General News Updates

  • New Teachers Center Offerings

    03.26.2018/General News
    Below are the offerings from the Suffolk Edge Teaching Center: Effective Testing Methods Brain-Compatible Learning Google Expedition Workshop
  • Bay Shore Educator Wins SCOPE Award

    03.19.2018/General News
    On March 19th, Bay Shore teacher Walter Fishon was awarded the SCOPE award at Villa Lombardi's. Below is a bio that was included in the award ceremony. Walter Fishon, an 18-year veteran at Bay Shore High School, is best known as...
  • Touro College Needs Adjunct Professors

    03.14.2018/General News
    Touro College in Bay Shore (across the street from our union office) is looking for adjunct professors to teach classes in Early Childhood Education/Special Education; Childhood Education/Special Education; and 7-12 Special...
  • Opt Out Info

    03.07.2018/General News
    I have attached some important information that we received from NYSUT regarding the upcoming state assessments and our rights as educators.  Please take a few moments to download and read through them, as it is extremely...
  • BSCTA Bowling Social

    03.02.2018/General News
    What does a union do on a Friday during a Nor'easter after another week of hard work? It goes bowling and has a great time! Almost 70 members showed up for what became an awesome day/night of bowling, socializing, and unity. ...
  • What You Can Do About School Safety

    02.26.2018/General News
    We want to take a moment to update you on actions being planned across the country to address safety concerns in our schools.  Below is a list of planned events around the country for the coming weeks:  March 14th - The Women's...
  • Suffolk Edge Teachers Center Classes

    02.15.2018/General News
    Below are some classes being offered by Suffolk Edge Teachers Center: Google Geo Tools Brain-Compatible Learning Effective Testing Strategies Guskey Workshop Incorporate Smartphones Into the Classroom YouthDigital      
  • Creating a 21st Century Classroom

    01.30.2018/General News
    Creating the 21st Century Classroom: Embedding Computer Science into the Curriculum: Click here to register for the class.
  • The Cost of Janus

    01.30.2018/General News
    In just a few weeks, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Janus v. AFSCME case challenging fair share fees. With the case expected to be decided by June, The Empire Center has decided to take a look at the economic...
  • SETC: Thomas Guskey Workshop

    01.09.2018/General News
    The Suffolk’s Edge Teacher Center in collaboration with Western Suffolk BOCES is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a workshop with educational expert and researcher Thomas Guskey.  Dr. Guskey is Professor of Educational...
  • PD Tutorials and GCN Options

    12.22.2017/General News
    If you are interested in completing some online PD at no extra cost to you or the District, there are some valuable optional GCN tutorials outside of the 7 required modules.  They are located on the same homepage when you log in...
  • What if Janus Didn't Matter?

    12.19.2017/General News
    A teacher leader calls on public sector unions to renew their passion to fight for their rights in the face of Janus   If you read UCOMM Blog or follow the news, you know that in recent years attacks against public education and...

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