PD in Your PJs

Current Offerings

The OWL Teacher Center Spring 2020 Program
Workshops, Graduate and Inservice Courses

 

ATTENTION ALL PERSONS SEEKING DASA CERTIFICATION

DURING THE NYS STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR THE COVID-19 VIRUS:

As per NYSED, the OWL Teacher Center will be conducting the 6 hour mandated DASA training completely online until the state of emergency is lifted by Gov. Cuomo.

We are now accepting registration for April and May trainings.

Please look for the flyer that corresponds to the month of the training you want, print it out, clip off the bottom portion, and mail it with your deposit as directed on the form.

We will confirm receipt when we are permitted into our office. 

In addition, please email  owlcenter@lufsd.org with your name, email address and mobile number so that we can register you remotely.  You will be contacted by our instructors shortly before the training date with all of the information you will need to log in and complete the training. 

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email us.

Jennifer Bova, Dir.

OWL Teacher Center

 

 

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Please check this site often for updates on our programs.

As of January 1, 2020, the OWL Teacher Center will be increasing its inservice course fees as follows:

One credit courses will be $50, two credits $100, and three credits $150.

Workshop fees will vary according to the number of hours.

The $50 service fee for graduate courses will remain the same, as will DASA fees.  

These increases will apply to all courses beginning after January 1, 2020 as per the OWL Policy Board.

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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 Feburary 2021

DASA Training Online - Beginning Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Please be sure to follow the steps outlined below in order to successfully participate in and complete the course. 

CREATING YOUR ACCOUNT 

              To complete your Dignity for All Students Act certification training and receive your certificate posted to your TEACH Account, you will create a (free) PERSONAL account with GOOGLE – YOU CANNOT USE A SCHOOL DISTRICT ACCOUNT.

If you do not already have a PERSONAL Google account, please create one using the link below.

http://bit.ly/OWLGoogle

Once the account is set up, or if you already have an account, use the access code to sign-in on February 24.

The ACCESS CODE FOR OUR GOOGLE CLASS WILL BE GIVEN TO YOU THROUGH THE CONFIRMATION EMAIL TO YOUR COURSE REGISTRATION.

The 6-hour DASA course is separated into two strands.  You will have 2 weeks from the start date to complete the training.

Strand I Instructor: Cecile Wren                     Strand II Instructor: Joanne Verdino

This is a 6 hour online training consisting of instruction plus modules. Prior to February 24, you will receive a Welcome Packet and an access code to the training. The Welcome Packet will contain comprehensive instructions on how to successfully complete the course.

Please email owlcenter@lufsd.org before mailing this form and your check to be sure that there is room in the class.  If there is room, you will be sent a google form to fill out for DASA certification purposes.

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

 

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Workshop Schedule for April 2021

DASA Training Online - Beginning Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Please be sure to follow the steps outlined below in order to successfully participate in and complete the course. 

CREATING YOUR ACCOUNT 

              To complete your Dignity for All Students Act certification training and receive your certificate posted to your TEACH Account, you will create a (free) PERSONAL account with GOOGLE – YOU CANNOT USE A SCHOOL DISTRICT ACCOUNT.

If you do not already have a PERSONAL Google account, please create one using the link below.

http://bit.ly/OWLGoogle

Once the account is set up, or if you already have an account, use the access code to sign-in on April 7.

The ACCESS CODE FOR OUR GOOGLE CLASS WILL BE GIVEN TO YOU THROUGH THE CONFIRMATION EMAIL TO YOUR COURSE REGISTRATION.

The 6-hour DASA course is separated into two strands.  You will have 2 weeks from the start date to complete the training.

Strand I Instructor: Cecile Wren                     Strand II Instructor: Joanne Verdino

This is a 6 hour online training consisting of instruction plus modules. Prior to April 7, you will receive a Welcome Packet and an access code to the training. The Welcome Packet will contain comprehensive instructions on how to successfully complete the course.

Please email owlcenter@lufsd.org before mailing this form and your check to be sure that there is room in the class.  If there is room, you will be sent a google form to fill out for DASA certification purposes.

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

 

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Workshop Schedule for May 2021

DASA Training Online - Beginning Monday, May 17, 2021

Please be sure to follow the steps outlined below in order to successfully participate in and complete the course. 

CREATING YOUR ACCOUNT 

              To complete your Dignity for All Students Act certification training and receive your certificate posted to your TEACH Account, you will create a (free) PERSONAL account with GOOGLE – YOU CANNOT USE A SCHOOL DISTRICT ACCOUNT.

