An Education Aide is an employee at a school district who provides instructional support.
Instructional support includes:
- provide one-on-one tutoring if such tutoring is scheduled at a time when a student would not otherwise receive instruction from a teacher;
- assist with classroom management, such as organizing instructional and other materials;
- provide instructional assistance in a computer laboratory;
- conduct parental involvement activities;
- provide support in a library or media center;
- act as a translator; and
- provide instructional support services under the direct supervision of a teacher and more!
There are over 500,000 Education Aides in the United States. Education Aides can provide meaningful instruction in small groups under the supervision of a teacher. Current federal law prohibits the hiring of education aides who do not meet the current mandate under No Child Left Behind (currently defined as 60 college credit hours or an Associate degree). Palo Alto students are taught by education practitioners that are well versed in pedagogy, methodology and practical based knowledge that will enable the instructional assistant to excel in their chosen profession.
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