WHAT SCHOOLS AND DISTRICTS SAY
edgewood ISD – Texas
Jose Hinojosa (Director of Special Education)
“Using 321insight training gives us an opportunity to train and do PD all year long, not just during the summer. ParaSharp enhances our district program, and our paraprofessionals love it!”
Rock Hill School District – South Carolina
Peter Kosko (Assistant Director)
“We purchased ParaSharp during the summer before the 2018-19 school year. Being able to play with the modules a bit before staff returned was great. We were able to design specific training sessions based on, and using, the modules to prepare different groups of staff. ParaSharp and its modules made it easy to differentiate the groups since the target audiences were all significantly different.
ParaSharp makes it easy to do whole group, guided learning, and individual learning. Best of all we have high usage numbers districtwide. This demonstrates how valuable the staff view the product.
The support from the folks in the office is excellent. The team at 321insight is responsive to every need. They problem solve with you to ensure you get the best use of the product. We’ve truly enjoyed our first year working with this company. We look forward to many more.”
South Umpqua School District – Oregon
Diane Dunas (Director of Student Services)
“321Insight trainings have been very well received in our district. They are easy to facilitate, and the videos and handouts cover common challenges staff face when working with students. I have used the trainings for professional development and in staff meetings, and our Human Resources department has utilized it as well. I highly recommend 321Insight’s materials – great value too!”
Estacada School District – Oregon
Jason Hobson (Director of Student Services)
“I first started using 321insight several years ago when we were looking for opportunities to provide professional development to our staff. 321insight was the perfect vehicle to address large groups, small groups, and even individual staff members. The flexibility that 321insight provides is unique and fits perfectly into a tight-time schedule. We have used the Trauma Informed series to train our entire staff. We also use the ParaSharp series alongside the Trauma Informed series when working with individual teams. I appreciate 321insight thinking through all staff members, including transportation and facilities, and not just focusing on the classroom teachers. We know that it takes the entire school staff to be on board to address the diverse needs of all students. 321insight provides us the platform on which to launch our support.
I have seen changes in our approach to students who may be experiencing trauma or have lagging skills in social/emotional regulation by using the two series. Many classrooms now have ‘calming corners’, teachers are smiling more, and staff are recognizing how their behavior affects students’ behavior. Education is a journey and it’s nice to have 321insight along for the ride.”
District 5 of Lexington-Richland Counties – South Carolina
District Staff Feedback
- 321insight has been a good tool to use a prompt for collaborative discussions to reflect on practices, reinforcements, and refinements.
- Teachers can utilize the videos to share strategies with their paras that relate to their classroom/students/interests.
- The videos in both training series are short and lead to more of a discussion. It is easy to find videos related to topics of interst and are great in a small setting
Los Banos Unified School District – California
Ali Germino (BCBA)
“Our district employs over 75 special education paraeducators at 13 different schools. This past year we were looking for something to help us train and maintain staff competencies. After speaking with 321insight, as well as testing out the training series, we chose to use ParaSharp through 321insight. We took pre and post surveys to rate how our staff responded to the trainings and received overall positive feedback. Administrators and teachers also took note of the benefits of having Parasharp as a training tool for Paraeducators. We look forward to future opportunities to train our staff on evidence-based information and practices with 321insight.”
Beaverton School District – Oregon
Angela Healow (Teacher on Special Assignment)
“321insight’s videos and discussion guides have given our Classified staff access to quality PD that they have never received before. The handouts made for each specific classified role have great information and tips. It’s clear that 321insight values classified staff, knows they have difficult jobs, and believes that they deserve quality PD just like their certified counterparts.”
Hillsboro School District – Oregon
Elaine Fox (Executive Director)
“321insight is such a fantastic model because it gives information in very short bites. Using 321insight and their tools doesn’t take away time and service to students—in fact it enhances it, and we really liked that.”