If you do not already have a PERSONAL Google account, please create one using the link below.

http://bit.ly/OWLGoogle

Once the account is set up, or if you already have an account, use the access code to sign-in on May 17.

The ACCESS CODE FOR OUR GOOGLE CLASS WILL BE GIVEN TO YOU THROUGH THE CONFIRMATION EMAIL TO YOUR COURSE REGISTRATION.

The 6-hour DASA course is separated into two strands.  You will have 2 weeks from the start date to complete the training.

Strand I Instructor: Cecile Wren                     Strand II Instructor: Joanne Verdino

This is a 6 hour online training consisting of instruction plus modules. Prior to May 17, you will receive a Welcome Packet and an access code to the training. The Welcome Packet will contain comprehensive instructions on how to successfully complete the course.

Please email owlcenter@lufsd.org before mailing this form and your check to be sure that there is room in the class.  If there is room, you will be sent a google form to fill out for DASA certification purposes.

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

 

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Workshop Schedule for June 2021

DASA Training Online - Beginning Monday, June 28, 2021

Please be sure to follow the steps outlined below in order to successfully participate in and complete the course. 

CREATING YOUR ACCOUNT 

              To complete your Dignity for All Students Act certification training and receive your certificate posted to your TEACH Account, you will create a (free) PERSONAL account with GOOGLE – YOU CANNOT USE A SCHOOL DISTRICT ACCOUNT.

If you do not already have a PERSONAL Google account, please create one using the link below.

http://bit.ly/OWLGoogle

Once the account is set up, or if you already have an account, use the access code to sign-in on June 28.

The ACCESS CODE FOR OUR GOOGLE CLASS WILL BE GIVEN TO YOU THROUGH THE CONFIRMATION EMAIL TO YOUR COURSE REGISTRATION.

The 6-hour DASA course is separated into two strands.  You will have 2 weeks from the start date to complete the training.

Strand I Instructor: Cecile Wren                     Strand II Instructor: Joanne Verdino

This is a 6 hour online training consisting of instruction plus modules. Prior to June 28, you will receive a Welcome Packet and an access code to the training. The Welcome Packet will contain comprehensive instructions on how to successfully complete the course.

Please email owlcenter@lufsd.org before mailing this form and your check to be sure that there is room in the class.  If there is room, you will be sent a google form to fill out for DASA certification purposes.

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…  

PD in Your PJs

     A series of 90 minute workshops offered in the evening, when the day is done, the kids are in bed, the kitchen is cleaned up,  and you can learn in the comfort of your own quiet place in an outfit  unfit for  anywhere but home.      

 Take one, or take them all.  Mix and match any combination of workshops.

FEE:  $5 per workshop/ $50 for 10  TIME: 7:30-9 p.m.

EACH WORKSHOP YIELDS 1.5 CTLE HOURS.  

15 CTLE HOURS/1 INSERVICE CREDIT FOR TAKING any 10 WORKSHOPS.

All workshops are suitable for Grades K-12 unless otherwise indicated.

Lindenhurst teachers note: Many of  these are the same workshops offered on Supt.  Conference Day, so if you were closed out, here is your chance to attend.  All workshops are approved for advancement to MA75 for Lindenhurst teachers.


TECH STRAND

Title

Instructor

Date

Transforming your Paper Assignments to Digital Worksheets

Tina Mottl

Thurs., Dec. 3rd

Creating Digital Lesson Plans with Hyperdocs


Organize Your Digital Classroom with Bitmoji

Tina Mottl



Tina Mottl

Thurs. , Dec. 10th



Thurs., Dec. 17th

Giving Students a Voice with Flipgrid

Jennifer Freedman

Thurs, Jan. 7th

Creating Learning Stations with Nearpod

Christine Sanfratello

Thurs., Jan. 14th

Creating Digital Worksheets with Google Slides 

Christine Sanfratello

  Thurs., Jan. 21


Make Eye-Catching Dynamic Google Slides  

Erica Blasi       

Thurs., Jan. 28


EdPuzzle: an Interactive Video and Formative Assessment Tool  

Charlene Muro

Thurs., Feb. 4


Boom Cards: Interactive Index Cards that Allow for Quick Study & Great Review   

Danielle Bottachiari

Thurs., Feb. 11

Best Practices Using Tech & Web Based Resources

Jeanette Wolters-Lennon 

Thurs., Feb. 25

Creating Virtual Lessons with Nearpod

Christy Scotto

Thurs., March 4






Humanities/ Content Strand

Title

Instructor

Date

Culturally Responsive Education: 

