California Paraeducator Conference

2017 Paraeducator Conference

February 20 - 22, 2018
Ontario Convention Center
Ontario, CA

CSEA is presenting the 21st Annual California Paraeducator Conference Feb. 20-22, 2018 in Ontario. Last year, nearly 1,300 participants attended the event, which 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.

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Registration is $109 per person (includes all class instruction, materials and two continental breakfasts). There are several funding sources school districts may use to cover the costs. The pre-registration deadline is February 1. If you miss this deadline, the fee will be $149 per person and you must register on-site (space will be subject to availability).

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Hotel Information

Rooms have been blocked at negotiated discounts rates at the following hotels. Rates do not include taxes. Please call to book your room at the discounted rate. The cut-off date is January 29, 2018.
After the cut-off date, the rooms are at a “space and available” basis.
Azure Hotel & Suites
$129 (Single or Double Occupancy)
DoubleTree by Hilton Ontario Airport
$135 (Double Occupancy)
Holiday Inn Ontario Airport
$119 (Single) & $127 (Double) Occupancy

Need help paying for the Paraeducator Conference? CSEA can help!
Member Reimbursement subsidies up to $250 are available to help pay for the registration fee and travel expenses. Applications accepted for this event from November 22, 2017 through January 6, 2018 only. Learn more.

Special Accommodation Requests

Advance notice is required in order for us to accommodate attendees with disabilities. Please submit your request no later than January 31, 2018 by contacting Travel/Event Coordinator, Rosalinda Cardenas-Vega, at or (408) 433-1240 with a list of preferred classes. 

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 paraeducators 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.

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2018 Classes and Workshops

  • A Child Welfare Response 
  • CalPERS: From Hire to Retire 
  • Coaching in the Classroom 
  • Cognitive Behavior Intervention 
  • Creative Use of Music in the Classroom 
  • Cyberbullying/Internet Crimes & Predators 
  • Dealing with Difficult Behaviors…Could It Be Communication? 
  • Discovering Everyday Sensory Tools 
  • Effective Workplace Communication 
  • Emotional & Behavioral Disturbance 
  • Generational Communication 
  • Get It Done: How to Manage Your Time 
  • How Adults Can Help Youth with Mental Health Needs Juvenile Justice Students 
  • Know Your Rights
  • Latest Trends Among the Youth 
  • Making Healthy Life Changes 
  • Making Math Fun! 
  • Maximizing Student Engagement, Minimizing Disruptive Behaviors – How A Paraeducator Can Help 
  • Positive Psychology and Mindfulness 
  • Restorative Justice and Trauma-Informed Practices 
  • Stress Management and Healthy Well-Being 
  • Supporting the Transition: From Essential ELA Content Shifts to Evidence Based ELA Strategies 
  • This Kid is Not Someone Else’s Problem 
  • True Colors
These are confirmed classes as of 9/18/17