Current Offerings

The OWL Teacher Center Summer 2018 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 May 2019

DASA Training at Lindenhurst High School

Wednesday, May 29, 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.

 

 

Workshop Schedule for July 2019

DASA Training at Lindenhurst High School

Wednesday, July 10, 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.

 

 

Workshop Schedule for August 2019

DASA Training at Lindenhurst High School

Monday, August 26, 2019
8:30 am – 12:00 Noon
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.

 

 

 

The OWL Teacher Center

presents

Creating the Optimal Classroom Environment

Instructors: Deborah Weinstein & Heather Catron

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

15 hours, 1 inservice credit Grades K-12 – All Areas
Dates: Saturdays, June 1 & 8, 2019 Time: 8 am-3:30 pm
Site: Lindenhurst MS, Room N117 Fee: $35

Your classroom is more than four walls. It is the first impression that students will have of you. It’s a catalyst for learning and discovery. It’s a place where students can feel safe and comfortable enough to take intellectual risks. It has an inviting atmosphere for all types of learners. It is a place where students can feel valued by their teacher and peers and develop high levels of civility and respect.

This course will focus on Domain 2 of the Danielson Rubric, which encompasses creating an environment of respect and rapport, establishing a culture for learning, managing classroom procedures, managing student behavior, and organizing physical space.

We look forward to collaborating with colleagues of all grade levels and subject areas to improve our students’ learning experiences by creating the most optimal classroom environment possible.

Deadline for registration: May 25, 2019

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

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BROOKLYN COLLEGE of the CITY UNIVERSITY of NY

and the

OWL TEACHER CENTER

350 Daniel St.
Lindenhurst, NY 11757
631-867-3855
owlcenter@lindenhurstschools.org

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 2019 (40 weeks). Expected completion time is one year (40 weeks). 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 4, 2019

Time: 4:15 p.m.

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

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The OWL Teacher Center
Presents
A New Online Course

Engaging All Students Using Media

Instructor: Paige Eisen

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

15 CTLE hours, 1 inservice credit Grades 6-12 – All Areas
Dates: July 1-August 2, 2019 Fee: $35

Today’s students are digital natives. They are accustomed to communicating through audio and visual media. Why not meet them on their playing field by using these tools to engage them in learning?

This course will offer teachers the opportunity to enhance their instruction by using media to speak to students in the language they understand and prefer. Programs such as WeVideo and Anchor will be used.

Teachers will learn to:

  • use video/audio recording apps to engage students in content and/or assess their understanding.

  • create engaging assessments for students that challenge them in new ways.

  • enhance current lessons and/or create new ones that incorporate new age technology.

  • engage in professional discussions with colleagues regarding new practices.

This online course will use Google Classroom as the delivery platform. A google account will be needed to participate. Hours are asynchronous.

NYS Next Gen ELA Learning Standards 4, 5, and 6 will be addressed, but the course is suitable for all subject areas.

Deadline for registration: June 24, 2019

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

 

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The OWL Teacher Center
Presents a

New HYBRID Course

The Key to School Success:
Executive Functioning in the Classroom Setting

Instructor: Allison Biancamano

Approved for Advancement to MA75 for Lindenhurst Classroom Teachers.

15 CTLE hours: 1 inservice credit Grades: K-12, all areas
Dates:  Tues. & Wed., July 9 & 10, 2019 Fee: $35
Time: 12 pm – 3 pm face to face Plus 9 hour online segment Site: Martin Luther King Elementary School, Wyandanch, Room TBA


Executive functions control and regulate cognitive and social behaviors, such as controlling impulses, paying attention, remembering information, planning and organizing time and materials, and responding appropriately to social situations and stressful situations. Educators will learn all about executive functioning, as well as simple classroom strategies that can assist students with deficits in these particular skill areas (i.e. time management, active listening). 9 online hours will be asynchronous.

Participants will learn to

  • identify and comprehend all executive functioning skills.

  • execute simple classroom strategies that can assist students with deficits in executive function skills.

  • devise lesson plans related to improving executive functioning skills in the classroom setting.                               

Deadline for registration: July 2, 2019

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

 

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Be Mindful by Learning to Breathe

Instructor: Diane Miller

15 CTLE hours; 1 inservice credit Grades K-12
Dates: Wednesdays, July 17, 24, 31, 2019; PLUS 3 hour online practicum Time: 9 am-1 p.m.
Site: Lindenhurst SHS, Library Media Center Fee: $35

Immerse yourself in the practice of Learning to Breathe: A Mindfulness Curriculum for Educators to Cultivate Emotion Regulation, Attention and Performance in their own lives and the lives of their students.

In this course, Mindfulness will be defined, demystified, and made attainable by guided experiences in paying attention on purpose. Participants will take part in non-judgmental, present-centered awareness exercises in order to achieve balance and connectedness.

Using this research-based curriculum, educators will be guided through theme-based activities and practices in hopes of gaining an inner-edge toward empowerment in their own personal and professional lives. Participation is key and there will be short at-home practices provided online and brief reflections to be completed either electronically or hand-written prior to the start of sessions 2 and 3.

