ERIC Number: ED447083
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar-1
Reference Count: N/A
Rhode Island Teacher's Assistant Professional Development Plan. A Report to the General Assembly.
The Rhode Island Teacher Assistant Professional Development Plan emphasizes developing school district capacity to provide appropriate training to teacher assistants. The Department recognizes that the most effective professional development is linked to the needs of the individual in light of the needs of students they support. The plan's primary focus is on training that can be provided at the district and school level but supported by the Department through building capacity by training of trainers, providing appropriate resources for use in training and facilitating networking of those who are engaged in these issues. The Department has modified the guidance regarding the use of Article 31 School Based Professional Development Funds to specifically include teacher assistant training and continues to support the statewide training provided by the Rhode Island Association of Teacher Assistants. Five appendixes, which comprise the bulk of the document, are: Standards for Teacher Assistants in Rhode Island: A Report of the Teacher Assistants Program Standards Committee, a Committee Convened by the Rhode Island Department of Education; RI Department of Education guidelines related to teacher assistants: professional development, instructional teams, supervision, and performance evaluation; teacher assistant training; 1999-2000 activities; and school based professional development fund guidance. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rhode Island State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Providence.
Identifiers - Location: Rhode Island