Current Offerings

The OWL Teacher Center Fall 2017 Program
Workshops, Graduate and Inservice Courses

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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 September 2017

DASA Training at Lindenhurst High School

Saturday, September 16, 2017
8:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Lindenhurst HS – 2nd Floor Library/Computer Lab
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. We strongly suggest that you email us beforehand to verify available space in the class – owlcenter@lindenhurstschools.org.

 

Workshop Schedule for October 2017

DASA Training at Lindenhurst High School

Monday, October 23, 2017
4:15-7:30 pm
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. You will receive an online Welcome Packet explaining how to gain access to the modules after completing the face to face session. The Welcome Packet will contain comprehensive instructions on how to log on to the modules.

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

 

Workshop Schedule for November 2017

DASA Training at Lindenhurst High School

Monday, November 6, 2017
4:15-7:30 pm
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. You will receive an online Welcome Packet explaining how to gain access to the modules after completing the face to face session. The Welcome Packet will contain comprehensive instructions on how to log on to the modules.

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


Workshop Schedule for January 2018

DASA Training at Lindenhurst High School

Monday, January 29, 2018
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 below.

 

Workshop Schedule for February 2018

DASA Training at Lindenhurst High School

Monday, February 26, 2018
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 below.

 

Workshop Schedule for March 2018

DASA Training at Lindenhurst High School

Monday, March 26, 2018
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 below.

 



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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
We need a minimum of 22 people to run this cohort, so please spread the word!

Reply to us at owlcenter@lindenhurstschools.org

 

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BROOKLYN COLLEGE AT

Lindenhurst’s Owl Teacher Center

Graduate Education Fall 2017

Additional Certificate in SWD

CBSE 7674T Students with Special Needs 3 graduate credits

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

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 influence of gender, class, language, sexuality, and race/ethnicity on the construction of disability.

Course location:



Lindenhurst HS
300 Charles Street  Room 211

Lindenhurst, New York 11757
Thursdays: 4:15 – 8:25 pm
Dates: Sept. 28; Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov. 2, 9, 16
Cost:  $750.00 payable to Lindenhurst PS\OWL
  (Registration and Payment will be completed at the 1st class)

Minimum enrollment 20 – maximum 30

Additional Information: (718) 951-5448 ntinevra@brooklyn.cuny.edu                

or  (631) 867-3855 owlcenter@lindenhurstschools.org           

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

 

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BROOKLYN COLLEGE AT

Lindenhurst’s Owl Teacher Center

Graduate Education 2017-2018

Additional Certificate in SWD

CBSE 7676T Environments for Students with Special Needs 3 graduate credits

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

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

Course location:



Lindenhurst HS
300 Charles Street  Room 211

Lindenhurst, New York 11757
Thursdays: 4:15 – 8:25 pm
Dates: Nov. 30; Dec. 7, 14, 21, 2017; Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2018
Cost:  $750.00 payable to Lindenhurst PS\OWL
  (Registration and Payment will be completed at the 1st class)

Minimum enrollment 20 – maximum 30

Additional Information: (718) 951-5448 ntinevra@brooklyn.cuny.edu                

or  (631) 867-3855 owlcenter@lindenhurstschools.org           

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

 

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BROOKLYN COLLEGE AT

Lindenhurst’s Owl Teacher Center

Graduate Education Winter 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.

Course location:



Lindenhurst HS
300 Charles Street  Room 211

Lindenhurst, New York 11757
Thursdays: 4:15 – 8:25 pm
Dates: Feb. 1, 8, 15; March 1, 8, 15, 22; April 12, 2018
Cost:  $750.00 payable to Lindenhurst PS\OWL
  (Registration and Payment will be completed at the 1st class)

Minimum enrollment 20 – maximum 30

Additional Information: (718) 951-5448 ntinevra@brooklyn.cuny.edu                

or  (631) 867-3855 owlcenter@lindenhurstschools.org           

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

 

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BROOKLYN COLLEGE AT

Lindenhurst’s Owl Teacher Center

Graduate Education 2018

Additional Certificate in SWD

CBSE 7678T

Educational Assessment of Young Children and Students with Special Needs

3 graduate credits

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

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.

