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 December 2018

DASA Training at Lindenhurst High School

Saturday, December 1, 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. We suggest that you email us beforehand to verify available space in the class – owlcenter@lindenhurstschools.org.

 

Workshop Schedule for January 2019

DASA Training at Lindenhurst High School

Wednesday, January 30, 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 February 2019

DASA Training at Lindenhurst High School

Wednesday, February 27, 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 March 2019

DASA Training at Lindenhurst High School

Wednesday, March 27, 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.

 

 

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The OWL Teacher Center
presents
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 October 2, 2018. Course ends December 18, 2018 Time: 4-7 pm
Site: Lindenhurst Middle School, Library 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: September 26, 2018

To register, print out this form and follow the directions.

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The OWL Teacher Center
presents

Creating Mathematical Mindsets:

Adding It All Up!

APPROVED FOR ADVANCEMENT TO MA75 FOR LINDENHURST TEACHERS

Instructor: Beth Read

Grades K-5 45 hrs; 3 inservice credits
Dates: Tuesdays, Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30; Nov. 13, 20, 27; Dec. 4, 11, 18, 2018 Plus 15-hour online segment
Site: Lindenhurst, Albany Ave. Elementary School Library Time: 4-7pm
  Fee: $95

This hybrid course will cover the following topics:

Using Number Talks- Helping children build Mental Math and Computational Strategies

  • What is a Number Talk?

  • How do I prepare for a Number Talk?

  • How to develop specific strategies in K-5 classroom through Number Talks.

Participants will view actual classroom number talks and develop number talks to use in their classrooms. Participants will be asked to videotape their number talk for the purpose of self-evaluation and strategy building.

Mathematical Activities: Participants will develop and design tasks that complement the currently used Math program and enable them to foster the Mathematical Workshop design in their classroom. Participants will understand the difference between Computational Fluency and Procedural fluency. Participants will be exposed to activities that make Models More Meaningful.

Formative Assessment: Participants will learn about the principles underlying effective formative assessment as well as specific strategies. Participants will learn how to use formative assessment not only to assist in planning but also to help students develop a growth mindset.

This class will require 15 hours of outside work (videotaping, self-reflection, and using data from assessments).

To register please return the registration form and your check to the Owl Teacher Center

no later than October 3, 2018.

 

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The OWL Teacher Center

presents

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)
Fee: $35 per credit
Grades 6-12 – All Areas ($70 for both parts)
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 THREE: Saturdays, October 13 & 27, 2018 8:00- a.m.-3:30 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

  • Establishing parent communication, including ENL parents

  • Enhancing your own eBoard/Google classroom/Schoology classroom

  • 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: Saturdays, November 3 & 17, 2018 8:00- a.m.-3:30 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 – October 7 Pt. 4 – October 29

To register, print out this form and follow the directions.

 

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The OWL Teacher Center

 presents

Introduction to Interactive Presentations

Instructor: Kim Turri

Approved for Advancement to MA75 for Lindenhurst Teachers.

15 hours: 1 in-service credit Grades: K-12, all areas
Dates: Thursdays, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 2018 Face-to-Face Time: 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Plus 6 hr. online component
Site: Lindenhurst Middle School, Room TBA Fee: $35

This is a beginner course for educators who would like to introduce interactive presentations in their classrooms. Participants will explore digital tools to create engaging interactive presentations that will allow for data collection, formative assessment, and interactive activities. Participants will leave the course with complete interactive presentations that can be used immediately in their classrooms. In addition, teachers will learn to differentiate the uses of these presentations.

Deadline for registration: October 27, 2018

To register: Print out this form and follow the instructions.

 

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The OWL Teacher Center

presents

Charge Up Your Lessons with

HyperDocs

APPROVED FOR ADVANCEMENT TO MA75 FOR LINDENHURST TRADITIONAL CLASSROOM TEACHERS; ALL OTHERS MUST APPEAL TO THE DEPUTY SUPT.

Instructor: Tina Mottl

Grades K-12 15 hrs; 1 inservice credit
Dates: Tuesdays, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, plus 2.5 hour online segment Time: 4-6:30 pmv
Site: Lindenhurst High School, Library and Computer lab 205 Fee: $35


Are you thinking about adding some digital spark to your lessons? Do you want your students to become creative, collaborative, critical thinkers and communicators? HyperDocs can incorporate all of your lessons and amp them up to engage and excite your students, and help them to learn independently. This course will give you the background and tools needed to create HyperDocs that go beyond ordinary web quests. At the end of this course, teachers will be able to:

  • create a digital lesson called a HyperDoc.

  • create lessons that foster collaboration, communication, and creative thinking.

  • use G-Suite to engage students using Chromebooks.

  • use digital tools to enhance curriculum

To register please return this form and your check to the Owl Teacher Center
no later than September 26, 2018.

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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 hours: 3 in-service credits Grades: K-12, all areas
Dates: October 10th – December 12th, 2018 Face-to-Face Time: 4:00 – 5:00 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: October 3, 2018

To Register: Print out this form and follow the instructions below.

