CSEA Paraeducator Conference

Paraeducator Conference

March 17-19, 2020

Ontario Convention Center
Ontario, CA

CSEA is presenting the 23rd Annual Paraeducator Conference March 17-19, 2020 in Ontario.


Registration is $109 per member (includes all class instruction and materials). The registration deadline is February 1, 2020. The registration fee will increase to $149 after February 1 and will be subject to availability.

This event was sold out in Ontario in 2018, make sure to register today!

Please note: The conference is provided to CSEA members only.

Workshop Information

A list of scheduled workshops is posted on this page. Descriptions and additional details will be posted as they become available. Please check back for updates.

Tentative Conference Schedule (*Subject to change)

Tuesday March 17 –  8:00 a.m. to 4:50 p.m.
Wednesday  March 18 –  7:30 a.m.  to  4:50 p.m.
Thursday March 19 –   8:00 a.m.  to 1:00 p.m.

Hotel and Travel

Book your hotel room now for the conference!

Rooms at the hotels listed below have been blocked at special rates. The following rates do not include taxes.

Azure Hotel & Suites

1945 E Holt Blvd, Ontario
$149 (Single or Double Occupancy)
To book, call (909) 390-7778 and mention CSEA Paraeducator Conference to receive this rate.

Comfort Suites Ontario Convention Center

1811 East Holt Blvd
$119 (Single or Double Occupancy)
To book, call (909) 605-0700 and mention CSEA Paraeducator Conference to receive this rate or click here.

DoubleTree by Hilton Ontario Airport

222 North Vineyard Avenue
$159 (Double Occupancy)
To book, call (800) 222-8733 and mention code ‘CSE’ or click here to receive this rate.

Holiday Inn Ontario Airport

2155 E Convention Center Way
$129 (Single Occupancy) / $139 (Double Occupancy)
To book, call (909) 212-8000 and mention CSEA Paraeducator Conference or click here to receive this rate.

The cut-off date for hotel reservations at the reduced negotiated rates is February 14, 2020. Please make your reservation early as the blocks may sell out before the cut-off date.

Please note: A credit card guarantee is required for all reservations, along with a first night’s deposit.

Parking at the Ontario Convention Center is $10 per car per day with NO IN/OUT privileges.


CSEA is proud to partner with Southwest Airlines in providing a discount on airfare to the conference. Please click here for details.

Need help paying for the Paraeducator Conference? CSEA can help!

Member Reimbursement Subsidy grants up to $250 are available to help pay for the registration fee and travel expenses. Applications accepted for this event from December 19, 2019 through February 2, 2020 only. Learn more and download the application at www.csea.com/education.

History of the Paraeducator Conference

The 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.

More Information

For more information, contact us at para@csea.com.

Para Conference

2020 Paraeducator Conference Workshops and Presentations

  • A Paraeducator’s Role in Assisting Students Impacted by Environmental Adversity
  • Achieving Work/Life Balance
  • Autism and Evidence Based Classroom Practices
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders A-Z
  • Bullying Basics: Prevention & Response
  • CalPERS: From Hire to Rehire
  • Coaching for Student Success (formerly Coaching in the Classroom)
  • Conflict Management Essentials New
  • Creative Journaling
  • CSEA College Programs New
  • Depression Awareness and Treatment
  • Emotional and Behavioral Disturbance (EBD): A new approach to understanding (Foundational course)
  • Everyday Stress Management
  • Exercise to Reduce Challenging Behaviors New
  • Gunfire in the Hallway
  • Internet Crimes
  • Introduction to SoulCollage®
  • Latest Trends Among the Youth
  • Making Math Fun
  • Making Mindfulness Work for You
  • Maximizing Student Engagement; Minimizing Disruptive Behavior
  • Positive Psychology: The Key to Happiness
  • Self-Care is Self-Respect: You Are Worth It! New
  • Social Media and Its Impact on Students New
  • Strategies for AAC User and People Who Support Their Communication Needs New
  • Structured Play Groups (SPGs) New
  • Supporting English Language Arts and Mathematics Instruction for Students with EBD
  • Supporting Students with Autism using Evidence Based Practices
  • The ABC's of Behavior- The student did WHAT?!!! New
  • Trauma Informed Classroom Practices New
  • True Colors
  • Understanding Autism: A Sensory Perspective New
  • Understanding Emotions and the “Rage Cycle" New
  • Understanding Reading, Writing, and Dyslexia
  • Verbal Judo