Beginning August 2009, High Plains Educational Cooperative will
support a Tiered Paraeducator Inservice plan.
have worked as a Kansas special education para less than 3 years (within
the past 3 years)
are to complete 20 hours of inservice if employed for 9 months
the school year. Paraeducators who have worked as a Kansas special
education para for more than 3 years
the past 3 years) must
complete 10 hours in inservice if employed for 9 months during the
hours may be obtained by attending a combination of the following
within the year employed:
New paras will need to contact central office with
High Plains Educational
Cooperative sponsored staff development.
Any appropriate workshop,
college course, or approved plan by the Director.
Local staff development
Appropriate staff development
offered by other agencies or meetings with their staff
(i.e., CPR, First Aid, Area Mental Health, SRS,
adult/preschool agencies, Professional Development Council,
Extension Council, approved audio & video tape programs
related to the paraeducator assignment)
Planned staff development
activities by a team member about a topic, not a student,
are considered staff development. Common examples are staff
development about lifting, language during play, and sensory
integration. There should be an agenda.
Utilization of the Kansas
Infinitec website. You may access this site at
You must have an email account to register. Steps for
registering are listed on the Infinitec website under How to
Create an account (Kansas). Please be advised that HPEC
cannot access your account, therefore you will need to keep
track of your username and password. Once registered at the
website, you may gain inservice points by using the online
classroom section of the site. Be aware that not all of the
online classroom offerings provide inservice points. Once
you have completed the quiz, you will receive an email
verifying your grade, date and number of points awarded.
This email is the only verification you will receive.
Please send a copy of the email(s) with your inservice plan.