Greater Capital Region Teacher Center

Upcoming STEM Courses
Presented by the Capital Region NYS Master Teacher Nanotech PLT
Location: UAlbany Campus Center 375
Date/Time: 11/5 (Sat), 9 am - 12  pm
Registration: (Must register by 11/1) 
For more information contact Jennifer Hogan at

miSci Science Festival of the Capital Region
STEM Summit PD Workshop for Teachers
Join miSci for this FREE workshop for teachers, as part of the Science Festival of the Capital  Region.  The festival runs from 11/9-13.  More information on the festival can be found at .  

Workshop for Teachers:
Date/Time:  11/9 (Wed), 4:30-8 pm

Mathematical Mindset - Jo Boaler Book Study
Location: Mohonasen CSD
Date/Time: 12/5, 12/19, 1/30 (Mon), 4-6 pm
Justice and the New York Courts
A teaching workshop in collaboration with Bard College's Institute for Writing and Thinking and the Historical Society of the New York Courts

This one-day workshop is designed to help teachers of History and Social Studies create lesson plans that will engage high school and middle school students at a deep, sustaining level. Focus will be on the foundations of American society and its relationship to justice and the law at the state and federal levels, and will draw from the Historical Society of the New York Court's vast array of primary documents. 

Participation limited to 15 teachers.  All participants will receive a $150 stipend from Bard College's Institute for Writing & Thinking. 

Location:  Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson
Date/Time: 12/2 (Fri), 9 am - 4:30 pm
More Information and Registration:
Teacher Leadership
Teacher Leadership Conference
During the the Teacher Leader Project Fall Conference, participants will engage in discussion, focused workshops and team time to build a district's teacher leader plan with context and culture in mind. Resources, networking, and support will be provided to unpack the components of a teacher leadership plan. 

Location: WSHWE BOCES, Gick Rd.
Date/Time: 11/30 (Wed), 8 am - 3 pm
Fee:  $30 per person.  Payment information on MyLearningPlan registration page.
English Langauge Arts
Best Books of 2016
ACARC's (Albany City Area Reading Council) ever popular event returns! Quality literature helps hook kids into books and helps teachers meet the NYS standards. Find out what's new in children's and YA (Young Adult) literature as four local experts share their top six recommendations for readers of all ages. 

Location: South Colonie CSD
Date/Time: 12/6 (Tues), 4-6 pm
Fee:  $10 non-ACARC members, no fee for members
DASA Certification 
DASA Certification Training
All sessions are located at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake CSD.  Sessions cost $70.  Payment information is located on the MyLearningPlan registration page.

Two Sessions available in November and December:

Date/Time: 11/19 (Sat), 8:30 am - 3 pm

Date/Time:  12/14-15 (Wed-Thurs), 4:30 - 7:30 pm each day
Current Social Issues in Education: Community Awareness Sessions
Join us for our final session highlighting a societal issue that is currently affecting our students. These are issues we hear about in the media, but do not necessarily know enough about to adequately assist students dealing with related concerns on a daily basis. The goal of this series is to better understand the impact of these issues on our students, educators and communities so that we can collaboratively create robust support systems for all of our students.
All sessions held at the Shaker Elementary School Library, Shaker Road, Colonie.  

Community members, as well as educators are encouraged to attend.

Don't miss the last session!
Session 5: Refugee and Immigrant Students
Presenter: Jill Peckenpaugh, U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants 
Date/Time: 11/3, 2016 (Thurs) 4 pm -7 pm             
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