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In response to the increasing demand for high quality Professional Development opportunities for educators, Sachem Professional Development, Inc. (SPDI) was created by the Sachem Teachers' Union - Sachem Central Teachers' Association (SCTA). SPDI is designed to offer multiple offerings to meet all types of educational and professional development needs. All the course offerings and instructors are carefully scrutinized and approved by the SPDI Board to guarantee that every SPDI offering is rigorous, current and satisfies the high standards one expects of a top quality Professional Development center. To underscore this commitment SPDI has received NYSED approval as a Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Sponsor. SPDI courses are in full compliance with the recently passed Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

We are especially proud of our relationship with SUNY Stony Brook which enables teachers to earn a MALS degree or take a Graduate course at SPDI at a substantial savings.

Whether you are a Sachem teacher or not, it is our goal to have SPDI be your first option when the time comes for you to focus on your professional development. The SPDI staff will continue to work on developing new programs that will both challenge and reward you.