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Professional Learning Center & GTA Collaboration

"A Source for Teachers, A Promise for Students"

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Professional Learning Updates

Since the new and innovative Professional Learning Center has opened, Greece Teachers have utilized the professional library, academic resources, and conference rooms. We anticipate that the conference rooms will be available for reservations starting in May using the Facilities Request System. Questions regarding room reservations can be sent to

As the Tri-Chair of the New York State Teacher Center Leadership Team, Marguerite Dimgba, planned and facilitated the NYS Spring Symposium in Albany on March 8-9, 2022. The programs offered were innovative and insightful. Participants were engaged in learning about topics such as The Butterfly Effect: discussing the school and community climate as an essential component of a student's social, emotional, and academic success. As well as taking an Equity Challenge and brainstorming ways in which this may be shared statewide. Participants agreed the experience and collaboration required to lead this symposium was truly outstanding.

Free Teacher Center Virtual Professional Learning Across NYS

From the Lighthouse in Montauk to the Adirondack Mountains to Niagara Falls, the NYSTC Network is a vibrant collaborative public organization that spans New York State. Our mission is simple: provide high-quality professional learning opportunities for educators to enrich their teaching practice and improve student learning and achievement. With our 125 Teacher Centers and 7 regional networks, the NYSTC Network is continuously working towards meeting the current needs of our diverse student population living in an ever-changing global environment.

Join us for a variety of free online programs with teachers across the state! Earn CTLE hours and points! Professional Learning designed by teachers for teachers. Here is a sample of offerings:

  • Special Education Certification Extension Courses
  • Coping Skills in the Classroom: Implementing SEL into Daily Learning to Help Students Manage Stress
  • Recognizing Micro-aggressions and the Messages They Send
  • Cultural Competence Now
  • Addressing Race and Trauma in the Classroom
  • In Cultivating Genius: Dr. Gholdy E. Muhammad (book study)
  • & more!

Link to course information and registration or click on the catalog below.

Greece Professional Learning Catalog

Register for badges / microcredentials and online courses. Work anywhere, anytime! Greece teachers earn points as well as CTLE hours!

A Step-by-Step Guide to Teaching Students to Work in Groups

A strategy for giving students explicit feedback on group interactions promotes participation and collaboration. <Article>

Learn More About Digital Badges Here!

Digital badges are bite sized professional learning that you complete on your own time. Greece teachers earn CTLE hours and points.

If you can think it...we have it !

Please keep in mind that Greece teachers have a resource right around the corner!! When you visit the Professional Learning Center, you will have access to literally thousands of ideas and academic materials. Come and take advantage of over 4600 thematic digital shapes, as well as laminating, punching and binding, poster making...basically, “if you can think it..we have it !

Come on in... see what you can create!

Greece Professional Learning Center

“A source for teachers... A promise for students”. The Professional Learning Center exists for the purposes of providing professional growth opportunities for the teachers and other school staff so that they may expand their knowledge about educating children and enhance their skills and classroom practices. Our center strongly believes that the outstanding student achievement is tied to a teaching staff that is well educated, professionally current and innovative.

Greece Teachers Association

The Greece Teachers Association was founded in 1956 and is lead by current president Brian Ebertz. We invite all members to join us for Representative Assembly, which is held at the GTA Office.
Need registration help?

If you need assistance registering in Frontline or have a professional learning question, contact your building based Teacher Center Policy Board member. They are here to help you.