Rome Teacher Center
Upcoming Lab Hours
+++Our RESERVATION PROCESS has been SUSPENDED+++
Days/Hours subject to change - check here often
Mon Sep 20th - 2:30PM - 5:00PM
Wed Sep 21st - 2:30PM - 5:00PM
Thu Sep 23rd - 3:00PM - 4:45PM
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!!! NEW LOCATION !!!
We are now located UPSTAIRS in Jervis Library
613 N Washington St. Rome, NY
Director: Jessica Lattimore
Program Specialist: Sarah Keesler
Lab Assistant: Fred Hall
Phone: 315-336-4570 x248
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DIRECTIONS: The Lab can be accessed by going up the stairs by the Reference Desk, around the stacks to the right, down the "hallway" through the green door on the right marked "LOCAL HISTORY/GENEALOGY AND QUIET STUDY ROOM" and then in through the double doors on the left to the Lab.
You may take the elevator to the Second Floor and follow the signs to the Conference Room. Through the double doors and you have arrived!
FREE - FREE - FREE!!! Jervis Library is celebrating back to school with all books in the Dillon Room (magazine room) now at the bargain price of free until all items are gone. It includes a selection of books and books on CD for children and teens that might be of interest to teachers.
Watch for New dates soon! See Meredith describing the course in this brief video.
Click The Check Mark for Lab Reservation Process (Suspended)
List of Workshops and Information We Offer at the RTC
We are Upstairs in the Old Jervis Home section of the Library
613 N Washington St.
See directions above. Lab hours are posted above or on our calendar. The Lab door will normally be locked outside posted user hours.
!!! IMPORTANT NOTES !!!
*** ALL ASCD Certificates and other Request forms for In-Service Credit for the Oct 1, 2021 cycle must be in by NOON Monday, Sept 20th ***
*** There is a SIGN-IN PROCEDURE when entering the RTC Lab.
Anyone knowingly exposed to, or tested positive for COVID in the last 10 days, or displaying any symptoms of any illness - DO NOT ENTER the Lab. You must properly wear a mask, use the provided hand sanitizer, and sign in when you enter. Once inside proper social distancing is required. NOTE: This procedure may change based on the current COVID procedures at the time of re-opening.
LAB USE INFORMATION
The Lab is closed when no staff is present. Lab days and hours could change with short notice. Bookmark this page and check the hours section above.
For the most efficient use of lab resources, when at all possible - please come with items to print or laminate prepared ahead of time.
+++ LAB RESERVATION SYSTEM (Suspended as of Aug 17, 2021): Given the amount of physical space available, the Lab will continue using a RESERVATION process to ensure safe social distancing and resource sanitization can be maintained at all times.
Current space limitations will allow for a MAXIMUM of FIVE (5) simultaneous Lab users in addition to any RTC Staff.
RESERVATION PROCESS (Suspended as of August 17, 2021):
View the Day/Hours available above and then check the Reservations Calendar HERE to check availability of your desired time slot(s). To allow availability to more people, please only request a maximum of one (1) hour per day. NOTE: The calendar will contain an entry "User Hours" on days the Lab is open - if there is no entry on a day, the Lab is CLOSED
Fill out the RTC Lab Reservation Form HERE - be sure to hit SUBMIT at the bottom of the form.
IF YOU CAN'T ACCESS THE FORM - Send an email to email@example.com to request your time slot and provide the following info:
Please use the SUBJECT: LAB RESERVATION REQUEST
Your Full Name,
Expected Duration (15 min, 30 min, 1 hour, etc),
Resources Required (Poster Printer, Laminator, etc),
Your Contact Email and Phone Number.
RTC Staff normally checks email several times per day and enters your request on the RTC Reservations Calendar. You will receive an email reply stating your reservation was confirmed or there was a conflict and you need to select a new day and/or time. Requesting your reservation at your earliest convenience will ensure we can respond to it in a timely manner.
Reservation requests are entered on a first come/first served basis based on the time your form/email request was received.
If you need to cancel or change a reservation for any reason please edit your existing RESERVATION FORM (at the link above) or email us ASAP to allow us to update the calendar and allow other users access to your previous time slot.
LAB TECHNOLOGY NOTES:
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General Lab Info
+++RESERVATION PROCESS suspended+++
The LAB is typically OPEN Mon, Tue, and Wed afternoons. The LAB is CLOSED when the RCSD is closed - including Holidays and Snow Days. Check the list of day/times above or the Lab Calendar frequently for updates.
NOTE: The Lab calendar will contain an entry "User Hours" on days the Lab is open - if there is no entry on a day, the Lab is CLOSED and the door will be locked.
-- If you have items to return that belong to the Teacher Center --
Bring them in during Lab User Hours or Call or text Jessica at: 315-371-5488
Events & Course Offerings
Events & Classes will be held at the Rome Teacher Center unless otherwise stated.
Register for all Classes on My Learning Plan (Frontline)
15 Contact/CTLE Hours = 1 In Service Credit
See the "More" tab above for expanded descriptions
**Please scroll down and take our Course Survey. We would like your input.**
CONTINUE THE DISCUSSION: HOW CAN I START THIS DISCUSSION IN MY CLASSROOM: THE INTERGROUP DIALOG EXPERIENCE
See link at top of page for more info
In-service Contact Hours For Up To Two ASCD PD Online Courses.
Courses are available free of charge on the ASCD Platform. Each course is worth 20 in-service contact hours for a total of 40 in-service contact hours per individual.
Once you complete a course you need to complete the RTC ASCD course completion form (LINK) and submit it to the RTC with a copy of the ASCD Certificate of Completion. You will receive a RTC Certificate with the in-service contact hours you have earned.
See the list of courses approved by the RCSD here
NOTE: You will not receive a RTC certificate for these classes, please save your ASCD certificate as future proof of attendance.
DISCOUNTS FOR ADVANCEMENT COURSES
We are putting together another group of teachers to get the discount code for Advancement Courses
If you are interested please email Sarah Keesler firstname.lastname@example.org
Coursework for Salary Advancement
Members are reminded that we are not allowed to work on coursework for salary advancement during school hours. Thus refrain from any such activity between 9 am and 3 pm Monday through Friday.