Current Graduate Programs

The OWL Teacher Center 2019 Graduate Programs

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Please check this site often for updates on our programs.

As of July 1, 2012, the OWL Teacher Center will be collecting fees for courses and workshops due to severe cuts in our funding. One credit courses will be $35, 2 credits $70, and 3 credits $95. Professional circles will also be $35. Workshop fees will vary according to number of hours. There will be a $50 service charge for graduate courses in addition to the tuition paid to the college.

To request SAS Curriculum Pathways training for groups of teachers, please email the director at owlcenter@lindenhurstschools.org.



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Brooklyn College Special Ed. Extension Certificate Program

Course Descriptions

ED7674 Students with Special Needs

Investigation of the developmental nature, causes, and characteristics of young children and students with special needs including giftedness. Implications for classroom teachers and other professionals in areas of interpersonal interactions, interagency collaboration, and instruction. Focus on historical, social and legal foundations of special education and the politics of special education. Theories of learning and development. Influence of gender, class, language, sexuality and race/ethnicity on the construction of disability, as interpreted within and across cultures. Field experiences in schools and a variety of community settings.

ED7676 Learning Environments for Students with Special Needs

Approaches to the design, management, and evaluation of optimal learning environments. Review of methods, including behavior management, crisis intervention, group process, positive social interaction skills, and peer mediation. Case studies in diverse settings as a basis for analysis, discussion, and interpretation of behavior within and across cultures. Development of a reflective approach to teaching and problem solving.

ED7677 Curriculum Modifications for Teaching Students with Special Needs

Adaptation of general education curriculum for teaching students across the range of special needs, including giftedness and English Language learners. Principles, rationale, and research-validated methods of instructing and assessing special populations in a variety of settings. Inquiry processes across all content area and life skills, including literacy, mathematics, social science and the expressive arts. Focus on the NYS Learning Standards, and educational experiences of children and youth from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Field experiences in schools and a variety of community settings.

ED7678 Educational Assessment of Young Children and Students with Special Needs

Critical review and use of formal and informal strategies for the assessment and evaluation of the cognitive, behavioral, social and affective characteristics of young children and school-aged children with special needs including giftedness. Attention will be given to understanding cultural, linguistic and societal factors involved in identification, placement, and the academic and behavioral performance of students. Focus on curriculum-based assessment and collaboration with other professionals and parents.

Field experiences in schools and a variety of community settings.

Reply to us at owlcenter@lindenhurstschools.org

 

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BROOKLYN COLLEGE AT

Lindenhurst’s Owl Teacher Center

Graduate Education Fall 2019

Additional Certificate in SWD

CBSE 7674T Students with Special Needs 3 graduate credits

This is the first of 4 courses leading to the additional certificate in SWD, but courses may be taken individually for graduate credit. Courses do NOT have to be taken in sequence.

This course focuses on investigation of the developmental nature, causes, and characteristics of young children and students with special needs, including giftedness. Implications for classroom teachers and other professionals in the areas of interpersonal interactions, interagency collaboration, and instruction will be examined. The historical, social and legal foundations and politics of special education will be discussed, as well as theories of learning and development, and influence of gender, class, language, sexuality, and race/ethnicity on the construction of disability.

Course location: Lindenhurst High School
  300 Charles St. Room TBA
  Lindenhurst, NY 11757
Tuesdays: 4:15 – 8:15 pm
Dates:

Sept. 24; Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29; Nov. 5, 12, 19, 2019 

Cost: $750.00 payable to Lindenhurst PS\OWL
  (Registration and Payment will be completed at the 1st class)

Minimum enrollment 20 – maximum 30

Additional Information: (718) 951-5448 angelap@brooklyn.cuny.edu
or (631) 867-3855 owlcenter@lindenhurstschools.org

New Students – Please note and bring immunization requirements to the first class session.

