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 August 2016

DASA Training at Lindenhurst High School
Monday, August 22, 2016
8:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Lindenhurst HS –Computer Lab 5A
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.

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 September 2016

DASA Training at Lindenhurst High School
Saturday, September 17, 2016
8:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Lindenhurst HS – 2nd Floor Library/Computer Lab 205
300 Charles St.
Lindenhurst, NY 11757

This is a 3 hour training session. The other 3 hours will consist of four online modules.  An online Welcome Packet will be sent to participants explaining that they will gain access to the online modules after the face to face session is complete.  The Welcome Packet will include comprehensive directions on how to log-on to the online modules.

To register, print out this form and send to the OWL Teacher Center according to the instructions below. We strongly suggest that you email us beforehand to verify available space in the class – owlcenter@lindenhurstschools.org.

 

Workshop Schedule for October 2016

DASA Training at Lindenhurst High School
Monday, October 24, 2016
4:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Lindenhurst HS – 2nd Floor Library/Computer Lab 205
300 Charles St.
Lindenhurst, NY 11757

This is a 3 hour training session. The other 3 hours will consist of four online modules.  An online Welcome Packet will be sent to participants explaining that they will gain access to the online modules after the face to face session is complete.  The Welcome Packet will include comprehensive directions on how to log-on to the online modules. *************************************************************************************

To register, print out this form and send to the OWL Teacher Center according to the instructions below. We strongly suggest that you email us beforehand to verify available space in the class – owlcenter@lindenhurstschools.org.

 

Workshop Schedule for November 2016

DASA Training at Lindenhurst High School
Monday, November 14, 2016
4:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Lindenhurst HS – 2nd Floor Library/Computer Lab 205
300 Charles St.
Lindenhurst, NY 11757

This is a 3 hour training session. The other 3 hours will consist of four online modules.  An online Welcome Packet will be sent to participants explaining that they will gain access to the online modules after the face to face session is complete.  The Welcome Packet will include comprehensive directions on how to log-on to the online modules. *************************************************************************************

To register, print out this form and send to the OWL Teacher Center according to the instructions below. We strongly suggest that you email us beforehand to verify available space in the class – owlcenter@lindenhurstschools.org.



 

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The OWL Teacher Center

presents

Google Apps for Education
& the Blended Classroom

Instructor: Erik Eve

This course is approved for advancement to MA75for Lindenhurst teachers.

45 hours, 3 inservice credits Grades 6-12
Dates: M-F August 1-5, 2016
Time: 8:00 am-3:10 p.m. Plus 9 hour online component
Site: Lindenhurst Middle School, Room S218
Fee:
$95

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.

TO REGISTER:

Print out this form and send to the OWL Teacher Center with your $95 check payable to Lindenhurst PS/OWL.

 

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The OWL Teacher Center

presents

Introduction to Mentoring

A Course for Teachers Who Wish to Mentor

Instructor: Jane Lombardo

This course 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 course will be presented in two parts. This first 6 hours is a basic training recommended for anyone who wishes to mentor colleagues. The second part consists of a 9 hour practicum, described in detail below, which will help mentors develop the skills and strategies of effective mentoring

Teachers who take only the first 6 hours will receive a 6 hour contact certificate which can be accrued for inservice credit. Those completing the entire 15 hours will receive one inservice credit.

Introduction to Mentoring (6 hours) Monday, August 29, 2016 8 am-2 pm

  • Introductory level background in mentoring including the need for confidentiality, trust and rapport

  • Introduction of important verbal skills, including

    • Choosing between open- and closed-ended questions

    • Using confirmatory paraphrasing to determine a new teacher’s “agenda

    • Appropriately use positive phrasing and/or approval statements to overcome resistance

  • Introduction of classroom visitation cycle (pre-visitation conference, visit, post-visitation conference with new goal setting)

Mentoring Practicum (9 hours)
Thursdays, Sept. 22, Oct. 13 & 27, 2016 from 4-7 pm

  • Intensive practice using all mentoring skills from “Intro to Mentoring”. Video and live demonstrations as well as small group practice will be utilized.
  • Utilizing meditative and probing questions to increase reflection, specificity and clarity

There is a $10 fee for this course which will be retuned to you at the first session.

Building and room to be announced.

TO REGISTER:

Print out this form and send to the OWL Teacher Center with your $10 check payable to Lindenhurst PS/OWL.

 

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Owl Teacher Center

Presents

Foundations of Teaching

For 1st, 2nd & 3rd Year Teachers – Grades 6-8

Instructors: Deborah Weinstein & Dina Hughes

15 hrs; 1 inservice credit Grades: 6-8 all areas
Dates: M-F, July 11-15, 2016 Time: 8:00am-11:00am
Location: Lindenhurst Middle School, Room N117 Fee: $35

A welcoming environment sets the stage for learning. This course is designed to help new teachers establish a comfortable, successful classroom environment for their students. Each session will concentrate on a different topic, concerning the roles of the teacher, the students, and the parents. Discussions will focus on starting off the school year on a good note, grading with purpose, organization, communicating with parents, and effective classroom management. Please join us on our journey toward creating the ideal school year for our students and for ourselves.

TO REGISTER:

Print out this form and send to the OWL Teacher Center with your $35 check payable to Lindenhurst PS/OWL.

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In case you were closed out of the July session…

The OWL Teacher Center

Presents

An August Session of

Integrating Google Apps in Your K-5 Classroom

Instructor: Caitlin Curran

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

15 hrs; 1 inservice credit Grades K-5
Dates:
August 8, 9, 11, 12 (Face to Face) Time: 12-3 p.m.
Plus 3 hour online segment August 10 from 12-3 pm
Site:
Harding Ave. Elementary School, Lindenhurst Room 118 Fee: $35

This one credit course provides participants with hands-on experience using Google Apps for Education. Working in a collaborative environment, teachers will create/modify lessons and assessments tailored to their grade level and curriculum.

Teachers must bring 3 current lessons to enhance with Google Apps.

Session descriptions:

Monday – Google Apps for Education Overview

Tuesday – Google Classroom

Wednesday – Webinar (online)

Thursday – Extensions and Add-ons

Friday – Google Apps Resources

To register, please print out this form and send to the OWL Teacher Center with your $35 check payable to Lindenhurst PS/OWL.

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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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