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 February 2017

DASA Training at Lindenhurst High School
Monday, February 27, 2017
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 March 2017

DASA Training at the Levittown Teacher Center
Monday, March 6, 2017
4:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Levittown Teacher Center – Room 420
Levittown Memorial Education Center
150 Abbey Lane Levittown, NY 11756

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 April 2017

DASA Training at Lindenhurst High School
Monday, April 24, 2017
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 May 2017

DASA Training at Lindenhurst High School
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
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 June 2017

DASA Training at Lindenhurst High School
Monday, June 26, 2017
8:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Lindenhurst HS – 2nd Floor Library/Computer Lab Room 205
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



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Interested in the Special Ed. Extension Certificate?

We are in the process of surveying our constituents to see if we have sufficient interest to form a cohort for the Special Ed. Extension Certificate from Brooklyn College.
This program consists of the four courses outlined in the attached document.  Participants completing these courses must also pass the CST, and complete an Autism workshop which the college will provide.
The cost of the program is $750 per 3 credit course.  Each course may be taken independently for graduate credit if you choose not to get certification.
We are asking that you let us know if you are interested, and if so, if you would prefer classes on Tuesdays or Thursdays in Lindenhurst.

Kindly reply to us at owlcenter@lindenhurstschools.org by September 15, 2016.
We need a minimum of 22 people to run this cohort, so please spread the word!

Reply to us at owlcenter@lindenhurstschools.org by September 15, 2016.

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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: Mondays Feb. 27; Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27; April 3, 17, 24; May 1, 2017 Time:  4:00 – 8:00pm, 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 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 professional development videos on the Common Core

Deadline for registration: February 17, 2017

TO REGISTER: 

Print out the 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

OWL Tech Tutor

at the Lindenhurst Middle School

Instructor: Jennifer Freedman

Dates: Your choice! Time: 3:00-4:00 pm
Site: Lindenhurst Middle School Library Media Center Fee: $5 per hour for individuals; $3 per hour pp for 2 or more teachers in a small group
   

Your Teacher Center is dedicated to meeting your professional learning needs, and we are thinking outside the typical course scheduling box in order to make learning convenient for you.

Our Tech Tutors program is a new design for learning, specifically for teachers who would like to implement technology in their classrooms, but cannot commit to regular course hours, or prefer the personal or small group instruction this program will provide.

This is how it will work:

  • Teachers will make appointments with the Tech Tutor. There will be a sign-up sheet available.

  • In each one-hour session, your tutor will provide assistance in implementing technology in your classroom, one on one, or in groups of teachers.

  • Google, Microsoft, Apps, Websites and other tech tools will be among the skills/topics we offer.

  • A total of 7.5 hours of tutoring time will be offered over the course of the next few months.

  • Teachers will receive CTLE hours for each session attended. (OWL is the CTLE sponsor.)

  • Pay as you learn. Learn what you want and need.

Please contact Jennifer Freedman for further details, or to sign up for your first session.

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The OWL Teacher Center

Presents

OWL Tech Tutors

Instructors: Tina Mottl & Jeanette Wolters-Lennon

Dates: Your choice! Time: 2:30-3:30 pm

Fee: $5 per hour for individuals; $3 per hour pp for 2 or more teachers in a small group



Site: Lindenhurst HS Room 205

 

Your Teacher Center is dedicated to meeting your professional learning needs, and we are thinking outside the typical course scheduling box in order to make learning convenient for you.

Our Tech Tutors program is a new design for learning, specifically for teachers who would like to implement technology in their classrooms, but cannot commit to regular course hours, or prefer the personal or small group instruction this program will provide.

This is how it will work:

  • Teachers will make appointments with one of the Tech Tutors. There will be a sign-up sheet available.

  • In each one-hour session, your tutor will provide assistance in implementing technology in your classroom, one on one, or in groups of teachers.

  • Google, Microsoft, Apps, Websites and other tech tools will be among the skills/topics we offer.

  • A total of 15 hours of instruction will be offered over the course of several months, and teachers who attend all 15 hours will receive one inservice credit.

  • Teachers will receive CTLE hours for each session attended. (OWL is the CTLE sponsor.)

  • Pay as you learn. Learn what you want and need.

Please contact Tina or Jeanette for further details, or to sign up for your first session.

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OWL Teacher Center

Presents

Bereavement issues:

Assisting educators with strategies when grief comes to school

Instructor: Debbie Salitsky, LCSW

5 hr. Workshop Grades K-12
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2017 Time: 8:30 am- 1:30pm
Site: Lindenhurst High School, Room TBA Fee: $12

When death or sudden tragedy strikes a school, educators and administrators may feel at a loss as to how to effectively support their students and staff. This five hour workshop will help educators gain a deeper understanding of the stages of grief, its impact on students and learning, and ways to successfully create and maintain a supportive environment.

Participants will leave this workshop with tools and strategies that will help them to deal effectively and compassionately when tragedy or death comes to school.

Participants will receive 5 CTLE hours for completion of this workshop.

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

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Stony Brook University
School of Professional Development

In collaboration with the OWL Teacher Center

Invites all interested educators to an

INFORMATIONAL OPEN HOUSE FOR

Educational Leadership

 

Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 Time: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Site: 350 Daniel St., Lindenhurst AP Room


Anyone interested in attending MUST RSVP by February 22 to Director Jennifer Bova, at owlcenter@lindenhurstschools.org

This is a 36 credit program for people who would like to become school building/district administrators.
Come and meet Dr. Craig Markson, Assistant Dean & Educational Coordinator of the School of Professional Development, Stony Brook University, and Dr. Kenneth Forman, Program Coordinator, Ed. Leadership Program.

TUITION IS DISCOUNTED. CLASSES ARE HELD IN LINDENHURST AFTER SCHOOL ONE DAY PER WEEK.
SOME CLASSES MAY BE TAKEN ONLINE.

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BROOKLYN COLLEGE at
Lindenhurst’s Owl Teacher Center
Graduate Education 2016-2017
Additional Certificate in SWD

CBSE 7677T     Curriculum Modifications for Teaching Students with Special Needs

3 graduate credits

This is the third of 4 courses leading to the additional certificate in SWD, but courses may be taken individually for graduate credit.

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.

The OWL Teacher Center
Administration Bldg., Room 115
350 Daniel St.
Lindenhurst, New York 11757

Time: Thursdays: 4:15 – 8:25 pm
Cost: $750.00 payable to Lindenhurst PS\OWL
(Registration and Payment will be completed at the 1st class)
Dates: Feb. 9, 16; Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Apr. 6

Minimum enrollment 20 – maximum 30

Additional Information: (718) 951-544 or 8 ntinevra@brooklyn.cuny.edu

New Students – Please note and bring immunization requirements to the first class session.

A NEW LAW REQUIRES THAT ALL STUDENTS BORN AFTER 12/31/56 ATTENDING COLLEGE IN New York STATE MUST PROVE IMMUNITY TO MEASLES MUMPS AND RUBELLA (GERMAN MEASLES) STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE LAW WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO REGISTER FOR OR ATTEND CLASSES. TO COMPLY WTH THE LAW YOU MUST DOWNLOAD, COMPLETE, AND SUBMIT THE CERTIFICATION FORMS FROM WWW.BROOKLYN.CUNY.EDU

MUST DOWNLOAD, COMPLETE, AND SUBMIT THE CERTIF ICATION FORMS
FROM WWW.BROOKLYN.CUNY.EDU

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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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