We Are All Teachers of Diversity (Gr 6-12)



For Those Who Teach Those Who Do Not Look Like Them

Karen Buechner 



Selina Durio

Monday, Dec. 14



Mon., Jan. 11

When Tragedy Strikes School

Debbie Salitsky 

Mon., Jan. 25


Mental Health During COVID

Debbie Salitsky

Mon., Feb. 1

How Educators Can Help Bereaved Children


Co-Teaching in the Virtual Classroom


Virtu Virtual Social Emotional Learning (K-5)    


Mindfulness In the Virtual Classroom...and in Person, Too.  (K-5)     


Behavio  Behavioral Support and Strategies for Elementary Students with Special Needs (Gr (K-5)

    

Debbie Salitsky



Lauren Vitiello


Florri Krefsky


Florri Krefsky 



Nicole  Fellin    

Mon., Feb. 8


      

Mon., March 1


Mon., March 8


Thurs., March 11




Mon., March 15


Empowering Elementary Students with Voice & Choice (K-5)

Kim Turri & Joanne Loiacono

Thurs., Mar. 18


Empowering Secondary Students with Voice & Choice (Gr 6-12)

Kim Turri & Joanne Loiacono

Thurs., March 25

Supporting ELLs in Content Area Classrooms (Gr 6-12)

Gina Dragotta

Mon., March 22


   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 FOR ONE OR MORE WORKSHOPS. 


PLEASE MAIL ONE CHECK PAYABLE TO LINDENHURST PS/OWL TO THE 

OWL TEACHER CENTER, 350 DANIEL ST.  LINDENHURST, NY 11757.  WRITE

PD IN YOUR PJS IN THE MEMO FIELD.

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The OWL Teacher Center presents…  

Spring PD in Your PJs

      A series of 90 minute  workshops offered in the evening,

 when the day is done, the kids are in bed, the kitchen is cleaned up, 

     and you can learn in the comfort of your own quiet place in an outfit 

         unfit for  anywhere but home.      

 

 Take one, or take them all.  Mix and match any combination of workshops.

FEE:  $5 per workshop/ $50 for 10  TIME: 7:30-9 p.m.

EACH WORKSHOP YIELDS 1.5 CTLE HOURS.  

15 CTLE HOURS/1 INSERVICE CREDIT FOR TAKING any 10 WORKSHOPS.

All workshops are suitable for Grades K-12 unless otherwise indicated.


            Lindenhurst teachers note:  All workshops are approved for advancement to MA75 for Lindenhurst teachers.


Workshop title

Instructor

Date

Description

Kami

Tina Mottl

Thurs., April 8

What is Kami? Whether you’re teaching in class, remotely, or a bit of both, Kami is a tool you should have in your toolkit. It works both on and offline for students without reliable network access. Kami allows you to create, send and grade assignments all from one place. It works seamlessly with Google Classroom. Kami is a universal learning environment, enabling students to interact with teachers, resources and each other in their preferred medium - text, freehand, audio, voice-typing or video. Transform all of your static documents into interactive experiences with Kami.

Newsela

Jennifer Freedman

Mon, 

April 26

Newsela is an online news-as-literacy platform that features high-interest articles on everything from current events to myths and legends and from literature to science. All articles are available in Lexile levels ranging from 3rd to 12th grade which can be customized to meet your students' needs. In this workshop, we'll walk-through the Newsela website to provide a better understanding of how it works, how to best use it with your students, and how it integrates with Google Classroom.

Building Your Own Personal Learning Network

Jennifer Freedman

Mon, 

April 12

Staying abreast of what's happening in the world of education greatly benefits your teaching practices and your students. Learn how to connect with other educators using Twitter and other social media and located learning opportunities to help you grow.

Podcasting with Listenwise

Erik Eve

Thurs., April 29

Podcasting in the classroom is a PD opportunity for you to broaden your teaching tool belt. Over the last few years, there have been studies done that prove that listening is just as valuable to reading, speaking and writing. Come join us to learn some manageable strategies and techniques!

Creating Optimal Classroom and Virtual Learning Environments

Debbie Weinstein and Heather Catron

Thurs, April 15

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

This workshop 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 and virtual space. We will concentrate on the actual classroom, along with the google classroom, so teachers can bond with all students whether they are learning in person or remotely.