Course location:



Lindenhurst HS
300 Charles Street  Room 211

Lindenhurst, New York 11757
Thursdays: 4:15 – 8:25 pm
Dates: April 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; June 7, 2018
Cost:  $750.00 payable to Lindenhurst PS\OWL
  (Registration and Payment will be completed at the 1st class)

Minimum enrollment 20 – maximum 30

Additional Information: (718) 951-5448 ntinevra@brooklyn.cuny.edu                

or  (631) 867-3855 owlcenter@lindenhurstschools.org           

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

 

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New course from the OWL Teacher Center...

The Benefits of STEAM & Lego Education in the Classroom

A Hybrid Course for K-6 Educators

Instructor: Jennifer Lindner

Approved for MA75 for Lindenhurst Teachers

45 hours, 3 inservice credits Grades K-6 All Areas
Time: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm Fee: $95
Site: Lindenhurst Room: TBA
Dates: Saturdays, Sept. 30, Oct. 14 & 28, Nov. 18 & Dec. 2 PLUS 15-hour Online Component  

This 45-hour course provides teachers with practical methods, materials and strategies for lesson design and instruction using STEAM and Lego Education in the K-6 classroom. Participants will learn how to create engaging lessons with hands-on activities that spark scientific curiosity and inquiry in all students. Teachers will design and create a portfolio of lessons applicable in all content areas. Teachers will leave with a list of resources and funding sources where they can obtain materials for their classrooms.

Participants will learn the following:

  • how to improve comprehension of grade level texts and assess student learning by incorporating Lego Education and STEAM strategies and approaches to instruction.

  • how to meet curriculum objectives while expanding knowledge and building academic and 21st century skills.

  • how to create classroom toolkits and lesson plans incorporating STEAM and Lego Education

Deadline for registration:   September 24, 2017

TO REGISTER:  Print out the form and follow the instructions.

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The OWL Teacher Center

presents

Blended Learning in the Classroom:
Strategies for Integrating Technology into Instruction

Instructors: Kim Turri & Leslie Brophy

Approved for Advancement to MA75 for Lindenhurst Teachers.

Grades: 4-12, all areas 45 hours: 3 inservice credits
Hours: 4-7 pm Fee: $95
Dates: Wednesdays, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25; Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29, Dec. 6, 13 (plus 15-hour online component)

Site: Lindenhurst Middle School, Room TBA

 

Have you thought about transitioning to the blended learning approach in your classroom, but didn’t know where to begin? This course will guide you in creating a student-centered classroom that incorporates the thoughtful integration of online digital media with traditional classroom instructional methods. Participants will focus on developing concrete strategies and resources to help create and design online learning tasks that engage learners in a student-centered environment. We will explore various classroom models to weave together the best aspects of face-to-face and online learning to meet your instructional goals and your students’ diverse learning needs. A major objective of this course is to design instruction that will allow students more control over time, pace, place and path of their learning. Teachers will leave with a digital toolbox customized to support their curriculum. Some of the many technologies that will be utilized are video screencasting tools, Google Apps, interactive video and assessment tools as well as other cutting edge resources.

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

  • understand the blended learning approach.

  • create their own digital toolbox.

  • utilize classroom models such as station rotation, whole group rotation and the flipped classroom.

  • assess student progress through formative measures.

  • create at least three personalized lessons using blended learning models.

Deadline for registration: Sept. 27, 2017

TO REGISTER: Print out this form and follow the instructions below.

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The OWL Teacher Center presents…

Spanish for Educators Part I:

A Hybrid Course

Instructor: Francine Voulo

Approved for Advancement to MA75 for Lindenhurst Teachers.

45 hrs; 3 Inservice Credits Grades K-12
Time: 4-7 p.m. (for face to face sessions) Fee: $95
Dates: Face to Face- Thursdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26; November 2, 9, 16, 2017 Site: Robert Moses Middle School, North Babylon, Room 222
Online segment is asynchronous; Participants may begin online assignments on October 5, and must complete all work by November 16.  

NYSED is now implementing new standards for our English Language Learners, and new professional development requirements for our teachers (15/100 CTLE hours every 5-year cycle). The OWL Teacher Center is offering this hybrid course in order to assist our teachers, their students, and the parents of those students – all partners in education.

Teachers often need a translator to communicate with Spanish speaking students and their families. Conferences, letter writing, phone calls, and CSE meetings can be more comfortable and productive if teachers know the basics of the Spanish language and cultural awareness.

Participants will learn letter writing, phone call language, simple lessons in Spanish, and will explore cultural issues which will promote a better understanding of their English Language Learners and their families. Discussions will include differentiation for the ELL student, ELL and the Common Core, and ensuring equal learning opportunities for the ELL student.

