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NYS Teacher Centers - About Us:
NYS Teacher Centers - Our Mission:
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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 125 teacher centers organized into 7 regional networks 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 2023 Catalog!

The new catalog is out and registration opens May 17. There are over 30 courses to choose from covering many relevant topics including technology, ELLs, reading instruction, SEL issues, CRSE and more! REMEMBER - Summer registration will close June 16. Please go to the Professional Learning page to see which ones are still available.

NETT 2023
We are once again hosting our annual tech conference, NETT 2023: Embrace, Evolve, Excite, at Niagara University on August 22. We are currently looking for presenters. If you are interested, please apply here. Pay is $100 per session. SAVE THE DATE!

 "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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