2016-2017 OPPORTUNITIES

Poverty Simulation Event:  Want to experience what it feels like to live in poverty as some of your students and their families do?  Save the date of Thursday, March 30, 2017 to join other members of the Cattaraugus-Allegany Teacher Center and St. Bonaventure University in this worthwhile project from 4-7 pm and earn CTLE credits.  Facilitators are from the Far West Network of Teacher Centers and will present relevant data regarding poverty in our two counties and school districts.  (To register

Online Book Studies:  Back by popular demand:  a winter book study on Eric Jensen's "Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind" is accepting registrations.  This book study offers participants a collaborative environment in which to share their experiences while using the strategies throughout this research-based book. Upon completion of the book study, members will receive a $100 stipend and 15 CTLE credits.  You must register by January 15, 2017, and participation is limited to the first 15

Global/History Teachers--Helping Students Succeed with the New Assessments:  Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at St. Bonaventure University with Greg Ahlquist.  This free, 6-hours of CTLE training will run from 9 am - 3 pm. In this interactive session with teachers and leaders, we will explore the latest updates on Social Studies from the 2013 Teacher of the Year--a teacher and part of the Social Studies leadership team at the NYS Education Department. (See more details)

ASHA:  With professional Margo Courter; full-day on June 9, 2017. This presentation will focus on all that drives our therapy.  ASHA calls us, as speech-language pathologist, to the following:  ensure educational relevance, make a unique contribution to the curriculum, and highlight language and literacy, and collaboration.  This presentation will focus on therapy strategies to assist speech-language pathologists meet our roles and responsibilities.  (See more details)

Distance Learning w/BHSC:  2-hour professional learning workshops where participants are at Allegany-Limestone High School and the presenters are live at Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center.  The sessions run from 4:45 - 6:45 pm and offer CEUs to ASHA, OT, PT, AOTA, and social workers along with CTLE credits for teachers.  A total of  seven workshops will be offered during February-May.  (See more details)



Sandy Janiga (OT @ Allegany-Limestone Elementary School) is using "Size Matters" handwriting program purchased through the C-A Teacher Center and it's making a difference!




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