PLT Opportunities

  • Chemistry PLT The Chemistry PLT  team is focused on the development and implementation of 3D based activities aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards.  Members work collaboratively to develop 3D lessons to ...
    Posted Oct 11, 2017, 6:00 AM by Arlington Trombley
  • Teach Like A Champion 2.0 PLT Book Study Teach Like A Champion 2.0 PLT Book Study Facilitator: Shane Pickering - spickering@ekcsk12.orgNorth County Master TeacherDescription: This PLT is focused on learning, reviewing and implementing best ...
    Posted Oct 4, 2017, 6:41 AM by Arlington Trombley
  • “3-Dimensionalizing” What You Already Do in Science Class PLT Title: “3-Dimensionalizing” What You Already Do in Science Class.Facilitators: Cookie Barker - and Sarah Fink - finksa@gmail.comSchedule: TBD (3 or 4 sessions between ...
    Posted Oct 2, 2017, 5:40 AM by Arlington Trombley
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Thanks Kathy for some great images from the Annual Summer Conference. Since there is no Google Photos option attached to the SUNY account I am sharing them a little different, but it should work fine. The photos are all full size HERE

Cohort Meeting Plans

All cohort and full day meetings are mandatory.  Monthly cohort meetings will be hosted in three sites; Plattsburgh, Canton and Carthage. An agenda will be sent to all MT’s prior to the meeting.  Please review the information before the scheduled meeting. Site leaders in each site will facilitate the meetings and will act as a liaison to the Regional Director.  NC Fellows will choose one site to attend the monthly meetings and will be asked to sign in at each meeting. 

The monthly cohort meetings will have the following structure:
4:30- 4:45 – MTs gather and discuss the Agenda for the meeting - sent prior to the gathering - During this time questions for the Regional Director will be recorded by each site leader and typed into a Google Doc.  
4:45-5:00 - Regional Director begins the “Zoom Meeting” answering questions from each site.
5:00 – 6:00 – Planned/coordinated professional development activities for each site – based on discussion from retreat at ESF and July planning session.
6:00 - 6:30 - Master Teacher Teams work on “North Country Challenge” (an ongoing PD activity that will culminate at the May meeting in Watertown)

NYSMTP Google + Group

Recently many important items have been posted to the NYSMTP Google+ page. You must request access to join this group. It is only open for MT in NYS. There is link to request access and it is normally granted pretty quickly. 

ncMasterTeacher and NYSMTP

Thanks Andrea Inserra for this picture from a recent Math for America event in New York City. Josephine Salvador was on hand as was Adam Gollwitzer.

2017 10 28 Master Teacher Day in Canton

Looking for more MT News? Check out the NYS Master Teacher Facebook Page

Click the image for the most recent STEM Reach newsletter. The others are located in the documents folder.

Coming Up

Here is the proposed calendar of events for the 2017-2018 school year. I will be adding these all to the calendar with some good titles and additional details to help with logging in your hours. Please always feel free to let me know how I can improve this web site for your benefit. Send all notes to


Some pictures from the event. Not edited - just throwing them all out there. The album should be open for sharing. Thanks to all who made the day such an amazing event. So much talent - so much love of the craft of teaching. 

Quick Bits

Teacher Center Offerings - CLICK HERE

I do not remember who sent me these photos - or if I posted them anywhere before, but here are some pictures from the April event. I think we need more pictures - snap away. Send them to me to share.


If you click on an "announcement" you will be taken to the full page where links are active and files are included (if applicable). Thanks

