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Higher Education

Because of our partnerships and collaborations with institutes of higher education, Teacher Centers have been able to respond to the needs of both pre-service and in-service educators. Together we are able to provide input into the development of programs and provide numerous professional development opportunities as well as share knowledge, expertise and best practice. See below for examples of ongoing programs across our 7 regional networks.

  • Far West Network: partnered with local Higher Education Institutions to develop a program for cooperating teachers to gain a better understanding of the new edTPA and how they can best assist pre-service teachers. The program, Growing the P-16 Teaching Profession, was rolled out in 2014-15 as a pilot and is now being offered to any educator interested in learning how to improve instructional practice and support pre-service teachers.
  • Greater Rochester Network: Each semester the GRTCN works with St. John Fisher College pre-service teachers to learn how our center resources can support study skills for Greece students.
  • LINC Network: LINC Teacher Centers, in partnership with Western Suffolk BOCES and Brooklyn College, establish cohorts to review and meet the demands of preparing teachers for dual certification in Special Education.
  • Lower Hudson Network: collaborates with St. Thomas Aquinas College to host the Rockland Literacy annual conference focused on the Common Core Standards and Literacy and continues with 7 free after-school professional learning opportunities supporting literacy. A storytelling festival including mentored student tellers brings literacy to the community.

For more information about Higher Education partnerships please contact your local teacher center.

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