Cattaraugus-Allegany Teacher Resource Center

A Source for Teachers. A Promise for Students.

Since 1984, the Cattaraugus-Allegany Teacher Center has been a resource for Professional Learning, Educator Collaboration, Loan Equipment, & Tools for the Classroom.

Professional Learning Events

Presence, Health & Wellness Day: March 28, 2023

Join us at the Olean Meditation Center for a day of wellness practice, and great presentations ranging from therapy dogs, to physical fitness, to classroom mindfulness. Recharge and renew your professional practice through a social-emotional lens.

Click here for Wellness Day Schedule & Registration.


MS/HS MakerSpace Writing Workshop: Spark Tank @ Palmer Opera House Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Author and College Writing Instructor, Angela Stockman, will guide middle/high school students through a full-day workshop where the creative process is elevated, and writers become the designers of their own narratives. Bring a group of secondary students or attend yourself to learn from a master teacher.

CEU Presentation for Special Ed & Speech Pathologists by Dr. Meichenbaum from the Summit Center June 6, 2023.

Come learn about Redefining Consequences: Considerations and Strategies for Reducing Challenging Behaviors & Building Skills vs. Doing Skills: Considerations and Strategies for Fostering Independence and Reducing Adult Assistance.

CEU certification offered through Buffalo Hearing and Speech.

Upcoming Teacher Center Policy Board

February 7, 2023, Tuesday 4 - 5:30 pm

April 25, 2023, Tuesday 3:30 - 5:30 pm


Remote (Zoom): click this link (passcode: enter)


All policy board meetings are open to the public.


HISTORY & MISSION

The CA Teacher Center is an organization dedicated to the professional development of teachers, and equipping teachers with the opportunities they need to improve classroom instruction and live up to the motto: "A source for teachers, A promise for students." Begun in 1984, and funded yearly by a New York State grant, we are currently one of more than 125 Teacher Centers functioning under the parentage of the State Education Department and the New York State United Teachers. We are a consortium of 20 public and 2 non-public schools, CA BOCES teachers, and St. Bonaventure University serving approximately 1900 teachers in Cattaraugus and Allegany counties.

GOVERNANCE

The CA Teacher Center is governed by a 9 member Policy Board which meets four times a year. This board - comprised of teachers, administrators, school board members, parents, and representatives of higher education, business, and industry -is responsible for hiring Teacher Center personnel, establishing policies, deciding how monies will be spent, and overseeing the entire operation. This is the only New York State grant that, by law, both requires and allows for the autonomous rule of a governing board.

SERVICES

The programs offered through the Center are based upon an extensive needs assessment and evaluation process performed each year. Our programs are, therefore, closely aligned with teacher needs, the goals of each district, and New York State initiatives. To date the following services have been offered:

  • Inservice and Graduate Content in Content Areas and Teaching Methods

  • Teacher Leadership Programs for Greater Capacity Building

  • Workshop Series & Consultations for New Teachers

  • Programs related to NYS Learning Standards & Assessments

  • Participation in Regional Conferences

  • Resource Lending Library Items

  • Community-School Programs

  • Special Customized Programs for Each District

  • Technology Training and Computer Loans ...and more

Click on "Archbishop Walsh" below for map to address: 208 N. 24th Street, Olean, NY 14760