Course Design UC.EDU.1100 Roles and Responsibilities of the Educational Assistant By: Krystle Robinson
Course Introduction What is the Educational Assistant Program?
Program Background <ul><li>Program Description </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Assistant Certificate Program  is a paraprofe...
Program Background Cont’d <ul><li>The Educational Assistant (EA) Certificate Program is a 515-hour program, with 465 instr...
Roles and Responsibilities of the Educational Assistant <ul><li>Course Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>UC.EDU.1100- Roles a...
Why this course? <ul><li>This course was selected for “Course Design” because much of the original course design was for f...
Learner Profile <ul><li>Course Design Process </li></ul><ul><li>Learner profiles is taken into account in the course desig...
Learning Outcomes <ul><li>Describe what an educational assistant is  </li></ul><ul><li>Compare the difference between an E...
Topical Outline <ul><li>Introductions; Inclusive Education </li></ul><ul><li>The Paraprofessional: Changing Roles and Resp...
Course Resources <ul><li>Textbook: </li></ul><ul><li>The Paraprofessional’s Guide to the Inclusive Classroom by Mary Beth ...
Additional Resources
Instructional Strategies <ul><li>A variety of instructional strategies are used to deliver course content. These include: ...
Incorporating the 4MAT System <ul><li>Each area of the 4MAT System is incorporated into the course as follows: </li></ul><...
Evaluation <ul><li>Course Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion Forums – 30%  </li></ul><ul><li>Bi-weekly Quizzes-  20 %...
<ul><li>Questions?? </li></ul>
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  1. 1. Course Design UC.EDU.1100 Roles and Responsibilities of the Educational Assistant By: Krystle Robinson
  2. 2. Course Introduction What is the Educational Assistant Program?
  3. 3. Program Background <ul><li>Program Description </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Assistant Certificate Program is a paraprofessional certificate program designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to provide educational assistance to students, teachers, counselors and other educational professionals in a variety of settings. </li></ul><ul><li>Employment Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Graduates are able to assist students with lessons under direct supervision of the classroom teacher, monitor and report to the classroom teacher on student progress, assist in the preparation of learning materials and environment, and perform other support functions as required. </li></ul><ul><li>In schools, educational assistants perform their duties under the direction of the classroom teacher or resource teacher. The practical component of this program allows students to apply their skills in an educational setting. Particular emphasis is placed on providing services within Aboriginal and northern communities including urban, rural, and remote locations. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Program Background Cont’d <ul><li>The Educational Assistant (EA) Certificate Program is a 515-hour program, with 465 instructional hours and 50 hours of practicum. </li></ul><ul><li>The program consists of 10 core courses (30 credit hours) and 3 credit hours of elective courses. </li></ul><ul><li>The practical component provides students with the opportunity to integrate theory and classroom practice into real-life educational settings. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Roles and Responsibilities of the Educational Assistant <ul><li>Course Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>UC.EDU.1100- Roles and Responsibilities of the Educational Assistant is the first course to be completed in the Educational Assistant Certificate Program. </li></ul><ul><li>Calendar Description: </li></ul><ul><li>This course is aimed at assisting participants in developing the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for the education assistant to perform his or her roles and responsibilities from an ethical and responsible paradigm as a member of an instructional team. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why this course? <ul><li>This course was selected for “Course Design” because much of the original course design was for face to face delivery. </li></ul><ul><li>When hired to teach this course, I was asked to develop the course design for delivery using D2L </li></ul><ul><li>The original evaluation/assessment was based on text-based assignments and had limitations in accommodating different learning styles, incorporating various instructional strategies and limited “relevant” teaching resources. It had some limitations for delivery using online learning modalities. </li></ul><ul><li>I have now developed the course so that it can be delivered either face to face, using D2L or a combination delivery of both. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Learner Profile <ul><li>Course Design Process </li></ul><ul><li>Learner profiles is taken into account in the course design process. </li></ul><ul><li>Who are the learners in the Educational Assistant Program? </li></ul><ul><li>Students typically enrolled in the Educational Assistant Program are individuals currently employed as Educational Assistants within Aboriginal and northern schools in Manitoba including urban, rural and remote locations . These individuals are seeking certification in their profession. </li></ul><ul><li>Many of the learners bring a wealth of knowledge and experience with them into the classroom, so course design takes into account building on what learners already know and relating it to theory and practice of course content. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Learning Outcomes <ul><li>Describe what an educational assistant is </li></ul><ul><li>Compare the difference between an EA’s responsibilities and a teacher’s responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Explain the role of the Educational Assistant within the context of the classroom team and within the larger context of the school setting </li></ul><ul><li>Define Inclusion according to Manitoba Education’s Philosophy of Inclusive Education </li></ul><ul><li>Describe what a team is and who may be involved on a team for a student </li></ul><ul><li>Explore provincial and local school board policies. </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare a summary that describes the roles and responsibilities of the Educational Assistant in a written summary </li></ul>
  9. 9. Topical Outline <ul><li>Introductions; Inclusive Education </li></ul><ul><li>The Paraprofessional: Changing Roles and Responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom teams and daily scheduling </li></ul><ul><li>The Inclusive Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Effects of paraprofessional proximity </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting Individual Students </li></ul><ul><li>Individual Education Plans (IEP) </li></ul><ul><li>Student-specific competencies in Manitoba </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-level curriculum planning and delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Individualized Instructional Support </li></ul><ul><li>Establishing routines to support learning </li></ul><ul><li>Positive behavioral support </li></ul><ul><li>Addressing Behavioral problems </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding your role in behavior support </li></ul><ul><li>Systems of communication </li></ul><ul><li>Confidentiality </li></ul>
  10. 10. Course Resources <ul><li>Textbook: </li></ul><ul><li>The Paraprofessional’s Guide to the Inclusive Classroom by Mary Beth Doyle. </li></ul><ul><li>Note: </li></ul><ul><li>This is an American Based textbook so additional resources are used to make content relevant to Manitoba schools and policies. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Additional Resources
  12. 12. Instructional Strategies <ul><li>A variety of instructional strategies are used to deliver course content. These include: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Face to face and online classes using Desire to Learn </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lecture </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion forums </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mini Quizzes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Small and large group activities </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Incorporating the 4MAT System <ul><li>Each area of the 4MAT System is incorporated into the course as follows: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Concepts (Visual) – Lecture using Power-point, readings, handouts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meaning (Aural) - large and small group activities, D2L discussion forums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speaking (Oral) - discussions, application -online quizzes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skills (Kinesthetic) - large and small group activities, portfolio assignment </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Evaluation <ul><li>Course Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion Forums – 30% </li></ul><ul><li>Bi-weekly Quizzes- 20 % </li></ul><ul><li>Portfolio Assignment- 50% </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>**This evaluation is primarily based on delivery using D2L. For course delivery using face to face classes and D2L, in class group activities would be included in the 30% allotted for discussion forums above** </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Questions?? </li></ul>

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