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Inexpensive STEAM Solutions Recommended by NYC Educators
March 29, 2018

Starting a STEAM initiative in your school can be intimidating… and many times, costly. But it doesn’t have to be! Take a look at our favorite budget-friendly STEAM tools and resources for your school, as recommended by the educators of Teq’s NYC STEAM Committee.   __________________________________ Tinkercad Learn to design 3D prints without spending on the printer  3D printers are one of the most popular […] Read More

Infographics – Creating Your Own for the Classroom
March 14, 2018

Winning Them Over with Infographics On the first day of my leave replacement, you could say I was nervous. For 6 months, I would be taking over the classes of a beloved 7th-grade teacher who had very big shoes for me to fill. For that reason, I knew a lot weighed on that first lesson, and […] Read More

TedED: Spring Film Festival
February 21, 2018

On this unseasonably warm day, I am reminded that spring is right around the corner. And with each degree that rises, bird that chirps, and flower that sprouts, also comes my depleting attention span, as seen in the very scientific graph below. If a 31-year old like myself has trouble concentrating, I can only imagine how difficult […] Read More

Our 2017 Educational Holiday Gift Guide
December 19, 2017

As I was strolling through the aisles of Toys R Us in search of a holiday gift for my niece, I was reminded of the year I received a K’NEX kit for Christmas. I remember opening it Christmas morning and feeling immediately inspired. What would I build? A roller coaster for my action figures? A […] Read More

TEDEd: Holiday Film Festival   
December 8, 2017

As we get closer to the holiday break, student attention spans seem to dissipate. And really, who can blame them? They’re too full of holiday spirit!  My favorite strategy for combatting this? Lean into what they’re thinking about! To do this, we’ve found 6 TEDEd videos that you can connect to the holiday season, while still teaching […] Read More

Issues and Solutions from Teq’s NYC STEAM Committee
October 2, 2017

On Wednesday, September 27th, the New York City Teq STEAM Committee—consisting of educators from Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens—met at the SMART Showroom to discuss the implementation of STEAM initiatives in their schools.  The first meeting of the 2017-2018 introduced mostly new members to the group, and was hosted by Teq’s Chief Learning Officer, Robert Wayne Harris, and Teq’s Director of Curriculum and Content, Andrew Grefig. It was quickly […] Read More

Teq Online PD 3.0 is Here!
September 18, 2017

It’s finally here! With suggestions taken from teachers like you, we’ve made updates to our platform for a more intuitive experience that makes getting the PD you want easier, faster, and more personalized. User-Friendly Design—No Matter Your Device! To help improve the user experience, our team redesigned the platform layout for a cleaner and more streamlined […] Read More

Migrate a Microsoft Outlook Calendar to Google Calendar
September 15, 2017

  In this week’s Teq Tip, we cover how to migrate a Microsoft Outlook Calendar to Google Calendar. This is great if your school is transitioning between the two services, or if you find yourself using both, for example using one for your personal calendar, and one for your professional calendar. Living in a Google World? […] Read More

Teq Introduces New PD Courses Based on Educator Votes
September 8, 2017

You Spoke, We Listened On August 29th, Innovative Educator blogger Lisa Nielsen (@InnovativeEdu) reached out to educators on the #NYCSchools Tech Facebook page (on behalf of Teq and SMART Technologies), to see what professional development NYC educators are most interested in for the coming school year. Thanks to all the feedback, our Curriculum team is preparing […] Read More

Teq Celebrates New Educational Content That Champions Inclusion of Students with Disabilities
August 31, 2017

The Professional Development Company Joins Forces with the Viscardi Center Huntington Station, NY, August 31, 2017 — Teq, a leader in online professional development for teachers, announced a partnership with The Viscardi Center, an internationally recognized network of non-profit organizations that educates, employs and empowers children and adults with disabilities. The two New York-based organizations […] Read More

How to Build a Solar Eclipse Pinhole Projector
August 18, 2017

In this week’s Teq Tip, Jess teaches you how to easily craft a pinhole projector so you can safely view the solar eclipse.  Total Eclipse of the Heart Sun On Monday, August 21st, the moon, the sun, and the Earth will all lineup so that the moon will completely block out the sun in some parts […] Read More

STEAM Success at Kings Park Middle School
August 16, 2017

Making the Most of Summer with STEAM On June 28th, the Long Island STEAM Committee met at the William T. Rodger Middle School in Kings Park to support the school’s STEM summer camp. With fifty-three students and a team of teachers, principals and administrators from Long Island school districts, Teq’s team of Professional Development Specialists […] Read More

