Teacher assistants play an integral role in the schools of Rhode Island. They provide instructional and other direct services to students under the supervision and direction of the classroom teacher or other certified professional staff. Teacher assistants are required to be trained before they are employed and to engage in ongoing professional development during employment so they can support school improvement and student achievement goals.
Since the fall of 2012, RIDE has sponsored an all-day conference specifically designed to meet the needs of teacher assistants and to provide strategies they can use with their students throughout the year.
information on the conference held in October 2015 will be posted soon.
Check back for updates as we begin to plan for the fall conference in 2016.
This training class is required for most people interested in working as a Teacher Assistant in RI.
Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities:
Links to other training and workshops that may be appropriate for teacher assistants will be posted here.