An Exploration of Paraprofessional Utilization in the Good Spirit School Division. Where are we now? How do we presently employ paraprofessionals throughout the division? Building capacities and skills of paraprofessionals through orientation & training.
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Where are we now? How do we presently employ paraprofessionals throughout the division?
Building capacities and skills of paraprofessionals through orientation & training.Exploring our use of Educational Assistants (EAs) within the GSSD
SUPPORT OF EAs: paraprofessionals throughout the division?
By June 2013, GSSD will increase our efficient use of Educational Assistants as measured by GIANGRECO (2003) 16 item tool for the efficient use of EAsStudent Services Goal
Number of paraprofessionals reporting that they were allocated to work with individual students was 66/117.
Number of paraprofessionals reporting that they were allocated to work with a program or group was 70/117.
Please note that paraprofessionals could one or both options.Paraprofessional Participants
Results reveal that the majority of paraprofessional time is spent implementing instruction (~50% of the time) followed by addressing behavioural concerns (~15% of the time).
This is interesting as a review of GSSD requests for paraprofessional support indicates that behaviour is the primary area of impact for which the team is requesting additional support.Reported Time Distribution
Estimated Time Paraprofessionals Spent in Close Proximity (< 3 feet) from student with special learning needs from elementary to high school