Memo To:   All Buffalo Teachers

From:         Philip Rumore, President, BTF
                   Mike Deely, Regional Staff Director
                   Paul Aroune, Learning Academy Coordinator

Date:          October 8, 2020


Subject:     Learning Academy: October 2020 Course Schedule 

NYSUT Member,

As your Statewide union, NYSUT has placed a strong emphasis on professional learning. We know you are continually looking for training opportunities relevant to your professional needs. With that in mind, we have created the NYSUT Western New York Learning Academy to provide our teacher and school-related professional members with high-quality seminars that will enhance your knowledge, give you the tools necessary to become the best that you can be within your profession and that satisfy the Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) hours requirement for teachers and Level III teaching assistants. These seminars offer a wonderful and valuable benefit for NYSUT members.

WE wish we could offer this professional learning in-person but until it is deemed “safe” we will be offering it through video conference.

The NYSUT Western New York Learning Academy has scheduled 1- hour, 2-hour and 3-hour seminars each month. Seminars from October to December will begin at 4:30 PM (except for the 10/7 and 10/27 seminars). The seminars were selected because of their broad appeal and their focus on the identified needs of teachers and school-related professionals in this area.

While the number of participants are limited for some offerings, you are welcome to attend as many seminars as you can fit into your schedule. NYSUT is absorbing the cost for the seminars as long as there are at least 10 participants. Seminars will not run with less than 10 registrants. Therefore, please consider your registration as your commitment to attend.

The NYSUT Western New York Learning Academy will be all on-line for the FALL of 2020. The Education & Learning Trust (ELT) will provide the instructors for the high-quality professional learning experience.

Registration for the seminars will be completed through Frontline Education. The hyperlink below will take you to the NYSUT WNY Learning Center seminar offerings.

Participation will be on a first come/first serve basis. At the completion of the seminar, participants will be asked to complete an online evaluation. Once the evaluation is completed and paperwork is processed by ELT, you can then print out a CTLE certificate about two weeks after the training. Because these classes meet SED requirements for CTLE hours, the registration asks for a social security number.

We encourage you to take advantage of this great program.

In solidarity,

Michael Deely, Regional Staff Director (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Paul Aroune, Labor Relations Specialist (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Bernice Rivera, Education & Learning Trust (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)