Current Offerings

The OWL Teacher Center Fall 2019 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 November 2019

DASA Training at Lindenhurst High School

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
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 December 2019

DASA Training at Lindenhurst High School

Saturday, December 7, 2019
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. We suggest that you email us beforehand to verify available space in the class – owlcenter@lufsd.org.

 

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The OWL TEACHER CENTER

presents

Get on the Google Train!

Instructor: Tina Mottl

Aproved for advancement to MA75 for all Lindenhurst teachers.

5 CTLE hours; 1 inservice credit Gr. K-12 All Areas
Dates: Wednesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Five 3-hr. sessions
Time: 2:30 pm for HS teachers; 3:30 for MS teachers; 4:20 for elementary teachers Fee: $35
Site: Lindenhurst HS Library, Room 205  

Did you miss the Google Train? Here it comes again. Come to our sessions and learn all about Google from the beginning in these 3 hour classes. Learn how to use Google Docs, Forms, Sheets, Slides & Sites, Chrome Apps and Add-ons.

Participants will learn to:

  • Incorporate the use the G-Suite for Education and Chromebooks into lessons and curricula

  • Learn how to organize documents and lessons

  • Learn how to take your current lessons/units and modify, redesign, and amp them up using G-Suite

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: September 25, 2019

To register, download this form and follow the instructions.

 

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The OWL Teacher Center

Presents

a new hybrid course

Strategies for Effective Instruction & Classroom Management

Instructor: Daniel Furnari

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

15 hours, 1 inservice credit Grades K-12 – Classroom Teachers
Dates: Saturdays, Nov. 23, December 7 & 14, 2019 Site: Lindenhurst HS, Room TBA
Time: 8:30-11:30 a.m. PLUS 6 hour online component ending December 21, 2019 Fee: $35
   

This course will offer useful strategies that will assist teachers with classroom organization, instructional techniques, and classroom management.

Topics to be covered will include:

  • Teaching strategies that maximize student achievement

  • Strategies that foster appropriate student behavior

  • Non-confrontational approaches to discipline

  • Instructional strategies that are specific to diverse student needs

  • Development of a student discipline action plan for mainstream and special needs students

Deadline for registration: November 17, 2019

To register, download this form and follow the instructions.

 

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The OWL Teacher Center

Presents a

New HYBRID Course

Tools & Techniques for Differentiated Instruction:

Assessing Learning Profiles

Instructor: Allison Biancamano

Approved for Advancement to MA75 for Lindenhurst Classroom Teachers

15 CTLE hours: 1 inservice credit Grades: K-12, all areas
Dates:  Tuesdays, October 22 & 29, 2019 Fee: $35
Time: 4-7 p.m. face-to-face Plus 9 hour online segment Site: Martin Luther King Elementary School, Wyandanch, Room TBA

Knowing how to differentiate instruction for our diverse learners ensures that all students have equal opportunity to learn. Knowing how to assess the learning profiles of our students is an important first step in knowing which tools and techniques will work with each unique student. The class will meet in two 3-hour sessions, and the 9 online hours will be asynchronous.

Participants will learn to

  • understand what differentiation is and how to bridge the learning gap by meeting individual needs.

  • use Multiple Intelligence theory to identify, assess and understand diverse student profiles.

  • develop a toolbox of tips and tricks for differentiating lessons and activities.

  • differentiate between an accommodation and a modification for students with learning disabilities.

Deadline for registration: October 16, 2019

TO REGISTER: Print out this form and follow the instructions.

 

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The OWL Teacher Center

presents a

New Hybrid Course

Instructional Strategies for Students with Speech & Language Disabilities

Instructor: Kim Snyder

Approved for Advancement to MA75 for All Lindenhurst Teachers.

15 CTLE hours: 1 inservice credit Grades: K-12, all areas
Dates: Thursdays, October 10, 17, 24; November 7, 2019 plus 3 hr. online component Time: 4-7 p.m.
Site: Lindenhurst, Alleghany Ave. School Library Fee: $35

Communication skills are at the heart of life’s experience, particularly for students who are developing language critical to cognitive development and learning. Learning takes place largely through the process of communication. Students with communication disorders may exhibit academic difficulties as they struggle with reading, comprehending and expressing language, misunderstanding social cues, avoiding attendance at school, showing poor judgement, and experiencing difficulty with tests. Furthermore, spoken and written language have a reciprocal relationship – each builds on the other to result in general language and literacy competence.