This is a hybrid course consisting of 21 face to face hours and a 24-hour online component. Online work will include reading and writing assignments and visiting various designated websites for research and planning. Internet access is required.

TO REGISTER: Print out this form and follow the instructions below.

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The OWL Teacher Center
presents

Creating Mathematical Mindsets:
Adding It All Up!

APPROVED FOR ADVANCEMENT TO MA75 FOR LINDENHURST TEACHERS

Instructor: Beth Read

Grades K-5 45 hrs; 3 inservice credits
Time: 4-7:45 pm Fee: $95
Dates: Thursdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov. 2, 16, 30; Dec. 7 plus 15-hour online segment Site: Lindenhurst, Albany Ave. Elementary School Library
   

This hybrid course will cover the following topics:

Using Number Talks- Helping children build Mental Math and Computational Strategies

  • What is a Number Talk?

  • How do I prepare for a Number Talk?

  • How to develop specific strategies in K-5 classroom through Number Talks.

Participants will view actual classroom number talks and develop number talks to use in their classrooms. Participants will be asked to videotape their number talk for the purpose of self-evaluation and strategy building.

Mathematical Activities:

Participants will develop and design tasks that complement the currently used Math program and enable them to foster the Mathematical Workshop design in their classroom. Participants will understand the difference between Computational Fluency and Procedural fluency. Participants will be exposed to activities that make Models More Meaningful.

Formative Assessment:

Participants will learn about the principles underlying effective formative assessment as well as specific strategies. Participants will learn how to use formative assessment not only to assist in planning but also to help students develop a growth mindset.

This class will require 15 hours of outside work (videotaping, self-reflection, and using data from assessments).

To register please return this form and your check to the Owl Teacher Center no later than September 28.

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The OWL TEACHER CENTER

presents

CPI TRAINING:

Non-Violent Crisis Intervention

Instructors: Roni Loud Mosakowski & Victoria Comerford

Approved for Advancement to MA75 for Lindenhurst Teachers

6.5 CTLE hours Gr. K-12
Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017 Time: 9 am-3:30 pm
Site: Lindenhurst HS Library Fee: $20

CPI Training focuses on prevention of crises in our classrooms and schools. This training provides staff with strategies for safely defusing anxious, hostile, or violent behavior at the earliest possible stage. CPI teaches practical skills and strategies needed for assessing, managing and responding to risk behavior by placing the focus on verbal de-escalation and early intervention.

Participants will learn to:

  • identify behaviors that could lead to crisis.

  • effectively respond to these behaviors in order to prevent escalation.

  • use disengagement skills in the event that behavior becomes physical.

Participants will receive CPI certification after the workshop is completed.

Please bring a bag lunch or snack, as you will have a working lunch.
Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing as you will be moving around.

TO REGISTER: Print out this form and follow the instructions below.

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The OWL Teacher Center

presents

The Power of Student Engagement

Instructor: Jennifer Stamatiades

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

45 hours, three inservice credits Grades K-12
Time: 4-7:45 p.m. Site: Lindenhurst MS, Room TBA
Dates: Tuesdays, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24; Nov.14, 21, 28; Dec. 5, Fee: $95
Plus 15-hour online practicum consisting of research, reflection and lesson planning

What makes a lesson truly outstanding? What makes a teacher say at the end of a school day, “I really had a great day with my students!”? Isn’t it simply when students (and teacher) are having fun while mastering the skills they need to learn? When students are clearly engaged in learning, then the teacher has succeeded. The question is, how do we make every lesson engaging, and every day a successful one for every student at every ability level?

This course is designed to explore the components of effective, engaging lessons through research, online videos, and professional conversations among participants. Opportunities for professional collaboration will promote sharing of our most outstanding lessons, and why they worked so well.

Upon completion of this course, teachers will have:

  • A collection of new and/or enhanced current lessons using backward planning via Danielson’s Framework and the NYS CCLS.

  • The know-how to create challenging lessons that foster student collaboration, higher level thing skills, higher level questions and answers.

  • The experience of reflecting upon their own lessons to determine what made them outstanding (or not!)

  • Research-based knowledge of the characteristics of highly effective lessons, discussions with colleagues about these lessons, and the experience of analyzing and rating them using the APPR framework.

