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Teacher Assistant Training

Students with different abilities and needs require specialized personnel to meet those needs.  Teacher assistants help classroom instructors instill the mental, physical and social skills used by successful students in scholastic and domestic life. They are critical to student development, providing direct, personal and instructional care that enables students everyday, for a lifetime.

NRIC is a Rhode Island Department of Education approved training site for Teacher Assistant Training. The program is held at NRIC's Main Office and consists of 15 classroom hours (7 sessions) and a 6-hour Northern Rhode Island Collaborative classroom field experience.

Prospective teacher assistants can find more information and resources on the RI Department of Education website.


Training Program

The training program is held at NRIC's Professional Development Training Center and consists of 15 classroom hours (7 sessions) and a 6-hour NRIC classroom field experience.   

Topics covered in the course include:

  • Roles and responsibilities of teacher assistants

  • School policies and procedures

  • Developing instructional skills

  • Utilizing a plan book

  • Teaching to learner objectives

  • Testing and evaluative materials

  • Technology in the classroom

  • Behavior and classroom management and instructional strategies

  • Safety and emergency procedures

  • Basic first aid

Universal precautions
  • Recognizing and reporting child abuse and neglect
  • Safe lifting techniques
The cost is $270.00 including materials. The following is the upcoming schedule of classes:

Click Above to register for any one of the sessions. Please contact Lisa Berthiaume at lberthiaume@nric-ri.org. should you need additional information. 

Parapro Assessment Test

Teacher assistants must pass the ParaPro Assessment Test. NRIC is a designated testing site for the Internet version of the ParaPro Assessment Test.

View the Parapro Study Guide and a sample test at the Educational Testing Service website: http://www.ets.org/parapro.  

The Parapro Assessment Test fee is $75.00.  Cash or checks only, please. No credit cards.
Please contact Lisa Berthiaume for test scheduling and other inquiries.

Lisa Berthiaume
Email: lberthiaume@nric-ri.org
Phone: (401) 495-2019

 

Testimonials

When the question was asked, “What specific features of the program were of greatest value to you? Here were some of the responses we received:

"All of the instructors were great. Receiving so many diverse and qualified points of view with instruction was such a benefit."

"The importance of the Teacher Assistant in the classroom was stressed."

"Real class stories-props, informative, interesting."


Upcoming events

    • Friday, September 02, 2016
    • Friday, June 02, 2017
    • 10 sessions
    • Admin Conference Room

    Operating Committee Meeting

    • Tuesday, December 06, 2016
    • 4:00 PM
    • Thursday, December 15, 2016
    • 6:00 PM
    • Northern RI Collaborative
    • 13

    Image result for clipart adult classroom

        Rhode Island Law (RIGL 16-11.2) establishes requirements related to the employment, training, and use of teacher assistants.  As required by this law, the R. I. Department of Education has established State standards that identify pre-employment requirements related to preparation required for all entry-level teacher assistants.   In addition, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) also establish requirements for the qualifications of teacher assistants in certain roles.    For more information on the legal requirements for teacher assistants, along with resources, networking, and training opportunities, please refer to thehttp://www.ride.ri.gov/Portals/0/Uploads/Documents/Teachers-and-Administrators-Excellent-Educators/Teacher-Assistants/RIDE-Standards-for-Teacher-Assistants.pdf   

    One of the requirements to become a Teacher Assistant is participation in an approved Teacher Assistant Training Program.  The Northern Rhode Island Collaborative is a R.I. Department of Education approved training site for Teacher Assistant Training.   The program is held at NRIC's Main Office and consists of 15 classroom hours (7 sessions) and a 6-hour NRIC classroom field experience.    The topics include:

    • Roles and responsibilities of teacher assistants, school policies & procedures
    • Developing instructional skills, utilizing a plan book, teaching to learner objectives, testing and evaluative materials, technology in the classroom
    • Behavior and classroom management and instructional strategies
    • Health, safety and emergency procedures including basic first aid awareness, universal precautions, recognizing and reporting child abuse/neglect, safe lifting techniques
       

    NRIC Teacher Assistant Training -- The Northern Rhode Island Collaborative in conjunction with the  R. I. Department of Education offers a TA Training class for perspective teacher assistants.  The cost is $270.00 including materials.   All classes are held 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Class does not meet on Fridays. Please click the "register" button in the left margin to register for this session.   

    Please contact  Lisa  Berthiaume  at lberthiaume@nric-ri.org should you need additional information. 

