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 in service of improving student learning and student experiences. The institute will feature speeches from SFUSD leadership as well as Para leaders in our district. Attendees can select morning and afternoon workshops to attend to best meet your job needs and professional learning desires. We anticipate 500-800 paraeducators attending each day.


You are paid to attend this institute!


SFUSD paras are paid to attend the Para 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.

How to Register on SCHED

(This step is to be done after you register for Para Institute Day)

We’re using a tool called SCHED to organize and manage session registrations, and you’ll need to login to be able to view our SCHED and sign up for sessions. These directions were taken from the Digital District Day site, so please ignore when they mention DDD or Digital District Day and substitute it with Paraeducator Institute.

Instructions to register for SCHED with an SFUSD email address

Instructions to register for SCHED with a personal email address

When you are ready, go to the Paraeducator Institute 2021 website on SCHED


Sched LogoThe institute will be held from August 10th-13th (Tues.- Fri.), 2021; 8:45AM - 4:00PM

View the 2021 Paraeducator Institute schedule & directory.


For more information, contact Nora Houseman at

This page was last updated on August 17, 2021