The goal of this course is to make teachers more keenly aware of the components of great lessons and how to maximize student engagement using best practices. The course will offer information teachers need in order to plan and present excellent lessons that maximize student learning, as well as creating a classroom environment that facilitates student achievement.

Deadline for registration: September 26, 2017

TO REGISTER: Print out this form and follow the instructions below.

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New course from Echoes & Reflections and OWL Teacher Center...

Connecting the Past with Today:

Jewish Refugees & the Holocaust

A hybrid course for Gr. 6-12 teachers

Approved for MA75 for Lindenhurst Teachers

15 hours, 1 inservice credit Grades 6-12 All Areas Fee: $35

The course is open to teachers in grades 6 through 12, which will provide opportunities for collaboration across subject areas and throughout grade levels.

How to participate

  • September/October: Register and participate in the Echoes and Reflections 3-Part Online Class: Teaching the Holocaust, Empowering Students.

How do we create impactful and thoughtful learning of the Holocaust with students? During this online class, participants explore and gain access to a range of classroom content and consider instructional enhancements to support students' study and reflection of the history of the Holocaust and its ongoing meaning in the world today. Educators enhance their own knowledge about the Holocaust, including the history of antisemitism, and build confidence and capacity to teach this complex subject.

Participants will receive a link to register. Three modules open on 10/2, 10/10, and 10/17. Each module can be completed at your own pace each week.

  • November: Attend the in-person portion of the course on November 4, 2017 at 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM at the Lindenhurst High School Library.

The world is facing the largest refugee crisis since WWII. How can we help students make connections and build understanding of this crisis through the study of the Holocaust? This workshop will provide primary and secondary sources that shed light on the barriers to immigration and the unwillingness of the free world to accept refugees during the Holocaust. With this knowledge, students can begin to make meaningful connections to similar issues affecting people and nations today.

  • October – December: Register and participate in three or more one-hour webinars on a variety of topics. Links to the webinars will be distributed to all registrants.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 27, 2017

TO REGISTER: Print out this form and follow the instructions below.

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The OWL Teacher Center
presents

The LGBT Workshop Series for Teachers

Instructors: Aaron Braun (W’shops 1-5) and Christina Wilk (W’shop 6)

Approved for Advancement to MA75 for Lindenhurst Teachers

Site: Lindenhurst High School Library Fee: $5 per workshop

The goal of this workshop series is to create a safer, more supportive school environment for LGBT students of all ages. This can be accomplished by ensuring that faculty and staff are sensitive to the needs of all students, and that they have the necessary tools and resources to help create safer spaces for their students.

This workshop series will be presented for two separate audiences: K-5 teachers and secondary (6-12) teachers, on different dates and at different times. Be sure to register for the workshops that match your teaching assignment.

Workshops for Elementary Teachers:

1. Tuesday, October 3, 2017 4-6 pm Creating Safer Schools for LGBT Young People

Target audiences: K-5 School faculty and staff, School and District Administrators

This workshop is intended for Elementary faculty, staff, and administrators interested in learning about the challenges facing LGBT youth in schools, such as bullying, and how to create a safe and supportive school environment. Participants will receive one of LIGALY’s Safe Space stickers at the conclusion of this workshop.

2. Tuesday, November 14, 2017 4-5:30 pm Upstander Training: Don’t Stand By, Stand Up! Target Audience: K-5 School faculty and staff, School and District Administrators

This interactive workshop allows participants the opportunity to identify and explore types of bullying and bystander behaviors. Through role-play, participants will better understand bystander behavior and have the opportunity to practice effective and appropriate responses to bullying that they can teach to their students.

Workshops for Secondary Teachers:

3. Thursday, October 12, 2017 3:15-4:45 pm Upstander Training: Don’t Stand By, Stand Up!

Target audiences: Gr. 6-12 School faculty and staff, School and District Administrators

This interactive workshop allows participants the opportunity to identify and explore types of bullying and bystander behaviors. Through role-play, participants will better understand bystander behavior and have the opportunity to practice effective and appropriate responses to bullying that they can teach to their students.

4. Thursday, November 16, 2017 3:15-4:45 pm Gender ID 101

Target Audience: Gr. 6-12 School faculty and staff, School and District Administrators

This workshop will investigate the “T” in LGBT and how gender identity differs from sexual orientation. Myths and stereotypes about transgender people, the negative effects of transphobia and bullying, and ways to create safer spaces for transgender people will be discussed. Issues facing transgender people, risk factors, supportive factors, and best practices will also be discussed.

