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Introduces the roles and responsibilites of the Paraeducator in the K-12 educational system. Explores techniques supporting instruction, professional and ethical practices, positive and safe learning environments, effective communication and teamwork.
Builds a functional understanding of the foundation of child development, prenatal to early adolescence. Focus on the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of children, reflective of cross cultural and global perspectives. Develop skills in observing and documenting child growth and development, identify theory in practice, and critical reflection of assumptions. Formerly known as: EDUC& 114
Examines the philosophical principles and theories promoting social competence in young children and creating safe learning environments. Develop skills promoting effective interactions, providing positive individual guidance, and enhancing group experiences.
Develops skills to provide developmentally appropriate and culturally relevant activities and care, specifically: preparing the environment, implementing curriculum, building relationships, guiding academic/social skill development, and community outreach.
Integrates the family and community contexts in which a child develops. Explores cultures and demographics of families in society, community resources, strategies for involving families in the education of their child, and tools for effective communication.
Provides supervised field experience in a pre-K-12 setting, working alongside a teacher/paraeducator, observing and demonstrating best practices. Incorporates seminar sessions and reflection to link field experiences with WA State Paraeducator Basic Competencies.
Provides an overview of programs for young children with special needs, including current issues and trends, the identification and assessment process, the IEP/IFSP process, and a look at some intervention and instructional strategies for working with young children with special needs. (Formerly known as ECED 210)
Introduces the recognition and identification of exceptionality in children from birth through high school. Includes policies and regulations concerning state and federal provisions of special education and related services, as well as adaptations for serving students with special needs in general education classrooms.
Introduces the field of education. Integrates readings, lectures, discussions, written assignments, student presentations, guest speakers, and participation in actual elementary classrooms to provide students with a broad survey of the K-12 educational system. Addresses the multicultural and diverse experiences of students in the educational setting.
Examines the principles and theories promoting social and emotional competencies in children/students. Develops strategies to support instruction, promote pro-social behavior, create a safe environment for collaborative work.
Explores diversity and social justice issues influencing educational settings. Examines in depth the historical and current impact of children's, teachers', and families' cultural, social and political context in schools.
Provides additional supervised field experience in a pre-K-12 setting, working alongside a teacher/paraeducator, observing and demonstrating best practices. Incorporates seminar sessions and reflection to link field experiences with WA State Paraeducator Competencies including ELL and Special Education.
Prerequisite: EDUC& 191