Professional Development

Tech Valley High offers a wide range of Professional Development opportunities for educators of all levels.

Program Studies

Visit TVHS and spend time learning about we use project-based learning and how you can begin implementing PBL in your school. Also includes a student-led panel discussion.

Snapshot Tours

This 90-minute, student-led tour offers visitors a brief overview of project-based learning and the learning environment at Tech Valley High School.

Teacher Residencies

These one and two-day offerings give teachers an in-depth experience of how to bring project-based learning to their schools. Residencies include collaboration time with teachers, student-led panels and follow-up opportunities after the initial visit.

Other Opportunities

Let Tech Valley High School guide your Professional Learning Community. PLCs allow teachers across disciplines, schools, and even districts to collaborate on a common topic of study. Our facilitator can collaborate with your PLC to set goals, guide the process and pursue next steps.

TVHS is a NTN Demo Site

Tech Valley High School is a nationally-recognized New Tech Network demonstration site. It is committed to supporting schools in their implementation of student-centered teaching and learning environments.

Located on the campus SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Albany Nanotech Complex, TVHS is a regional resource for advancing education in the realm of project-based learning. PBL brings together intellectual inquiry, rigorous real-world standards and student engagement in relevant, meaningful work.


TVHS also hosts a range of events with local partners.  Recent events have included:

  • Code U – supporting educators who want to teach coding to their students
  • Do You Arduino? – a crash course in hardware and coding the Arduino microcontroller
  • MakeyMakey workshop (with NYSCATE) – using design thinking to integrate computing in the classroom
  • Innovation Institute – a two-day program featuring tracks on PBL and using classroom technology