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NYS Teacher Centers were established in 1984 under Education Law 316 to deliver professional development in support of quality teaching. There were 44 Centers that opened that first year. Today, the New York State Teacher Center Network is a vibrant collaborative organization of 126 teacher centers, 7 regional networks, 3 standing committees and many statewide projects working to meet the current needs of our educators. NYS Teacher Centers provide unique learning opportunities and partnerships to educators in almost 2,000 public, non-public, and charter schools.


The Orleans-Niagara Teacher Center has been in operation since the beginning. Our Center serves 12 public school districts, O/N BOCES, and 12 non-public schools in Niagara and Orleans Counties. Each district is represented by a Policy Board Member that serves on our governing body.


Our Center is part of the Far West Teacher Center Network which is comprised of 16 regional centers serving educators in Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Cattaraugus, Allegany and Chautauqua Counties.

New York State Teacher Centers inspire leadership by teachers for teachers through essential professional learning dedicated to fostering student success in education and life.


New York State Teacher Centers are:


  • VISIONARY: They are Entrepreneurs of professional learning that is central to highly effective instruction and learning.


  • STRATEGIC: They are Coordinators of evidence-based, action plans supporting the needs of all learners.


  • EMPOWERING: They are Leaders in education committed to the promotion of life-long learning, growth and development.


  • INNOVATIVE: They are Promoters of cutting edge technology and dynamic partnerships that enrich the learning experience and make it widely accessible for teachers, students and the community.


  • PASSIONATE: They are Developers of teacher leaders dedicated to improving professional practice and building communities of learners.


Contact your local Teacher Center to find out all they have to offer!


Cheryl Herman


Please peruse our website for upcoming programs and special services that we are offering this year. As always, please contact us for any professional learning needs!
Summer/Fall 2020

Our summer/fall catalog is out! Please click on the professional learning tab to view all the new opportunities! 

Literacy Contest 2020

Congratulations and thank you to all students and teachers that participated! We had 120 students make it to the finals! For a list of students and their placements, please click here.

Tech Tools!

We have many new items available for loan including:
  • Dash and Dot, Sphero, and Ozobot robots
  • Cubelets
  • Breakout EDU kits
  • Google Expeditions VR kits
  • Green Screen Tech kit
  • Chromebooks
  • For complete details, visit the Special Services page.
Poverty Simulation

The Teacher Center Network is offering Poverty Simulations to local school districts for only $250. To learn more about a simulation or to request one for your school, please click here or contact Cheryl Herman, 


 "This was a great conference (NETT). I learned so much and loved the format of the day. It was perfect."

"Some great ideas! These workshops always motivate me to improve in any way I can. "

"Thank you for one of the best workshops I have ever attended in my 30 years of teaching. It certainly will improve my teaching and prepare me for my APPR."

"I truly am thrilled and enjoy the Literacy Contest. It gives educators an opportunity to exercise extension activities within the classroom confines."

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