5. Tuesday, December 12, 2017 3:15-4:45 pm Sexual Orientation

Target Audience: Gr. 6-12 School faculty and staff, School and District Administrators

This workshop provides a basic overview of sexual orientation and gender identity as well as their social constructions. A discussion of heterosexism, homophobia, and transphobia will also be presented.

6. Date TBD 3:15-4:45 HIV/STI 101

Target Audience: Gr. 6-12 School faculty and staff, School and District Administrators

A brief HIV overview will be followed by discussion of how HIV has impacted the gay community in the US, including an historical perspective, and touching on political climate and medical attitudes toward HIV and AIDS.

Activism from within the community will also be addressed in terms of how it has helped to shape treatment, care and prevention. It also addresses populations that are disproportionately affected by the virus. There is also a focus on viewing risk through the lens of behaviors rather than identities.

TO REGISTER: Print out this form and follow the instructions below.

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The OWL Teacher Center
presents

Educational Technology Tools
for the Modern Educator

APPROVED FOR ADVANCEMENT TO MA75 FOR LINDENHURST TEACHERS

Instructor: Christy Dallao

Grades: K-12, all areas 45 hrs; 3 inservice credits
Site: Lindenhurst Middle School, Room TBA Fee: $95
Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays, Nov. 2, 9, 14, 16, 21, 28, 30 & Dec. 5, 7, 12, 14, 19 plus 9 hr. online component Time: 4-7 pm

Bring your classroom to life with 12 popular tools that will change the way you teach forever! This course will explore technologies that will enhance your Common Core lessons by increasing attention and overall performance. Improve your instruction by instantly assessing student data. WOW your students and peers with cutting edge technology that is surprisingly easy to learn and even easier to implement. This course is appropriate for all subjects and grade levels. Each session will concentrate on a different tool, and will include a combination of instructional time and independent time to create lessons and activities for immediate classroom use.

Online Component: Participants will have until December 19, 2017 to create and submit three (3) lesson plans using the technologies learned in this course. CTLE certificates will be mailed when all requirements have been met.

Session 1: Nov. 2 - Virtual Field Trips- Take your students outside the classroom without ever opening the door. We will explore several ways to take your students on a virtual field trip using Google Cardboard, Google Maps, Google Expedition, and Nearpod.

Session 2: Nov. 9 - Nearpod- This interactive presentation and assessment tool allows you to create or download a presentation, share your lesson, and interact with each student in real time, all while monitoring and measuring student results on an individual and aggregate basis.

Session 3: Nov. 14 - Quizlet & Quizlet Live- Quizlet provides free study tools for learners of all ages that can be used inside and outside of the classroom. Quizlet Live is a game where teams of students work together, racing to learn material in a study set.

Session 4: Nov. 16 - Formative- This platform allows you to create online formative assessments quickly. You can monitor the students as they complete assigbments and see responses in real time.

Session 5: Nov. 21 - Powtoon- Create awesome animated videos and presentations with this presentation software that allows teachers and students to create fun and engaging videos.

Session 6: Nov. 28 - Classkick- Give students more feedback than ever with this magic whiteboard. Students work on assignments while getting help from teachers and peers instantly.

Session 7: Nov. 30 - Plickers- Plickers is a powerfully simple tool that lets you collect real-time formative assessments without the need for student devices.

Session 8: Dec. 5 - Padlet- Padlet is one of the easiest ways to create and collaborate. It works like a sheet of paper, where students can all comment and see instant responses.

Session 9: Dec. 7 - Kahoot- This game based learning platform makes it fun to learn any subject on any device. Create a fun learning game made from a series of multiple-choice questions that can include videos, images, and diagrams. Students can also put answers in chronological order with their new “Jumble” feature.

Session 10: Dec. 12 - Weebly- Weebly is a surprisingly easy way to create a high- quality website or blog for teachers or students.

Session 11: Dec. 14 - Zipgrade and Epic- Zipgrade turns your phone or tablet into an optical grading machine similar to a Scantron. Provide instant feedback by grading exit tickets, quizzes, and formative assessments. Epic! is an online library, offering unlimited access to over 25,000 high-quality books for children.

Session 19: Survey Monkey- This online survey software and questionnaire tool allows you create and publish online surveys and view them graphically instantly.

Deadline for registration: Oct. 27, 2017

TO REGISTER: Print out this form and follow the instructions below.

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

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 







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