California Paraeducator Conference

March 14 - 16, 2017

Ontario, CA


Join us as we celebrate our 20th year of the California Paraeducator Conference, March 14–16 at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, California. Ask your district to reserve funds to send you to the conference now.


GENERAL CONFERENCE INFORMATION


Registration Fee

$109 per person (includes all class instruction, materials and two continental breakfasts). The pre-registration deadline is March 1, 2017. If you miss this deadline you must register on-site and space will be subject to availability.

Registration Form

Complete the registration form and submit with payment by credit card, check/money order or district purchase order (copy of PO must be included to process registration).

Registration Confirmation

Confirmation letters will be mailed directly to each participant’s home mailing address. Please be sure to provide your current address when completing the registration form.

Reimbursement Subsidy

Let CSEA help defer the cost of attending the conference. CSEA offers up to $250 subsidies to financially assist members who attend this conference. For more information and to download an application, click here. Applications must be postmarked no earlier than December 14, 2016 and no later than January 28, 2017. Applications are reviewed as they are submitted on a first come, first serve basis.

Refunds/Substitutions

Full refund requests must be received by email to rcardenas@csea.com by Friday, March 10. Registrations will not be reimbursed after this date. If you’re unable to attend, we can transfer your registration to a colleague.


POTENTIAL FUNDING SOURCES FOR DISTRICTS


General Title I Funds – to support ongoing training and professional development to assist teachers and paraprofessionals (Section 1114(b)(1)(D) & Section 1115(c)(I)(F) of Title I).

Title I – Schools and districts identified as needing improvement must also reserve funds for professional development and these funds may be used for training paraprofessionals (Section 116(c)(7)(A)(iii)).

Title II, Part A–Improving Teacher Quality State Grants funds may be used to provide professional development that “improves the knowledge of teachers and principals, and in appropriate cases, paraprofessionals concerning core academic subjects and effective instructional practices to improve student academic achievement” (Section 2123(a)(3) (A) & (B)).

Title III, Part A–The English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement Act, authorized local education agencies to use formula grant funds for professional development of teachers and other instructional personnel providing instruction to students needing English language acquisition and language enhancement (Section 3115(c)(2)).

Senate Bill (SB) 590 – Relates to professional development for classified employees effective January 1, 2014. This law requires local educational agencies (LEAs) to consider the training needs of classified school employees whenever funds are expended for the professional development of any school site staff.

The 2016-17 Budget Act provides $1.3 billion in one time funding to reimburse local education agencies for state mandated costs. This discretionary funding can be used to fund professional development and investments such as Common Core implementation.


HOUSING INFORMATION


Hotel Reservations

Rooms have been blocked at special discounted rates on a space available basis at the following hotels. The following rates do not include taxes. Please make your rooming arrangements directly with the hotel.

  1. Azure Hotel & Suites, $124 (single or double occupancy) CALL 909-390-7778 and mention “CSEA California School Employee Assoc. block”

  2. Comfort Suites Ontario Airport, $99 (single) and $109 (double occupancy) CALL 909-605-0700

  3. DoubleTree, $129 (single thru quadruple occupancy) CALL 800-222-8733 and mention “CSA” or click here to make your reservations.

  4. Holiday Inn, $109 (single) and $119 (double occupancy) CALL 909-212-8000 and mention “CSEA Paraeducator Conference 2017”

  5. Sheraton Ontario Airport, $129 (single or double occupancy)

All hotels offer complimentary parking, airport shuttle service and guestroom internet.

FEBRUARY 20, 2017 is the cut-off date for hotel reservations at the reduced negotiated rates. Please make your reservation early as the block may sell out before the cut-off date. After February 21, rooms are at “space and rate as available” basis.

Hotel Deposit

A credit card guarantee is required for all reservations, along with a first night’s deposit. Checks and major credit cards are acceptable to establish prepayment.


MORE INFORMATION


For more information, contact Rosalinda Cardenas at rcardenas@csea.com or by phone at 408-433-1240.

2016 Para Conference

Conference Schedule


Tuesday, March 14

(Registration opens at 8:00 a.m.)

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

General Session

Conference Keynote
Roni Habib—an expert in helping educators become more mindful, connected and playful. Roni will share the power of integrating mindfulness, emotional intelligence and positive psychology in your life.

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

1:30 – 4:50 p.m.

1st Session of Workshop


Wednesday, March 15


8:30 – 11:50 a.m.

2nd Session of Workshops

11:50 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

1:30 – 4:50 p.m.

3rd Session of Workshops

5:15 – 6:45 p.m.

4th Session of Workshops


Thursday, March 16


8:30–11:50 a.m.

2nd Session of Workshops

8:00 a.m.–11:15 a.m.

5th Session of Workshops

11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Closing Session