Teq Heads to San Antonio for ISTE 2017
July 17, 2017

This June, Teq traveled to San Antonio for ISTE—the largest educational technology conference of the year.  On June 25th to June 28th, Teq headed to San Antonio, Texas for ISTE 2017 — the largest worldwide edtech conference of the year. This year, ISTE broke record numbers with an estimated 15,000 attendees, which consisted of teachers, administrators, technology directors, […] Read More

Teq Attracts Record Number of Teachers to its Online Professional Development 
June 22, 2017

Participation in Teq Online PD increases to new high as teachers see huge value in meeting state-mandated PD requirements online. Huntington Station, NY – Teq (, the leading provider of K12 professional development for educational technology, is experiencing a new high in monthly participation for its online professional development platform, Teq Online PDTM. In June, […] Read More

Teq to Deliver 5 Professional Development Sessions At ISTE 2017 
June 16, 2017

Teq’s Online PD team will host 5 professional development sessions focused on the integration of SMART-technology in the classroom during this year’s upcoming ISTE conference in San Antonio.  June 16, 2017 Huntington Station, NY – Teq ( will host a series of SMART-focused professional development sessions in both the SMART and Teq booths at this year’s ISTE conference in San Antonio, Texas. […] Read More

#GooglePDWeek – Get Familiar with Google Advanced Search
June 14, 2017

  In the final installment of our #GooglePDWeek #TeqTips, join Jessica as she teaches you how to Maximize your search power using Google Improve your Google searches with targeted query tips For more … For more great tips like this, keep visiting our blog at Want to learn more about Google with our #GooglePDWeek #TeqTip […] Read More

Teq Announces Second Ed Tech in Focus After Highly Successful New Jersey SMART Board® and Chromebook PD Event
June 9, 2017

Teq will hold a free Ed Tech in Focus event in Sicklerville, New Jersey to demonstrate how to enable greater student success using SMART Boards and Chromebooks. May 31, 2017, Huntington Station – Teq ( will hold a second Ed Tech in Focus, a free event where New Jersey educators will learn strategies for pairing […] Read More

Creating a Sustainable Future
May 16, 2017

Last month, we shared a few of our favorite ways SMART amp can be used in your classroom with the 5 Things You Can Do with SMART amp. This month, we wanted to share with you how SMART amp can be used to help students discover their inner greatness—which is what happened to the fifth-grade students of […] Read More

Let Teq Treat You at This Year’s ISTE Conference!
May 11, 2017

  Please note: Our dinners are currently full. You can still RSVP to be placed on the waitlist. We will let you know if a spot has become available one week prior to ISTE. Our apologies for the inconvenience. We still have open availability for our Fogo De Chao cocktail hour! We look forward to seeing you […] Read More

Teacher Appreciation Week – Resource Roundup!
May 9, 2017

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week and to celebrate, we wanted to round up some of our favorite blog posts and free resources for teachers. Time Savers for Teachers Voice Grading with Talk and Comment – Learn how to save time on student assessments with the Talk and Comment widget for Google. Pinterest for Teachers – […] Read More

Teq Partners with CDW-G and Educational Services Commission of New Jersey (ESCNJ) for SMART Board and Chromebook Event 
April 24, 2017

Teq’s free EdTech in Focus event will show New Jersey educators how to enable greater student success using SMART Boards and Chromebooks.  April 24, 2017, Huntington Station – Teq ( has paired with Fortune 500 company CDW-G and the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey (ESCNJ) to create EdTech in Focus, a free event where […] Read More

EdTech in Focus – Reminder for May 5th Event!
April 21, 2017

This is a reminder! See you Friday, May 5th!  Our team is ready for you. Below is the EdTech in Focus event itinerary consisting of a full day of Professional Development, vendor, presentations, networking, and more! Event Information: Friday May 5th, 2017 9:00am – 3:00pm at NVAA Media Center 1690 Stelton Road Piscataway, NJ 08854 […] Read More

Download our Earth Day-Inspired Labdisc eBook
April 20, 2017

This Earth Day, Explore Your World. Earth Day is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than by going outside! For some subjects, that may be easy (for example, ELA classes could head outside to read or write nature-inspired poetry). But for others, like science, that may be a bit more difficult. […] Read More

Teq Expands Google Chromebook Professional Development to Meet Growing Demand
April 3, 2017

Teq rolls out new professional development courses for teachers and administrators to support growing K12 Chromebook implementations. Teq ( has increased its number of online and onsite Professional Development courses focused on the effective use of Chromebooks in the classroom. Courses were added to meet the increased popularity of the devices in K12 classrooms. Since being introduced to the market in 2011, the Chromebook has […] Read More

