Southtown Teachers’ Center  FAQs

 

Who can use STC? 

We service staff in our consortium of Frontier CSD and  Hamburg CSD.  However, we are open to staff in other districts as well as the community at large.  Priority is  given to our consortium members.

 

What hours are you open?  

STC is open Monday-Thursday 10:00am-3:00pm and 3:45-4:30pm, On Wednesdays will be be open until 6:00pm during the school year.  We will be closed from 3:00-3:45 pm to allow for the safe dismissal of students.   During the summer we will only have early hours on  Tues-Wed-Thurs.

 

Are you open during Holidays?  

STC follows the Frontier Schools calendar for holidays and breaks, since we are located in their building.   We are open during the Summer  months with slightly different hours.

 

What services does STC offer? 

We offer courses in current topics and that are mandated by our districts.  Courses are offered as instructors are available and may vary depending on instructor availability.  STC also has a NBC support group to help candidates through the process of achieving National Board Certification.  In addition we offer office services such as copying (B/W and Color), laminating,  binding, posters, and custom printing projects such as tickets, postcards, invitation etc.  We also provide FREE design services.   The center has a large collection of traditional Ellison Dies and the Varitronics Electronic Die Cutter which has over 4500 shapes, 10 fonts and can create custom sized cutouts for your classroom projects.

 

Does STC have resources for loan? 

Yes! STC has a library of books, videos and dvds.  We also have an e-library on our iPads for individual and small group book study for pro-growth.  We also house the Hamburg SEPTA library that contains current publications relating to an array of special education topics.   We have available for loan mac and pc laptops, flip video cameras (class set), video camcorders and various quizzers including a set of Student Response Units to be used with SmartBoards and NEW iPads and iPad minis ( for teacher use.)  We have also  added STEAM resources for classroom use including Cubelets, OSMOs and a Dash and Dot Robot.

 

How do I send something to STC for printing? 

Getting your work request to STC is easy.  You can always stop in and leave your document with us, but there are other options as well.  You can Email us your document (Word, Publisher, Pages, PDF or Jpeg format) to us  with your request, or print out a work order request form from our Services page of the website and send it along with a hard copy through inter-school mail.  

 

What if I need something customized, does STC do this? 

Yes, we create posters and other materials to order.  If you know what you want it to say, but need graphics or other items added, we can design a customized document just for you at no additional cost.  If there is something you need, we can usually figure out how to create it for you.

 

Does STC support teachers seeking National Board Certification? 

Yes!  STC is proud to offer a NBC certified Candidate Support Provider who will work with you from the very beginning through your final component submission.  Mary Ann Dates gives each candidate all the support and encouragement they could hope for as they take the journey toward NBC.  Mary Ann can be contacted at MDates@hamburgschools.org.  You can also check out the NBC page of our website.

 

How do I keep up with the latest news from STC

Our website www.stcweb.org, has a new look and will be our freshest source of news and information.  We have designed it to be a reference source.  We also have a facebook page, www.facebook.com/southtownteacherscenter,  that posts updates and interesting information.  Each of the buildings in our consortium also has an STC bulletin board that is maintained by a building Liaison, usually located in the staff lounge or copy machine area.

 

What is the purpose of NYS Teacher Training and Resource Centers?

Here is a link to some helpful information about NYS Teacher Centers.