You’re invited to attend a virtual “share fair” on implementing the paraeducator certificate program

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August 23, 2021

You’re invited to attend a virtual “share fair” on implementing the paraeducator certificate program

Beginning school year 2021-22, districts must now provide 14 hours of training towards the general certificate to all paraeducators that have completed their Fundamental Course of Study (FCS). We would like to provide district staff with an opportunity to convene in small, virtual “share fairs” to listen and learn from one another about their implementation efforts.

We held share fairs in June and December 2020, and attendees found them extremely helpful. Share fairs are an opportunity for collaboration, sharing resources, and discussing collaborative approaches to providing training. These discussions are facilitated by PESB staff but are district-led.

Who should attend?

We welcome all district leaders responsible for implementing the certificate program training.

How long will each share fair last?

We expect each share fair to last an hour and a half. 

What can I expect to share and learn?

  • How will you provide this year's training requirements?
  • How will you communicate requirements to your paraeducators?
  • What challenges do you anticipate in implementation?
  • How are you tracking training completion?

When will the share fairs be held?

We will organize the share fairs by district size to learn from others with similar challenges and paraeducator workforce. Register for the event based on the size of your paraeducator workforce.

Request accommodations

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to fully engage and participate. If you have a disability and require special accommodations or assistance, please email us at and one of our staff members will reach out to you. Requests should be made as soon as possible but at least five business days prior to the scheduled event, meeting, or webinar.