Generation Ready TMS

Fort Dodge MS Nov 6 2018 Future Ready Libraries: Skills and Strategies for Library Paraeducators (In District Paras) (8176)


This course will focus on the following questions:

  1. What is our libraries mission, value, vision,and goals?
  2. How can we collaborate to get the best learning experiences for our students?
  3. How can we increase the love of learning within our setting?
  4. How can we structure for the best classroom management and to work to improve our interactions with the most difficult behaviors?
  5. How can we engage students in hands-on STEM learning and also connect that learning to literacy?

This course will provide guidance for paraeducators who are interested in providing the best learning experiences for students in the 21st Century library setting. While also supporting teachers and the building/district wide goals and expectations.


Participants will know that:

  • School libraries are critical partners in the development of 21st Century Skills.
  • School libraries and their staff are critical in literacy development and a positive culture of reading.
  • School library staff facilitate optimal learning environments by establishing procedures and routines.
  • School library staff support optimal learning environments by utilizing positive behavior supports.
  • Library Paraeducators are the “Directors of First Impressions”for our district’s library programs.

Participants will understand that:

  • The daily roles and responsibilities of library paraeducators support student development of Literacy, 21st Century Skills, and positive reading cultures.
  • High expectations for learning and behavior are shared responsibilities within the school community.
  • The use of procedures, routines, positive adult language and positive behavior supports contribute to optimal learning environments.
  • Professionals choose how to respond & interact with others to foster positive relationships and a welcoming environment for all stakeholders.

Participants will  be able to:

  • Establish, teach, and practice general procedures and routines for students while in the library.
  • Identify challenging behaviors and problem-solve using learning related to classroom routines, positive adult language, and positive behavior supports.
  • Create daily and weekly work priorities that align with library program goals.


Aditional Fee: N/A
Course Type: ILT Categories: Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction
Participants:   Required For:  
Recommended For:   Prerequisites: None
Prerequisite Notes:   Stipend: N/A
Facilitator: Cole, Jennifer Presenter: Jennifer Cole
Registration Begins: 10/24/2018 Registration Ends: 4/1/2019
Payment Methods: Credit Card and External Payment Contact: Jennifer Cole
Contact Phone: 712.310.5500 Facility: Other
Location: Fort Dodge Middle School, 800 N 32nd St Rubrics File:

Credits Fees
Paraeducator Renewal (i) $35.00

Meeting DateStart TimeEnd Time
11/6/2018 3:15pm 3:45pm
11/13/2018 3:15pm 3:45pm
11/19/2018 9:00am 3:00pm
11/20/2018 3:15pm 3:45pm
11/27/2018 3:15pm 3:45pm
12/4/2018 3:15pm 3:45pm
12/11/2018 3:15pm 3:45pm
12/18/2018 3:15pm 3:45pm
1/8/2019 3:15pm 3:45pm
1/15/2019 3:15pm 3:45pm
1/22/2019 3:15pm 3:45pm
1/29/2019 3:15pm 3:45pm
2/5/2019 3:15pm 3:45pm
2/12/2019 3:15pm 3:45pm
2/19/2019 3:15pm 3:45pm
2/26/2019 3:15pm 3:45pm
3/5/2019 3:15pm 3:45pm
3/12/2019 3:15pm 3:45pm
3/19/2019 3:15pm 3:45pm
3/26/2019 3:15pm 3:45pm
4/2/2019 3:15pm 3:45pm
4/9/2019 3:15pm 3:45pm
4/16/2019 3:15pm 3:45pm
4/23/2019 3:15pm 3:45pm
4/30/2019 3:15pm 3:45pm
5/7/2019 3:15pm 3:45pm
5/14/2019 3:15pm 3:45pm
5/21/2019 3:15pm 3:45pm
5/28/2019 3:15pm 3:45pm

Fort Dodge MS Nov 6 2018 Future Ready Libraries: Skills and Strategies for Library Paraeducators (In District Paras) (8176)

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Fort Dodge MS Nov 6 2018 Future Ready Libraries: Skills and Strategies for Library Paraeducators (In District Paras) (8176)

What are the prerequisites?


Is there a stipend?


Who can I contact if I still have questions?

Jennifer Cole

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You will receive an email confirming your registration.

If you are having difficulty with the registration process, contact the Prairie Lakes Registrar either by email or phone at 1-800-669-2325 ext. 2101 or 515-574-5500 ext. 2101

How do I access my transcript or request an official copy?

To view your transcript . . .
  • Click on the blue My Learning Portfolio bar and then click on My Transcript,
  • Select the School Year or All
  • If you wish to print an unofficial copy of your transcript, click on the printer icon in the upper right corner above the Certificate tab then re-select the school year.
To request an official transcript from Prairie Lakes AEA
  • send a request to Carrie Guerin at and an electronic copy will be emailed to you


How do I change my credit option once I've registered?

Change of Credit by Participant Prior to Beginning of an Activity:

If you have already registered for an activity and the activity has not started, please contact the registrar to change credit type.  All additional fees must be paid immediately.   A $10.00 service fee will be charged if a refund is due to participant.

Change of Credit by Participant during the Activity:

If an activity is in progress and a participant would like to change credit type, please contact the registrar by email to request a change in credit type.  All additional fees must be paid immediately.   A $10.00 service fee will be charged if a refund is due to participant.  This must be completed before the final class/learning team meeting.  A change of credit to No Credit option is considered a withdrawal.

Change of Credit by Participant after the Activity Has Ended:

Once an activity is finished, credit type becomes permanent.  You cannot request a change in credit type nor will any refunds be given.


What must I do to withdraw from a class?

Withdrawal (cancellation) by Participant Prior to Beginning of an Activity:

To withdraw (cancel an activity registration) and request a refund, please contact Registrar up to two weeks before the start of the activity.  Two options are available: (1) the registration fee will be refunded or (2) registration fee may be transferred to another activity.  Additional fees due for new activity must be received before registration will be transferred. 


Withdrawal (cancellation) by Participant after the Start of the activity:

To withdraw (cancellation) after the start of an activity, please contact Registrar immediately.  Note that registration and materials fees will be forfeited.  No refunds will be given.  Failure to officially withdraw from a course will be treated as non-attendance and a failing grade will be assigned. 


In an emergency situation which necessitates dropping a class after it has started, it is the discretion of the Associate Director of PD to approve refund or allow transfer of fees to another activity.  In this case, a written request must be made with appropriate documentation two weeks prior to the end of the activity.


What happens when classes get cancelled?









PLAEA reserves the right to cancel any class that does not have sufficient enrollment.  Course cancelations will be made approximately 2 weeks prior to the start date of the class.  
Registered participants will be notified and two options will be made available:
  1. the registration fee will be refunded or
  2. the registration fee can be transferred to another class within two weeks.


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