Rome Teacher Center

Upcoming Lab Hours


Days/Hours subject to change - check here often

Mon Jun 14th - 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Tue Jun 15th - 2:30 - 5:00 PM

Wed Jun 16th - 2:00 - 4:30 PM

Mon Jun 21st - 2:30 - 5:00 PM

Tue Jun 22nd - 2:30 - 5:00 PM

Wed Jun 23rd - 2:00 - 4:30 PM

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Strough Middle School Room 228

801 Laurel St. Rome, NY

Director: Jessica Lattimore

Program Specialist: Sarah Keesler

Lab Assistant: Fred Hall


Phone: 315-338-5200 x3428

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NEW!! See our selection of Juneteenth Resources on our Online Resources Page - click the "More" link at the top of this page.

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List of Workshops and Information We Offer at the RTC

We are in Room 228 (Computer Lab) Strough Middle School

801 Laurel St.

Enter Strough School through the FRONT doors - they should be unlocked after 2PM. Lab hours are posted above or on our calendar. The Lab door will normally be locked outside posted user hours.


*** ALL ASCD Certificates and other Request forms for In-Service Credit for July 1, 2021 must be in by Monday, June 21st ***

*** There is a SIGN-IN PROCEDURE when enter the RTC Lab.

If you have 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.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lab days and hours could change with short notice. Bookmark this page and check the hours section above.

+++ LAB RESERVATION SYSTEM: 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 THREE (3) simultaneous Lab users in addition to any RTC Staff.

For the most efficient use of lab resources, when at all possible - please come with items to print or laminate prepared ahead of time.


  1. 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

  2. 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 to request your time slot and provide the following info:


Your Full Name,

Day/Time Requested,

Expected Duration (15 min, 30 min, 1 hour, etc),

Resources Required (Poster Printer, Laminator, etc),

Your Contact Email and Phone Number.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.


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General Lab Info


The LAB is typically OPEN Mon, Tue, and Wed afternoons. Earlier on Wednesdays for the convenience of our Strough users. The LAB is CLOSED when School 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.**


Spring Special Education Extension Series

PreK-K and Grades 10-12 are Open for Registration

See THIS LINK for more information


Upcoming Courses: These will be posted in My Learning Plan

NYSUT/ELT April 27 Teaching Kids to Ask Questions - 3 contact hours

Teachers will be introduced to, and work closely with, a protocol proven to encourage active classroom involvement and the development of questioning skills in students.

NYSUT/ELT May 11 Effective Questioning 3 contact hours

Explore the different purposes of questioning and better understand Bloom’s Taxonomy and Webb’s Depth of Knowledge. On average teachers ask 400 questions in a day. How many of these questions challenge students to think and demonstrate meaning?

SEL Book Study April 26 – May 14 10 contact hours

Did you read Fostering Resilient Learners? Here is the next in the series.

Book 2 Relationship, Responsibility, and Regulation: Trauma invested practices for fostering resilient learners. Learn ways to create a culture of safety in which everyone feels valued, important, and capable of learning. Empower your students no matter what their story. This will be an online Book Study facilitated by Josette Canarelli.


Classes by Meredith Madden

Back by Popular Demand!!

RACE, RACISM, ANTI-RACISM & EDUCATION (Culturally Responsive Education)

4 two hour classes: designed for K-12 teachers and staff interested in gaining foundational and applied knowledge for professional development on race, racism, and antiracism through the lens of education.

Classes will be facilitated through mini-lectures and critical dialog.

Time and Dates:

4 - 6 PM

May 3, 10, 17, 24

Contact/CTLE Hours: 8 contact hours

Counts towards in-service credit


For teachers who have completed the training course Race, Racism, and Anti-Racism looking to continue their Professional Learning in the area of teaching for equity and justice.

Time and Dates: TBD

Contact/CTLE Hours: 15 contact hours

Counts towards in-service credit


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.




We are putting together another group of teachers to get the discount code for Advancement Courses

If you are interested please email Sarah Keesler


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.


Jessica Lattimore

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.

Sarah Keesler

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.

Fred Hall

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.