Creating Hyperdocs for Differentiation of Instruction

Christine Sanfratello

Thurs, April 22

Hyperdocs are an excellent way to offer students the opportunity to collaborate while exploring a topic. This method of project based learning is not a one-size-fits all strategy. Our students enter our classrooms with different skills and unique needs. This workshop will focus on how to provide differentiated instruction while engaging students in hyperdoc activities.



Ready, Set, Gamify



Christine Sanfratello



Thurs., May 6



Supercharge learning inside (and out) of your classroom!

Don't we wish our students invested as much time and energy into their schoolwork as they do playing minecraft or or fortnite? This workshop will introduce a variety of techniques, strategies, and free applications that can easily be incorporated into your repertoire of tools that you can use to engage student learning, generate friendly competition, and encourage student collaboration.




Supporting Vocabulary Development for SWDs & ELLs

Allison Biancamano

Mon., 

April 19

This workshop will introduce the three tiers of vocabulary and why each is important. Participants will learn instructional strategies related to vocabulary development in SWD and ELLs.

Difference vs. Disorder: Speech and Language Development in ELLs

Allison Biancamano

Tues., 

May 4

Participants will learn to identify the difference between a speech difference vs a speech disorder in an ELL They will also learn to determine when to refer for RTI or a special ed evaluation.

OWL Great Book Lovers' Sharing Event

Jennifer Freedman

Mon., 

May 10

Calling all readers! In this informal session, participants will share some of their favorite books - both professional and personal reads. Please be willing to discuss your favorites as we learn from each other. Walk away with some new titles to explore.


Click on this link to register:

https://forms.gle/vpdFnGJptCebStx2A


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The OWL Teacher Center Presents a New Online Workshop

Youth Yoga for the (Virtual) Classroom

Instructor: Kristin Achtziger

2 CTLE hours  Grades: K-12, all areas
Dates: Tuesday, Mar. 2 for Gr. K-5/ Tuesday, Mar. 9 for Gr. 6-12 Time:  7-9 p.m.
Fee: $10  

During these unprecedented times, and considering the academic demands being placed on our students, it is our responsibility as adults to create a safe space for them.   Parents and teachers alike are feeling the stress and uncertainty, and we can only imagine how this is affecting our students.

As teachers, we have been laser focused on providing the best instruction for our students,  and we are doing the best we can.  However,  research indicates that high levels of stress hormones can impact how well the brain functions.  Social and emotional learning is more important now than ever before.  Students under stress cannot effectively learn content.  This workshop is for classroom teachers,  school psychologists, social workers, and any additional staff that would benefit from receiving tools that will assist our students with regulating their own emotions. At the end of this workshop, participants will have the resources to empower our students with the skills they need to be healthy, happy, and resilient in school and at home. This workshop will be offered in two sections, one for elementary grades K-5 and another for Gr. 6-12.

Participants will learn to help students:

Deadline for registration: February 23, 2021

TO REGISTER: Click Here

 

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 The OWL Teacher Center
presents

 Making Math More Meaningful with the Next Generation Math Standards:

 Infusing Technology Into Learning

an Online Course

       APPROVED FOR ADVANCEMENT TO MA75 FOR LINDENHURST TEACHERS

Instructor: Beth Read

45 CTLE hrs; 3 inservice credits Grades K-8
Dates: February 1 - May 14, 2021 Time:  Asynchronous
  Fee: $150

This course explores methods for teaching mathematics in grades K–8  that are research and experience based and grounded in the contemporary theoretical frameworks influencing mathematics education today. It is designed to increase participants’ knowledge of mathematics as it simultaneously explores the intrinsic nature of math and methods for relating it to children. The course emphasizes approaches to teaching mathematics through visual representations and mathematical mindset research. This course will familiarize participants with the new set of Learning Standards to be used in daily instruction. 

There are 15 weekly lessons, each varying in length, resulting in 45 hours of study.  Participants must log on at least 3 times a week and complete all tasks assigned for that week.  The instructor will have office hours once a week - Help desk!

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


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE.

Deadline for registration - January 25, 2021



 

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The OWL Teacher Center Presents a New Online Course


 Blended Learning with Google: 

Your Guide to Dynamic Teaching and Learning 

Instructor: Kim Turri

Approved for Advancement to MA75 for Lindenhurst Classroom Teachers.

