Current Offerings

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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 March 2015

DASA Training at Southampton Intermediate School
70 Leland Lane
Southampton, NY
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 3:45 p.m.-7:00 pm, in the School Library
plus 3 hours of online assignments

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

 

Workshop Schedule for April 2015

DASA Training at Valley Stream Memorial Jr. High School
320 Fletcher Ave. Room 219
Valley Stream, NY 11580
Monday, April 20, 2015
4:15 p.m.-7:30 pm, plus 3 hours of online assignments

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

 

Workshop Schedule for May 2015

DASA Training at Lindenhurst High School
Monday, May 18, 2015
4:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Lindenhurst HS – 2nd Floor Library/Computer Lab
300 Charles St.
Lindenhurst, NY 11757
THIS IS A HYBRID TRAINING, CONSISTING OF 3 HOURS OF FACE TO FACE INSTRUCTION,
FOLLOWED BY 3 HOURS OF ONLINE MODULES.


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

 

Workshop Schedule for June 2015

DASA Training at Longwood High School
100 Longwood Road – Room 1102
Middle Island, NY 11953
Monday, June 29, 2015
8:15 am – 2:30 pm
Please bring a bag lunch as we will work straight through the day.


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

 

Workshop Schedule for July 2015

DASA Training at Lindenhurst High School

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
8:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Lindenhurst HS – 2nd Floor Library/Computer Lab
300 Charles St.
Lindenhurst, NY 11757
THIS IS A HYBRID TRAINING, CONSISTING OF 3 HOURS OF FACE TO FACE INSTRUCTION,
FOLLOWED BY 3 HOURS OF ONLINE MODULES.

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

 

Workshop Schedule for August 2015

DASA Training at Lindenhurst High School
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
8:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Lindenhurst HS – 2nd Floor Library/Computer Lab
300 Charles St.
Lindenhurst, NY 11757
THIS IS A HYBRID TRAINING, CONSISTING OF 3 HOURS OF FACE TO FACE INSTRUCTION,
FOLLOWED BY 3 HOURS OF ONLINE MODULES.

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


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Peer Support for the Common Core
A 30 hour (2 credit) program given in two 15 hour segments for
Grades 6-8 Classroom Teachers, All Subject Areas

Approved for advancement to MA75

Instructor: Debbie Weinstein

As we are all facing challenges while adapting to Common Core shifts in education, professional development is crucial for educators. This course will enable teachers to both receive help during class time and provide assistance to their colleagues outside of class. Collaboration time with colleagues will provide opportunities to become more comfortable asking for help when we need it most.

Peer Support for the Common Core will involve two components:

A) informative discussions on Common Core Standards and how they may be applied to all content areas and

B) a peer coaching experience that will involve 2 of the 15 class hours being used to collaborate with colleagues outside of the school day. These collegial discussions will be based on peer classroom observations which will focus on different aspects of the Common Core discussed in class. For this part, it is imperative that at least two people from a building be registered, so that they may participate in the peer observations within their building.
* Participants do not need to sign up for both components of the course in order to register, although it is suggested that they do. Each section will focus on a different set of CCLS:

Winter classes=15 hours with focus on Reading standards
Spring classes= 15 hours with focus on Writing standards

In addition to the above, this course will include enhancement of teacher portfolios (aka evidence/artifact binders) for APPR by addressing the following components of Domain 4 of the Danielson Rubric:

4a. Reflecting on Teaching
4b. Participating in a Professional Community
4e. Growing and Developing Professionally

Winter Dates: Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, 8 am-1 pm and Tuesdays, Dec. 16; Jan. 13 & 27; Feb. 10, 3-5 pm, plus 2 hours collaboration time outside school day 15 hours, 1 inservice credit
Spring Dates: Saturday, March 14, 2014, 8 am-1 pm and Tuesdays, Mar. 17, 31; April 14 & 28, 3-5 pm, plus 2 hours collaboration time outside school day 15 hours, 1 inservice credit
Site: Lindenhurst Middle School Rm N117
Fees: $35 per credit; $70 for 2 credits

To register please download this form and return to the Owl Teacher Center. with payment.

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OWL Teacher Center to Host Echoes and Reflections

On Thursday, March 12, 2015, at 3:30 p.m. The OWL Teacher Center is hosting an Echoes and Reflections professional development training program for local middle and high school teachers who want to incorporate Holocaust education into their curriculum. A joint program of the Anti-Defamation League, USC Shoah Foundation and Yad Vashem, Echoes and Reflections prepares teachers to teach the complex history of the Holocaust in a way that stimulates engagement, critical thinking and personal understanding among students.

Through this comprehensive program, teachers help students gain relevant insight into how to examine human dilemmas and social challenges, and determine their roles and responsibilities in the world around them.

Teachers attending the event receive professional development training, a Teacher’s Resource Guide, access to an extensive array of visual history testimonies, and unlimited use of supplementary multimedia resources and supportive tools from the expansive Echoes and Reflections website. To reserve your place or find out more, please contact The OWL Teacher Center, Jennifer Bova, at owlcenter@lindenhurstschools.org. or go to echoesandreflections.org.

Kindly type Echoes and Reflections in the subject bar of your email, and include your name in the body.