       

    Please Follow the link below for class details.

          

    December 2016 Flyer.docx

     

    Testimonials ~

    Question : " What specific features of the TA Training program were of greatest value to you?" 

    • All features were a great value, the whole program was very informative.
    • I wouldn't make any changes, I think the class was great.
    • Everything was beneficial. One of the best trainings I have been to.    
    • Wednesday, December 14, 2016
    • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Admin Conference Room

    Administrative Meeting 2:30 pm

    Work Smart 21 Meeting begins at 2:45 pm

    • Tuesday, January 03, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Room 200

    Board Meeting 

    • Wednesday, January 11, 2017
    • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Admin Conference Room

    Administrative Meeting 2:30 pm

    Work Smart 21 Meeting begins at 2:45 pm

    • Thursday, January 19, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Suite 104B

    TAC Meeting 

    • Thursday, January 19, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Suite 104B

    2nd Quarterly

    • Tuesday, January 24, 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Thursday, February 02, 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • Northern RI Collaborative
    • 28

    Image result for clipart adult classroom

        Rhode Island Law (RIGL 16-11.2) establishes requirements related to the employment, training, and use of teacher assistants.  As required by this law, the R. I. Department of Education has established State standards that identify pre-employment requirements related to preparation required for all entry-level teacher assistants.   In addition, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) also establish requirements for the qualifications of teacher assistants in certain roles.    For more information on the legal requirements for teacher assistants, along with resources, networking, and training opportunities, please refer to thehttp://www.ride.ri.gov/Portals/0/Uploads/Documents/Teachers-and-Administrators-Excellent-Educators/Teacher-Assistants/RIDE-Standards-for-Teacher-Assistants.pdf   

    One of the requirements to become a Teacher Assistant is participation in an approved Teacher Assistant Training Program.  The Northern Rhode Island Collaborative is a R.I. Department of Education approved training site for Teacher Assistant Training.   The program is held at NRIC's Main Office and consists of 15 classroom hours (7 sessions) and a 6-hour NRIC classroom field experience.    The topics include:

    • Roles and responsibilities of teacher assistants, school policies & procedures
    • Developing instructional skills, utilizing a plan book, teaching to learner objectives, testing and evaluative materials, technology in the classroom
    • Behavior and classroom management and instructional strategies
    • Health, safety and emergency procedures including basic first aid awareness, universal precautions, recognizing and reporting child abuse/neglect, safe lifting techniques
       

    NRIC Teacher Assistant Training -- The Northern Rhode Island Collaborative in conjunction with the  R. I. Department of Education offers a TA Training class for perspective teacher assistants.  The cost is $270.00 including materials.   All classes are held 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Class does not meet on Fridays. Please click the "register" button in the left margin to register for this session.   

    Please contact  Lisa  Berthiaume  at lberthiaume@nric-ri.org should you need additional information. 

       

    Please Follow the link below for class details.

          

     January 2017 Flyer.docx

       

    Testimonials ~

    Question : " What specific features of the TA Training program were of greatest value to you?" 

    • All features were a great value, the whole program was very informative.
    • I wouldn't make any changes, I think the class was great.
    • Everything was beneficial. One of the best trainings I have been to.    
    • Tuesday, February 07, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Room 200

    Board Meeting 

    • Wednesday, February 08, 2017
    • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Admin Conference Room

    Administrative Meeting 2:30 pm

    Work Smart 21 Meeting begins at 2:45 pm

    • Tuesday, March 07, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Room 200

    Board Meeting 

    • Wednesday, March 08, 2017
    • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Admin Conference Room

    Administrative Meeting 2:30 pm

    Work Smart 21 Meeting begins at 2:45 pm

    • Tuesday, March 14, 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Thursday, March 23, 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • Northern RI Collaborative
    • 35

    Image result for clipart adult classroom

        Rhode Island Law (RIGL 16-11.2) establishes requirements related to the employment, training, and use of teacher assistants.  As required by this law, the R. I. Department of Education has established State standards that identify pre-employment requirements related to preparation required for all entry-level teacher assistants.   In addition, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) also establish requirements for the qualifications of teacher assistants in certain roles.    For more information on the legal requirements for teacher assistants, along with resources, networking, and training opportunities, please refer to thehttp://www.ride.ri.gov/Portals/0/Uploads/Documents/Teachers-and-Administrators-Excellent-Educators/Teacher-Assistants/RIDE-Standards-for-Teacher-Assistants.pdf   