45 CTLE hours: 3 in-service credits Grades: K-12, all areas
Dates: February 23 - April 22, 2021 Fee: $150

Required Materials: Blended Learning with Google by Kasey Bell

This course will  provide practical strategies to help you move your classroom from static teaching to dynamic learning. Participants will  learn how to use Google tools to design and support dynamic blended learning experiences whether you’re teaching in-person, online classes, or both! To better serve our students, we must go beyond traditional methods—and beyond the walls of our classrooms. We need Dynamic Learning, and Google’s powerful and easy-to-use suite of tools can help!. Each week you will read required chapters, participate in discussions, and complete challenges that can be applied to your classroom. 

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 discover:

Deadline for registration: February 12, 2021

TO REGISTER: Click on the link below and fill out the form.

REGISTRATION FORM

 

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   The OWL Teacher Center Presents a New Online Course

Engaging Students in a Digital Classroom

Instructor: Kim Turri

Approved for Advancement to MA75 for Lindenhurst Classroom Teachers.

45 CTLE hours: 3 in-service credits Grades: K-12, all areas
(1cr. each part ) Fee: $150 for full course
Dates:  February 4 - May 6, 2021 $50 for each part

Student engagement has never been more crucial in our educational setting than it is now. Maintaining high levels of engagement needs to be a priority for teachers as we educate our students in remote, face-to-face, and/or blended learning environments. This course is designed as a three-part series that delves deeper into best practices for synchronous and asynchronous learning.  There will be a strong emphasis on supporting teachers with concrete strategies and resources to help create and design online tasks that engage learners in a student-centered environment.  By the end of each course, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of strategies to engage student learning and have a toolbox of digital resources to utilize in the classroom. 

These three segments 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 courses.  Each segment may be taken independently as a one credit course, or combined as a three credit course.

Part 1: Engaging Students Beyond the Tools  (15 hours)
Dates: February 4-March 11, 2021


Part 2:  Engaging Students with Real-World Connections (15 hours)
Dates: March 11-April 8, 2021


Part 3: Engaging Students through Relationship-Building  (15 hours) 
Dates: April 8-May 6, 2021


 Participants will:

Deadline for registration: January 29 or one week before each segment begins

TO REGISTER: Click on the link below and fill out the form.

REGISTRATION FORM

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The OWL Teacher Center

Presents 

Using Nearpod to Create Interactive Lessons that Engage Student Learning Anywhere!

Instructor: Christine Sanfratello, Nearpod "Distance Learning Expert"

Approved for Advancement to MA75 for Lindenhurst Teachers

15 CTLE hours: 1 inservice credit Grades: K-12, all areas
Dates & Times:  Tuesdays, February 23 (4:30-7 pm), March 2, 9, 16, (4:30-6:30 pm) & March 23  (4:30-7 pm)   Fee: $50

Whether you are  teaching in a remote, hybrid, or face to face environment, you can engage student learning by incorporating Nearpod into your arsenal of resources.   Nearpod is a great platform that allows live and direct instruction or asynchronous and independent learning while addressing the ever changing needs and demands of your students from K-12.

Nearpod  will allow you to create opportunities for your students to explore content while collaborating with each other to develop a greater understanding of any topic. This course will familiarize you with the many Nearpod tools that you can use to turn any lesson into an innovative opportunity for active learning. Whether you want to dip your toe into the Nearpod pond or dive deeper into your designs, this course is appropriate for any user. Various examples of presentation ideas and methods will be examined. Time will be allotted to develop your own presentations. 

The course consists of 11 Virtual face to face hours with the instructor + a 4 hr. independent online component.

Participants will learn to:

Participants will need a Nearpod account and a gmail account.
Deadline for registration:  February 17, 2021

 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.


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The OWL Teacher Center

presents

Introduction to Virtual Mentoring

Training for Teachers Who Wish to Mentor

Instructor:  Jeanette Wolters-Lennon

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

New teachers often struggle with a predictable dichotomy. On one hand, they have completed their initial course work, and have been hired to teach. On the other hand, they are new to the profession, and don’t have the experience they might need to handle multiple, complex issues that arise with their students. They wish to appear competent since they are “real” teachers and they are expected to know what to do. They want their colleagues and supervisors to respect their position and knowledge, and don’t want to appear unsure. Enter the proficient mentor, who is able to develop a trusting relationship with the new teacher and help them navigate the many pitfalls of first-year teaching.

This training will be presented in two parts.  The first 3 hours is an online, asynchronous basic training recommended for anyone who wishes to mentor colleagues.  The second part consists of a one hour synchronous meeting, described in detail below, which will help mentors internalize the skills and strategies of effective mentoring.