 

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The OWL TEACHER CENTER

presents

Curriculum Pathways Workshops for Elementary Teachers

Instructor: Carol Weintraub

Approved for Advancement to MA75 for Lindenhurst

2 CTLE hours per workshop Gr. K-5
Date: October 11 & 25, 2018 Time: 4-6 pm
Site: Lindenhurst Bldg & Room TBA Fee: $5 per w’shop

Curriculum Pathways is a standards-linked, free, and high quality provider of instructional resources for teachers and students in multiple content areas and grade levels. These technology-based instructional resources for teachers and students can be accessed on a wide variety of devices or assigned on learning management systems. Teachers use these tools and lessons to supplement their existing curriculum and materials, and to differentiate their instruction for wide-ranging student success. In these hands-on, two hour workshops, secondary teachers will evaluate the Curriculum Pathways resources suitable to their content area and grade level, create plans to differentiate instruction, and begin to implement the assignment of these tools and lessons.

The Curriculum Pathways Elementary Workshop will be held at 4 pm on the following date:

October 11 – All K-5 Teachers

Create Online Instructional Resources with CRIO – 4-6 pm on October 25

Once you’ve seen how the instructional resources available through Curriculum Pathways motivate your students and increase achievement, you may be inspired to turn other lessons and curricular tools you use into online student resources. Curriculum Pathways’ new drag and drop editor called CRIO allows teachers of all tech comfort levels to build their own lessons and student assignments online. This hands-on two-hour workshop is for all K-12 teachers who have previously participated in any of the above Curriculum Pathways workshops and want to create their own instructional resources using CRIO. Please bring lessons and materials to this workshop. Fee: $5

To Register: Print out this form and follow the instructions below.

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The OWL TEACHER CENTER

presents

Curriculum Pathways Workshops
for Secondary Teachers

Instructor: Carol Weintraub

Approved for Advancement to MA75 for Lindenhurst Teachers

2 CTLE hours per workshop Gr. 6-12
Date: See list below Time: 3:15-5:15 pm
Site: Lindenhurst HS- Room TBA Fee: $5 per w’shop

Curriculum Pathways is a standards-linked, free, and high quality provider of instructional resources for teachers and students in multiple content areas and grade levels. These technology-based instructional resources for teachers and students can be accessed on a wide variety of devices or assigned on learning management systems. Teachers use these tools and lessons to supplement their existing curriculum and materials, and to differentiate their instruction for wide-ranging student success. In these hands-on, two hour workshops, secondary teachers will evaluate the Curriculum Pathways resources suitable to their content area and grade level, create plans to differentiate instruction, and begin to implement the assignment of these tools and lessons.

These subject specific workshops will be held at 3:15 pm on the following dates:

(Please register at least one week before each workshop.)

October 3 – Math Teachers – Gr. 6-12

October 4 – Science Teachers – Gr. 6-12

October 10 – English Teachers – Gr. 6-12

October 17 – Spanish Teachers – Gr. 6-12

October 24 – Social Studies Teachers Gr. 6-12

Create Online Instructional Resources with CRIO – 4-6 pm on October 25

Once you’ve seen how the instructional resources available through Curriculum Pathways motivate your students and increase achievement, you may be inspired to turn other lessons and curricular tools you use into online student resources. Curriculum Pathways’ new drag and drop editor called CRIO allows teachers of all tech comfort levels to build their own lessons and student assignments online. This hands-on two-hour workshop is for all K-12 teachers who have previously participated in any of the above Curriculum Pathways workshops and want to create their own instructional resources using CRIO. Please bring lessons and materials to this workshop. Fee: $5 Deadline for registration Oct. 19.

To Register: Print out this form and follow the instructions below.

 

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Stony Brook University
School of Professional Development

Department of Linguistics

In collaboration with the

OWL Teacher Center

Invites all interested educators to an
INFORMATIONAL OPEN HOUSE FOR

SOL Supplementary Certification

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Site: Lindenhurst Administration Bldg. AP Room
350 Daniel St. Lindenhurst, NY 11757

Anyone interested in attending MUST RSVP by October 19 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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Smart Board Basics

A Hybrid Course for Grades K-12

Instructor: Rose Truglio

15 hours; 1 inservice credit Grades K-12
Dates: Thursdays, Nov. 29, Dec. 20, Jan. 3, 10, 17; PLUS 5 hour online practicum Site: Lindenhurst SHS, Room 210
Time: 4-6 p.m. Fee: $35

This course is for a beginner or someone who needs a refresher. Participants will learn basic board set-ups, toolbars, and how to use a variety of actions to get you started. You will search, practice, and create activities during this session.

Session 1, Nov. 29: Getting Started: Calibrating and troubleshooting your board. Using Smart Notebook Software, views, tools, and working with pages to create mini-lessons or whole unit plans.

