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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

Past events

Thursday, August 10, 2017 Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Intervention Training Refresher Only
Tuesday, August 08, 2017 Regional Board of Superintendents' Board Meeting
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Intervention Training Refresher Only
Monday, July 24, 2017 Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Intervention Training
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Regional Board of Superintendents' Board Meeting
Monday, July 10, 2017 July 2017 Teacher Assistant Training Program
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Intervention Training Refresher Only
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Safety Committee Meeting
Monday, June 12, 2017 Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Intervention Training
Thursday, June 08, 2017 ORS Quarterly Meeting
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 Regional Board of Superintendents' Board Meeting
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 May 2017 Teacher Assistant Training Program
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 Safety Committee Meeting
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 Regional Board of Superintendents' Board Meeting
Thursday, April 27, 2017 TAC Meeting
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Safety Committee Meeting
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 Regional Board of Superintendents' Board Meeting
Thursday, March 30, 2017 ORS Quarterly Meeting
Thursday, March 30, 2017 TAC Meeting
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Intervention Training- Refresher only
Monday, March 27, 2017 Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Intervention Training for Non-District Member
Thursday, March 23, 2017 NRIC's 31st Annual Meeting
Saturday, March 11, 2017 Transition Employment Open House
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 Safety Committee Meeting
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 Regional Board of Superintendents' Board Meeting
Monday, March 06, 2017 March 2017 Teacher Assistant Training Program
Wednesday, February 08, 2017 Safety Committee Meeting
Tuesday, February 07, 2017 Regional Board of Superintendents' Board Meeting
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 January 2017 Teacher Assistant Training Program
Thursday, January 19, 2017 Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Intervention Training- Refresher only
Thursday, January 19, 2017 ORS Quarterly Meeting
Thursday, January 19, 2017 TAC Meeting
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Non-Violent Crisis Prevention Intervention Training for Non-District Member
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Safety Committee Meeting
Tuesday, January 03, 2017 Regional Board of Superintendents' Board Meeting
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Safety Committee Meeting
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 December 2016 Teacher Assistant Training Program
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
Friday, September 02, 2016 Operating 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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