The 2016 STEP UP Spring Forum was held on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 8:00 AM AM - 12:30 PM at the Alfonso B. Perez Career and Transition Center (CTC).The STEP UP Spring Forum: Taking a Step Forward provided a meaningful learning experiences for the 160 paraeducators in attendance. Monica Garcia, District Board Member, welcomed attendees with a motivational stretch and inspiring words. Other influential speakers included Justo Avila and Lydia Acosta Stephens.
Paraprofessionals in attendance participated in three workshops. Some of the workshops were designed to assist in the transition from a paraprofessional to a Special Education teacher or Related Services Provider. Other sessions were composed of skill building and valuable information as an assistant in the Special Education setting. The feedback we have received has been overwhelmingly positive!
Perez CTC students set up a photo booth with props at the event as a fundraiser for the school. The photo booth was created and operated by Perez CTC students. The STEP UP Forum helped to raise $268 for the school! These funds go directly to the school site to help support the CTC program which focuses on the development of leadership and work-based experiences.2015 - 2016 STEP UP and Teach cohort in attendance at the 2016 Spring ForumTo see the rest of the pictures of the event, click here.