Cayuga Community College Launches Teachers Professional Development Institute
In summer 2011, Cayuga Community College launched a Teachers Professional Development Institute to help educators add to their instructional toolkits, learn new theories and methodologies, and brush up their skills.
The institute provides affordable and motivating educational experiences for teachers throughout Central New York. Its workshops, seminars, and discussions will challenge teachers to consider emerging pedagogy practices and find solutions to their biggest challenges. Experienced and highly regarded educators from the region will also deliver courses that cover a broad range of topics, including technology in classrooms, guided reading, quilting and crochet to improve cognitive skills, collaborative teaching, understanding poverty, dealing with difficult students, and student motivation, among others.
New York State requires teachers with professional certificates to complete 175 hours of professional development and Level III teaching assistants to complete 75 hours of professional development every five years for their certificates to remain valid, according to the New York State Education Department.