What does an Educational Assistant do?
Instructional assistants provide support to teachers, instructors, and faculty members in an educational setting. They assist with various tasks and functions, including implementing instructional programs, assessing student performance, leading discussions, and other functions as requested by the teacher or instructor. They prepare and organize lessons in educational programs under the instructor’s guidance, and the instructional assistant will prepare all materials for the lesson, including handouts, worksheets, and exams.
Instructional assistants work under the instructor’s direct supervision in various educational institutions, including private and public schools, child care facilities, and other applicable settings. They perform clerical tasks including taking and recording attendance or drafting and sending out progress reports, answering emails and phone calls from families, and maintaining supply inventory for the room. They perform exams for students to assess their progress, strengths, and weaknesses. They usually grade exams and document all grades, and students progress accurately. Instructional assistants need a bachelor's degree in education or related fields.
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