Resources

MESTRACT is here to provide you with various resources & equipment. 

When borrowing and returning equipment, we ask that you schedule a time and please make an effort to adhere to that time.  Upon pickup, you will need to have your driver’s license so we can copy that for our records.

Once the loan is due, we will contact you to schedule a drop off time.  In addition, you will be asked to provide feedback on the use of the equipment for our records.

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The Mid East Suffolk Teacher Center has many resources available to teachers from books and videos to poster printers and laminating machines. 

Currently the following equipment is available for loan:  

  • iPads
  • Google Chromebooks
  • Projectors
  • STAR lab Portable Planetarium (must be trained facilitator)
  • Wonder Workshop’s Dot & Dash Class Set of Robots (must be trained facilitator)
  • Cubelets (training required)
  • SMART Document Cameras

Loan Applications and Agreement Forms 

iPad Loan Application (applications pending Policy Board approval on September 17th)

Please complete this application before contacting MESTRACT to pickup iPads for your classroom.  Loans are made for 5 iPads per teacher for a period of up to 3 months.  

Updated iPad Loan Agreement-Please read through the terms and conditions of the iPad loan agreement.

Chromebook Loan Application(applications pending Policy Board approval on September 17th)

Please complete this application before contacting MESTRACT to pickup Chromebooks.  Loans are made for 6 Chromebooks per teacher for a period of up to 3 months.

Updated Google Chromebook Loan Agreement-Please read through the terms and conditions of the Google Chromebook loan agreement.

Instructional Resources Loan Agreement -This form is used for the StarLab Portable Planetarium, Dot and Dash Class Set, Cubelets and other resources

Additional Resources

National Science Foundation

“Computer Science for All” is a national effort announced by the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), led by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Department of Education (ED) in partnership with other federal agencies and private partners, to ensure Computer Science (CS) education is available to all students across the U.S.

NSF’s efforts and the growing momentum for CS education and STEM education broadly taking hold across the country have helped to pave the way for CS for All.

CS for All will leverage and expand NSF and ED investments in CS education and STEM education more broadly. The effort accelerates ongoing efforts to build the knowledge base and capacity for rigorous and engaging CS education in schools across the nation. It will also bring together NSF and other federal agencies with private partners to support professional development for educators to teach CS.

Education Week Free Webinars

Titles include:  Closing the Achievement Gap for ELLs Through Technology & Proven Language Pedagogy, Going Google 101 in New York and many more

New York State Teacher Certification

Teacher Assistant Exam Preparation Guide

Engage NY

Common Core Math Homework Help-Oakdale Joint Unified School District (OUJUSD)

NYS Response to Intervention

Thinkfinity

VITAL New York

NYSUT Fact Sheet-Amendments to Commissioner’s Regulations Part 154:  Services for English Language Learners

LINC iPad Initiative

30 iPad Apps for Students with Special Needs

National Science Teachers Association

Just Ask Publications

Tch Teaching Channel Videos