Participants will learn to incorporate Mindfulness practices into their daily lives, and to infuse daily doses of mindfulness in their classrooms.

No prior knowledge of the topic is required.

Deadline for registration: July 10, 2019

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

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The OWL Teacher Center
presents

Assessments: Tools to Guide Instruction

A Hybrid Course

APPROVED FOR ADVANCEMENT TO MA75 FOR LINDENHURST TEACHERS

Instructor: Beth Read

45 CTLE hrs; 3 inservice credits Grades K-5
Dates: Orientation, July 2, 2019

Time: 9 am-1 pm
Final Meeting, Sept. 18, 2019 Time: 4-7 pm
Site: Lindenhurst, Albany Ave. Elementary School Library Fee: $95

This hybrid course will have 2 face to face meetings, totaling 7 hours, as indicated above. The remaining 38 hours will take place in an asynchronous online setting using Google Classroom as the delivery platform. Participants will meet virtually via online communities to discuss and share skills and strategies. Google accounts will be needed to access the course.

As an educator, have you ever thought, “I know the student understood that concept, but the test did not indicate his true level of understanding”? Assessments should be tools to design and drive instruction. They should be created at the start of a unit/topic of instruction so that the learning outcomes of the lessons are clear and obtainable.

This course is designed to help educators create assessments that will guide instruction. NYS Next Generation Math Standards will be utilized to create assessment questions using various performance levels, modalities, and formats. Participants will also create rubrics for students to use for self-evaluation. Participants will learn test development and editing skills, standard evaluation, test formatting, and online test development utilizing Google Docs and Forms. In addition, participants will explore ways to improve achievement of students with diverse learning styles.

To register please return this form and your check to the Owl Teacher Center no later than June 25, 2019.

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

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OWL Teacher Center

Presents

Bereavement Issues:

Assisting Educators and Administrators
When Grief and Tragedy Affect Our Students

Instructor: Debbie Salitsky, LCSW

15 CTLE hrs., 1 inservice credit Grades K-12
Dates: W, Th, F - July 10-11-12, 2019 Time: 8:30 am-12:30 pm
Plus 3 hour online component of reading, research and reaction Fee: $35
Site: Lindenhurst High School, Library  

When death or sudden tragedy strikes a school, educators and administrators may feel at a loss as to how to effectively support their students and staff. This 15 hour course will help educators gain a deeper understanding of the stages of grief, its impact on students and learning, and ways to successfully create and maintain a supportive environment.

Participants will leave this workshop with

  • tools and strategies that will help them to deal effectively and compassionately when tragedy or death comes to school.

  • awareness and understanding of how grief impacts young children and adolescents.

  • strategies for dealing with immediate crisis in the classroom or at the building level.

Deadline for registration: July 2, 2019

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

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The OWL Teacher Center
presents a
New Online Course

Innovative Teaching with Google Apps

Instructor: Kim Turri

Approved for Advancement to MA75 for Lindenhurst Classroom Teachers.

15 CTLE hours: 1 inservice credit Grades: K-12, all areas
Dates: July 10 – August 7, 2019 Fee: $35

Are you using Google’s G-Suite for Education to its potential? This course will explore Google Apps including Drive, Docs, Slides, Forms, Sheets, Keep, and Drawings as tools for creativity, collaboration, assessment, and communication. We will begin with the basics and then learn tips and tricks to transform your teaching into innovative, engaging lessons. Participants will be assigned videos to watch, articles to read, and assignments to submit online. Additionally, participants will be responsible to complete one lesson plan.

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:

  • Examine ways that technology can benefit teaching and learning.

  • Examine Google Drive’s storing and sharing features.

  • Create innovative Google Docs to utilize in the classroom setting.

  • Create innovative presentations with Google Slides

  • Explore how Google Sheets can aid in managing and collecting data.

  • Utilize Google Forms to solicit information, create surveys and administer tests.

  • Examine the ways in which Google Keep can organize information.

Deadline for registration: July 2, 2019

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

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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 Lindenhurst Classroom Teachers.

45 CTLE hours: 3 inservice credits Grades: K-12, all areas
Dates: July 2 – August 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: June 25, 2019

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

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The OWL Teacher Center
presents
Online Course

Introduction to Blended Learning

Instructor: Kim Turri

Approved for Advancement to MA75 for Lindenhurst Teachers.

45 CTLE hours: 3 inservice credits Grades: K-12, all areas
Dates: July 1 – August 26, 2019 Fee: $95

This introductory course will guide you in creating a student-centered classroom that incorporates the thoughtful integration of online digital media with traditional classroom instructional methods. We 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.  A major objective of this course is to design instruction that will allow students more control over time, pace, place, and path of their learning. By the end of the course, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of the blended learning approach and will have a toolbox of digital resources to utilize in the classroom. Participants meet virtually via online communities to discuss and share lessons and strategies.

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 learn to:

  • Define blended learning.

  • Examine various models of blended learning.

  • Identify opportunities and benefits of a blended learning approach.

  • Analyze technology to provide a sustainable digital learning environment.

  • Create a digital toolbox to enhance instruction.

Deadline for registration: June 25, 2019

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

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

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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