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Welcome to the Inspire ’17 Professional Development Day Website.  

This Participant-Driven PD Day has a wide variety of options for MURSD educators to explore new ideas, collaborate with colleagues and learn from one another.

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  • The day will begin at 8:00, with the keynote presentation, starting promptly at 8:15 in the Nipmuc HS Auditorium. 
  • Once sessions are approaching capacity, registration maybe closed if we can’t find a larger venue.  
  • Some rooms may be changed between now and the day of the event.  
  • Some details of sessions may be adapted as well.
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Important Note:  
  • Please read the session information carefully.  Some of the sessions are open to all participants and others are for targeted groups only or ar individual projects.
Friday, March 10 • 10:30am - 2:25pm
Session 2-4: Paraprofessional Training-Supporting all Students in an Inclusive Setting

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Paraprofessionals play a critical role in supporting students with disabilities in inclusive settings, yet their roles and responsibilities are often not clearly articulated or understood by those with whom they work.  Through the use of case studies and user-friendly handouts, this workshop will focus on how paraprofessionals can collaborate with school personnel to provide evidence-based practices to support a diverse range of students.  The use of self-management strategies will be reviewed.  Emphasis will be on strategies for fading adult supports and facilitating student independence while working toward attaining IEP goals. 

avatar for Dina Traniello

Dina Traniello

Visiting Professor, Fitchburg State University
Dina Traniello consults with schools and families to support students with significant disabilities, learning differences and challenging behaviors in general education settings.  She presents workshops/professional development on evidence-based practices around inclusion, conducting... Read More →

Friday March 10, 2017 10:30am - 2:25pm EST
Nipmuc PDC