Name Changes/UpdatesDo all of your records have the same name?In our district your email is the user name for many electronic systems (Power School, Teachscape, PDP Premier, EPMF (BEDS), TRC transcript database, and others.).
Your name must be the same for all accounts.If you have had a name change, make sure you change it officially with the State Education Department so that your evaluation data, professional development credits, and other data are tied to your certification. The TEACH system is what is used to track all of this information. Also, for district alignment, contact HRO with any updates.Link to the State Education Department page to notify them of a name change:You then need to send documentation of the change. See instructions below from our BOCES Certification Officer:
From Nicole Bensley, our ON BOCES Certification Officer (Office in Medina):
After people request the name change in TEACH, they need to send NYSED a copy of documentation to back up their request or their name will not be changed. They send a photocopy of the marriage license or documentation of a divorce, etc.
The documentation can be mailed to NYSED at 89 Washington Avenue, Room 5N, Albany, NY 12234 along with a brief letter to explain what the documentation is or the documentation can be emailed to email@example.com. I recommend email if someone can scan the materials and attach it to the email. The name change documentation is processed very quickly via email.
(The TRC can scan your documents for you.)
There is not a fee to change a name in TEACH unless a printed certificate is requested. If a printed certificate is desired, then the person would apply for a duplicate certificate in TEACH and pay $25 after they request a name change.
TRC Records and PDP Premier
Professional development records before October 2014 will be available on the TRC transcripts.Professional development records from October 2014 to the present will be available online through PDP Premier.
PDP Premier user names are an individual's NFCSD email address and a password was sent to everyone in a hard copy notice in October.
Getting Started with PDP Premier:
You need to use your NFCSD district email address as your user name.
If you do not have access to PDP Premier or need a password below is the process for assistance:
If the temporary password you were given in October is not working then you can email ServiceDesk@e1b.org or call BOCES at 821-7171 (press Option 2 for a new temporary password.
Once you have a temporary password you can setup your account. You will be required to change your password and set up your security questions. Use the link below for account setup:
Once you have set up your account, then you can go to the PDP site and use your new credentials to log in.This is also the place to go for a listing of workshops approved for district professional development/clock hour credit. There is a District Catalog of workshops and you "REQUEST" an event to register for it.If you receive an email saying that you were granted FINAL APPROVAL, it means that the TRC has acknowledged your registration via PDP Premier. You still have to attend the workshop, sign the attendance sheet, and complete all requirements before the final verification is done in PDP Premier.Link to PDP Premier is: http://apps.wnyric.org/web/pdp-premier/homeHere are some links to helpful documents that you can read online or print:
E1B Fall 2017 Tech Courses
NYPTI ( A certified CTLE provider) offers 25 on line courses
The NYS Teacher Centers Technology Committee is pleased to present the Smart Schools Bond Act Support Series Part II, April 25- June 8, 2017. Due to popular request, NYS Teacher Centers are reprising their successful professional learning webinar series. Starting in late April and lasting until early June, we are offering both our best one-hour webinars from the fall and brand new webinars to showcase exemplary technological resources available and the best practices for using these resources to increase student achievement. All webinars are open to administrators, teachers, and paraprofessionals in New York State. Participants may register for as few or as many webinars as they wish.
Featured new webinars include:
- Reaching All Learners: Apple Tools for Special Needs
- Free Tools to Improve Student Writing
- Introduction to 3D Design for 3D Printing + Augmented Reality
- Using Technology in Post-Secondary Planning
- Exploring Digital Citizenship With Nearpod
- Professor Garfield: English for Your Future
- Why Game Based Learning?
- and more!
Register for webinars on My Learning Plan:
AFT Professional Development Online
Online Courses from America In Class.org
The TRC Policy Board approved the online course provider America In Class (http://.americainclass.org) for district professional development credit. These online webinar courses are presented by college and university faculty from around the country and are 1.5 hours in length. They run from 7:00-8:30 in the evening. The cost is normally $35 per session, but using the promotional code: ITEACH, the courses are free to NYS teachers (code updated for Fall of 2015).
The descriptions for the upcoming seminars can be found at: http://americainclass.org/seminars/
Register online for any of these courses. Send a copy of the certificate to the TRC for verification after the online seminar.These workshops fill up quickly, so register early. If a workshop is not on the website, it is full and registration is closed.Technical Information page: http://americainclass.org/seminars/help/
The New York Center for Teacher Development Inc.
Spring and Summer on line courses at www.nyctd.org
Orleans-Niagara Teacher Center WorkshopsThe Orleans-Niagara Teacher Center has once again opened their workshop offerings to NFCSD teachers and staff. Workshops all carry a fee of $5 per clock or PD hour in a session (3 clock hours=$15 fee). Payment must be received one week before the workshop begins. Mailing address to send checks is:O/N Teacher Center4124 Saunders Settlement RoadSanborn, NY 14132Link to catalog for full workshops descriptions and information:Online Registration Link for ON TC Workshops:O/N Boces Center for School Improvement and Prof Development:Register with them and then notify the TRC that you have registered.
ON Boces Center for School Improvement and Professional Development workshops. These take place at the ON Boces Conference Center on Saunders Settlement Road in Sanborn.
There is no fee for NFCSD teachers and staff.
Or call or email:
(716) 731-6800 x3756
Online Webinar Provider Approved for Music Educators
Music teachers may now participate in online workshops and webinars through Soundtree for district PD credit. Use the link below to register. There is a subscription fee to participate.NYSUT Regional Face-to-Face Courses (45 hours, $375)These courses meet weekday evenings and/or weekends. A number of them are in Lockport and Amherst.