Upon completing this course, students will be able to: • Identify effective instructional techniques used in a learning environment • Recall techniques for developing as a paraprofessional, such proper communication skills and professional ethics • Define the responsibilities of a paraprofessional and recognize day to day tasks • Recognize methods for supporting basic math and pre-algebra skills • List methods for supporting primary English language and composition skills • Identify historical and current perspectives of child development as well as various research methods • Recall the basics of genetic foundations as well as stages of development from conception to birth • Recognize the elements of physical development and ways to stay healthy • List theories of intelligence, cognitive and language development, as well as steps for information processing • Define the processes for the development of emotions, moral development, attachment, development of gender and play • List the basics of infectious diseases and how they affect health • Identify the methods for maintaining a safe environment which reduces the risk of injury • Recall the procedures for assessing social and emotional development of children • Recognize the standards of nutrition and the process of planning healthy meals • Define the principles of integrating a healthy childhood lifestyle to achieve optimal growth and development
Price: $4,295.00

    A teaching assistant provides support to the lead classroom teacher, allowing the teacher to spend more time focusing on classroom instruction. Teaching Assistants perform many different tasks such as one on one attention with struggling students, monitoring the classroom anytime the full-time teacher is out, grading assignment, and integrating different technology into the classroom. Being a teaching assistant is a very rewarding career that provides the joy of teaching without the extensive academic training. Working as a teaching assistant is also a wonderful starting career for those looking to advance to a full-time teacher. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, teacher assistants make an average annual salary of $24,900 per year and can expect a job growth rate of 6% through 2024. What’s in this Program? This complete training program, delivered through one of our partner schools, is comprised of ten individual courses that prepare students for an entry level position as a teaching assistant. In this program, we will cover child & adolescent development, child health, safety, and nutrition, classroom management, SMARTboard training, cultural diversity, and the career of teacher assisting. Successfully completing this program will give students the necessary skills and knowledge to become a successful teaching assistant and prepare students to sit for the ETS’ ParaPro Assessment Certification exam. States may require additional education and experience for employment. Summary: Rewarding career with room for growth. Enroll through one of our accredited university or college partners today! A teacher’s assistant provides support to the lead classroom teacher, allowing the teacher to spend more time focusing on classroom instruction. The duties of the teaching assistant are both clerical and instructional. With this program, students will explore all of the key skills required to be a successful teaching assistant.
    1. Understanding Public Schools • Developing as a Paraprofessional • Basic Math • Geometry and Pre-Algebra • English Grammar • English Composition 2. Creating a Positive Learning Environment • How to Manage Difficult Students and Conflicts • Improving Intrinsic Motivation • Restarting Your Classroom Management Plan 3. Paraprofessionals • Diverse Classrooms and Learners • Behavior Management • School Duties 4. Introduction to Child and Adolescent Development • Genetics, Conception, and Birth • Physical Development • Cognitive Development • Psychosocial Development 5. Introduction to Children's Health • Conditions Affecting Children's Health • Safety for the Young Child - Part 1 • Safety for the Young Child - Part 2 6. Foods and Nutrients: Basic Concepts • Nutrition and the Young Child 7. Getting Started with Your SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard • Creating Lessons and Presentations with SMART Notebook Collaborative Learning Software • Adding Interactive Tools and Collaborating Activities to Create Lessons or Presentations • Putting It All Together 8. Rookie Teacher Survival Guide • Proper reflective teaching practices • Developmentally appropriate practices • Fundamentals of creating a properly structured classroom environment • Building trust and a network with both children and family
    All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements: Internet Connection • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless) Hardware Requirements • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended Software Requirements • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher • Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 or 2013 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) • Adobe PDF Reader
    Upon successful completion this course, students will be prepared for an entry-level position in the field and to sit for the ETS’ ParaPro Assessment Certification exam. Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.
    This class is an independent-study course. Students will have all the resources needed to successfully complete the course within the online material. A student helpdesk is available for technical support during the course enrollment.

    Product Type:
    Course Type:
    Career Training Program
    12 months
    Avg Completion:
    6 Months

      • 100% Online, Self-Paced
      • Open Enrollment
      • Admissions and Student Support
      • Multimedia Rich and Interactive Content
      • Industry Certification Exam, when applicable
      • Hands-on Opportunity Upon Completion

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