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About the Paraeducator Institute

What is the Paraeducator Institute?

The NEA Paraeducator Institute is a dynamic, paraeducator driven resource that aims to elevate paraeducator careers by:

Also knows as PI (\ˈpī\), the Institute will provide a 360° perspective on paraeducator careers. The Institute will help instructional and non-instructional paraeducators meet the needs of the whole student and address some of the most critical issues facing the profession. Recognizing the importance of effective teacher-paraeducator teams, the Institute will also have offerings for teachers and administrators.

As the largest representative of paraeducators in the country, NEA is committed to advocating for and enhancing the professional practice of paraeducators, as well as increasing respect and public awareness for their role as essential members of instructional teams.

The NEA Paraeducator Institute is available for all paraeducators and other members of the school community with some offerings only available to NEA members. This member-only feature will be active later this year. We encourage you to download and share our Paraeducator Institute flyer with your members.

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