Current Offerings


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


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 Summer 2014

DASA Training at Westhampton Beach – Summer Session A
DATE: July 9th, 2014
8:30-11:30 a.m. plus 3 hour online segment
Westhampton Beach HS
49 Lilac Rd.
Westhampton Beach, NY 11978

DASA Training in Lindenhurst – Summer Session B
DATE: July 30th, 2014
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. plus 3 hour online segment
Lindenhurst HS Library
300 Charles St.
Lindenhurst, NY 11757

To Register, print out this form and send it to the OWL Teacher Center.


Sharing the Best of the Web with Your Students and Colleagues Using

Instructor: Kathy Dein, Certified Trainer

2 hours (Workshop)
Dates: Thursday, April 24, 2014 (Grades K-2)
Thursday, May 1, 2014 (Grades 3-5)
Thursday, May 15, 2014 (Grades 6-12)
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Site: Parliament Place Elem. School, N. Babylon Room 36
Fee: None

Symbaloo is a new resource management tool that helps teachers and students organize the best of the web into individualized instruction. Teachers and students can save their trusted teaching resources in a cloud and access them from any device…tablet, smartphone or desktop/laptop computer. With Symbaloo training, teachers can fulfill the promise of “adaptive learning” meeting the individual needs of each student. They can also create their own “personal teaching environment” which then enables their students to form their own “personal learning environments”. If this sounds complicated, it isn’t. Our Symbaloo certified trainer will help you learn and utilize this new resource with ease.

Participants will:

  • learn to create a Webmix, a compilation of websites displayed as tiles that relate to a specific course of study.
  • learn to share Webmixes with colleagues while collaborating on specific skill sets.
  • learn to share Webmixes with students to help them focus on a particular topic/subject.
  • learn to navigate user-friendly Symbaloo to find teaching/learning resources quickly and easily.
  • explore ways to integrate Symbaloo within your instructional plan.
  • integrate Common Core instruction in all subject areas.

Deadline for registration: 10 days before the workshop

To register for this workshop, email the following information to

District/School/Grade level:
Home address, town, zip:
Daytime phone:
Email address:


Professional Development
Workshop Series
Common Core Math Grades K-4
Instructor: Michelle Schor
(Approved for advancement to MA75 for Lindenhurst Teachers)

15 hours, 1 inservice credit
Grades K-4, AIS Math, & Special Ed. Teachers
Site: Rall Elementary School, Lindenhurst Room 122
: 4-7 p.m.

Studies show that for professional development to have a real impact on teaching and learning, it must be ongoing over an extended period of time. Please join us in this workshop series that will focus on “real time” training and support for teachers of elementary mathematics K-4. We will be individualizing training for each grade level, so that everything we present will be relevant and practical for your classroom.


Participants need to bring the module they are currently working on in their classrooms.

In this course, teachers will

  • examine the mathematical models, key strategies, and terminology of each module prior to teaching it.
  • connect lesson components to the instructional shifts.
  • dialogue with grade level colleagues, using Edmodo (an online social learning platform) to share progress and offer support during the course of the workshop series.

Workshop Schedules by Grade:

Kindergarten and Grade 1: Wednesdays, April 2, 23; May 7, 21; Tuesday, May 27
Grade 2: Thursdays, March 27; April 10; May 1, 15, 29
Grade 3: Wednesdays, March 26; April 9, 30; May 14, 28
Grade 4: Thursdays. March 20; April 3, 24; May 8, 22

To register for these workshop strands,
please send in this registration form below
no later than 10 days before the start of your strand.


The OWL Teacher Center is offering another professional learning opportunity for MS teachers of all subject areas…

LMS Literacy Cohort
Part 3

Instructor: Deborah Weinstein

15 hours, 1 inservice credit
Approved for advancement to MA75
Dates: Saturdays, May 10 & May 17, 2014
: 8 am-3:30 pm
Site: Lindenhurst MS,
E120 Fee: None

Even if you have not taken parts 1 and 2, we invite you to join us in this extension of our
MS Literacy Cohort. This 15 hour, one credit course will combine direct instruction with participation in a collegial circle of teachers from diverse grade levels and disciplines coming together to improve student literacy skills through research-based instructional practices.

Regardless of the subject or grade you teach, you will find this course relevant, practical, and aligned with the standards of instruction and learning in the 21st century classroom.

The following are some of the topics to be addressed:
• Review of Common Core Shifts
• Evaluating Student Growth
• Grading Student Work
• Forming Evidence-Based Claims
• Building Evidence-Based Arguments
• Developing Literacy in Diverse Classrooms
• Creating Text Dependent Questions
• Differentiating Instruction
• Teaching the Difference Between Relevant vs. Irrelevant Information
• Fostering Independent Mastery and Creative Thinking Skills in Students

To register for The LMS Literacy Cohort, Part 3, print out this form and follow the instructions.


