Responsive to this request, Department of Special Education staff indicates no Temporary Employees are being utilized during initial virtual instruction, therefore no equipment or training has been supplied to such individuals at this time. Regarding equipment for remaining positions, Information Technology staff indicates 107 devices have been distributed for Student Assistants, while 865 devices have been distributed for Paraeducators. IT is continuing to provide devices as new needs are identified for these groups.
Additionally, while no record reflects the training, two hours of live virtual instruction was provided to all Paraeducators by the Department of Special Education leading up to the start of fall 2020.
Lastly, please note staff also indicates there will be ongoing professional learning and resources provided throughout the year. Additional time would be needed for review of specific materials for the training outlined in the included records.
Assistants by the Department of Special Education.
up to fall 2020, which provided six and a half hours of learning on roles and
responsibilities, program overview, data collection, methodology, virtual IST, Behavior,
coaching and social skills. Under MPIA GP § 4-338, which requires a custodian to deny
inspection of information about the security of an information system, we have redacted
unique identifiers such as login information.
professional learning leading up to fall 2020, which were also available to Student Assistants.
outlined the optional training (asynchronous) available to all Educational Support Professionals (including Paraeducators and Student Assistants) which they could individually choose to navigate as needed. This training will vary by level and topic.