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Human Resource Department

Para Educator Course set for June 20-22
La Porte ISD will be holding a 3 day Para Educator Course on June 20th, 21st,  & 22nd. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) requires that all Title I schools employ a highly qualified workforce – including paraprofessionals.
This three-day certification training will comprise of orientation to the role of paraprofessionals and training on the stages of learning and scientifically based strategies for paraprofessionals to assist in reading, writing, and math instruction. Participants will also be administered a locally developed assessment to demonstrate knowledge of, and the ability to assist in instructing reading, writing, and mathematics which meets requirements for ensuring that all paraprofessionals are highly qualified.
Training Modules will include: overview of NCLB and Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA), Response to Intervention (RtI), confidentiality, overview of TEKS, Literacy basics (Phonological/Phonemic Awareness, Fluency, Writing, Word Study/Vocabulary, Comprehension), data collection, tools for supporting Reading, Math and the Writing Process.
Trainer: Jennifer Green
Course Date: June 20, 21 & 22 (3 days)
Location: Special Programs Center  - Training Room (526 San Jacinto St.)
Time: 8 a.m. – 4 .p.m.
Cost: $150 (Includes training materials)
Payment: cash or check (must be brought to the HR Department no later than June 19th)
Participants will receive a Para Educator Certificate upon successful completion of the three-day course.
A copy of verification of a High School diploma or GED is required to participate in this training course.
Early registration is advised as space is limited to 40 participants.
Please RSVP by calling (281) 604-7113.
Your interest in employment with the La Porte ISD is appreciated.
The La Porte ISD Human Resources Department
Angela Garza-Viator
Executive Director of Human Resources
Director of Human Resources


Candace Olivares
Human Resources Specialist
Tina Pettis
Human Resources Specialist
Aleida Ramirez
Human Resources Specialist