Trained assistants or parents who work with a classroom teacher in the education process.
Another term for teacher or classroom aides. Paraprofessional Quality: By January , 2006 paraprofessionals serving in Title I schools or programs must be highly qualified. These paraprofessioals must have a high school diploma (or equivalent), and must either have an AA degree (or 48 hour equivalent) or must have demonstrated their competence via a state-approved test and direct observation.
Trained workers who are academically trained in a given profession but assist a trained professional in providing certain services, following job-related training. ( 4-05, 4-10)
Staff who are appropriately trained to perform duties to assist the school library media coordinator or technology facilitator. Paraprofessionals work along with professionals to provide support for program and administrative duties, including direct or indirect services for students, teachers, and parents. These positions may include: media assistant, technology assistant, and distance learning facilitator.
Paid educational and organizational assistants who work on specific assignments and are supervised by extension educators. These positions provide additional support to the professional staff in carrying out the assigned educational program. They teach specific subject-matter, facilitate events and activities, keep records, work with volunteers, etc.