Building an Evidence Binder to Showcase Your Work with the Common Core Standards

This free workshop is sponsored by a
Teaching is the Core Grant

Instructors: Jennifer Wolf & Erin Gilrein, NBC Teachers

If you have ever asked yourself these questions:
What is an evidence binder?
What types of student work, artifacts, and reflection should I include as evidence?
How do I highlight and emphasize evidence of effective teaching and student growth?
How do I use this data to drive instruction?
Then this workshop is for you.

The New York State APPR asks teachers to align their craft with the New York State Teaching Standards, Common Core Learning Standards, and your district’s evaluation rubric. This workshop will help you to collect good examples of student achievement and growth that demonstrate the success of your CCLS lessons. The workshop will introduce you to numerous resources that you can use to drive your instruction with concrete, specific, and grade/discipline appropriate ideas for working with the CCLS in literacy for ELA and science, social studies, and other technical subjects.

3 hour workshop
Grades K-12

Dates: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
: 4-7 p.m.
: Albany Ave. School, 180 Albany Ave. Lindenhurst, NY Library-2nd Floor

Lindenhurst, Wyandanch and N. Babylon Teachers who attend this workshop will receive a certificate for 3 contact hours, which may be used toward a 15 hour inservice credit within the OWL Consortium.

To register, go to and click on Courses. Register through MLP.


The LI Network of Teacher Centers presents…

A Forum for Parents

Instructor: Cecile Wren

“The Common Core needs a vessel or a container to hold the knowledge and skill standards in order to move them forward. The vessel is the school or school district that models ethical and performance character principles for students and adults, creating a culture of respect, responsibility and excellence in which all can thrive.”

~ Charles Elbot, Education Advisory Council, Character Education Partnership

This parent forum will address why and how parents and educators can change the fabric of their school communities in order to address the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for students to successfully negotiate the technological and global society in which we live. Teaching and learning standards alone cannot give our children everything they need to be successful. These standards must be accompanied by character education and social emotional learning that begins in the home at birth, and continues with each child as he/she enters the classroom, and eventually the workplace.

Please join us for an evening of learning and sharing with Cecile Wren, teacher, administrator, coach, consultant, mentor, and senior faculty member at the Center for Social and Emotional Education. Ms. Wren presents at local, state, and national conferences, and provides her services to school districts and private industry.

Workshop Schedule:

Date: April 15, 2014
7-9 pm
Site: N. Babylon, at the NBCYS Youth Center
213 Phelps Lane
North Babylon, New York 11703


OWL Teacher Center

Certified Trainer: Christopher Williams

15 hours, 1 inservice credit
: $35
Dates: Tuesdays, May 6, 13, 20, 27 plus 3 hour online component
: 4-7 pm
Site: Lindenhurst, Bldg. and Room TBA

What is Edmodo?

  • Edmodo is a FREE online social network for connecting with teachers, students and parents.
  • Edmodo is a safe social media environment where you can have conversations with your students about their learning and homework assignments.
  • Edmodo is a paperless environment where you can give quizzes that will be automatically corrected and recorded in a grade book.
  • Edmodo allows you to assign videos, apps and interactive websites for students to use at home to reinforce their learning.
  • Edmodo allows you to store videos, websites, word docs, Google docs – all in one unlimited storage environment.
  • Edmodo allows your class to connect and collaborate, share content, access homework, and school notices.
  • Edmodo is like Facebook, but SAFE and CONTROLLED, and appropriate for school.
  • Edmodo’s goal is to harness the power of social media to customize the classroom for each and every learner.
  • Edmodo is a tool for teachers designing professional development for colleagues.

This course will introduce teachers to the features of Edmodo so that they can put them to immediate use in their classrooms, with colleagues, students and parents.

This course is instructed by a certified Edmodo instructor.

Please register using this form.


Brooklyn College
Suffolk’s Edge Teacher Center


*Teachers can opt to take the graduate courses toward the additional certification or independent of the certification process.

Spring 2014 Semester:

CBSE 7677T – Curriculum Modifications for Students with Special Needs
Wed. 4:00 – 8:15 pm
Feb. 5, 12, 26;
Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26
Apr. 2

CBSE 7678T – Educational Assessment of Young Children and Children with Special Needs
Wed. 4:00 – 8:15 pm
Apr. 9, 23, 30;
May 7, 14, 21, 28
Jun. 4

Location: Western Suffolk BOCES Conference Center
31 Lee Avenue
Wheatly Hgts., NY 11798

Registration: log onto Type SETC in the search box and scroll down to the class(s) you would like to register for.

Cost: $695.00 per 3 graduate credit course

Information: or 631-254-0107





Here is the registration form for all OWL courses.

If you have questions about this program, please feel free to email the director, Jennifer Bova, at


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

Emotional Intelligence Solutions

Educating the Heart and the Mind
Contact Cecile Wren


NY State Teacher Center Online Academy