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PD 4 Paras Online Training Course

Cost-effective, on-demand training for paraprofessionals

From Dr. Julie Causton and Dr. Kristie Pretti- Frontczak

Need professional development for your district or school’s paraprofessionals? With the PD 4 Paras course, professional learning has never been easier, more engaging, or more cost-effective.

Led by inclusion experts Dr. Julie Causton and Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak, this four-part virtual series—with more than 4.5 hours of instruction—was designed specifically for preK-12 paraprofessionals, teaching assistants, and one-on-one aides.

Essential training on four critical topics:

  • Going beyond the label (Session 1)
  • Helping kids become independent (Session 2)
  • Decoding the ABCs of the IEP (Session 3)
  • Dealing with big emotions (Session 4)


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All attendees receive unlimited, ongoing web-based access for the life of the course. Each course includes:

  • video sessions
  • practical tips
  • handouts and downloads
  • creative ways to demonstrate learning
  • certificate of completion

Convenient and affordable options:

Flexible for individuals and districts, all licenses come with unlimited, ongoing web-based access for the life of the course. Choose the option that meets your needs.

Note: This product is non-refundable.

Individual Course

Perfect for the single learner, the Individual Seat provides unlimited, ongoing web-based access for one person for the life of the course.

District License

Train your entire school district. The District License provides an unlimited number of seats and ongoing web-based access for the life of the course.

Custom License

Meet your unique training needs with a customized license that offers an unlimited number of seats and ongoing web-based access for the life of the course. Ideal for statewide licenses, small school districts, and single school buildings.

Add an Author Consultation

Ideal for kick-off and wrap-up sessions, author consultations are live, 60 – 90-minute online sessions that can be added to your District or Custom License. Presented by Inclusive Schooling and customized to your needs.

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Add the books

Extend the learning with Dr. Julie Causton’s bestselling book, The Paraprofessional’s Handbook, 2e. A perfect companion to the PD4Paras online course, this essential guide aligns with the training and provides additional handouts for each session.

Learn more

Experts Julie Causton and Kate MacLeod created this digital Facilitator’s Guide, an essential companion to The Paraprofessional’s Handbook for Effective Support in Inclusive Classrooms, Second Edition.

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Register today for this unique learning opportunity and get paraprofessionals ready to help all students succeed!

About the instructors

Dr. Julie Causton


A bestselling author, inspiring speaker, and inclusion advocate, Dr. Julie Causton began her career as an educator and then 14 years as a tenured professor at Syracuse University. In 2012 she founded Inclusive Schooling, a premiere company solely devoted to delivering professional development that transforms schools and lives. She has spent the past 25 years nearly obsessed with discovering innovative practices and teaching others about inclusive education through her wildly engaging presentations.

Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak


A highly sought-after speaker, accomplished author, and educators’ educator, Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak began her career as an early interventionist and then spent 16 years as a tenured professor at Kent State University. Since 2013 she has followed her true passion for designing and delivering transformative professional development. As a result, she has accumulated over 50,000 hours of helping educators and leaders work from a place of compassion, hope, and love in locations from Cincinnati to Singapore.

About Inclusive Schooling

The PD for Paras course is offered by Inclusive Schooling, an organization led by Brookes authors Dr. Julie Causton and Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak. These two in-demand inclusion advocates partner with schools from around the world to reimagine educational systems, practices, and spaces. They create and deliver highly customized and inspiring professional development that results in real change in mindsets, heart sets, and skillsets on all topics related to inclusive education.