The link to Meaningful Connections
Welcome to the 2022 Nebraska Paraeducator Conference Website!
This year’s hybrid event will be held at the Younes Center Conference South on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.
Join us for a day of professional development with sessions relevant to paraeducators who support specific or multiple grade levels/ age groups of students.
We appreciate everything Paraeducators do for Nebraska students and would love to see you there!
In-Person Option – $80.00 – Registration Closed
Younes Conference Center South
416 W Talmadge Rd, Kearney, NE 68845
Virtual Option – $80.00 – Registration is open
Accommodations: A block of rooms have been reserved with a special conference rate. Please make reservations as soon as possible to secure the group rate.
Hotel Name: LaQuinta Inn & Suites
Street Address: 108 3rd Ave, Kearney NE 68845
Phone: (308) 237-4400
Special Rate: $115.95
*You must call the hotel directly to book and receive the conference room rate. The hotels cannot be responsible for reservations made through any third party. Please note that the website IS via a 3rd party. Rates quoted herein are per room, and per night, and do not include applicable taxes and fees.
Heather Robbins has been working in schools since 1985, holding a B.A. and an M.A. in education. She has worked with students at all levels, first teaching in a residential treatment center followed by serving as a teacher and then Behavior Support Specialist on the Navajo Reservation. While working for the Bureau of Indian Education, Heather became an early adopter of Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) practices and began working for Dr. Jeffrey Sprague at the Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior (IVDB), University of Oregon, guiding multiple schools to full implementation. Her present area of interest is effective professional development in social, emotional, and behavioral learning at the school-wide, classroom, and individual student levels. Heather currently consults with districts/ schools in several states continuing her efforts in positive behavior support, youth violence prevention, and school safety. Heather’s other passions include reading, fishing, and playing with her dogs.