Scheduled workshops and courses can be accessed by going to our on-line catalogue at MyLearningPlan.
Aditionally, our catalogue may be accessed on individual school district MyLearningPlan homepages.
Many of the trainings are conducted by local teachers demonstrating a wide array of talents that promote professional growth and ultimately increase student learning. The workshops are held throughout MHTC's consortium. The offerings are the direct result of teacher requests.
College courses [both CEU (Continuing Education Units) and credit-bearing] are also sometimes available...
MHTC is known as a collaborative center. With its many partners and affiliates, the teacher center co-sponsors major conferences, seminars, and other valuable professional experiences.
Collegial sessions take many forms through the teacher center:
The teacher center serves as a resource in the planning and delivery of staff development days in member districts.
MHTC attempts to tailor staff development to your unique circumstances. We offer professional development at many levels:
By using the Group Request Form, you can let us know precisely what your needs and interests are: topic, level, site, day of the week, time, etc
Typically, most offerings involve a fee that is $5.00 per contact hour. The minimum number for a typical workshop is ten participants. Conferences, courses, collaborations, and certain workshops may have a fee other than the $5.00 per hour rate and may have different minimum/maximum attendance numbers.
Please call the MHTC Office [845.257.2885] with any queries and ideas you may have regarding staff development topics and opportunities. We shall attempt to address your requests in a timely manner.
MHTC offers the following teacher support grants:
OMB 212: In the Main Office of the teacher center, a large videotape collection is housed. It contains nearly 2,000 video titles on a wide variety of subjects: arts, social studies, math, science, technology, literacy, early childhood, diversity, disabilities, reform issues, curriculum and assessment, and others. Member educators may preview the tapes at the MHTC SUNY facility or borrow our videotapes for up to two weeks. The videotapes may be mailed to member educators. The Video Library Index is available online, in your school building, through your Policy Board member or District Coordinator, and at MHTC.
A Print Materials collection as well as an Audiotape collection are also housed in OMB 212. The Print Materials Index lists the titles/authors of books, periodicals, journals, monographs, reports, and other print materials available at MHTC. Materials are available on a short-term loan basis [up to one month] to educators in the consortium. Materials are signed out, and upon return, evaluated by the user. Educators may browse through the collection when the teacher center office is open. Be sure to call 845.257.2885 to assure accessibility. The Index is available at the MHTC office.
1907 Room: In the 1907 Room, the PBS History Collection of videotapes is housed. More than 350 tapes cover many historical topics ranging from New York City to the Civil War. An Index of Titles is available online and through MHTC. Member educators are eligible to borrow the videotapes.
Curriculum Materials Center: The Curriculum Materials Center houses a collection of children's books, curriculum materials, and professional books & journals. The collection is currently being revised and updated. Member educators may use the materials at the center.