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Paraeducator Conference

18th Annual California Paraeducator Conference
Inspire - Motivate - Engage 

April 14-16, 2015
Fairmont Hotel San Jose

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Register now for the 18th Annual California Paraeducator Conference, sponsored by the California School Employees Association. This conference is open to all classified employees, with a special focus on paraeducators. 

Conference begins with opening ceremonies at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 14 and ends by 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 16. Conference registration begins on Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. in the Market Street Foyer located on the 2nd floor at the hotel. There will be a hosted welcome reception on Tuesday evening from 5:30-7:00 p.m. which will include light snacks.

There are several potential funding sources your district can use to send you to the conference. For more information on potential funding sources, read the brochure linked above. CSEA's Member Reimbursement Subsidy program deadline has passed.

Registration Fee is $99 per person (includes two breakfasts and all class instruction)

The conference room block at the Fairmont has sold out and unfortunately no additional rooms can be added at the group rate. You can check Hotels.com or Travelocity (or similar websites) to check for hotels in the downtown area.

Scheduled Classes will include:*
  • Common Core for Students w/ADHD NEW
  • Come Create Student Success – CCSS for Students w/Mod-Severe Disabilities NEW
  • A Paraprofessional’s Role in Increasing CCSS Instructional Fidelity NEW
  • Tools, Technology & Tips to Increase Student Focus & CCSS
  • Supporting Mental Health Needs in the Classroom NEW
  • Cognitive Behavior Intervention NEW
  • Behavior Basics for PARAs
  • Dealing w/Difficult Behaviors, Could it be Communication? NEW
  • COOL ZONE for Students w/ADHD NEW
  • The Road Less Traveled: Working w/Students who are Non-Verbal NEW
  • Organizing Students w/Autism
  • Autism and Asperger’s, A-Z: Assessment to Zany Conversations
  • Universal Design For Learning NEW
We are confident that our program will include great professional development workshops for you to learn techniques from the experts for improving student behavior and performance. We suggest you take a look at the overall conference schedule and review the descriptions of the workshops linked below. 

View a full list of workshops and descriptions

Please take a moment and complete our on-line survey asking which workshops you'd be most interested in attending. This information will enable us to plan the appropriate meeting room size based on interest. Please note: This does not guarantee a seat for you in any workshop. The survey can be found at http://members.csea.com/UltimateSurvey/takeSurvey.asp?surveyID=324.

Frequently Asked Questions
Why can’t we sign up in advance for pre-selected classes?
It’s been our experience when allowing attendees to pre-select which classes they’d like to attend, that by the time they get to the conference, they have changed their minds and space has been determined based on the pre-selection.  It becomes administratively difficult to monitor.

Why aren’t there tables to write on in each room?
To provide for the maximum attendance in popular classes, often we will set the room theater style which does not provide space enough for tables.

What happens when I can’t get into the class I wanted?
That is why we suggest you pick several classes per time slot; that way, if you get to your first class and it’s closed off due to maximum capacity in the room, you have a back up to go to as your second choice.

Why not put the more popular classes in the larger rooms?
We do our best to determine which classes will be the more popular and place them into larger rooms.  However, often times we can’t predict those who will have the most attendance, so we do our best. We need your help by taking the survey linked above.
More Information:
For more information, contact Leslie Snow at lsnow@csea.com

California Paraeducator Conference

2015 Schedule and Workshop Descriptions
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2014 Paraeducator Conference Highlights
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2014 Workshop Handouts

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