Professional Development Academy

To view and register for all professional development activities currently being offered by the Northern Rhode Island Collaborative, please click here. (link opens external site in a new window.)


Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Intervention Training (CPI) -- NRIC will offer CPI Training for all professionals who work with students coming in the Spring of 2016.   Stay tuned for details. 


Teacher Assistant Training Program -- NRIC will be offering TA Training for perspective Teacher Assistants from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at NRIC's Main Office at 640 George Washington Highway, Bldg. B,  Lincoln, RI. The fee is $ 270.00, including materials.    The following is the upcoming schedule of classes:  Click here to register for any one of the sessions.   

December 2015

January 2016


ParaPro Assessment Test --   The Northern Rhode Island Collaborative has now been designated as a testing site for the internet version of the ParaPro Assessment Test, which is, according to the R.I. Department of Education, another requirement that needs to be fulfilled in order to become a teacher assistant.  To view a sample test and to review the Parapro Study Guide, please go to the Educational Testing Service website:   

The cost for the 2 1/2 hour test at NRIC is $75.00.  (Cash, personal check or money order accepted; we do not accept credit cards).  For further details on scheduling the test at NRIC, please contact Paula Andrews at NRIC 495-2024 or email    

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