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.
RIDE has sponsored a Fall Conference for Teacher Assistants since 2013. Check back here for information about future conferences.
This training class is required for most people interested in working as a Teacher Assistant in RI.
Click here for information on the 2016-17 Education Exchange Winter training [428KB]
Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities:
Links to other training and workshops that may be appropriate for teacher assistants will be posted here.