    One of the requirements to become a Teacher Assistant is participation in an approved Teacher Assistant Training Program.  The Northern Rhode Island Collaborative is a R.I. Department of Education approved training site for Teacher Assistant Training.   The program is held at NRIC's Main Office and consists of 15 classroom hours (7 sessions) and a 6-hour NRIC classroom field experience.    The topics include:

    • Roles and responsibilities of teacher assistants, school policies & procedures
    • Developing instructional skills, utilizing a plan book, teaching to learner objectives, testing and evaluative materials, technology in the classroom
    • Behavior and classroom management and instructional strategies
    • Health, safety and emergency procedures including basic first aid awareness, universal precautions, recognizing and reporting child abuse/neglect, safe lifting techniques
       

    NRIC Teacher Assistant Training -- The Northern Rhode Island Collaborative in conjunction with the  R. I. Department of Education offers a TA Training class for perspective teacher assistants.  The cost is $270.00 including materials.   All classes are held 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Class does not meet on Fridays. Please click the "register" button in the left margin to register for this session.   

    Please contact  Lisa  Berthiaume  at lberthiaume@nric-ri.org should you need additional information. 

       

    Please Follow the link below for class details.

       

       

    March 2017 Flyer.docx

     

    Testimonials ~

    Question : " What specific features of the TA Training program were of greatest value to you?" 

    • All features were a great value, the whole program was very informative.
    • I wouldn't make any changes, I think the class was great.
    • Everything was beneficial. One of the best trainings I have been to.    
    • Thursday, March 23, 2017
    • 5:30 PM
    • Pawtucket Country Club

    NRIC 31st Annual Meeting

    5:30 pm to 6:30 Cocktail Reception

    6:30 pm Dinner

    • Thursday, March 30, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Suite 104B

    TAC Meeting 

    • Thursday, March 30, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Suite 104B

    3rd Quarterly

    • Tuesday, April 04, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Room 200

    Board Meeting 

    • Wednesday, April 12, 2017
    • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Admin Conference Room

    Administrative Meeting 2:30 pm

    Work Smart 21 Meeting begins at 2:45 pm

    • Thursday, April 27, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Suite 104B

    TAC Meeting 

    • Tuesday, May 02, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Room 200

    Board Meeting 

    • Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Admin Conference Room

    Administrative Meeting 2:30 pm

    Work Smart 21 Meeting begins at 2:45 pm

    • Tuesday, May 16, 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Thursday, May 25, 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • Northern RI Collaborative
    • 35

    Image result for clipart adult classroom

        Rhode Island Law (RIGL 16-11.2) establishes requirements related to the employment, training, and use of teacher assistants.  As required by this law, the R. I. Department of Education has established State standards that identify pre-employment requirements related to preparation required for all entry-level teacher assistants.   In addition, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) also establish requirements for the qualifications of teacher assistants in certain roles.    For more information on the legal requirements for teacher assistants, along with resources, networking, and training opportunities, please refer to thehttp://www.ride.ri.gov/Portals/0/Uploads/Documents/Teachers-and-Administrators-Excellent-Educators/Teacher-Assistants/RIDE-Standards-for-Teacher-Assistants.pdf   

    One of the requirements to become a Teacher Assistant is participation in an approved Teacher Assistant Training Program.  The Northern Rhode Island Collaborative is a R.I. Department of Education approved training site for Teacher Assistant Training.   The program is held at NRIC's Main Office and consists of 15 classroom hours (7 sessions) and a 6-hour NRIC classroom field experience.    The topics include:

    • Roles and responsibilities of teacher assistants, school policies & procedures
    • Developing instructional skills, utilizing a plan book, teaching to learner objectives, testing and evaluative materials, technology in the classroom
    • Behavior and classroom management and instructional strategies
    • Health, safety and emergency procedures including basic first aid awareness, universal precautions, recognizing and reporting child abuse/neglect, safe lifting techniques
       

    NRIC Teacher Assistant Training -- The Northern Rhode Island Collaborative in conjunction with the  R. I. Department of Education offers a TA Training class for perspective teacher assistants.  The cost is $270.00 including materials.   All classes are held 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Class does not meet on Fridays. Please click the "register" button in the left margin to register for this session.   

    Please contact  Lisa  Berthiaume  at lberthiaume@nric-ri.org should you need additional information. 

