On September 19, 2017 a group of 40 special education paraprofessionals met at the Tattnall County Board of Education to start their journey of a four session paraprofessional training. The first session addressed the qualities of a good paraprofessional and issues around confidentiality in special education. The group was engaged in various activities and discussions. The next session will be in October where the participants will learn about the different types of disabilities in the classroom.
On August 22, 2017 both Coastal GLRS and Southeast GLRS participated in a professional development to learn about the intervention Check & Connect. Check & Connect is an intervention used with grades K-12 and is designed for students who display warning signs of disengagement with school and in return become students at risk for dropping out. This workshop was introduced to Districts 14 and 15 to assist with providing evidence based interventions as part of the state SSIP initiative.