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 (To register)

Global Competence Training/Coaching:  On Friday, February 3, 2017, the Teacher Center will host training on what global competence is and how to infuse the skills of it along with other 21st century skills into your classroom/school/district at Genesee Valley School District.  There is no cost; lunch will be provided.  Following this workshop, Dr. Margy Jones-Carey from St. Bonaventure University will offer 4 months of online coaching support to all participants.  (Total CTLE credit is 12 hours)  To register by January 15, 2017, complete the short form.  Registration is limited to the first 18 (GVCSD faculty excluded/separate registration) (See more details)

Global/History Teachers--Helping Students Succeed with the New Assessments:  Friday, 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.  More details to follow

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