Best Practices for Paraprofessionals
April 25 @ 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Presenter: Dr. Jay Dugan
Time: Registration – 8:00 to 8:30 | Workshop – 8:30 to 1:30
Cost: $149 (Registration fee includes a continental breakfast)
The role of the teacher’s aide has morphed into the role of the paraprofessional. This workshop examines how you can successfully work side by side with the classroom teacher. We will explore subtopics that will enhance classroom and behavior management, the paraprofessional’s teaching roles, and the methods that can be implemented to help keep creativity alive in the classroom. All participants will have access to the presenter’s email address and the workshop slides, to ensure that coaching will be available long after the initial training has ended.
DR. JAY DUGAN has been an educator for 47 years. He has been a public-school teacher, curriculum supervisor, principal, and superintendent. Since 2004, he has served as an adjunct college professor and developed several courses for the College of Education at Rowan University. As the director of professional and curriculum development for New Jersey’s Educational Information and Resource Center (EIRC), Dr. Dugan offered trainings, consultations, and keynote addresses throughout the state of New Jersey from 2004 to 2017.
Dr. Dugan received the Leadership and Support Award from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards in 2013. He was a founding member of the New Jersey Cooperative Educational Team (NJCET), created in 2014. Dr. Dugan was inducted into the New Jersey Council of Education in 2015. From 2017 to 2021, he served as the Vice President of curriculum, instruction, and professional development for the charter school management company, CSMI. He was selected for the Rowan Alumni Board of Trustees in 2018.