       

    Please Follow the link below for class details.

       

     

    May 2017 Flyer.docx  

     

    Testimonials ~

    Question : " What specific features of the TA Training program were of greatest value to you?" 

    • All features were a great value, the whole program was very informative.
    • I wouldn't make any changes, I think the class was great.
    • Everything was beneficial. One of the best trainings I have been to.    
    • Tuesday, June 06, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Room 200

    Board Meeting 

    • Thursday, June 08, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Suite 104B

    4th Quarterly

    • Wednesday, June 14, 2017
    • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Admin Conference Room

    Administrative Meeting 2:30 pm

    Work Smart 21 Meeting begins at 2:45 pm

    • Monday, July 10, 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Wednesday, July 19, 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • Northern RI Collaborative
    • 35

    Image result for clipart adult classroom

        Rhode Island Law (RIGL 16-11.2) establishes requirements related to the employment, training, and use of teacher assistants.  As required by this law, the R. I. Department of Education has established State standards that identify pre-employment requirements related to preparation required for all entry-level teacher assistants.   In addition, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) also establish requirements for the qualifications of teacher assistants in certain roles.    For more information on the legal requirements for teacher assistants, along with resources, networking, and training opportunities, please refer to thehttp://www.ride.ri.gov/Portals/0/Uploads/Documents/Teachers-and-Administrators-Excellent-Educators/Teacher-Assistants/RIDE-Standards-for-Teacher-Assistants.pdf   

    One of the requirements to become a Teacher Assistant is participation in an approved Teacher Assistant Training Program.  The Northern Rhode Island Collaborative is a R.I. Department of Education approved training site for Teacher Assistant Training.   The program is held at NRIC's Main Office and consists of 15 classroom hours (7 sessions) and a 6-hour NRIC classroom field experience.    The topics include:

    • Roles and responsibilities of teacher assistants, school policies & procedures
    • Developing instructional skills, utilizing a plan book, teaching to learner objectives, testing and evaluative materials, technology in the classroom
    • Behavior and classroom management and instructional strategies
    • Health, safety and emergency procedures including basic first aid awareness, universal precautions, recognizing and reporting child abuse/neglect, safe lifting techniques

    NRIC Teacher Assistant Training -- The Northern Rhode Island Collaborative in conjunction with the  R. I. Department of Education offers a TA Training class for perspective teacher assistants.  The cost is $270.00 including materials.   All classes are held 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Class does not meet on Fridays. Please click the "register" button in the left margin to register for this session.   

    Please contact  Lisa  Berthiaume  at lberthiaume@nric-ri.org should you need additional information. 

       

    Please Follow the link below for class details.

       

     July 2017 Flyer.docx

            

    Testimonials ~

    Question : " What specific features of the TA Training program were of greatest value to you?" 

    • All features were a great value, the whole program was very informative.
    • I wouldn't make any changes, I think the class was great.
    • Everything was beneficial. One of the best trainings I have been to.    

Past events

Tuesday, December 06, 2016 CADRE
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 Regional Board of Superintendents' Board Meeting
Wednesday, November 09, 2016 Safety Committee Meeting
Thursday, October 27, 2016 TAC Meeting
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Safety Committee Meeting
Monday, September 26, 2016 Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Intervention Training- Refresher only
Thursday, September 22, 2016 Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Intervention Training for Non-District Member
Thursday, September 22, 2016 ORS Quarterly Meeting
Thursday, September 22, 2016 TAC Meeting
Monday, September 12, 2016 September 2016 Teacher Assistant Training Program
Wednesday, September 07, 2016 Safety Committee Meeting
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 First Day of School
Monday, July 25, 2016 Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Intervention Training- Refresher only
Thursday, July 21, 2016 Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Intervention Training for Non-District Member
Thursday, July 21, 2016 Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Intervention Training for NRIC Member District
Monday, July 11, 2016 July 2016 Teacher Assistant Training Program
Friday, June 24, 2016 Love Letters
Wednesday, June 08, 2016 NRIC Safety Committee Meeting
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 Regional Board of Superintendent's Board Meeting
Friday, June 03, 2016 Operating Committee Meeting
Thursday, April 14, 2016 NRIC Transition Center Transition Night
Friday, March 11, 2016 Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Intervention Training Refresher Only (CPI)
Wednesday, March 09, 2016 Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Intervention Training (CPI)
Tuesday, March 01, 2016 Teacher Assistance Training Program
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