Upcoming Events

“Rochester Elders Speak” to Educators and Families  

An Evening with Professor Luvon Sheppard

Rochester Teacher Center Community Site
494W. Main Street
February 27, 2019
4:30-6:30 p.m.

Rochester educators are invited to a talk and presentation by noted Rochester elder and nationally recognized painter and illustrator, Professor Luvon Sheppard. He is a long-standing faculty member at Rochester Institute of Technology in the Department of Fine Arts. Sheppard has lived and worked in Rochester for many years and is a community resource and contributor to the cultural life and legacy of Rochester.  Art is a major medium for teaching, learning, motivating and supporting students in navigating and expressing voice and purpose. Participants will view the Joygallery Black History Month Exhibition, “New Year, New Mask” and see and discuss works by Professor Sheppard and other local artists. The arts are an historically consistent and significant feature of Black and Diasporan agency and self-expression.

Participating artists: Ephrain Daniels, Moses (Eddie) Gaitor, Getachew Taye, Kahsay Tsadkan, Paulette Davis, Long Tran, Luvon Sheppard      

Teachers should register on TrueNorth. Families and community can register by calling the RTC at 262-8080.
Parking in large lot in back of building-access off Litchfield St.

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K-2, Family, and Community Foundation Curriculum for Reading, Writing, and Learning

Teachers participate in a review and discussion about newly developed, culturally authentic, research-based curricular materials produced specifically for teaching Rochester’s K-2 learners. The theoretical and cultural grounding for this interdisciplinary reading and writing support curriculum will include the opportunity to view student-centering lessons, texts, and assessments in preparation and support for their implementation. Curriculum researchers and developers will be part of a discussion. Teachers will receive professional development hours.

December 5, 2018
Wilson Foundation Academy
200 Genesee Street

5:00 p.m. refreshments
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


Teachers should register on TrueNorth Logic. Parents and community members register by calling the RTC at 262-8080 or sending an email to ymontalvo@rochesterteachers.com.