Rome Teacher Center

Director: Jessica LattimoreProgram Specialist: Sarah KeeslerLab Assistant: Fred Hall Email: Phone: 315-533-5723Follow us on FaceBook:

Location: 509 N. James St. Rome, NY

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We are located at 509 North James St. in the Rome Alliance for Education Building (Rome Connected Community Schools).

Overflow Parking (Off-street)

is available across James street at FAMILY VIDEO (Please do not park directly in front of the video store)

LAB NOTE: (2/3/2020) Due to some recent upgrades, ALL the desktop computers in the RTC Lab can print to the HP Poster Printer now - not only just the one next to the printer.

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Lab Hours

(The LAB is typically OPEN Mon, Tue, Wed afternoons. The LAB is CLOSED when School is closed - including Snow Days)


February 28: 9:00 - 3:00 6th Grade Collaboration

March 2: 2:00 - 5:00

March 3: 2:00 - 5:00

March 4: CLOSED

March 5: 3:00 - 5:00

March 9: 2:00 - 5:00

March 10: 2:00 - 5:00

March 11: 3:00 - 5:00

March 16: 2:00 - 5:00

March 17: 2:00 - 5:00

March 18: 3:00 - 5:00

March 23: 2:00 - 5:00

March 24: 2:00 - 5:00

March 25: 3:00 - 5:00

*If there is a grade level that would like a private session, it can be arranged. Please email us to arrange something.

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Events & Course Offerings

Events & Classes will be held at the Rome Teacher Center unless otherwise stated.

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15 Contact/CTLE Hours = 1 In Service Credit

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+++Google Classroom+++

Instructors: Stephanie Darcangelo, Sarah Noonan

Session Schedule: 4 week program (February 3, 2020 to March 2, 2020)


1 credit - 15 in service/CTLE hours online

+++Lost at School Online Book Study+++

Tentative Start Date: March 2, 2020 – April 13, 2020 Instructor: Josette Canarelli

Cost: $20.00

15 contact/CTLE hours

This updated edition of Lost at School contains the latest refinements to Dr. Greene’s CPS model, including enhanced methods for solving problems collaboratively, improving communication, and building relationships with kids.

Book is included

+++ NYSUT Early Learning Trust Workshop: Creating A Culturally Responsive Classroom +++

Meets Standards I, II, III, IV, VII

Date: March 18

Time: 3:45 - 6:45

Instructor: Lorna DeSantis

3 Contact/CTLE Hours

+++ NYSUT Early Learning Trust Workshop: Restorative Practices (RP): Promoting a Positive School Culture and Climate +++

Meets Standards I, IV, VI, VII

Date: April 16

Time: 3:45 - 6:45

Instructor: Lorna DeSantis

3 Contact/CTLE Hours

+++ Cricut Workshop 2 Beyond the Basics +++

Date: April 23

Time: 3:45 - 5:45

Instructor: Brenda Aull-Klaben

Topics: Infusible Ink, Layering, Weld/Attach/Slice, cricut products vs making you own, maintenance - matts, blades, etc., using the pens, print and cut

No CTLE Hours

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+++Mental Health First Aid Workshop+++


April 27, 28

Time: 3:30 - 7:30

Attendance is required at both classes

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You will receive a Mental Health First Aid Certificate and manual

Dinner will be served on both evenings

Approved for 8 CTLE Hours


Spring Offerings to watch for: Coming in March and April

+++Full Lotus Yoga: Monthly Mindfulness Meditations for Your Classroom

+++Osmos and Bloxels in the Classroom, and more!! What tech would you like to learn more about?

***Create your own Book Study – Get a group together, choose a book from the approved list or choose your own and tell how it supports your work, choose YOUR OWN TIME AND PLACE TO MEET. Earn 1 In Service Credit for 15 hours by following the RTC Book Study Guidelines. Work at your pace in your time! You can meet online or in person.


Personal Learning Communities (PLCs)

  • Do you have a topic or area that you teach that you would like to learn more about?
  • Do you need to map out lessons or create lessons based on the new standards with your team?
  • Is there a new instructional method you would like to research?
  • Are you interested in doing a deep dive into the New Science Standards, Inquiry Learning, etc?
  • Looking to implement mediation, responsive teaching and or restorative justice practices into your classroom or school?
  • Form a group and start your research here!
  • Get credit for what you are already doing - collaboration!
  • Approved for CTLE Hours and possible In Service Hours
  • Contact us for information on how you can form a group

Just write up what you and your team/group would like to do and submit it to the Rome Teacher Center ( and we will help you get started! You get to meet with your peers and share ideas and resources and get credit at the same time!

If not attending a scheduled event:

Just come in and use the lab. Enjoy a great space to work with all our resources at your finger tips!

Enjoy a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate and work space with WiFi

!!NEW!! All our resources are now available to borrow through OPALS on the Bellamy Library Website. Check back often as we will be adding many new resources!

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Our staff!!

Fred Hall runs the Rome Teacher Center Lab. He has a tech/IT background and is a retired Rome Lab employee. Fred will be here 3 afternoons a week to support your needs with poster printing, color printing, laminating, and the many other services we provide.

Sarah Keesler, Bellamy Librarian, is our Program Specialist. Sarah and Jessica work together to provide professional development to meet your needs. Sarah brings a new perspective to the center; one we are excited to tap into! Sarah has a tech and STEAM/STEM background and will be available to work with teachers to create lessons and bring resources for teacher use.

Jessica Lattimore, our Director, has been with the RCSD for over 20 years. She teaches 6th grade and has been on curriculum teams, the Professional Development Committee and many other school teams with the district for over 12 years. Jessica works with teacher centers at the local and state level to provide professional development for teachers. She is one of the founders of the Rome Alliance for Education and Rome Community Schools.