California Paraeducator Conference

2017 Paraeducator Conference

CSEA celebrated its 20th year of the California Paraeducator Conference, March 14–16, 2017 in Ontario, California with nearly 1,300 participants attending the event.

The conference featured 46 different workshops, covering everything from autism spectrum disorders to school violence prevention. All of the workshops, including presentations and handouts are available online.

2017 Workshops: Presentations and Handouts
2017 Conference Program

History of the Paraeducator Conference

The California Paraeducator Conference debuted in 1998 in Sacramento with about one hundred attendees. Since then, the annual conference has continued to grow, drawing well over a thousand attendees each year.

The growth of the conference is a clear indication of the dedication paraeducators have to their profession and students. Districts also see the value in the professional training Paraeducators receive at the conference; many choosing to provide funding and paid work days for their Paraeducators to attend.

Paraeducators do more than teach children. They are student’s confidant, health coach, safe person and more. The true effects of a paraeducator’s influence in the classroom and the community are immeasurable. That’s why this conference provides the knowledge and training paraeduators need. They come to learn the latest in industry standards, to learn about the rights they have under the law and to network with other CSEA paraeducators across the state.

The success of the conference can be found in the respect, value and pride paraeducators feel in their profession and the confidence they gain when they take new knowledge and skills back to their districts.

More Information

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

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  • Complete Schedule of Events
  • Handouts and presentations for workshops
  • Videos, Photos and Social Media
  • Much More!

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