Highly Qualified Paraprofessional Training- WI DELLS

Featuring Judson Laipply - Keynote

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Agency: CESA 5
Agency Contact: Heather Fish
Agency Assistant: Melissa Sumwalt 608-745-5478
Location: Glacier Canyon Lodge
45 Hillman Rd
Lake Delton, WI 53965
Facility: Conference Center
8/14/2017 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM Registration and breakfast will begin at 7:30.

Paraprofessionals play an important role in the success of students and schools.  This training is designed for all paras, from beginner to advanced, and will provide skills and strategies for success.


Judson Laipply, Inspirational Comedian and creator of Evolution of Dance!
Judson will give a high-energy presentation you won't want to miss!
Learn more about Judson:


There will be a wide variety of breakout sessions to choose from.  We have something for everyone!  
Breakout sessions from our experts include:

-Educator Resiliency
-Transitional Needs for Students
-All About Special Education
-Deescalation Strategies
-Cultural Awareness
-Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder
-Trauma Informed Care
-Mental Health
-Google Tips & Tricks (Beginner-Advanced)

Click here to see the tentative schedule and descriptions.


T-shirts will be available on a first come, first served basis during registration and lunch for $15 each.  (Limited quantity available.)   Please be prepared to pay for your t-shirt on site as we will not be ordering or shipping any after the event.  Forms of payment: cash, check or credit card.

Price:  $150 per person
Includes: breakfast, lunch, certificate of completion, and copy of the book: Paraprofessionals and Teachers Working Together

Special Promotion:
District or agency teams of 10 or more will receive 15% off!

(Discount will be manually applied by CESA 5.)
Please note, your district may possibly use Federal Grant (Flow Through, Title I, II, and possibly III) monies to offset the cost of this training. 

Registration deadline:  July 31, 2017
Registration questions?  Contact Melissa Sumwalt:

For more information, please see our website:

What about Paraprofessionals and ESSA?

There are some new changes:
Not using "highly qualified" term; now calling them "hiring requirements."

Paraprofessionals can meet hiring requirements 1 of 3 ways:
1)  2 years post-secondary:  Associate's Degree; 2 years of higher education; 48 credits/semester hour
2) Portfolio:  contact Clair Fedderly, Title I / Curriculum Specialist, for more information:
3) Assessment:  Parapro: ETS, Work Keys, Master Teacher (Para Educator), or Praxis

These changes go into effect 7/1/17
Paraprofessionals will need to meet these requirements in order to work with children in a target assistance program or work with any children in a schoolwide LEA.

Questions about ESSA?  Contact Clair Fedderly:

DISCLAIMER: CESA 5 makes every effort to accommodate basic dietary needs such as vegetarian, gluten free and basic food allergies. To better serve our guests with dietary restrictions or allergies, please go into your MyQuickReg account and update the special accommodations section. Notice of a special dietary need must be made in advance of the event.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Registrants receive a full refund if they cancel at least 2 weeks before the event. Because of commitments to the venue, presenters, vendors and participants, no refund of any kind, for any reason, will be given for cancellation requests received after July 31, 2017. Registrations ARE transferable within your organization. CESA 5 WILL NOT CANCEL THE EVENT DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. CESA 5 reserves the right to cancel any event. Registrants will be notified via email if a cancellation occurs and will receive a full refund. This policy replaces the cancellation policy stated below.



Cancellation Policy: Registered participants will receive a full refund if they cancel prior to 3 working days before an event, minus any material costs that have already been incurred. Because of our commitment to the trainer and the food vendor, participants who cancel less than 3 working days or do not attend, will be billed the full fee. CESA 5 reserves the right to cancel any event. Registered participants will be notified via email if a cancellation occurs and will receive a full refund. Inclement weather policy: Every effort will be made to hold an event. CESA 5 will notify participants via email as soon as possible if an event has been cancelled due to weather conditions.