How SD-WAN Improves School Networks and Manages Bandwidth
March 24, 2017

With the rise of personal devices, digital curriculum, and online assessments, schools are experiencing a growing need for bandwidth management. According to the 2015 Annual E-Rate and Infrastructure Survey conducted by CoSN (The Consortium for School Networking), over 68 percent of schools would not have sufficient bandwidth to accommodate their students by October of 2016. Some schools have confronted this issue by […] Read More

What is CTLE-Approved PD and What it Can Do For You
March 8, 2017

What is CTLE-Approved PD? In March of 2016, the New York State Board of Regents adopted a new State Law focused on the quality of Professional Development educators receive. According to the law, during each five-year registration period of a permanent or professional teaching certification, an educator has to complete 100 hours of CTLE-approved professional development in order to practice in a […] Read More

Teq’s CTLE-Approved Professional Development Reaches More Teachers Than Ever Before
February 28, 2017

  Huntington Station, New York  (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Teq is pleased to announce that since September of 2016, Teq Online PD has experienced a steady increase of usage, with 25k educators receiving full access to the CTLE-approved courses, and another 19k educators with basic accounts that provide access to selected and free content. The largest […] Read More

Sign up today for a free webinar on STEM practices, funding strategies, and teaching styles
January 18, 2017

As 2017 kicks off, more and more schools are looking for new and exciting ways to strengthen STEM initiatives in their schools. To help with that effort, the team at STEM Fuse will be hosting a free webinar on Tuesday, January 24th, at 9AM ET. The webinar will cover STEM practices, funding strategies, and teaching […] Read More

LabDisc – Changing the Way K-12 Students Collect and Analyze Data
January 12, 2017

At the start of the 2016-2017 school year, the 5th-grade students of Citrus Elementary (located in Vero Beach, Florida) were introduced to a new way of collecting data. The district introduced a pilot program of the Labdisc Gensci—a K-12 science tool that comes equipped with more than 10 wireless sensors to create a complete lab […] Read More

Upcoming January Courses for Teq Online PD
December 23, 2016

Ah, January. The month where the fun of the holidays is behind us, and the bleakness of a winter sans Christmas lights becomes our chilly reality (at least for those of us living in colder climates). But we do have a way to ward off those winter blues—Teq Online PD!  With 11 courses including favorites like 20 Cool Things and […] Read More

Free Webinar Dec 19th! See What’s New In Notebook 16.2
December 14, 2016

Join our PD Specialists for a free webinar, going live December 19th at 4PM! What’s New in Notebook 16.2. The latest version of the SMART Learning Suite, version 16.2, has been released and Teq’s PD team is here to share all of the latest features with you. Updates include: New interfaces and content management tools […] Read More

Obtain your SMART Learning Suite Digital Certification with Teq’s In-person February Intensive Course
December 7, 2016

Make the most of your February break by signing up for Teq’s 4-day intensive certification course. Over 4 days, learn how to leverage the SMART Learning Suite to create interactive engaging lessons for your students. Throughout the course we will cover: Best practices for curriculum development Technology integration Teaching and learning Assessment tools And more […] Read More

December Courses with Teq Online PD
December 6, 2016

This month, warm up with Teq Online PD as we tackle everything from game-based learning to new G Suite updates. To learn more, take a look at some of our favorite courses below. Game. Set. Learn! Been hearing a lot about the benefits of game-based learning and gamification lately? You’re not alone. These popular classroom techniques have […] Read More

4 Free SMART Webinars from Teq – Sign up today!
November 1, 2016

Join our PD team for a month of free webinars! This month, we are offering a series of free webinars, and you’re invited. Sessions will take a closer look at game-based learning, collaborative opportunities, and various assessment-building techniques—just some of the many benefits the SMART Learning Suite has to offer educators and students of all grade […] Read More

Teq Online PD Nominated for Stellar Service Award by Tech & Learning Magazine
October 21, 2016

We are proud to announce that Teq Online PD has been nominated for the Stellar Service Award by Tech & Learning Magazine! This year, our PD team introduced Instructional Support Now—one of the many features that earned Teq Online PD its nomination for “Best Use of Afterschool Time (Best Online PD Training).” With over 200 live and archived […] Read More

Focusing Attention Using SMART Ink
October 18, 2016

Shorter attention spans and SMART solutions According to a Time Magazine article published back in May of 2015, researchers found that humans now have a shorter attention span than the average goldfish. Due to the increase in overstimulation from technology “people now generally lose concentration after eight seconds, highlighting the affects of an increasingly digitalized lifestyle […] Read More