Professional

NYS Teacher Centers provide a vast array of professional learning opportunities for all educators from PK-20. Our programs meet the needs of local districts while supporting statewide initiatives and federal regulations. Each year, our statewide organization selects focus areas to guide our activities for the year. These areas are selected from our yearly grant application. These activities are not all-inclusive but comprise the majority of our work. Individual Teacher Centers also select their own focus areas based on the needs of their local districts and teachers. For information on initiatives and programs of individual Centers, please visit their websites, which can be found on the Locations tab.

For a complete listing of FREE professional learning opportunities supported by our Statewide Leadership grant, please check out our current catalog. Registration for all programs is available via Frontline. There are also FREE courses being offered by Individual Teacher Centers. Those courses can be found here. Registration for all courses is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Our organization is approved to offer 45 hour programs for teachers to obtain SWD Certification Extensions in PK-K, 7-8, and 10-12 grade bands and ELA, Biology and Math Content areas.. Courses are being offered statewide through various formats that are accessible to any SWD certified teacher. For a complete listing of courses that are currently being offered, please go to the SWD Extension Programs. To see if you are eligible to apply, please read the FACT sheet.


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One of our major initiatives this year is professional development to support our new and developing teachers.. To peruse a list of FREE professional learning opportunities, please visit our Frontline catalog.

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Focus Area 3: Professional Learning to Address the Needs of ALL our Learners

Our third initiative this year involves professional learning for enhancing educators’ strategies and skills for the support of students who may learn differently, and/or are diverse with respect to race, ethnicity, culture, economic status, language, gender identity, gender expression, and/or sexual orientation To reach this goal, our organization is providing the following FREE learning opportunities. Please visit our Frontline catalog for complete details.

  • CRE Book Studies and online programs

  • 10-week Equity Challenge for any Educator

  • CRE Awareness sessions and Awareness Recordings

  • Webinars on Social Emotional Learning issues for students and teachers

  • Programs focused on the work of Dr. Ross Greene's Collaborative and Proactive Solutions and coaching support.


Digital badges help learning communities grow, engage and inspire

Badge List provides data-driven learning tools that decrease costs and improve outcomes for professional learning. Our Statewide Teacher Center Network has developed its own Digital Badge program to provide on-demand learning opportunities for educators across NYS. For more information on Digital Badges and the NYS Teacher Center program, please click on the links.