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August 2017 Teacher Assistant Training Program

  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017
  • 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, August 24, 2017
  • 6:00 PM
  • Northern RI Collaborative
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Registration

  • Available for all Northern RI member districts and schools

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    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.

   

 August 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.    
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