2023 Virtual Paraeducator Institute

What is the Paraeducator Institute?

The Paraeducator Institute is designed to support paraeducators to feel valued and supported and to allow paraeducators to engage in meaningful and relevant professional development. Workshops will enhance your wisdom and talents to improve student learning and experiences. Attendees can select morning and afternoon workshops to attend to best meet their job needs and professional learning desires. We anticipate 700 paraeducators attending each day.

YOU ARE PAID TO ATTEND THIS INSTITUTE through the 7-Hour Contractual PD Day and/or your 18 Paid Professional Development Hours!

Here is information on payment for SFUSD preservice institutes.

  • Audience: All SFUSD Paraeducators!
  • When: August 10-11 (Thursday & Friday), 8:30 am - 4:00 pm: Attend workshops of choice on Zoom.

  • Facilitators: Members of the Paraeducator Leadership Network (PLN); the PLL team (Professional Learning & Leadership); other SFUSD staff

  • Where: The Institute is VIRTUAL! Attend from anywhere on your device!

  • Compensation: SFUSD paras are paid to attend the Para Institute through their 18 Paid PD Hours and/or the 7 Hour Contractual PD Day. Substitute paras do not qualify for the above payment (exception: core sub paras DO qualify). Substitute paras may have the option to attend for pay - contact the substitute office.


Questions? Contact Nora Houseman, Supervisor of Professional Learning & Leadership (HousemanN@sfusd.edu)


For more information, contact Nora Houseman at housemann@sfusd.edu

This page was last updated on August 24, 2023