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Teacher Assistant Training

Rhode Island Law (RIGL 16-11.2) establishes requirements related to the employment, training, and use of teacher assistants. One of the requirements 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 Northern Rhode Island Collaborative classroom field experience.

For more information on the legal requirements for teacher assistants, along with resources, networking, and training opportunities, please refer to the RI Department of Education website


Training Program

The 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 & 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

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

According to the R.I. Department of Education, another requirement that needs to be fulfilled in order to become a teacher assistant is the successful passing of the ParaPro Assessment Test.   The Northern Rhode Island Collaborative is a designated testing site for the Internet version of the ParaPro Assessment Test.   To view a sample test and to review the Parapro Study Guide, please go to the Educational Testing Service website: http://www.ets.org/parapro.   

The cost for the 2 1/2-hour test at NRIC is $75.00.  Cash or checks are accepted for payment only; no credit cards.  For further details on scheduling the test at NRIC, please contact Lisa Berthiaume at (401) 495-2019 or email lberthiaume@nric-ri.org.

 

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

    • Wednesday, August 31, 2016
    • St. James School , Edgewood Highlands, Emmanuel School, TEC Program

    First Day of School  

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

    Operating Committee Meeting

    • Wednesday, September 07, 2016
    • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Admin Conference Room

    Administrative Meeting 2:30 pm

    Work Smart 21 Meeting begins at 2:45 pm

    • Monday, September 12, 2016
    • Wednesday, September 21, 2016
    • 7 sessions
    • Northern RI Collaborative
    • 11

    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.   The following is the upcoming schedule of classes:  Please click below to register for any one of the sessions.   Please contact  Lisa  Berthiaume  at lberthiaume@nric-ri.org should you need additional information. 

     

    September 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.    
    • Thursday, September 22, 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Suite 104B

    TAC Meeting 

    • Thursday, September 22, 2016
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Suite 104B

    1st Quarterly & Summer Recap 

    • Thursday, September 22, 2016
    • 3:00 PM
    • Monday, September 26, 2016
    • 7:00 PM
    • NRIC
    • 20

    NRIC's Professional Development Academy Presents Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Intervention Training

    NRIC is offering CPI training for all professionals working with students beginning on September 22, 23 & 26 for first time participants from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at NRIC; those that require a refresher only should attend on Friday, September 26th.Participants will develop an understanding of the Rhode Island regulations regarding CPI including techniques to assist in keeping student acting-out behaviors at the lowest least threatening levels, and how to intervene in crisis situations appropriately.

    The cost is $160.00 for NRIC member districts; $185.00 for non-member districts; and $90.00 for the refresher course only.

     

     

     

     

    • Monday, September 26, 2016
    • 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • NRIC
    • 20

    NRIC's Professional Development Academy Presents Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Intervention Training

    NRIC is offering CPI training for all professionals working with students beginning on September 22, 23 & 26 for first time participants from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at NRIC; those that require a refresher only should attend on Friday, September 26th.Participants will develop an understanding of the Rhode Island regulations regarding CPI including techniques to assist in keeping student acting-out behaviors at the lowest least threatening levels, and how to intervene in crisis situations appropriately.

    The cost is $160.00 for NRIC member districts; $185.00 for non-member districts; and $90.00 for the refresher course only.

     

     

     

     

    • Wednesday, October 12, 2016
    • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Admin Conference Room

    Administrative Meeting 2:30 pm

    Work Smart 21 Meeting begins at 2:45 pm

    • Thursday, October 27, 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Suite 104B

    TAC Meeting 

    • Wednesday, November 09, 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, December 06, 2016
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Suite 104 A & B

    CADRE Meeting

    • Tuesday, December 06, 2016
    • Thursday, December 15, 2016
    • 7 sessions
    • 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.   The following is the upcoming schedule of classes:  Please click below to register for any one of the sessions.   Please contact  Lisa  Berthiaume  at lberthiaume@nric-ri.org should you need additional information. 

     

    July 2016.pdf   

     

     

    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

    • 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
    • Thursday, February 02, 2017
    • 7 sessions
    • 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.   The following is the upcoming schedule of classes:  Please click below to register for any one of the sessions.   Please contact  Lisa  Berthiaume  at lberthiaume@nric-ri.org should you need additional information. 

     

    July 2016.pdf   

     

     

    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, 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

    • 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
    • Thursday, March 23, 2017
    • 7 sessions
    • 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.   The following is the upcoming schedule of classes:  Please click below to register for any one of the sessions.   Please contact  Lisa  Berthiaume  at lberthiaume@nric-ri.org should you need additional information. 

     

    July 2016.pdf   

     

     

    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 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

    • 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 

    • 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
    • Thursday, May 25, 2017
    • 7 sessions
    • 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.   The following is the upcoming schedule of classes:  Please click below to register for any one of the sessions.   Please contact  Lisa  Berthiaume  at lberthiaume@nric-ri.org should you need additional information. 

     

    July 2016.pdf   

     

     

    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, 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
    • Wednesday, July 19, 2017
    • 7 sessions
    • 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.   The following is the upcoming schedule of classes:  Please click below to register for any one of the sessions.   Please contact  Lisa  Berthiaume  at lberthiaume@nric-ri.org should you need additional information. 

     

    July 2016.pdf   

     

     

    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.    
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