Session 2, Dec. 20: Creating Smart Notebook Objects: Text, Images, Media, Alignment guides, Shapes, Lines, and Editing Existing Objects, using Screen Capture and the Smart Recorder to bring outside content into your Notebook. Setting up a Lesson.

Session 3, Jan. 3: Combining Smart Notebook Objects: Using the menus, controlling the order of objects, grouping and locking objects, and creating links to exterior web pages. Designing a Lesson.

Session 4, Jan. 10: Creating Interactive Lesson Activities part I: Measurement activities, Page Recorder, Create a Hide-and-Reveal activity and an Identification Activity. Additional Lesson Design Considerations.

Session 5, Jan. 17: Interactive Lesson Activities part II: Lesson Activity Toolkit and Games to engage learners. Using Smart Activities as formative assessment. Sharing your Smart Notebook files and additional resources.

Plus 5 hour independent lesson planning segment if taking all 5 sessions for inservice credit.

NOTE: Teachers may attend one or more sessions for CTLE hours, in lieu of taking the entire course for 1 credit. It is recommended that you attend the first session to learn the foundations of the Smart Board. Each session has a fee of $7, payable to Lindenhurst PS/OWL.

Deadline for registration: One week before each workshop

To register for this workshop, send the following form to the OWL Teacher Center, along with your $35 check payable to the Lindenhurst PS/OWL.

 

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New course from the OWL Teacher Center...

Say It. Think It. Feel It. Live It.

Instructor: Staci Snair

Approved for Advancement to MA75 for Lindenhurst Teachers.

15 hours, 1 inservice credit Grades K-12 All Areas
Dates: Wednesdays, Feb. 6, 13, 27; Mar. 6 & 13, 2019 Time: 4-7 pm
Site: Lindenhurst, Harding Ave School Room: TBA Fee: $35


This 15-hour course will show teachers how to create the mindset, and ultimately the life that they desire. The skills learned will benefit their students, as well. All too often, children and adults have a repetitive story in their minds that is disempowering in nature. When we rework this story, our successes and happiness are limitless. The problem is that often we are not mindful of our story. In this workshop, we will decode the story we have been telling ourselves and construct a new one. When teachers are empowered, so are our students.

Participants will learn the following:

  • How to identify the issues that have been holding them back

  • How to replace that story with one of empowerment

  • How to become more efficient in creating and executing goals

  • How to share these newly acquired skills with their students

Deadline for registration: January 31, 2019

To register for this workshop, send this form to the OWL Teacher Center, with your $35 check payable to the Lindenhurst PS/OWL.

 

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The OWL Teacher Center

presents

Online Course

Differentiation in a Blended Learning Environment

Instructor: Kim Turri

Approved for Advancement to MA75 for Lindenhurst Classroom Teachers.

45 hours: 3 in-service credits Grades: K-12, all areas
Dates: February 6 – April 10, 2019 Face-to-Face Time: 4:00 – 5:00 pm (first session only)
Site: Lindenhurst Middle School Library 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. 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 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 learners.

Course Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. understand how the blended learning approach can aid in differentiating instruction.

  2. evaluate student needs, current curriculum, and daily routines to assess where differentiation needs to occur, and how it can be implemented in a blended environment.

  3. analyze learning experiences and resources, and their impact on professional practice.

  4. evaluate a variety of different resources, digital tools and strategies for their applicability and potential impact on student learning.

  5. evaluate the relationship between assessment and differentiation.

  6. create a digital toolbox to meet the needs of all learners.

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 how it can be utilized to differentiate instruction. Assignments will be due weekly.

Deadline for registration: January 31, 2019

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

 

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Academic Vocabulary Mastery for
English Language Learners

A Hybrid Course for Grades K-12

Instructor: Carol Weintraub

Approved for advancement to MA75 for Lindenhurst teachers.

15 hours; 1 inservice credit Grades K-12
Dates: Wednesdays, Feb. 6 & 13, 2019 Time: 4-7 p.m. (face-to-face sessions)
PLUS 9 hour asynchronous online practicum which must be completed by Feb. 28, 2019 Fee: $35
Site: Lindenhurst SHS, Room TBA  

This 15-hour hybrid course is suitable for all teachers, all content areas and grade levels who would like to increase the vocabulary mastery of English Language Learners in their classes. By the end of this course, participants will…

  • evaluate their current approach to vocabulary instruction

  • explore technological and non- technological resources for vocabulary development

  • create differentiated lessons and units for vocabulary mastery based on their content area of instruction

  • implement these lessons and units into their instruction, and

  • analyze student data and student work collaboratively to refine and improve their instruction

This course will cover systematic and explicit whole class and differentiated vocabulary instruction taking into consideration the specific needs of ELLs. Specific strategies such as word sorts, graphic organizers, affix and prefix instruction, best practices in read-alouds for vocabulary, non-linguistic representation, and root word instruction will be taught to and practiced by participants.

Deadline for registration: January 31, 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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