This course will present terminology, activities, and specific strategies that will assist teachers in facilitating the skill development of their speech/language impaired students.

This course will be conducted in person for four 3-hour sessions, plus an asynchronous online component of 3 hours.

Participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of the terminology associated with speech and language disorders.

  • Understand and implement classroom strategies that can facilitate learning in students with speech and language impairments.

  • Develop “language rich” lesson plans that meet the needs of students with speech/language impairments.

Deadline for registration: October 3, 2019

TO REGISTER: Print out this form and follow the instructions.

 

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The OWL Teacher Center

presents

Rising to the Next Level of Professionalism:

Mentoring New Educators

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

Instructor: Joan Tschopp

Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Time: 4-7 p.m.
Site: Admin Room 117 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 skill

  • Overcoming resistance

  • Introduction of classroom observations and reflective conferences

Teachers will receive 3 CTLE hours for attending.

TO REGISTER: Print out this form and follow the instructions.

 

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The OWL Teacher Center

presents a

New Online Course

The 21st Century Classroom: Digital Tools and Strategies

Instructor: Kim Turri

Approved for Advancement to MA75 for All Lindenhurst Teachers.

45 CTLE hours: 3 inservice credits Grades: K-12, all areas
Dates: October 2 – November 27, 2019 Fee: $95

In this course, participants will learn how to inspire 21st-century students to think critically about the world, engage appropriately with digital tools and social media, and build the creative, collaborative, and communicative skills they’ll need to succeed. This course will also provide educators with a strong foundation in the theory, research, and practical applications of these crucial 21st-century skills. In addition, participants will acquire strategies for connecting instruction to real-life experiences, improving classroom management, providing targeted feedback on formative and summative assessments, activating prior knowledge to enhance learning experiences, and using technology, differentiation, and student-centered instruction to support diverse learners.  Participants will work collaboratively to build a collection of useful digital tools for their teaching practice. By the end of this course, participants will have a greater understanding of the skills and tools required to meet the needs of the 21st-century learner.

This course will be conducted in an asynchronous online setting utilizing Google Classroom as the delivery platform. Participants meet virtually via online communities to discuss and share lessons and strategies. Personal Google accounts will be required to access the course.

Participants will:

  • Understand the 21st-century skills necessary to prepare students for critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity.

  • Examine how online communities can help students to cultivate key 21st-century skills.

  • Establish methods to build curriculum and assessments for innovative teaching that enhances and evaluate the various skills involved in digital literacies.

  • Evaluate a variety of different resources, digital tools, and strategies for their potential impact on student learning.

  • Create a digital toolbox to meet the needs of all learners.

Deadline for registration: September 25, 2019

TO REGISTER: Print out this form and follow the instructions.

 

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The OWL Teacher Center
presents

Google 101

A New Hybrid Course

APPROVED FOR ADVANCEMENT TO MA75 FOR LINDENHURST TEACHERS

Instructor: Beth Read

45 CTLE hrs; 3 inservice credits Grades K-5
Dates: Thursdays, Nov. 14, 21; Dec. 12; Jan. 2, 16, 30; Feb. 6, 27, 2020. Remaining hours will be spent online practicing and applying skills learned in class Time: 4-7 pm
Site: Lindenhurst, Albany Ave. Elementary School Library Fee: $95

This course is for elementary teachers who want to learn how technology can improve and enhance teaching and learning. A hands on, face-to-face approach will be used to introduce participants to all areas of Google Suite. The online segment will allow teachers plenty of time to practice and apply the new skills learned in the course to their very own classrooms.

Come and learn all about G-Suite!

  • G-Mail and Google Drive - get organized by learning to set up folders, files and correspondence.

  • Docs and Slides - create, transform and collaborate.

  • Forms for formative assessment to drive instruction and summative assessment to measure growth.

  • Google Classroom - putting it all together.

Deadline for Registration: November 8, 2019

TO REGISTER: Print out this form and follow 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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