Professional Times Newsletter

Professional Learning Center & GTA Collaboration

Welcome to the Summer Newsletter of the Professional Times!

Thank you Holly Stettner! Welcome Kara Manjerovic!

While I am really excited for the opportunities that await me in retirement, it is with sadness I must say goodbye. I have been active in GTA for the past 25 years and have been on the Executive Council for the past 20 years. Part of my job has been working with Marguerite Dimgba on all things professional learning, including this newsletter. I have enjoyed working with teachers and advocating for quality professional development. I will cherish the many experiences I have had the opportunity to be a part of locally, nationally and abroad. I am grateful for the opportunity to work and learn from you.

I am pleased to announce my replacement, Kara Manjerovic as the new Greece Teachers Association Vice President of Educational Programs beginning July 1, 2021. Kara currently teaches 2nd grade at Autumn Lane. She is currently active in building leadership and has been actively working with the Social Studies department, assisting in the development of updated modules. Kara has been the building representative for 10 years and is most ready to transition into GTA leadership. Welcome Kara!

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New Membership to Learning Forward

Greece Professional Learning Center has purchased a Learning Forward membership for you. Learning Forward leads the field in helping others build capacity for providing high-quality professional learning for educators.

As a member of the Learning Forward community, you will now receive many benefits, including: Digital subscriptions to The Learning Professional, Professional Learning News, and Connect. Members-only web access to our full library of professional learning publications; exclusive discounts at our bookstore and at learning events, including our Annual Conference; and a community of peers and resources at your fingertips.

Activate your Learning Forward Membership

New Members - Go to this website.

  • Create an account, by filling out the “New to this site?” section. Click Continue.
  • Under “Organization Information,” type Greece Central School District in the box under your “I am affiliated with an organization”.
  • Be sure to fill out all the required fields marked with a red asterisk and click next.
  • You are ready to begin enjoying the benefits of your district membership!

Already have a Learning Forward membership or account?

  • Please call 800-727-7288 or email and we will connect your account with your organization for immediate access to your district membership benefits.

Once you completed the steps above, you will automatically receive full benefits as a digital member, here are some initial links to get you started:

Virtual Teacher Center Professional Learning Across The State

Join us for a variety of online workshops with teachers across the state!

  • Mentoring Matters
  • Raising Resiliency & Growth Mindset
  • Trauma
  • SEL
  • Nervous System and Learning
  • and more!

Link to course information and registration

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7 Tips for Exploring Environmental Science Through Project-Based Learning

The National Park Service has great resources for students to do real environmental science work—even if they don’t visit a park.

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Greece Online

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

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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.

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.