Professional Development

Smart Schools Bond Act

The Smart Schools Bond Act Support Series offers over 50 free PD webinars for administrators, teachers, and paraprofessionals in New York State. 

The Smart Schools Bond Act of 2014 gave NYS educators access to new technology with no guidance on how to implement it effectively into instruction. These webinars will showcase exemplary technological resources available to educators, and the best practices for using these resources to increase student achievement.  

Webinars are offered during after-school hours and weekends from September 27th to November 22nd. A schedule, online registration links, and CTLE information can be found HERE.

Dignity for All Students Act

NYSED Certification Training
Hybrid class, 3 hours face-to-face and 3 hour online

Effective December 31, 2013, all applicants for Certification are required to complete six clock hours of coursework in accordance with Article 2 Sections 10- 18 of the Education Law. Participants will receive a valid certificate to send to NYSED’s Office of Teaching Initiatives.

 Where:  Islip Middle School Library
 211 Main Street, Islip, NY 11751
 When:  October 7, 2019 @ 1:00PM - 4:00PM
 Cost:  $75.00
 Registration:  Professional Learning - DASA Certification Hybrid Class

Questions? Contact Carol Weintraub at

New 15-hour Online PD Classes for CTLE or District PD Credit

New York Partners for Technology Innovation has partnered with Edmodo to offer 5 to 6 week online PD courses that will qualify for 15 hours of CTLE or district PD credit. The next set of courses begin on Monday, May 8th:
  • Full STEAM Ahead
  • Technology Tools for English Language Learners
  • Children's Literature K-12
  • The Flipped Classroom
  • Introduction to Co-Teaching
  • Teachers as Visual Learners
  • Enhance Reading Comprehension with Digital Tools
  • Too Much Information! Search, Filter, and Organize Like a Librarian
and more

Enroll Online Today!

InterCounty Teacher Resource Center offers its members free and high-quality professional development. Face to face, online, and hybrid classes are available, depending on course content, district policy, and needs of the participants. 

On-site professional development: InterCounty will find instructors with expertise and craft quality learning experiences at your school site around specific instructional needs of teachers, administrators, or paraprofessionals. Short-term workshops, multiple-session courses, and year-long ongoing professional development are available at no cost. These learning experiences can be initiated by district administration, unions, or groups of educators. To request professional development, contact Carol Weintraub, InterCounty Teacher Resource Center Director at

We know that teachers learn best from teachers, so we encourage job-embedded professional development and learning communities facilitated by talented teachers within the district when possible. If you are interested in participating in a learning community within your district, InterCounty can help you structure and facilitate one. Contact Carol Weintraub, InterCounty Teacher Resource Center Director for details at

Off-site professional development: InterCounty offers courses at our Central Islip location after school hours, or on Saturdays. Any educator in a member district or school may register for a course. See our calendar for course dates and registration information.

What if I’m not a member of InterCounty Teacher Resource Center?

If you are a teacher, administrator, or paraprofessional employed in a school, public or private, in New York State, your school is probably a member of one of the 128 New York Teacher Centers charged with meeting your professional development needs. Ask your union or your administration for details.

If you are an educator NOT currently employed in a school in New York State, InterCounty Teacher Resource Center can help! We will provide you with free professional development to keep up your skills or meet the requirements for your licensing professional development. Contact Carol Weintraub, InterCounty Teacher Resource Center Director at to find out more .