Paraprofessional Learning Series

3 Different series are available - 8 Online Courses in each!

Cost: $150.00 per participant per series. This cost provides each participant with a 10-month subscription to the library of 8 courses in one of the Paraprofessional Learning Series (#1, #2, or #3 – See specific course titles below.) Discounts are given for large groups. Use the Inquiry button at the bottom of this page to request your quote.

Description:  Each of PD Monster’s Paraprofessional Learning Series includes 8 online courses. Each course includes an instructional video, downloadable handouts, accompanying practice activities, and a course quiz that allows participants to demonstrate proficiency with the content and allows leaders to maintain accountability for the independent learning of their staff.

Audience: While these courses were developed using the national term, paraprofessional, the series is appropriate for any support staff member including classroom aides, lunch monitors, tutors, interventionists, behavior specialists, etc.

Time: The run time of each course’s instructional video ranges from 30 minutes to 90 minutes. With the accompanying practice activities and the course quiz, participants can expect to spend an additional hour or so working on each course. Therefore, each course will take approximately 2-3 hours to complete. The perfect activity for a scheduled PD day!

Implementation: These courses are intended to be self-paced, as each participant will have their own login and can take as much time as they’d like to complete the course within the 10-month subscription. Districts have flexibility to determine a plan that works best within their professional development system. For example, some districts may decide to assign specific modules on specific dates and have staff meet to discuss their learning whereas other districts may take advantage of a more self-paced schedule, having staff work independently though the modules.

Overview of Courses for Series #1:

  • Module 1: 5 Effective Habits for Paraprofessionals to Master
  • Module 2: Fostering Student Independence
  • Module 3: Understanding Student Behavior
  • Module 4: Becoming a Trauma-Informed Education Professional
  • Module 5: Implementing Trauma-Informed Strategies
  • Module 6: Mastering De-escalation Basics
  • Module 7: Developing an Effective Interaction Style
  • Module 8: Increasing Student Engagement


Overview of Courses for Series #2:

  • Module 1: Building Authentic Relationships
  • Module 2: Understanding & Supporting Emotion Regulation
  • Module 3: Interacting with Intentionality to Support Student Growth
  • Module 4: Supporting Students with Anxiety & Depression
  • Module 5: Understanding & Supporting Executive Functioning
  • Module 6: Effectively Measuring Student Behaviors
  • Module 7: Developing Effective Group Management Skills
  • Module 8: Supporting Students During Unstructured Activities


Overview of Courses for Series #3:

  • Module 1: Understanding IEPs and 504 Plans
  • Module 2: Understanding & Supporting Students with Autism
  • Module 3: Understanding & Supporting Students with ADHD
  • Module 4: Understanding & Supporting Students with ODD
  • Module 5: Understanding & Supporting Students with Learning Differences
  • Module 6: Promoting Positive Behaviors with Practical Strategies
  • Module 7: Implementing Effective Behavior Prevention Strategies
  • Module 8: Implementing Effective Behavior Response Strategies


Instructor: Mahri Wrightington, Ph.D.
Dr. Mahri Wrightington is the founder and CEO of PD Monster. She earned a doctorate in school psychology at the University of Connecticut and holds current Connecticut school certifications in school psychology and school administration. Having worked as a school psychologist, school administrator, and education consultant for the past 2 decades, Dr. Wrightington has a wealth of knowledge to share with participants. Her training style is humorous, engaging, and practical. Dr. Wrightington is passionate about providing professional development that will have an immediate impact on the practices of the participants.

As your first step, use the Inquiry button below to request a quote for your team! 

Please note that all registrations are non-refundable. Registration and payment options are below. You may pay online with a credit card or submit a purchase order. For groups of 5 or fewer, the standard per person rate applies.For groups of 6 or more, please use the inquiry button below to receive a group quote.


Paraprofessional Learning Series

3 Different series are available - 8 Online Courses in each!

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