Teacher Center Summer PD Its not too late

The Greater Capital Region Teacher Center has a few spaces left in three
capacity building offerings --*Professional Portfolios in the Digital World
*(July 24), the *2013 Coaches Institute* (August 20-22), and *Mentoring in
the Midst of Change *(August 27-28).

*Professional Portfolios in the Digital World* provides an opportunity to
examine and experiment with a variety of ePortfolio and online storage
options.Facilitated by Program Specialist, Nancy Gort, participants will
dig deeply into the thinking behind and the articulation of our practice
for the purposes of portfolio creation and APPR evaluation. No cost.
Registration required.

*2013 Coaches Institute with Dr. Lea Arnau from Learning Forward* -
Research shows us that the most effective way to move new strategies into
actual practice is through supported practice and coaching. The Coaches
Institute will help both classroom teachers and those serving as academic
coaches, team leaders, curriculum reps, etc. use coaching strategies to
develop collaborative and peer coaching strategies to improve professional
practice and student learning. Fee: $175 per person. Registration Required.

*Mentoring in the Midst of School Change*, facilitated by experienced
mentor coordinator Alexia Ryan, will help educators serving as mentors and
coaches renew their strategies with and understandings of mentoring with
the new APPR requirements, the Common Core Standards, and the related
assessments. No cost - underwritten by GCRTC. Registration required.