At the recent Long Island President's Council meeting, Bay Shore's very own Mike Krieger along with Freeport Teachers Association President Stu Napear, who is also a Bay Shore resident, won from Brown and Brown a $250 scholarship award. This scholarship will be distributed later this year to a...
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 impact of Janus on public sector unions in the strongest union state,...
Creating the 21st Century Classroom: Embedding Computer Science into the Curriculum: Click here to register for the class.
It is once again time to think about opt out. Below is the letter, in English and Spanish, along with some information about opt out.
I just wanted to remind everyone of the important dates we have coming up. Tonight, there is a Using Technology in the Classroom workshop being held at the BSCTA office. This Friday, January 19th, the law offices of Feldman, Kramer, and Monaco are coming to the BSCTA office to give free legal...
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 Psychology at the University of Kentucky and known throughout the...
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 to the GCN Training Site labeled "optional tutorials". Before...
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 organized labor have come at a fast and furious pace.
Seasons Greetings Colleagues,
As we prepare to enter the final week of 2017, I would like to take some time to reflect on what we have accomplished over the past 12 months and what we should embrace as we enter 2018. First and foremost, our new collective bargaining agreement provides numerous...
Required workshops for all new members:
The following workshops will be held at the Union Office at 4 pm.
October 11th - Portfolio Planning with Dr. Maloney
November 15th - Financial Planning
December 20th - Know your contract
January 17th - Using Technology
February 14th - ENL in the...
BSCTA is running a sale of BSCTA merchandise from now through January 6th. Click here to see the merchandise.
Below are flyers for workshops being offered at Suffolk's Edge Teaching Center. Please click the link to download the flyer.
Enhance Your Teaching
Educational Technology Badges
Google GEO Tools
JAN LINC Workshop
NYSUT EEL Strategies for Success
Open House Ed...
We are now entering the season of thanks. On Thursday, families will come together to give thanks for the many gifts and bounties they have received over the past year. This year, we are giving thanks for you, the membership. I can truly say that I am lucky to represent such a wonderful group of...
A Multi-Million Dollar Boondoggle
In 1967, the last “Politicians’ Convention” held in New York cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars. Fifty years later, the price tag is estimated to be in the hundreds of millions. That’s an awful lot of money to spend on an exclusive party for New York...
Listen here to hear the Long Island Teachers radio advertisement reminding you to Vote NO to a Constitutional Convention on Tuesday, November 7th.
On Tuesday, November 7, voters from across New York State will head to the polls to decide whether New York should hold a Constitutional Convention. The BSCTA, along with many other unions throughout the state, is asking all of our members to go to the polls and Vote No. Below, I have included a...