Greater Capital Region Teacher Center

Upcoming STEM Courses
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Support Network
Location: WSHWE BOCES, Gick Rd.
Date/Time: Monthly 10/27-5/11 (Thurs), 4:30-6:30 pm

Introduction to Google Apps for Education (GAfE)
Location: Blessed Sacrament School, Albany
Date/Time: 10/19, 11/9, 11/30, 12/14 (Weds), 4:30-6:30 pm

The Next Step - Google Apps for Education
Location: St. Thomas the Apostle School, Delmar
Date/Time: 10/26, 11/2, 11/16, 12/7 (Weds), 4:30-6:30 pm

Using Google Apps to Achieve a Paperless Classroom
Location: South Colonie CSD
Date/Time: 10/19, 10/26, 11/2 (Weds), 4:30-6:30 pm

miSci Science Festival of the Capital Region
STEM Summit Professional Development 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
Current Social Issues in Education: Community Awareness Sessions
Join us for 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.

Sessions 1 and 2 have already occurred, but spots are still available in sessions 3-5.  

Session 3: Alliance for Positive Health: Real Talk
Real Talk is a youth-driven prevention initiative which utilizes technology to assist primarily urban, Black/Latino teens ages 13-17 to develop personal prevention skills.
Presenter: Real Talk representative 
Date/Time: 10/20, 2016 (Thurs) 4 pm -7 pm            
Session 4: Students in Foster Care
Presenter: Sue Bredice, Co-Director, Village of Colonie Outreach Center
Date/Time: 10/27, 2016 (Thurs) 4 pm -7 pm 
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             

An Evening with Eric Litwin

Join the Capital District Association for the Education of Young Children (CDAEYC) and the Eastern New York School Library Media Association (ENYSLMA) for an evening with Best Selling and Award Winning Author Eric Litwin.

Eric Litwin is a song singing, guitar strumming, #1 New York Times Best Selling Author, who brings early literacy and music together. He is the original author of the  Pete the Cat  series, as well as author of  The Nuts and  Groovy Joe.   Eric's books have sold over 8.5 million copies, been translated into 13 languages and won 18 literacy awards, including a Theodore Geisel Suess Honor  Award.

Location: Guilderland CSD
Date/Time:  10/25 (Tues), 6:30-8:00 pm
Registration: To register and for more information, contact Hillary Fink at or at 518-331-4208.  Registration due by 10/20.
Teaching with the Library of Congress
Free Online Conference for Teachers: October 25-26

The Library of Congress is hosting its second online conference for teachers.  

Award-winning children's author Tonya Bolden will offer the keynote presentation. She'll discuss her process of research for writing children's books about historical figures.

The conference will run from 4-8 pm ET on October 25-26. Over the course of two days, there will be 15 one-hour sessions facilitated by Library specialists, instructional experts from the Library's Teaching with Primary Sources Consortium, and other recognized K-12 leaders.

Each session will be recorded and certificates will also be available for a limited time to those who view the recordings.

For more information and to register, go to:
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