Baldwin Teacher Center
The Baldwin Teacher Center (BTC) is a single-district member of New York State Teacher Centers, an organization that consists of 142 teacher centers in seven regional networks throughout the state. BTC programs deliver relevant concepts and skills central to all educational disciplines, offer pedagogical approaches best suited to each discipline, and incorporate 21st century technology tools into instructional learning. The BTC does this in partnership with the Baldwin School District and Baldwin Teachers Association (BTA).
Present and past professional development offerings for district teachers (as well as other qualifying community and out-of-district teacher members) have included in-service courses, technology courses, Common Core curriculum courses, Post-Masters Advanced Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership with SUNY Stony Brook, Advanced Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology with SUNY Stony Brook, Masters in Literacy with Touro College, TESOL Certificate with Molloy College, technology courses with NYIT, Students with Disabilities Certificate with Brooklyn College, Google for Education: Certified Educator Levels, 1, 2 & 3, Common Core Network Training Institute, Teachers as Leaders program, and classroom-based mini-grants - to name a few of the over 1,400 professional offerings since being established in 1991. BTC has purchased technology equipment, educational tools and equipment, and recently added 24 books to the library.