FCS Fall Training Series
The Center for Education Quality and the Action Coordinating Team have announced that the FCS Standards are now online. Their objective is to help WEA paraeducator members complete 14 of the 28 required FCS hours for certification for free.
Fall Training Series:
Equity Part A and Instruction Part A
Equity Part B and Communications Part B
- Each class has multiple sessions offered at the same time. The sessions cover the same material.
- WEA will be offering courses in 4 different sessions: Fall - Winter - Spring - Summer
- There is no charge for these courses.
- Clock hours will be provided.
- Courses will be held on Saturdays from 9:00am-1:00pm.
- Class sizes are limited.
*Winter Series dates and registration information will be available in December.
Spring and Summer Series dates and registration information will be posted in 2021.
Equity Part A and Instruction Part A - November 7
(FCS 01) PART A: Cultural Awareness and Diversity
Objective: Participants will gain an awareness and deeper understanding of ways to engage, build relationships and communicate with the diverse backgrounds of their students.
(FCS 02) PART A: Methods of Educational and Instructional Support
Objective: Participants will learn classroom and building based instructional strategies and supports to assist classroom teachers in various learning environments and with diverse learning styles. This training will also focus on essential communication strategies, conflict management, conflict resolution and how to effectively work in a team environment in order to increase student achievement.
Equity Part B and Communications Part B - October 24 and December 12
(FCS 06) PART B: Professionalism, Equity, and Ethics
Objective: Participants will gain an awareness of the legalities, polices, procedure and practices surrounding discrimination and how to respond to such violations. This course is designed to help foster a learning environment that is unbiased, safe and promotes the academic success of all students. It is highly recommended that you complete FCS 01 before taking (FCS 06).
- Register for October 24, 2020 - FCS 06 Session 1, FCS 06 Session 2 or FCS 06 Session 3
- Register for December 12, 2020 - FCS 06 Session 1 or FCS 06 Session 2
(FCS 11 & 12) PART B: Communications Basics and Challenges
Objective: Participants will gain an understanding of essential communication strategies, conflict management, conflict resolution and how to effectively work in a team environment. This course is designed to help enhance collaboration and communication between paraeducators and other applicable stakeholders that will enhance student success and achievement. It is highly recommended that you complete (FCS 02) prior to taking (FCS 11 & 12).