MT News

  • November 15, 2017 Cohort Meeting Good Morning,I am attaching to this email the agenda for the Zoom Cohort Meeting tomorrow evening. Also a link to the Regents Review from the Capital District and the recruitment flyer for the K-5 elementary.  This round will also include all teachers K-12.  If you have a colleague that you think would be a good fit for the NC Master Teacher Program please encourage them to apply.Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow.  Have a great day.KathyKathleen Fessette, Regional DirectorNYS Master Teacher Program - North Country RegionRoom 546B Sibley HallSUNY PlattsburghPlattsburgh, NY 12901Phone:  518-578-0064 (office) Fax:  518-564-5001
    Posted Nov 14, 2017, 4:36 AM by Arlington Trombley
  • Welcome New Members Welcome to the NYS Master Teacher Program - North Country RegionWelcome Master Teacher Fellows - Saturday, December 2, 2017 - SUNY Plattsburgh – Sibley Hall - Room 545 - It would be wonderful if current MT’s could attend and welcome the newest members of our cohort. Interested MT’s should contact Kathy. Looking for members to facilitate training on iPads, website, upcoming PD opportunities, and submission of hours. Afternoon panel discussion Q&A. Time: 9:30  a.m. – 2:00 p.m. - lunch will be provided. Housing requests for Friday night should be sent to Kathy.Meaghan Bartell – Canton CSDJoshua Brosell – Potsdam CSDNatalie Hurley – Indian River CSDTonya Lackey – Westport CSDTyna Meeks – Indian River CSDJennifer Merlob – Tupper Lake CSDJordan ...
    Posted Nov 6, 2017, 6:22 AM by Arlington Trombley
  • October Hours Clarification There was some confusion about getting 6 hours for the full day in Canton. I created this confusion by forgetting to add one event. I am sorry about that. Follow the information below or on the calendar. Please remember to feel free to let me know if there is ever a problem, or if there is a way I can improve the site to help you. - ArtOctober 27, 2017Canton Planning Committee Meeting - (2.5 hrs)October 28, 2017Cohort Meeting #2 Full Day - Sharing of Best Practices in Math and Science9:00 - 10:00 Cohort Meeting (1hr)10:00 - 11:00 - Guest Presenter - Operation Wallacea (1 hr)11:15 - 12:15 - Guest Presenter - Cornell Cooperative Ext. (1 ...
    Posted Nov 6, 2017, 6:22 AM by Arlington Trombley
  • Operation Wallacea Hello all,We are writing to get an idea of teachers that are interested in helping spread the Operation Wallacea idea to your students. We would be willing to answer all questions and prepare all materials, but we need volunteers to present to the students in your classes. We're targeting students that are currently in grades 8-10 for a trip to Dominica in July 2019 and we're looking to schedule a meeting with an OpWall member in the near future, once we have some interest.If you'd be willing to present/advertise within your classroom, please respond and we will disseminate the materials via Pony Mail or email. We would welcome any and all communication from ...
    Posted Nov 2, 2017, 9:31 AM by Arlington Trombley
  • Saturday's full day in Canton Good Tuesday Afternoon,I am sending the attached Updates and Agenda for this Saturday's full day in Canton.If you are not attending please send me either a text - 518-578-0064 or respond to this email.  I need to have numbers for food submitted to the Best Western on Thursday.  Thank you.I just returned from NYC where the Regional Directors and Josephine met for a full day meeting.  The latest updates attached.Some of you may be aware that the newest members of the program were announced late last week.  I have extended an invitation to them to join us on Saturday if they were available.  At this time we have one new member who will be ...
    Posted Oct 25, 2017, 8:21 AM by Arlington Trombley
  • Award for Excellence FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENow Accepting Applications for 2018 Award for Excellence in Earth Science TeachingGeoff Camphire ( 16, 2017ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is accepting applications for the 2018 Edward C. Roy, Jr. Award for Excellence in Earth Science Teaching.Given annually, this award is presented to one teacher of grades K-8 in the United States or Key Stages 1-3 in the United Kingdom each year. The award recognizes leadership and innovation in Earth science education.The winner of the Edward C. Roy Award will receive a cash prize and an additional travel grant to attend the National Science Teachers Association Annual Conference in Atlanta in March 2018. To be eligible ...
    Posted Oct 23, 2017, 6:40 PM by Arlington Trombley
  • Undergrads at PSUC Good Wednesday Afternoon,I am sending this invitation for you, and or, a group to present to undergraduates at PSUC on November 2, 2017.  This unique gathering will give you or your group the opportunity  "showcase" something you do in your classroom.  The presentation will be one hour long.  The time frame is as follows:3:45 - 4:00 registration/welcome at the NCTRC (Room 545 Sibley Hall)4:00 - 5:00 presentations session I5:00 - 6:00 presentations session II6:15 - 7:30 - Dinner at Samuel D's - Paid for by the SUNY Education Dept.We currently have three groups that will be presenting and are looking for an additional three.  Master Teacher's will be able ...
    Posted Oct 23, 2017, 6:39 PM by Arlington Trombley
  • Contacts Update - Calendar Input - Other MT Events Over the next few weeks I will be reaching out to MT members for contact information. Over the years we have found it helpful to have cell numbers for texting people on conference dates or other reasons. I would also like to compile lists of social media contacts and other on-line presences (for example - teacher websites/blogs)I have been adding everything people send me for PLT events to the calendar. If you look under the description section you will find more information about the event including contact details for the MT in charge of the PLT. If you have other events you would like placed on the calendar (State conferences for example) I can do that. I can ...
    Posted Oct 11, 2017, 6:07 AM by Arlington Trombley
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