Summer is just around the corner!

adirondack chair near the lake

As summer approaches, we want to thank you for all you have done this past year to support your students and enrich your school communities.

Summer is a critical time for teachers to reflect and recharge, as well as a time many teachers find they are most able to fully immerse themselves in their own learning.

We are proud of the many teacher-driven learning opportunities we have to offer you in our  Summer 2019 Core Connection.

We look forward to seeing you, either in person or online, this summer!

The Policy Board and Staff of the Greater Capital Region Teacher Center

Choose this year's offerings!

Dear Colleagues:

I am thrilled to announce that NYS Teacher Centers have been funded by the Legislature for the 2019-2020 school year! 

Did you k now that Teacher Centers are the only publicly funded professional learning provider for NYS teachers that, by law , prioritizes teacher voice and choice?  

GCRTC is the largest teacher center in NYS outside of NYC.  This means that as part of our service area, you have access to more professional learning opportunities than just about anywhere else in NY.  And, to ensure equity of access for our educators, all GCRTC sponsored courses are free, with co-sponsored courses partially underwritten to defray teacher cost.

Best of all, as a member teacher, you decide on the choices that will be made available to you.  

Please complete this brief, 20 question, survey on or before April 18th.

It will provide our Policy Board with direction from teachers throughout our 13 county region, and aid the Board in creating our regional professional learning plan for the coming school year.

If you are a Teacher Center Building Ambassador, or school leader, please be sure this survey is disseminated to all your teachers, following school/district protocol.

Thank you for your ongoing commitment to our profession!  

Valerie Lovelace

Executive Director

Spring 2019 Core Connection is out!

Red Apple

Happy Holidays!

As we look back on 2018, we want to thank you for your continued dedication to the profession. We know that for you,"for teachers, by teachers" professional learning represents a commitment teachers make to one another to continually support and advance our profession from within-colleague to colleague.

We look forward to continuing to support your professional learning in 2019 with the very best in professional learning.  We are proud to offer 55 pages of teacher-driven and collaborative learning opportunities to enhance your practice in the Spring 2019 Core Connection.

Happy reading, Happy Holidays a very Happy New Year!

The Policy Board and Staff of the Greater Capital Region Teacher Center


Fall 2018 Core Connection is here!

Core Connection

View the Fall 2018 Core!

NYS Teacher Centers have been refunded for the 
2018-19 school year.  While this is great news for GCRTC constituent teachers, funding has been significantly reduced.  

Because of this,  the Core Connection is exclusively digital this year

A downloadable pdf is available within the digital Core for offline viewing.  

GCRTC's online searchable registration site is also always available 24/7.