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NEA Paraeducator Institute Archived Webinar Series

Previously Aired Webinars at Your Fingertips

NEA ESP Quality Department in the Center of Great Public Schools and the Paraeducator Institute offer a series of webinars aimed at improving the professional practice of paraeducators and elevating paraeducator careers. This page provides access to previously aired webinar recordings, and enables participants to gain access to resources and websites referenced during the webinar.

Archived Webinars

ESSA and Paraeducators: Opportunities for Engagement, Empowerment & Claiming Your Seat at the Table
Originally aired November 30, 2016

After more than a decade, the controversial No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) was reauthorized as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). How does the new law impact paraeducators? What are the opportunities for inclusion and decision making? This highly informative webinar will analyze the law and examine the implications for paraeducators, vital members of school wide and instructional teams. As a participant, you will 1) gain a deeper understanding of how the law impacts your career as a paraeducator; and 2) be able to identify opportunities for inclusion and decision making at the district and state levels.


Lynn Goss, Wisconsin

  • Title I Reading and Math Intervention Paraeducator
  • Local President, Menomonie Paraeducators Association
  • NEA Board of Directors
  • U.S. Department of Education ESSA Negotiated Rulemaking Committee
  • NEA ESSA Implementation Team

Doreen McGuire-Grigg, California

  • Special Education Paraeducator
  • 2016 ESP of the Year
  • NEA Board of Directors
  • White House School Support Professional Champion of Change

Tim Barchak

  • Senior Program/Policy Specialist, NEA Education Support Professional Quality


Jennie Young

  • Senior Program/Policy Specialist, NEA Education Support Professional Quality


Click here for a list of upcoming webinars. If you have questions or you would like to suggest a webinar topic, please email