Discover a Career as a Teaching Assistant Module 2 Chapters 3 - 4
Diverse Classrooms and Learners

Module two discusses measures to meet the needs of diverse learners in varying environments. Personality differences, multiple learning styles and developmental disabilities, including emotional and physical disabilities are all challenges a Teaching Assistant may face. This module provides strategies for ensuring proper academic guidance and needs are being met.

  • Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners
  • Working with Children with Disabilities
  • Language Diversity in the Classroom
  • Effective Instructional Strategies
  • Working One-on-One with Students

Discover a Career as a Teaching Assistant Module 3 Chapters 5 - 6
Behavior Management

Module three focuses on establishing classroom rules, providing clear expectations to students and encouraging good choices and decision making. Effective and appropriate discipline strategies are discussed. Methods for keeping students safe are all addressed, such as keeping the classroom safe, proper playground safety and emergency guidelines.

  • Classroom Rules
  • Encourage Good Choices and Decision Making
  • Discipline
  • Proper Supervision
  • Student Safety

Discover a Career as a Teaching Assistant Module 4 Chapters 7 - 8
School Duties

Module four addresses various school duties and additional responsibilities of a Teaching Assistant. Some of these include bus monitoring, working with the school PTA coordinating events and fundraisers and serving on school improvement teams. Finally, proctoring standardized exams and helping with student clubs are included.

  • Bus, Breakfast and Lunch Duty
  • Car Riders and Lines
  •  School PTA
  • Student Clubs
  • Standardized Exams 

Ed4Career is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Career has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Career has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Career is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit www.iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player

 


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1400 Robinwood Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21742
United States
Phone: 240-500-2553

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