Professional Learning at STC

On this page you will find STC sponsored courses and workshops, and pro-growth opportunities being offered in our community.

All STC Courses, unless otherwise noted, are approved to be submitted for NYS CTLE (Continuing Teacher Leadership Education)
and can be used to fulfill the required hours of PD to maintain Professional Certification.
STC Courses are open to everyone, regardless of district employment. 

Questions? Call 649-6775 or email Vanessa@SouthtownTeachersCenter.org

Courses

Please note, for online learning sessions, in order for STC to grant credit for the course and issue a certificate of completion, your camera must be enabled for the duration of the Synchronous Sessions and you must be visible to the instructor.  This applies to all online courses offered by STC.  All asynchronous work is expected to be completed by the scheduled due date, as these assignments are often reviewed/shared in the next session.


Please click on the STC Winter Courses for full descriptions of courses/workshops currently being offered. 
We are hard at work to bring more great learning opportunities to you throughout the year.  Check back soon.  Frontier and Hamburg faculty and staff will be notified of new Pro-Growth offerings directly through their school email.  Registration link for each course is found after the dates/instructor.

UPDATE: COURSE FEES WAIVED THIS YEAR
Cancellation:  In deference to our instructors and their prep time, if you must withdraw, please do at least 7 days prior to the first session  If you do not inform us of your withdrawal, you may be billed a late cancellation fee of $50

District Approval: Please take care of any required prior approvals using your district's procedure. We do not process prior approvals for stipends or professional credit.

Hamburg TEACHER AIDES: We have received your feedback and are working on offering just for you.  We promise to offer 2-3 more courses this year to help you meet your pro-growth needs. 

 


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Compassion Toolkit: Well-being for Educators Full Description
15 Hours 
Method: Online Synchronous/Asynchronous
Audience: Teachers, Teacher Aides, Admins, Social Workers/Counselors |
Tuesdays: January 10, 17, 24, 31 and February 14, 2023  CHANGE OF DATE FROM ORIGINAL POSTING
Instructor: Mykal Karl, Certified Compassion Fatigue and Trauma Informed Trainer
REGISTER
Opens Tuesday Thursday 12/1/22-Closed FULL 


BOOK STUDY - (NEW)
Shifting the Balance: The Science of Reading (PreK-6) 

Target Audience: Teachers
Approvals: FRONTIER Pro-Growth | HAMBURG Prow-Growth (tenure optional course)
Instructor: Marsha Kochan
15 HOURS: NO FEE
In Shifting the Balance: 6 Ways to Bring the Science of Reading into the Balanced Literacy Classroom, Jan Burkins and Kari Yates share research, best practices, and suggest new strategies to help our youngest readers to succeed. Across six shifts of reading, each chapter identifies a common instructional practice to consider, explores various misunderstandings that establish and keep that practice in place shares several high-leverage instructional routines to support implementation of the shifts. This books study will allow participants to read, reflect, respond and engage in a dialogue with colleagues on the six shifts of reading. Books available for loan and will be send to your school prior to the start date. 

SLOT A (ALL ONLINE)
THURSDAYS: JANUARY 5, 12, 19, 26, FEBRUARY 2 & 9  
4:15-5:15 PM Synchronous Using Zoom or Google Meet Balance of hours asynchronous.
Category:Content, Strategies, Instructional Best Practice
Books will be provided for loan and sent to your school (Frontier/Hamburg) 

REGISTER
Registration Open

SLOT B (HYBRID IN-PERSON/ONLINE)
THURSDAYS: MARCH 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & APRIL 13   
4:15-5:15 PM IN-PERSON at Blasdell Elementary School - Balance of hours asynchronous.
Category:Content, Strategies, Instructional Best Practice
Books will be provided for loan and sent to your school (Frontier/Hamburg) 

REGISTER
Registration Open


Movie Magic: Utilizing Movie to Promote SEL  Full Description
AUTHOR INSTRUCTOR

Target Audience: Teachers
Approvals: Frontier and Hamburg Pro-Growth
Instructor: Amber Chandler, Author
15 HOURS: NO FEE
Wednesday January 4, Thursday January 12,
Wednesdays January 18, 25 (Four Sessions)
4:30-6:30 0PM Synchronous Google Meet
Category: SEL, Instructional Strategies, Best Practice

