Professional Development

New York Selects Provider for CTLE Certification

Today, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) approved Teq, a professional development (PD) provider, to provide Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE).

Beginning with the 2016-17 school year, NY state law requires that teachers who are practicing in a NY public school or board of cooperative education services complete 100 hours of NYSED-approved CTLE during each five-year period of instruction. Teachers in the state can now maintain their teaching certification with either Teq’s Online PD or Onsite PD with the new approval.

Teq’s Online PD provides teachers with unlimited access to more than 200 live and archived professional development sessions “focused on the effective integration of technology into instruction,” according to a prepared statement. Teq offers certification tracks on Google, Microsoft, Apple and SMART, as well as topics like online assessment, STEM and project-based learning – all now CTLE approved. 

Teq Online PD features:

  • Real-time support that allows teachers to immediately connect to a PD specialist through text or video chat;
  • Customizable PD content that administrators can align to their technology initiatives; and
  • Access to 12 scheduled, remote PD consultations throughout the year with Teq’s team of instructional technology experts.

Teq Onsite PD, on the other hand, offers “mentoring that is personal, long term and development-driven,” according to the company’s website. The program includes one-on-one meetings with Teq’s PD team and at the end of a session, teachers will be given guidance on how to implement their new skills into their lesson plans.

NYSED has approved Teq from July 1, 2016 through July 30, 2021. More than 15 schools in the state have already starting rolling out Teq’s PD programs.

Further information is available on the Teq site.

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Sri Ravipati is Web producer for THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at [email protected].