A NEW LAW REQUIRES THAT ALL STUDENTS BORN AFTER 12/31/56 ATTENDING COLLEGE IN New York STATE MUST PROVE IMMUNITY TO MEASLES MUMPS AND RUBELLA (GERMAN MEASLES) STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE LAW WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO REGISTER FOR OR ATTEND CLASSES. TO COMPLY WTH THE LAW YOU MUST DOWNLOAD, COMPLETE, AND SUBMIT THE CERTIFICATION FORMS FROM WWW.BROOKLYN.CUNY.EDU

 

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BROOKLYN COLLEGE AT

Lindenhurst’s Owl Teacher Center

Graduate Education Mid Winter 2019-2020

Additional Certificate in SWD

CBSE 7676T Learning Environments for Students with Special Needs 3 graduate credits

This is the second of 4 courses leading to the additional certificate in SWD, but courses may be taken individually for graduate credit. Courses do NOT have to be taken in sequence.

This course focuses on various approaches to the design, management, and evaluation of optimal learning environments. Participants will explore methods, including behavior management, crisis intervention, group process, positive social interaction skills, and peer mediation. Case studies in diverse settings will be examined as a basis for analysis, discussion, and interpretation of behavior within and across cultures. Participants will develop a reflective approach to teaching and problem solving

Course location:



Lindenhurst HS
300 Charles Street  Room TBA

Lindenhurst, New York 11757
Tuesdays 4:15 – 8:15 pm
Dates: Nov. 26; Dec. 3, 10, 17, 2019; Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2020
Cost:  $750.00 payable to Lindenhurst PS\OWL
  (Registration and Payment will be completed at the 1st class)

Minimum enrollment 20 – maximum 30

Additional Information: (718) 951-5448 angelap@brooklyn.cuny.edu
or (631) 867-3855 owlcenter@lindenhurstschools.org

New Students – Please note and bring immunization requirements to the first class session.

A NEW LAW REQUIRES THAT ALL STUDENTS BORN AFTER 12/31/56 ATTENDING COLLEGE IN New York STATE MUST PROVE IMMUNITY TO MEASLES MUMPS AND RUBELLA (GERMAN MEASLES) STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE LAW WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO REGISTER FOR OR ATTEND CLASSES. TO COMPLY WTH THE LAW YOU MUST DOWNLOAD, COMPLETE, AND SUBMIT THE CERTIFICATION FORMS FROM WWW.BROOKLYN.CUNY.EDU

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BROOKLYN COLLEGE AT

Lindenhurst’s Owl Teacher Center

Graduate Education Spring 2020

Additional Certificate in SWD

CBSE 7677T Curriculum Modifications for Teaching Students with Special Needs 3 graduate credits

This is the third of 4 courses leading to the additional certificate in SWD, but courses may be taken individually for graduate credit. Courses do NOT have to be taken in sequence.

This course focuses on adaptation of the general education curriculum for teaching students with a range of special needs, including giftedness and English Language Learners. Participants will explore principles, rationale, and research-validated methods of instruction and assessment of special populations in a variety of settings, and across all content areas and life skills. Emphasis will be placed upon the NYS Learning Standards and the educational needs of students with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

Course location:



Lindenhurst HS
300 Charles Street  Room TBA

Lindenhurst, New York 11757
Tuesdays 4:15 – 8:15 pm
Dates:

Feb 4, 11, 25; Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2020

Cost:  $750.00 payable to Lindenhurst PS\OWL
  (Registration and Payment will be completed at the 1st class)

Minimum enrollment 20 – maximum 30

Additional Information: (718) 951-5448 angelap@brooklyn.cuny.edu
or (631) 867-3855 owlcenter@lindenhurstschools.org

New Students – Please note and bring immunization requirements to the first class session.

A NEW LAW REQUIRES THAT ALL STUDENTS BORN AFTER 12/31/56 ATTENDING COLLEGE IN New York STATE MUST PROVE IMMUNITY TO MEASLES MUMPS AND RUBELLA (GERMAN MEASLES) STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE LAW WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO REGISTER FOR OR ATTEND CLASSES. TO COMPLY WTH THE LAW YOU MUST DOWNLOAD, COMPLETE, AND SUBMIT THE CERTIFICATION FORMS FROM WWW.BROOKLYN.CUNY.EDU

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BROOKLYN COLLEGE AT

Lindenhurst’s Owl Teacher Center

Graduate Education Spring 2020

Additional Certificate in SWD

CBSE 7678T Educational Assessment of Young Children and Students with Students with Special Needs 3 graduate credits

This is the last of 4 courses leading to the additional certificate in SWD, but courses may be taken individually for graduate credit. Courses do NOT have to be taken in sequence.

