Greater Capital Region Teacher Center

Join us for this book study based on the book by mental health counselor, Kristin Souers with input from teacher and principal, Pete Hall.
Participants will understand what trauma is and how it hinders student learning, motivation and success in school.  Participants will receive a copy of Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom 
Location:  Carey Institute, Rensselaerville, NY 
Dates/Times: 4/7 (4pm-11pm) - 4/8 (8am-4pm), 
Fee: The total tax exempt cost is $159 for a double room or $168 for a single. If participants pay on their own, tax will then be charged and the rate with be $175 (double) or $185 (single). Carey Conference Center will accept school credit cards and purchase orders with a tax exempt form. Contact CCC at 518-797-5100 for payment.

Location: Troy CSD  
Dates/Times:  4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23 (Tues), 4-7pm
Berkshire-Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Orff Schulwerk Association presents how to incorporate more percussion into your general music classes with all your students. How to start from "nothing" with Bucket Drumming, building up to hand drums for teacher & student use, and finally jamming in a drum circle and incorporating aux. instruments for all grades and ability levels.
Location:The Brown School,150 Corlaer Ave, Schenectady
Dates/times:  4/5/2017, 4:30-6 pm

Berkshire-Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Orff Schulwerk Association:
This workshop introduces how to use creative learning centers in the music classroom. Learn how to introduce centers and help students develop appropriate small group behavior in order to implement center routines into your music class.  Participants should bring a soprano recorder to this workshop.
Location: Orenda Elementary School,  970 NY-146,  Clifton Park
Dates/Time:  4/29 (Sat), 9am-1pm
Fee: $30 (Although this workshop is free for BHV-AOSA members).  All teachers are asked to complete this online registration. Membership and workshop fees will be accepted at the event; however, advance payments are appreciated.
Lab Day: Hands-On Minds-On Lab Activities for the Secondary Science Classroom
"Lab Day" is an opportunity for STEM educators to share their most exciting laboratory-based activities with their colleagues. The NYS Master Teachers in the Capital Region, working in conjunction with the Eastern Section of STANYS, will offer as many as 24 workshops that combine hands-on with minds-on. ***To individuals who register for the conference: a list of available workshops and their descriptions will be sent to all attendees in March. At that time, you will be able to register for specific sessions.***

Location: Colonie Central HS
Date/Time: 4/8 (Sat), 8am-1pm
Location: Washington, D.C.
Dates:  July 31-August 4
Tuition and materials for this special event are provided at no cost to participants; participants are responsible for transportation and housing. 
Applications are due on March 17, 2017 . For more information and to apply,  go
here .

Becoming a More Effective Teacher through Reflective Practice
Improve your teaching capability by implementing reflective processes and increase student learning. In this five hour class you will examine your practice, set growth goals, and use focused practice to achieve those goals.  This class is for all teachers from novice to veteran teachers or those who are working on  National Board certification.
Location: Cobleskill-Richmondville School, Radez Room 214
Dates/Times:  3/21 & 4/4 (Tues), 3:30 - 6pm
Location: O'Rourke MS, Lakehill Rd, Burnt Hills, NY 
Fee: $70
Date/Time:  4/26, 4/27(Wed, Thurs), 4:30 - 7:30 pm
Register Now!
The Better Beginnings Award: Nominate A Teacher! 

The Better Beginnings Award celebrates the life and career of Helen Bach Moss, a New York State Educator who passed away in 1988. The award recognizes elementary teachers who are gifted in finding and nurturing the strengths of each student and fostering trusting relationships among pupils, parents, teachers, and administrators. 
Eligibility: The nominee must be currently teaching at the elementary level (PreK-6) in a New York State public or private school, and be appropriately credentialed in New York State.
For more information, please visit:
Nomination Packet Deadline: Friday, April 7, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. 
Please return the nomination packet to: NYS Education Department Office of Higher Education Elena Bruno 89 Washington Avenue - EB 5 Albany, NY 12234 OR
Email the completed nomination packet to: 
Professional Development Opportunities for K-12 Teachers in New York State

The New York State Master Teacher Program invites pre- and in-service
K-12 teachers to participate in FREE professional development activities.
These opportunities are designed and hosted by New York State Master
Teachers and faculty from the State University of New York (SUNY),
and will be held this spring in various regions throughout the state.

Locations and Time: Locations for the professional development activities vary
and include SUNY campuses, Teacher Centers, and schools.
Full descriptions, location details and instructions for how to 
register are available at
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