Continuing Education at Bellingham Technical College

The final class in the paraeducator certification series begins next Tuesday evening. The class is entitled Effective Instruction. Some topics which will be covered include:

  • Assessment and educational standards
  • The teaching/learning cycle
  • Library/technology skills
  • The writing process
  • The reading process
  • Team teaching

The first two paraeducator classes were packed full of helpful information, and involved observation of experienced paraeducators at work, much reading, and lots of writing on educational topics. These classes would be valuable for home educators, as well as for parents of a child with learning challenges.

I will also need to earn Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3) before being certified as a paraeducator. I purchased the Computer Literacy Basics textbook, and plan to work my way through it on my own, since another night class would be just too much.

After completing this certification, I hope to either volunteer at the high school where our daughter is a student, or work part-time as a paraeducator, if a position is available.

I’ll be sorry when these classes are done. I feel as if I’ve been privileged to participate in a fine book discussion group.

2 Responses to “Continuing Education at Bellingham Technical College”

  1. Laura says:

    Sounds good, Mama!! Maybe you’ll have to take an occasional class just for the fun of it after you graduate. I sure hope that you’ll be able to find some really great work. I’d still love to use my ECE degree somewhere along the way, perhaps even open my own little center if we should ever have the room. Anyway, enjoy your class.
    Love, Laura

  2. Joyce says:

    Thanks, Laura! Your ECE degree will be of great benefit to you as a mommy, you know. You have studied so much about child development, fun ways to help little children learn, effective ways to guide children, etc.
    Love, Mom