Current Offerings

The OWL Teacher Center Fall 2017 Program
Workshops, Graduate and Inservice Courses

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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.
We hope that you understand the impact of losing 75% of our funding for 2013, and that these fees will help sustain us in these very difficult times.

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

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DASA Training at the OWL Teacher Center

The Dignity for All Students Act requires all newly certified (December 31, 2013 and after) educators to undergo a minimum of 6 hours of training by a NYS certified provider.
The OWL Teacher Center, a state certified provider, is offering 6 hour workshops for all New York teachers who are required to take them. Workshop dates will be added according to demand.
Our instructors will be conducting the workshops according to the following schedule:

 

Workshop Schedule for April 2018

DASA Training at Lindenhurst High School

Monday, April 23, 2018
4:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Lindenhurst HS – 2nd Floor Library - Room 205
300 Charles St.
Lindenhurst, NY 11757

This is a hybrid training consisting of three hours of face to face instruction, plus three hours of online modules. At the face to face segment you will receive a Welcome Packet and an access code to Edmodo. The Welcome Packet will contain comprehensive instructions on how to successfully complete the online segment of the course.

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To register, print out this form and send to the OWL Teacher Center according to the instructions below.

 

Workshop Schedule for May 2018

DASA Training at Lindenhurst High School

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
4:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Lindenhurst HS – 2nd Floor Library - Room 205
300 Charles St.
Lindenhurst, NY 11757

This is a hybrid training consisting of three hours of face to face instruction, plus three hours of online modules. At the face to face segment you will receive a Welcome Packet and an access code to Edmodo. The Welcome Packet will contain comprehensive instructions on how to successfully complete the online segment of the course.

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To register, print out this form and send to the OWL Teacher Center according to the instructions below.

 

Workshop Schedule for July 2018

DASA Training at Lindenhurst High School

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
8:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Lindenhurst HS – 2nd Floor Library/ Room 205 Computer Lab
300 Charles St.
Lindenhurst, NY 11757

This is 6 hour training session. Please bring a bag lunch as we will work straight through the day.

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To register, print out this form and send to the OWL Teacher Center according to the instructions below. We suggest that you email us beforehand to verify available space in the class – owlcenter@lindenhurstschools.org.



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BROOKLYN COLLEGE of the CITY UNIVERSITY of NY

and the

OWL TEACHER CENTER

will be hosting an

INFORMATION MEETING

for all educators interested in a

12 Credit Additional Certificate Program in
Students with Disabilities

This 12-credit certificate is designed for educators who, at the minimum, hold initial certification. It provides the four courses required for NYS additional certification that mirrors the current teaching certificate to include teaching students with disabilities. Coursework will reflect a wide range of information, skills and strategies needed to teach SWD.

The courses will be offered at the OWL Teacher Center beginning in the fall of 2018. Expected completion time is one year. This program is open to all educators in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Reduced tuition rates ($750 per 3-credit course) apply to all four of the required courses. Participants may take any or all of the four courses.

Please refer to the NYSED website for any possible additional individual requirements.

You are invited to attend this meeting, meet the director of off-campus programs, ask questions, and get answers. Please email us at owlcenter@lindenhurstschools.org to RSVP and reserve a seat at this meeting.

Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Time: 4:15 p.m.

Place: Lindenhurst Administration Bldg. - AP Room
350 Daniel St.
Lindenhurst, NY 11757

Reply to us at owlcenter@lindenhurstschools.org

 

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BROOKLYN COLLEGE AT

Lindenhurst’s Owl Teacher Center

Graduate Education 2017-2018

Additional Certificate in SWD

CBSE 7676T 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.

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 211

Lindenhurst, New York 11757
Thursdays: 4:15 – 8:25 pm
Dates: Nov. 30; Dec. 7, 14, 21, 2017; Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2018
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 ntinevra@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 Winter 2017

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.