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Registration Open Now-Closes 9/9


The Kids We Lose: Based on the book “Lost at School” by Dr. Ross Greene  Full Description
Target Audience: Teachers
Instructors: Annette Baldwin & Kathy Northway
15 HOURS: NO FEE
Mondays, January 9, 23, 30, and February 6 & 13
Synchronous Google Meet 4:15-5:45PM  Each Week 
Asynchronous work will be assigned
Category: Classroom Management/Best Practices/Strategies

REGISTER
Registration Open-Closes December 10.


Understanding Learning: :21st Century Thinking* Full Description
Target Audience: Teachers, Admins, Counselors/ Social Workers
Approvals: FRONTIER & HAMBURG FOR PRO-GROWTH AND TENURE
15 HOURS NO FEE
*THIS IS A TENURE REQUIRED COURSE FOR BOTH FRONTIER & A TENURE OPTION FOR HAMBURG.
Instructor:Laura Glista and Lynn Marie Sullivan
Wednesdays: January 18, 25 February 1, 8, 15 
4:15-5:45PM Synchronous Google Meet
Category: Effective Instructional Strategies, Best Practices

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Registration Open Closes January 10



Creating the Learning Environment:21st Century Thinking  CLOSED
15 Hours  No Course Fee

Method: Online Synchronous/Asynchronous
Audience: Teachers, Admins, Social Workers/Counselors 

This is a tenure required course from Frontier and Hamburg.  We offer this course each Fall. 

Slot A: Mondays: September 19, 26 October 3, 17, 24, 2022
Instructors: Annette Baldwin and Kathy Northway
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Open Now-Closes 9/12

Slot B: Wednesdays: October 5, 12, 19, 26 and November 2, 2022
Instructors: Laura Glista and Lynn Marie Sullivan
REGISTER
Open Now-Closes 9/26


Effective and Engaging Technology-Based Strategies Part1  Full Description
15 Hours  
Method: Online Synchronous/Asynchronous
Audience: Teachers, Admins, Social Workers/Counselors 

*This course is a tenure option for Hamburg Teachers

Wednesdays October 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 2022
Instructor: Addie Sausner
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Open Now-Closes 10/10


Behavior Strategies for Teacher Aides & Assistants  CLOSED
15 Hours  
Method: Online Synchronous/Asynchronous
Audience: Teacher Aides, Teaching Assistants

*This course is Fulfills a Special Ed or Classroom Management requirement for Hamburg Aides
You will need a personal device to access Google Meets and to receive and submit assignments. 

Wednesdays September 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 2022
Instructor: Addie Sausner
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Open Now-Closes 9/9


Compassion Fatigue: Resilience into Professional Practice  Full Description
15 Hours 
Method: Online Synchronous/Asynchronous
Audience: Teachers, Admins, Social Workers/Counselors 

Tuesdays: November 1, 8, 15, 29 and Dec 6 (skip 11/22)
Instructor: Mykal Karl, Certified Compassion Fatigue and Trauma Informed Trainer
REGISTER

Opens Tuesday 10/3/22-Closes 10/24/22


Compassion Toolkit: Well-being for Educators Full Description
15 Hours 
Method: Online Synchronous/Asynchronous
Audience: Teachers, Teacher Aides, Admins, Social Workers/Counselors 

Tuesdays: January 10, 17, 24, 31 and MONDAY February 6, 2023
Instructor: Mykal Karl, Certified Compassion Fatigue and Trauma Informed Trainer
REGISTER

Opens Tuesday Thursday 12/1/22-Closes 1/3/23



 

Other Pro-Growth Opportunities

We are happy to share opportunities for professional development from other teacher centers in the Far West Network as well as from community partners. 

These course are not sponsored by STC. Registration link are provided with the descriptions. 

https://www.nysteachercenters.org/