The Professional Development Resource Center 
Upstate - All Regions North of NYC

Serving the All NYS Religious and Independent Schools North of NYC 


The Upstate PDRC serves all New York State Religious and Independent schools north of New York City. Our mission is to design and deliver high quality professional development that meets the direct learning needs of school educators. Our Center also supports the community surrounding the school including parents and caregivers.Our ultimate goal is to improve the learning opportunities and experiences for students through our work, academically,socially and emotionally. 

 Spotlight Resource:
Reopening Schools in the Fall Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

On May 21, the Brown Center on Education Policy at Brookings hosted a webinar that addressed how the United States should approach reopening schools in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.


EdWeek Link to 8 Part Series called"How We Go Back to School"

Spotlight Resource:
Part 1 - How we Social Distance in School

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Five days a week, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. That traditional school day-so coveted now for its normalcy and essential contribution to how our families, communities, and economy function-probably won't make a full comeback this fall.

Welcome the Upstate PDRC 
Quick Tour of the PDRC Website
Spotlight Resource:
Register for Current Learning Opportunities
Upstate PDRC Map: Schools We Serve

Join Our Educator's Think Tank

Partnerships and relationships are the core of any successful endeavor and they are at the core of our work. At the Upstate PDRC we have crated a forum by which you, our key stakeholders, can offer your voice, your opinions, your feedback to: inform, improve, inspire and drive our work.

Joint PDRC Calendar of Offerings

Our calendar displays all online learning opportunities being offered in May and June by all three of the SORIS PDRCs. Click on any of the below offerings to learn more and to access a registration link. You can also visit our Learning Opportunities page by clicking on the main menu tab on our home page. 

Our Partners

All of our work is guided by our partnership and collaboration with the schools we serve. Our school partners are our first line of data and information when it comes to learning and understanding the work and the learning needs to inform the services and products we offer. We also collaborate very closely with other partners:

NYC PDRC at Fordham Universtiy

Long Island PDRC at Catapult Learning


Visit the SORIS website

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Scheduling the COVID-19 School Year

41 State Street
Albany, New York 12207

800-330-1420 Ext. 214

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