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 211

Lindenhurst, New York 11757
Thursdays: 4:15 – 8:25 pm
Dates: Feb. 1, 8, 15; March 1, 8, 15, 22; April 12, 2018
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 ntinevra@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 2018

Additional Certificate in SWD

CBSE 7678T

Educational Assessment of Young Children and Students with Special Needs

3 graduate credits

This is the fourth of 4 courses leading to the additional certificate in SWD, but courses may be taken individually for graduate credit.

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 professionals and parents.

Course location:



Lindenhurst HS
300 Charles Street  Room 211

Lindenhurst, New York 11757
Thursdays: 4:15 – 8:25 pm
Dates: April 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; June 7, 2018
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 ntinevra@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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The OWL Teacher Center

presents

Best Practices to Ignite Learning in General Ed & ENL Classrooms

Instructors: Deborah Weinstein & Kathy Curran

This course is approved for advancement to MA75 for Lindenhurst teachers.

15 hours, 1 inservice credit for each of 2 parts (30 hrs/2 ins. credits total) Fee: $35 per credit ($70 for both parts)
Grades 6-12 – All Areas Fee: $35 per credit
Site: Lindenhurst MS, Room N117  

Whether you are a new or experienced educator, it is essential to share and gather ideas for best practices in the classroom. This course will offer a plethora of useful, research-based strategies to enhance the learning experience across content areas. We will also explore ways to support ENL students in your classes. Participants will learn best practices for differentiation of instruction and assessment, providing meaningful feedback to students, and communication with all parents, including those of ELLs. Each 15-hour segment of this course may be taken independently or consecutively. Note: this course satisfies the ENL CTLE requirement for professional certificate holders.

PART ONE: Saturdays- January 27 & February 10, 2018 8:00- a.m.-3:30 p.m.   

Topics will include but not be limited to:

  • Classroom organization

  • Assessment and assessment differentiation for ENL students

  • Homework monitoring

  • Parent communication, including ENL parents

  • Lesson planning- including differentiating lessons for ENL students

  • Classroom management

  • Sharing of best practices by and with colleagues


PART TWO: Saturdays - March 3 & 17, 2018 8:00- a.m.-3:30 p.m.   

Topics will include but not be limited to:

  • Giving meaningful feedback to students

  • Enrichment of classroom discussion

  • Teaching students to keep track of their own learning

  • Cooperative learning groups and integrating ENL students

  • Assisting ENL students to be successful participants in your classroom

  • Collaborating with the ESOL teacher

  • Sharing of best practices by and with colleagues

Deadlines for registration: Pt. 1 – Jan. 19 Pt. 2 – Feb. 16

To register, print out this form and send to the OWL Teacher Center according to the instructions.

 

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The OWL Teacher Center

presents

Differentiation in the Blended Learning Classroom:

A Three Part Hybrid Course for K-12 Teachers

Instructors: Kim Turri & Leslie Brophy

Approved for Advancement to MA75 for Lindenhurst Teachers.

Grades: K-12, all areas 15, 30 or 45 hours; 1, 2, or 3 inservice credits
Site: Lindenhurst Middle School, Room TBA Fee: $35 per credit; $95 for 3 credits
Dates: Each part will meet on Wednesdays for 3 face-to-face sessions with a 6-hour online component. SEE BELOW.  

One of the major benefits of a blended learning classroom is the ability to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of every student. Just as every student grows and develops at different rates, they learn in different ways and at different speeds. Technology makes it possible to set time, pace and path of learning. This three-part course will guide you in creating a student-centered classroom that incorporates the thoughtful integration of online digital media with traditional classroom instructional methods. Participants will focus on developing concrete strategies and resources to help create and design online learning tasks that engage all learners.

Part 1: Strategies for Differentiating Instruction to Enrich Diverse Learners
Dates: March 14, 21, 28 Hours: 4-7 pm
Participants will gain understanding of the blended learning approach and how technology integration can support and enhance curriculum and learning. Participants will explore various classroom models to weave together the best aspects of face-to-face and online learning to meet your instructional goals and your students’ diverse learning needs. Participants will create their own digital toolbox to support differentiated learning.

