PaTTAN Framewelder provides training courses for special education paraprofessionals to gain knowledge and obtain certification concerning the standards of the Pennsylvania Credential of Competency. It also offers in-service ongoing training hours required by Pennsylvania regulations.
Participating special education paraprofessionals achieve Certifications of Attendance by watching training videos and answering review questions at the end of each training session. Certifications of Attendance can be printed by each participant from the PaTTAN Framewelder website. Although the PaTTAN Framewelder website is intended for special education paraprofessionals in Pennsylvania, administrators, teachers, parents and others may also find the training sessions useful.
PaTTAN provides support concerning the training sessions and the website system, while Frameweld and Encourse provide the technological aspects. Training sessions are created by the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Networker. The PaTTAN Framewelder website also tracks each participant's completed training sessions within each user's account so that a participant can review which training sessions he has completed and received a Certificate of Attendance.
The website also provides an extensive FAQ that answers most types of questions, as well as an email contact for any questions or problems participants encounter that cannot be addressed in the FAQ section. Only Adobe Reader is required to view and print Certificates of Attendance in PDF format.