CURRENT NEWS, UPDATES and PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT LINKS
NFTRC Fall Catalog Classes Start October 16th and run through December 8th. 23/24 Fall Catalog
Please email email@example.com to register, or, log into PDP!
PDP Site If you are having trouble logging on, please call 716-821-7171 to get a password reset from Mr. Clift at Erie Boces.
How do I get to 90?
Step 1: Take classes to accumulate hours.
Step 2: Submit all transcripts and/or certificates to TRC care of Christine Barstys Room 230 at NFHS
Step 3: Print Salary Differential form linked below. Print Transcript from PDP for classes you are submitting.
Step 4: FOLLOW ALL DIRECTIONS ON THE FORM
A: Fill out top of form B: SIgn bottom of front page C: LIST ALL CLASSES on sheet D: Total number of hours
Step 5: Submit to Alicia Savino in HRO by September 8th.
If you need support, please make an appointment with me (Christine). You can send a chat or email and we will set up a time.
Want to create a PLC (professional learning community) for hours?
Fill out this form:
CTLE/REGISTRATION UPDATES FROM TEACH AND OTI:NYSED
We are approaching the end of the first 5-year term of certification registration, and you may be asking about what you need to do. Here is the information from NYSED. You do not need to do anything until you receive an email from NYSED. NO certificates need to be submitted unless you are audited.
"Near the end of the Registration period, certificate holders will receive an email from NYSED prompting them to login to their TEACH account and attest to completing the 100-hour CTLE requirement, answer moral character questions, and select a new Registration status.
We are not currently asking teachers to submit proof of completion for the 100 CTLE hour requirement. Certificate holders should hold on to all CTLE certificates they have received. For a period of three years after they attest, we may require proof of completion in the event of an audit. Please check our website’s homepage periodically for any updates Office of Teaching Initiatives Home Page."
Orleans Niagara Teacher Center Catalog (Winter/Spring 2023):
Far West Teacher Centers:
EdWEb.net Free Webinars:
NEXT TRC Policy Board Meeting, Tuesday, May 16, 2023. The meeting will be held at 3:45pm
Location TBD - please make every effort to attend in person.
Do 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.
Click HERE to notify the State Education Department of a name change
You then need to send documentation of the change. See instructions below from our BOCES Certification Officer:
From rON BOCES Certification Office (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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Click HERE 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/home
Here are some links to helpful documents that you can read online or print:
ART ONLINE PDIt's a yearly membership of $100._______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
NYPTI ( A certified CTLE provider) offers 25 on line course
Register for webinars on My Learning Plan:
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: America in Class
The New York Center for Teacher Development Inc.
Spring and Summer on line courses at www.nyctd.org
Orleans-Niagara Teacher Center Workshops
The 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 Center
4124 Saunders Settlement Road
Sanborn, NY 14132
Click the link below for the catalog for full workshops descriptions and information:
Click the link below for the Online Registration Link for ON TC Workshops: