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Teacher Centers

  • Recognize that professional growth is integral to teachers’ work.
  • Embed professional growth in daily lives of schools.
  • Model for teachers and students the importance of life-long learning.
  • Promote the growth of communities of learners.
  • Encourage teachers to assume leadership roles.

All Centers have their own unique beginnings and characteristics. Therefore, not all Centers operate in exactly the same fashion.  For a strong and effective Teacher Center, an atmosphere of trust must exist between the Director and the Policy Board. The relationship must be one of cooperation and collaboration. By working together and sharing responsibility for successful management of the Center, the goals of Teacher Centers can be achieved for the ultimate benefit of New York State’s teachers and students.

The organizational structures, programs, and services of the New York State Teacher Centers reflect the standards for professional development.



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Poverty Training with Dr. Eric Jensen

In October 2016, Eric Jensen, former teacher and educational leader and author of 29 books visited Rochester for an engaging, fast-moving, results-oriented program during which he taught more than 240 educators in our network to differentiate their teaching and school environment in ways that successfully reach students of poverty. The Greater Rochester Teacher Center Network […]

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