Part 2: Strategies for Differentiating Instruction for English Language Learners
Dates: April 11, 18, 25 Hours: 4-7 pm
P
articipants will explore digital tools, strategies and best practices to support English Language Learners. Participants will explore how the blended learning approach can aid in gathering formative data to better personalize learning and instruction. Strategies and techniques will focus on vocabulary building using technology to support the four domains of listening, speaking, reading and writing.  

Part 3: Strategies for Differentiating Instruction for Students with Special Needs
Dates: May 2, 9, 16 Hours: 4-7 pm
Participants will examine the blended learning approach in order to develop specifically designed instruction for students with special needs. Digital assessment tools will be explored to help gather formative data in order to monitor students’ IEP goals. Participants will leave with a digital toolbox to enhance explicit instruction within the classroom environment.

To register, print out this form and send to the OWL Teacher Center according to the instructions.

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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

Date: Thursday, May 10, 2018 Site: Lindenhurst Administration Bldg. AP Room
Time: 4:00 pm 350 Daniel St. Lindenhurst, NY 11757

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

ESOL Supplementary Certification

As of March 9, 2015, the NYS Board of Regents significantly changed the requirements for content are teachers to be eligible to teach English Language Learners (ELLS) and proposed alternative pathways to certification. Our 12-credit program will allow you to apply for the Supplementary Certificate in English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) through alternative pathways. All four courses are approved by NYSED. Our instructors are all currently practicing ENL teachers in local school districts. Our courses are practical and hands-on, and teach methodologies that teachers can apply immediately in their classrooms. Each course may be taken individually for grad credit, even if you do not wish to take all of them.

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

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

presents

Rising to the Next Level of Professionalism:

Mentoring New Teachers

A three-hour workshop for K-12 educators who wish to mentor new teachers.

Instructor: Joan Tschopp

Date: Thursday, May 24, 2018 Time: 4-7 p.m.
Site: Albany Ave School Library No fee

It is said that there is no better way to learn something than to teach it to another. It forces us to examine what we know and do so that we can pass on best practices to others. Mentoring and coaching are two avenues that educators may take to improve their own reflective practice while helping colleagues to develop theirs.

This workshop is a basic mentor training recommended for anyone who wishes to mentor colleagues who require mentoring for their professional certification. Topics to be covered include:

  • Introductory level background in mentoring including the need for confidentiality, trust and establishing rapport
  • Introduction of important skills, including
    • Protocols for reflection on teaching and learning
    • Use of effective language and listening skills
    • Overcoming resistance
  • Introduction of classroom observations and reflective conferences

Teachers will receive 3 CTLE hours for attending.

To register, print out this form and send to the OWL Teacher Center according to the instructions.

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OWL Teacher Center

Presents

Youth Mental Health First Aid:

8 Hour Training for Teachers of Grades 6-12

Instructors: Rachel Priest & Yvonne Lyon

8 hr. Workshop Grades 6-12
Dates: Monday-Tuesday, June 25-26, 2018 Time: 9:00 am- 1:00 pm
Site: Lindenhurst High School, Room TBA Fee: $10
$10 Fee refunded upon attendance for full 8 hours  

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour education program that introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge.

Youth
Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis, select interventions, provide initial help, and connect young people to professional, peer, social and self-help care.

Among topics to be covered are:

Depression and mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, disruptive behavior disorders, eating disorders, substance use disorders, psychosis

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches about recovery and resiliency – the belief that individuals experiencing these challenges can and do get better, and use their strengths to stay well. Participants will learn about common mental health challenges of youth, typical adolescent development, and a 5-step action plan to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Participants will NOT learn to diagnose or counsel; they WILL learn to assess for risk of suicide or harm, listen nonjudgmentally, give reassurance and information, encourage professional help, and encourage self-help and other support strategies.

To register, print out this form and send to the OWL Teacher Center according to the instructions.

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

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 







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