STTCN Professional Development

Spring Series

2nd UPDATE - 2 NEW WORKSHOPS ADDED

The Southern Tier Teacher Center Network has teamed up as a region to offer several Social Emotional Learning and Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning workshops for the spring semester. We sincerely hope these professional learning opportunities will provide you, our talented educators and school-related professionals, with additional tools and resources to support the ever-changing educational landscape. Click here to view our full listing in MLP. Click here to learn more about NYS Teacher Centers!


Happy learning and be well,

The Southern Tier Teacher Center Network

April 19, April 26, & May 3; 4-5pm; ONLINE

Join us for three online sessions where we will follow along and discuss the history of racism and the many political, literary, and philosophical narratives that have been used to justify slavery, oppression, and genocide. Framed through the ideologies and thoughts of segregationists, assimilationists, and antiracists throughout history, the book demonstrates that the "construct of race has always been used to gain and keep power, whether financially or politically,” and that this power has been used to systemically and systematically oppress Black people in the United States for more than four hundred years.


This workshop is for all educators, administrators, and school related professionals. It is being virtually facilitated by Jon Keefner. A link will be provided to participants prior to the start of the workshop.


Register now on Frontline (MLP) for Anti-Racist & Abolitionist Teaching Book Study Series: Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi. If you do not have an MLP account, please contact Lisa DeRado (teachercenter@cortlandschools.org) to register.

NEW: April 21; 4:30-5:30pm; ONLINE

Reflection is such an important part of the growing process. In this workshop you will learn a variety of reflective practices that will help you engage in constructive self-assessments for your teaching practice that will lead to growth and more satisfaction at work.


This workshop is for all educators. It is being virtually facilitated by Jen Rafferty. A link will be provided to participants prior to the start of the workshop.


Register now on Frontline (MLP) for Reflective Teaching Practices. If you do not have an MLP account, please contact Lisa DeRado (teachercenter@cortlandschools.org) to register.

NEW: May 12; 7-8pm; ONLINE

Are your students distracted? Are they struggling with focusing on your lesson? Do they check their phone throughout your class? This interactive workshop focuses on understanding the psychology of attention and how to use it effectively in your classroom. Learn concrete strategies to get your students to pay attention and to keep them engaged throughout your class without checking their phone! This is a one hour workshop on March 17th from 7-8pm. The instructor will share the meeting link on the day of the event.


This workshop is for all educators. It is being virtually facilitated by Jen Rafferty. A link will be provided to participants prior to the start of the workshop.


Register now on Frontline (MLP) for PAY ATTENTION! A Close Look at Student Engagement - Part 2. If you do not have an MLP account, please contact Lisa DeRado (teachercenter@cortlandschools.org) to register.

Cortland County Teacher Center

Lisa DeRado, Director

Greater Southern Tier Teacher Center

Stacie Harris, Director

Lansing-Groton Teacher Resource & Technology Center

Rhody O'Donnell, Director