TC Update

December 2015

Teaching with Poverty in Mind Workshops

Our Teaching with Poverty in Mind series begins on January 26 with Grit + Mindset = Perseverance. If you are not familiar with the concept of Grit, attend the first workshop to see how it can change your classroom. Check our website for the schedule.

DASA Training Session

The next BU DASA Training Session will be Saturday December 12, 2015

For more information and to register see:

Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Training

(required as of January 1st, 2014)

Computer Science Week 2015

This year's Computer Science Week is December 7-13, 2015. To find out more information click here. One easy way to get started is with Hour of Code. Coding is not for high school students only, there are many programs and apps for elementary students. Check out this video on Hour of Code.

PBS Learning Media

No Nonsense Grammar

Explore a range of commonly taught grammar principles for early elementary and middle-schoolers with these fun videos and activities. From the difference between dependent and independent clauses to the correct usage of semicolons, let these resources guide you through the interactives (and perils!) of everyday grammar. View Collection

Quiz Maker

Teacher Tools Tip: Using the Quiz Maker

Create a simple assessment for your class in a snap! The Quiz Maker tool allows you to create a simple quiz using multiple choice, fill in the blank, and short answer questions. Learn More

Substitute Teacher Training Class

Tuesday, Feb. 2nd 2016 at 9am-3:30pm

601 Gates Road

Vestal, NY

If you know someone who is interested in becoming a substitute teacher, please let them know that the Teacher Center is sponsoring a Substitute Teacher Training workshop. This day long workshop will go through the steps to become a substitute teacher, classroom techniques as well as classroom management. Each participant will receive a Substitute Teacher Handbook for attending. Follow this link to register- or call 607-763-3282.

Bring a bag lunch.

Brain Gym with Jan Fiore

Sat, Jan 16, Sun, Jan 17 and Mon, Jan 18, 2016

This 24‐hour experiential course provides an in‐depth study of how to use Brain Gym® with infants, children, adults and seniors. Brain Gym® consists of various combinations of 26 targeted movements. It grew out of clinical studies started in 1969 by Paul Dennison. In the years since, research has shown that application of Brain Gym® provides significant improvement in concentration, memory, reading, organization skills, language and number skills, writing, speaking, athletic performance and more. It is now used worldwide in 87 countries, in 40 different languages. Anyone who wants to think better, clearer and faster can benefit. Academic, physical and personal goals are met using Brain Gym®. No matter what your age, it is never too late to activate! Learn simple ways to energize, meet challenges and optimize learning potential.For more information about Brain Gym® please visit:

Brain Gym International

For more information, view Jan's website.

Holiday Hours and Weather Days

The Teacher Center of Broome County follows the Vestal Schools calendar. We will be closed December 23- January 1. If the Vestal Schools close for the day or early, we will also be closed.