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National Resource Center for Paraeducators (NRCP) Conference Announcement

2018 NRCP Conference


NEA and the Washington Education Association are proudly co-sponsoring the 34th Annual NRCP Conference, which is taking place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport, April 27-29 in Seattle, Washington.

This affordable, premier professional development experience will feature a variety of sessions that will provide paraeducators with the opportunity to enhance their professional practice, foster effective teacher-paraeducator teams, and network with other paraeducators from all over the country. A pre-conference leadership networking session will take place Thursday, April 26, from 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Who will attend?

Paraeducators, teachers, administrators and others from across the United States attend. The conference is open to the public and is designed for paraeducators of all types, years of experience, geographic regions, etc.

What types of sessions will be offered?

The conference is a combination of breakout sessions and general sessions. Breakout session topics may include literacy and math instruction, small group instruction, autism, strategies for students with significant cognitive disabilities, proactive behavior management, early childhood education, English language learners, teacher-paraeducator teambuilding, and more. A draft general conference schedule can be found on the NRCP Conference schedule page.

Registration Rates

  • Paraeducator rates: $125
  • Additional rates for partial attendance (attending only Saturday and Sunday or only one day) and teacher-paraeducator teams are also available. 
  • Registration includes a continental breakfast on Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as hors d'oeuvres at the reception Friday evening.

Click here to register or learn about partial or team registration rates.

Pre-Conference Leadership Networking Session

The eighth annual National Paraeducator Leadership Networking Session will be held Thursday, April 26, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. This session is open to state and national paraeducator leaders and advocates who are engaged in activities that promote paraeducator leadership at the state and/or national levels. It provides an opportunity to share and discuss state and national level accomplishments and network with other paraeducator leaders and advocates before the kick-off of the conference. All interested parties may attend. There is no registration fee associated with this event.

Please register as soon as possible if you are interested in joining the National Paraeducator Leadership Group or attending the pre-conference session.

If you have questions, please e-mail Marilyn Likins at

Hotel Information

The conference will take place in the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport which is located less than one mile from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Please visit the NRCP Conference Hotel and Travel page for more information.

Click here to check availability and book now or call (800) 222-8733 and ask for the group code: NRP.

Cutoff date to reserve your room at a discounted rate is April 6, 2018. 

Conference Sponsorship & Exhibiting

  • NRCP now offers opportunities to promote your organization, ​agency or products as a conference sponsor or exhibitor.

    Click here to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

    Click here to learn more about exhibitor opportunities.

Questions: Contact Jennie Young at 410-370-5279


Click here to download a PDF flyer for the 2018 NRCP Conference. Be sure to share this professional development opportunity with your colleagues!

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