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 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.

 

 

Workshop Schedule for August 2018

DASA Training at Lindenhurst High School

Monday, August 20, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 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. You will receive an online Welcome Packet explaining how to gain access to the modules after completing the face to face session. The Welcome Packet will contain comprehensive instructions on how to log on to the modules.

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

 

 

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The OWL Teacher Center

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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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Exploring MakerEd & MakerSpaces

A STEAM Workshop for Grades K-8

Instructor: Jennifer Freedman

Approved for advancement to MA75 for Lindenhurst teachers.

6 CTLE hours Grades K-8
Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Time: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Site: Lindenhurst MS, Library Media Center Fee: $15

Makerspaces offer a place where students learn and explore collaboratively through the use of high or low tech tools. As part of the STEAM movement, makerspaces offer students the opportunity and motivation to create in any classroom. In this workshop, we’ll discuss building a makerspace, tools to include, and using makerspaces in the classroom while working hands-on with different makerspace tools. Participants will learn how to

  1. apply makerspace ideas to everyday learning.

  2. select makerspace tools appropriate for their students and curriculum.

  3. create a makerspace in their classroom.

Deadline for registration: June 20, 2018

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
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Online Course:
Tech Tools for Students with Special Needs

APPROVED FOR ADVANCEMENT TO MA75 FOR LINDENHURST TEACHERS

Instructor: Christy Dallao

Grades: K-12, all areas 45 hrs; 3 inservice credits
Dates: One face-to-face session on July 11, 2018 Time: 9-11 a.m. Course ends August 22, 2018
Site: Lindenhurst Middle School Room TBA Fee: $95

There are students with special needs in all classrooms. In this course, we will explore how we can leverage the use of technology to meaningfully engage all of your diverse learners. We will examine specific digital tools that can be used to present core content through multiple modalities, so that all students can access the curriculum according to their own special needs.

This course will meet face to face for one introductory session, where course objectives and requirements will be presented. After that, all remaining sessions will be delivered online. Each week, participants will be assigned videos to watch, articles to read, and an assignment to submit online. Additionally, participants will be responsible for a final assignment consisting of 3 lesson plans using technology.

At the end of this course, teachers will have a comprehensive understanding of popular tech tools such as Edpuzzle, Quizlet, Kahoot, Classkick, Screencastify, Google Apps, and more, in order to help bridge the gap and promote all students’ success.

Deadline for registration: July 5, 2018

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

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OWL Teacher Center

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When Grief Comes to School:

Strategies to Improve Student and Staff Resilience

Instructor: Debbie Salitsky, LCSW

Approved for Advancement to MA75 for Lindenhurst Teachers

15 hrs., 1 inservice credit Grades K-12
Dates: M, T, W, July 16, 17, 18, 2018 Time: 8:30 am- 1:30pm
Site: Lindenhurst High School, Library Atrium Fee: $35

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, resilience strategies, 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.

  • resilience strategies that will assist educators in supporting students experiencing crisis.

Deadline for registration: July 9, 2018

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

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Creative Computing with Scratch

An introduction to MIT’s Scratch interface for K-12 Teachers

Instructor: Rose Truglio

Approved for advancement to MA75 for Lindenhurst teachers.

15 hours; 1 inservice credit Grades K-12
Dates: Monday-Thursday, Aug. 27-30, 2018 Time: 8 am-12 p.m.
Site: Lindenhurst SHS, Room 210 Fee: $35

If you are seeking new and interesting ways to engage students, then come explore creative computing and get first-hand experience working with MIT’s Scratch interface.

Creative computing provides people of all ages with access to computers the ability to create dynamic interactive media that they can enjoy and share with others. Engaging in the creation of computational artifacts not only prepares young people for careers in STEM, but it supports problem solving across all aspects of their lives, across disciplines and contexts. The activities that you will be participating in during the week will allow you to explore many computational thinking concepts.

This course will be hands on in a computer lab but will also include activities that can be done without a computer if your access is limited. You will take away a guidebook with sample lessons and a feeling of accomplishment!

Participants will:

  • receive an Introduction to Creative Coding and Scratch with a focus on Arts and Stories (sequence, loops, incremental practice, events and parallelism) Key terms and expectations.

  • learn reusing and remixing of stories and an introduction to using games to teach conditionals, operators, and data

  • learn game development, goals, and rules with focus on testing software and debugging

  • develop a project that connects to a lesson plan, collaboration and sharing, with an emphasis on abstraction and modularizing.

  • learn to use the SAMR model to move an existing unit plan towards Modification or Redefinition using Scratch.

Deadline for registration: August 21, 2018

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

Instructors: Kim Turri & Leslie Brophy

Approved for Advancement to MA75 for Lindenhurst Teachers.

45 Hours; 3 inservice credits Grades: K-12, all areas
Dates: July 23 – 27, 2018 Hours: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Face to Face
Site: Lindenhurst Middle School, Room TBA Plus 15 hour online component
  Fee: $95

One of the major benefits of a blended learning classroom is the ability to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of every student in every lesson. 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.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the blended learning approach.

  • Create their own digital toolbox.

  • Utilize classroom models such as station rotation, whole group rotation, and the flipped classroom.

