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Puget Sound ESD Professional development options for Paraeducators

Beginning in 2022-23, districts must now provide all four days (28 hours) of Fundamental Course of Study (FCS) training to their Paraeducators every school year.



PSESD has subject matter experts for the required FCS modules on staff and work with the district's calendar to provide virtual (in-person) training sessions for their Paraeducators.


  • CANVAS: PSESD offers all FCS modules through the Canvas platform. Districts can either access the classes through the PSESD platform or have them transferred to their district Canvas platform. Subscriptions are paid annually and has no limit to how many Paraeducators can access the training.
For interest in a demo of the FCS modules in Canvas, please contact:
Joanne Tsoi
Program Specialist
  • PARAEDUCATOR.COM: Seasoned content that is still valuable information. Districts pay an annual fee based on student FTE. Existing site is being moved to Canvas.
For general Paraeducator questions, please contact:
Angela Bolam
Learning & Development Support Systems Director