The OWL Teacher Center will provide a certificate of attendance to those who register for and attend this 3 hour workshop.
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2015
Time: 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Site: Lindenhurst High School, Second Floor, Library 300 Charles St. Lindenhurst, NY 11757
Fee: None

Deadline for registration: March 9, 2015

 

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Teacher Center
presents
A NEW TECHNOLOGY COURSE
for Teachers Grades 6-12

Google Apps for Education
and the Blended Classroom


Instructed by Erik Eve
45 hours, 3 inservice credits
Site: Lindenhurst Middle School, Room S218
Fee: $95
Time: 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Dates: Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 15, 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20; June 3

This program is open to all teachers, Grades 6-12, interested in all aspects of Google Apps for Education to design lessons and units in their subject areas. Using Google Apps for Education as a bridge, participants will learn how to design and build a paperless classroom. Teachers will also explore the concepts of flipped, blended, differentiated, and project-based learning environments.

Participants will be able to utilize new skills and knowledge, and can begin the process of
functioning in a paperless classroom immediately.

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

To register please download this form and return to the Owl Teacher Center.

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Technology Boot Camp

Instructor:  Beth Read

Approved for advancement to MA75
for Lindenhurst teachers.

45 hours, 3 inservice credits
Grades K-8
Dates: Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; April 14, 21, 28; May 5
Time:  4-8 p.m.
Plus 9 hour online segment.
Location: Lindenhurst, Albany Ave. School Library 
Fee:  $95

Do you sometimes feel like technology is evolving faster than the speed of light? Do you feel the need to clean up your professional digital life and put it in order? Are there gaps in your technology skills that you’d like to fill? Then this is the course for you.

In this hybrid course, you will:

  • Learn to organize your desk top folders and get rid of expired (non-Common Core) lessons.
  • Create new folders and upload your ideas to common and external drives
    Learn to use google docs for education
  • Organize existing, and create new smart board lessons, organized by Modules, including mini-lessons on animation, sound, color, etc.
  • Create or update your e-board, including addition of parent links, and vocabulary pages (which align with the district SLO).
  • Participate in a webinar (as part of the online requirement of the course), and report on it to the class.
  • Investigate websites and link lessons to them.
  • View and discuss the professional development Common Core videos on engageny.org

Deadline for registration: February 24, 2015

To register please download this form and return to the Owl Teacher Center.

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NYS Teacher Center Online Academy (OLA)
All OLA courses are 15 in-service hours. OLA Course Fee: $150 per course
Register using MyLearningPlan at http://rockteach.org/
If you already have a MyLearningPlan ID, register at www.mylearningplan.com
Check the OLA catalog http://eeznt3.nyiteez.org/olacatalog/
for detailed descriptions, course requirements and expectations before registering!

July 7, 2015 – August 20, 2015

Best Practices in Comprehension with RTI
Approved for MA75 for Lindenhurst teachers.
Co-Instructors: Kerri Crawford and Emily Peterson
Grade level: K-12

Inspired by Response to Intervention, this course will give elementary teachers a treasury of books to use in their instruction of research-based interventions. This course is for teachers who are interested in improving their Tier One instruction and/or providing interventions for their Tier Two students. After a data analysis of their class, teachers will determine the areas of greatest weakness in reading and prepare lessons for their students. Participants will share these lessons, using resources gathered throughout the course.

Digital Resources to Complement Learning Styles
Approved for MA75 for Lindenhurst teachers.
Instructor: Denise Lewis
Grade level K-12

The primary goal of this course is to acquaint educators with 21st century tools to differentiate instruction for diverse learners. Participants will be able to customize and upgrade lesson plans with digital tools and web-based resources that will address the unique needs of students. Digital Resources to Complement Learning Styles will provide teachers with the knowledge and skills to connect students with standards-based curriculum through easy to use Web tools.

Unpacking the New York State ELA Common Core Standards
Approved for MA75 for Lindenhurst teachers.
Instructor: Emily Peterson
Grade level K-8

The Common Core Learning Standards are designed to be robust and relevant. As a part of the Regents Reform Agenda, NYS has provided a wealth of information to make the necessary changes. This course will explore the standards, the necessary shifts needed in our instruction and the NYS Common Core Curriculum.

Using Google Tools for Collaboration, Enrichment and Differentiation of Instruction

Instructor: Dorit Eilon
Grade level K-12

This fun and engaging course offered by a Google Certified Educator, is designed to provide information and examples of various Google tools available to enhance the learning experiences of different learners. Participants will explore Google Earth, Google Docs (collaborative presentations, spreadsheets, documents and forms) Google Apps and Google SketchUp. Examples of how these tools can be integrated with different subject areas that are aligned to national and NYS standards will be shared. To complete this course, participants will create online collaborative materials, mini project and develop a plan to implement Google tools into their curriculum to promote learning in a 21st century environment. Participation in discussions, sharing of ideas and feedback is important, enlightening and promotes professional growth.

  • All courses require internet access and a comfort level with email, Microsoft Word and uploading documents. Some require knowledge of other technologies or programs.
  • Participants are expected to log in and work with the class site at least 3 times each week.
  • Scholarships may be provided through your local NYS Teacher Center.
  • Please secure approval from your home district, if needed, in advance.
  • Syllabi, Road Maps and Course Policies can be found on the OLA catalog http://eeznt3.nyiteez.org/olacatalog/ along with the Standards for Online Learning, FAQ’s, and other useful information.
  • No refunds will be issued after the start of the OLA courses.

NYSTC OLA is administered by Rockland Teachers’ Center, 65 Chapel Street, Garnerville, NY 10923.
Questions? Contact Rockland Teachers’ Center: dstudnitzer@rockteach.org / 845-553-9516
NYS Teacher Center Online Academy is a program of the NYS Teacher Resource and Computer Training Centers
with the support of New York Institute of Technology.

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PARENT UNIVERSITY!

Please go to Lindenhurstschools.org and click on Parent University Registration.

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If you have questions about this program, please feel free to email the director, Jennifer Bova, at owlcenter@lindenhurstschools.org.

 

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

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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