The link to Meaningful Connections
We look forward to your participation at the hybrid 2021 Paraeducator Conference on November 9, 2021 . This year’s theme is “Paraeducators: The Link to Meaningful Connection” The focus of the conference is equipping paraeducators to be the most effective for their students. The breakout sessions are relevant for Paraeducators that work with Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, High School and Transition age students. These breakout sessions cover a variety of topics including Mathematics, English Language Arts, Behavioral Strategies, Social Emotional Learning & Mental Health, Team Collaboration & Communication and more.
Registration deadline is November 2, 2021. Late registrations may be accepted depending upon space.
Registration cost is $60 for both in-person or virtual.
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: The LaQuinta Inn & Suites
Street Address: 108 3rd Ave, Kearney, NE 68845
Special Rate: $112.95
*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, the website IS via a 3rd party. Rates quoted herein are per room, per night, and do not include applicable taxes.
In-Person Location: Younes Conference Center, 416 W Talmadge Rd, Kearney, NE 68845
Matt McNiff, PhD.
Dr. Matt McNiff is a special education director and behavior consultant with the Educational Service Unit No. 5 in Beatrice, Nebraska. With over 25 years of experience in the field, Dr. McNiff has worked with thousands of students with behavioral challenges and grades ranging from early childhood to high school and transitional programming. Matt acquired his Ph.D. in special education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, specializing in behavior disorders and autism and is an adjunct professor at Concordia University.
Dr. McNiff is a nationally recognized speaker in the field of behavior management and specializes in helping school staff to develop programs that will reduce problematic behaviors and increase academic time. His presentations are known for being positive, humorous, and engaging and are full of easy to use strategies and examples that can be used quickly with even the toughest to reach children.