The Potsdam Teaching Center is one of more than 130 Teacher Resource and Computer Training Centers created in 1984 by the New York State Legislature and funded through the New York State Education Department.
Teacher Centers provide educators with the sites and resources for systematic, ongoing professional development. The Potsdam Teacher Center works collaboratively with educators of the Potsdam Central School District, parents, local businesses, community members and higher education to enhance professional growth.
The purpose of the Potsdam Teacher Center is to maximize the impact of local professional development efforts while building the capacity to implement reform by providing tailored ongoing support for the instructional staff of the Potsdam Central School District. Professional development will be focused on the areas of expertise and needs within the Potsdam School District, Pre-K through grade 12. At the Potsdam Teachers' Center, innovative approaches to teaching are shared, current educational issues are studied, and research about educational practices are disseminated. Providing a forum to share ideas and serving as a bank for resources guide the operation of the center.