  • Assess student progress through formative and summative measures.

  • Create at least three personalized lessons using blended learning models.

Deadline for registration: July 16, 2018

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
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The SAMR Model:
Moving into the Redefined Classroom

Instructors: Kim Turri & Leslie Brophy

Approved for Advancement to MA75 for Lindenhurst Teachers.

45 hours: 3 in-service credits Grades: K-12, all areas
Dates: July 16-20, 2018 Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Face to Face
Site: Lindenhurst Middle School Library Plus 15 hour online component
  Fee: $95

The SAMR model is a structure for teachers to evaluate and integrate technology into their instruction. SAMR is an acronym for Substitution, Augmentation, Modification and Redefinition. Redefinition is the ultimate goal of the SAMR Model which supports and enables teachers to design, develop, and infuse digital learning experiences into their curriculum. Participants will create digital lessons to meet high levels of achievement for their students. The redefined lessons will incorporate collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity using the latest educational technology.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the SAMR Model and its benefits in the classroom

  • Create their own digital toolboxes

  • Produce at least three personalized lessons in the Redefined Stage of the SAMR Model

Deadline for registration: July 10, 2018

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…

Spanish for Educators Part II:

A Hybrid Course

Instructor: Francine Voulo

Approved for Advancement to MA75 for Lindenhurst Teachers.

45 hrs; 3 Inservice Credits Grades K-12
Dates: Face to Face- M-F, June 25-29, 2018 Time: 8 am-12:15 pm
Site: Robt. Moses MS, N. Babylon Room 119/120 Fee: $95

This is a hybrid course consisting of 21 face to face hours and a 24-hour online component. Participants will learn to read and translate dialogues, build Spanish vocabulary, learn basic grammar, use technology in the classroom to assist ELLs, develop cultural activities to enhance curriculum, and go on a field trip to use Spanish language in the community. (Trip to Don Ricardo’s in Babylon Village to enjoy a meal and practice reading the menu, ordering in Spanish, and practicing the language.) Online work will include reading and writing assignments, mini-projects, and research and development for lesson planning. Internet access is required.

The online segment is asynchronous; participants may begin online assignments on June 25, and must complete all work by Jul6 6, 2018. Total – 24 hours online assignments.

You need not have taken Part I of this course in order to participate in Part II.

NYSED is now implementing new standards for our English Language Learners, and new professional development requirements for our teachers (15/100 CTLE hours every 5-year cycle). The OWL Teacher Center is offering this hybrid course in order to assist our teachers, their students, and the parents of those students – all partners in education.

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
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Putting Best Practices into Effect 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)  
Grades 6-12 – All Areas Fee: $35 per credit
Site: Lindenhurst MS, Room N117 ($70 for both parts)

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 THREE: June 25-27, 2018 8:00- a.m.-1:00 p.m.   

Topics will include but not be limited to:

  • Starting off the school year

  • Meet the Teacher Night Presentation & how to include the ENL parents

  • Creating your e-board

  • Establishing parent communication, including ENL parents

  • Ice breaker activities to establish a comfortable, safe learning environment for all students

  • Classroom setup – making it work for everyone, including ELLs

  • Sharing of best practices by and with colleagues

 

PART FOUR: July 9-11, 2018 8:00- a.m.-1:00 p.m.   

Topics will include but not be limited to:

  • Creation of review games for upcoming quizzes and tests

  • Quiz/Test differentiation and assessment of ELLs

  • Project ideas that entice diverse learners

  • Structuring cooperative learning activities in your classroom

  • Classroom arrangements: What works best for you and your students

  • How to modify for ELLS

  • Sharing of best practices by and with colleagues

Deadlines for registration: Pt. 3 – June 18 Pt. 4 – July 2

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…

Introduction to Schoology

Instructor: Jennifer Freedman

Approved for advancement to MA75 for Lindenhurst teachers

6 CTLE hours Grades 6-12
Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Time: 8 am-2 pm
Site: Lindenhurst MS, Room 205 (Library Computer Lab) Fee: $20

Get your classroom up and running with Schoology. Schoology is a learning management system that gives you the power to manage your classes and assessments from one central location. Schoology works directly with Google Apps and eSchool. This workshop is a hands-on introduction to the learning management system. Bring your course materials as we work together to set up your online classroom.

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to…

  • set up a classroom space in Schoology.

  • create online assignments and assessments ready to use in September.

  • integrate Google Apps into Schoology.

Please bring snacks/drinks as you will be working through the entire workshop without a formal lunch hour.

Deadline for registration: July 5, 2018

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
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Online Course
Introduction to Blended Learning

Instructor: Kim Turri

Approved for Advancement to MA75 for Lindenhurst Teachers.

45 hours: 3 in-service credits Grades: K-12, all areas
Dates: July 2nd – September 3rd , 2018 Face-to-Face Time: 9:00 - 12 pm (first session only)
Site: Lindenhurst Middle School Library 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.

This course will meet face-to-face for one introductory session where course objectives, syllabus and requirements will be presented. The rest of the course will be completed online using the Edmodo platform. 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. Assignments will be due weekly.

Deadline for registration: June 25, 2018

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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