This course focuses on the critical use of formal and informal strategies for the assessment and evaluation of the cognitive, behavioral, social, and affective characteristics of young children and school aged students with special needs, including giftedness. Attention will be given to cultural, linguistic, and societal factors involved in identification, placement, and academic and behavioral performance of students. Focus will be placed on curriculum-based assessment and collaboration with other professional and parents.

Course location:



Lindenhurst HS
300 Charles Street  Room TBA

Lindenhurst, New York 11757
Tuesdays 4:15 – 8:15 pm
Dates: April 7, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; June 2, 2020
Cost:  $750.00 payable to Lindenhurst PS\OWL
  (Registration and Payment will be completed at the 1st class)

Minimum enrollment 20 – maximum 30

Additional Information: (718) 951-5448 angelap@brooklyn.cuny.edu
or (631) 867-3855 owlcenter@lindenhurstschools.org

New Students – Please note and bring immunization requirements to the first class session.

A NEW LAW REQUIRES THAT ALL STUDENTS BORN AFTER 12/31/56 ATTENDING COLLEGE IN New York STATE MUST PROVE IMMUNITY TO MEASLES MUMPS AND RUBELLA (GERMAN MEASLES) STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE LAW WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO REGISTER FOR OR ATTEND CLASSES. TO COMPLY WTH THE LAW YOU MUST DOWNLOAD, COMPLETE, AND SUBMIT THE CERTIFICATION FORMS FROM WWW.BROOKLYN.CUNY.EDU

 

 

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Stony Brook

Stony Brook University

School of Professional Development

Department of Linguistics

In collaboration with the

OWL Teacher Center

NYS

Invites all interested educators to an

INFORMATIONAL OPEN HOUSE FOR

ESOL Supplementary Certification

Anyone interested in attending MUST RSVP by May 7 to Director Jennifer Bova, at owlcenter@lindenhurstschools.org

As of March 9, 2015, the NYS Board of Regents significantly changed the requirements for content area teachers to be eligible to teach English Language Learners (ELLS) and proposed alternative pathways to certification. Stony Brook is offering a program to allow you to fulfill the coursework requirements for the Supplementary Certificate. NYSED has pre-approved our courses. We are committed to responding to any changes to requirements made by NYSED as quickly as reasonably possible. Our program will allow you to apply for the Supplementary Certificate in English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) through alternative pathways.

The courses are:

LIN 502 Methods I: Foundations of ESOL Pedagogy

LIN 503 Methods II: Language & Literacy through Content Areas

LIN 504 Introduction to Teaching Linguistic and Literacy Skills to ELLs

LIN 544 Literacy in the Content Areas

First Course – LIN 502 - begins Fall 2019!

Dates: TBA
Time
: 4:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Site: Lindenhurst, Bldg. & Room TBA
Fee
: $1,142 due prior to first class

All graduate courses may be taken independently, without continuing for certification. Note that checks will not be deposited until after the course begins.

Questions? Email owlcenter@lindenhurstschools.org or Annette.Shideler@stonybrook.edu

 

Come and meet Dr. Annette Shideler, TESOL Program Coordinator, SUNY Stony Brook, and learn more about this exciting opportunity.

TUITION IS DISCOUNTED ($1,142 PER 3 CREDIT COURSE). CLASSES ARE HELD IN ONE OF OUR CONSORTIUM SCHOOL BUILDINGS,

AFTER SCHOOL, ONE DAY PER WEEK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The OWL Teacher Center
350 Daniel Street
Lindenhurst, NY 11757
631-867-3855
jbova@lindenhurstschools.org

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 







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