Teachers who complete all four hours of training will receive a certificate for 4 CTLE hours.

Introduction to Mentoring (3 hours)  Online and asynchronous, beginning on March 1, 2021 through March 22, 2021



Mentoring Forum (1 hour)  Online and Synchronous
Date:  Wednesday, March24, 2021
Time: TBA pending participant consensus

There is no fee for this training.  

Lindenhurst teachers will become part of the district mentor pool if all 4 hours are completed.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


 

               

                                                                


 

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BROOKLYN COLLEGE AT

Lindenhurst’s Owl Teacher Center

Graduate Education Fall 2020-Spring 2021

Additional Certificate in SWD

If you are considering an additional teaching certificate, or would like to take meaningful graduate courses at a very reasonable cost, consider our 12 credit Certificate in Teaching Students with Disabilities.  This program consists of four 3 credit courses that will be completed in one school year.  You must take all four courses to become certified in Special Education, but may take the courses individually if seeking grad credit for salary advancement.  Each course meets online for 8 sessions, and the remaining required hours will consist of independent research and assignments.

We are seeking to form a cohort of at least 20 people so that we can begin in October of 2020 and complete all four courses by May of 2021.  Please read the course descriptions, and most important, examine the requirements by clicking on the link below:

CLICK HERE for Program Requirements Link


COURSE INFORMATION

Note:  All courses have been advertised to begin at 4 PM.  However, upon registration, you will be asked to select a starting time that will align with your teaching/work schedule.  We understand that some people will not be home by 4 PM, so we will do our best to begin the course at a time that is convenient for the majority of registrants.


CBSE 7674T           Students with Special Needs
45 hours; 3 grad credits
Dates: Tuesdays, October 6, 13, 20, 27; November 3, 10, 17, 24, 2020  
Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Tuition: $ 750.00 

This is the first of 4 courses leading to the additional certificate in SWD, but courses may be taken individually for graduate credit. Courses do NOT have to be taken in sequence.

This course focuses on investigation of the developmental nature, causes, and characteristics of young children and students with special needs, including giftedness.  Implications for classroom teachers and other professionals in the areas of interpersonal interactions, interagency collaboration, and instruction will be examined.  The historical, social and legal foundations and politics of special education will be discussed, as well as theories of learning and development, and the influence of gender, class, language, sexuality, and race/ethnicity on the construction of disability, as interpreted within and across cultures.    NOTE: Conferences and field experiences are determined by the instructor of record. 

Additional Information:  (718) 951-5448   angelap@brooklyn.cuny.edu or owlcenter@lufsd.org        

CLICK HERE to register for this course
Payment is due before the first session.

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CBSE 7676T - Learning Environments for Students with Special Needs
45 hrs. 3 graduate credits

Dates:   Tuesdays,Wednesdays and Thursdays, January 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 2021
Time: 4:00 to 8:00 PM 
Instructional Mode: Online
Tuition: $750.00 (subject to change)

This is the second of 4 courses leading to the additional certificate in SWD, but courses may be taken individually for graduate credit. Courses do NOT have to be taken in sequence.  NOTE: THIS COURSE YIELDS 3 GRAD CREDITS IN 3 WEEKS.

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.

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CBSE 7677T   Curriculum Modifications for Teaching Students with Special Needs
45 hrs.; 3 grad credits
Dates: Tuesdays February 2, 9, 23;  March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2021
Time: 4:00 to 8:00 PM  
Instructional Mode: Online
Tuition: $750.00 (Subject to change) 

This is the third of 4 courses leading to the additional certificate in SWD, but courses may be taken individually for graduate credit. Courses do NOT have to be taken in sequence.

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.

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CBSE 7678T   Educational Assessment of Young Children and Students with Special Needs 
45 hours; 3 grad credits 
Dates: Tuesdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2021
Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM                               
Instructional Mode: Online
Tuition: $750 (Subject to Change) 

This is the fourth of 4 courses leading to the additional certificate in SWD, but courses may be taken individually for graduate credit. Courses do NOT have to be taken in sequence.

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. Field experiences in a variety of school and community settings will be explored. 

Registration for the second, third and fourth courses will take place one month before each course begins.


 

 

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

 

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Local Workshops and Resources designed specifically for parents of preschool through high school students.


Lindenhurst Parent University


www.cprnys.org



Emotional Intelligence Solutions

Educating the Heart and the Mind
Contact Cecile Wren



www.toolsfortolerance.com

 


NY State Teacher Center Online Academy