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 Fall 2015

DASA Training at Lindenhurst High School
Saturday, October 17, 2015
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.

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

 

DASA Training at Lindenhurst High School
Monday, September 21, 2015
4:15 p.m. - 7:30 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 BE COMPLETED OUTSIDE OF CLASS.
To register, print out this form and send to the OWL Teacher Center according to the instructions.

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The OWL Teacher Center

presents
Deconstructing the IEP: A Two-Part Course
Instructor: Nancy Bracht

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

15 hours per course/ 1 inservice credit each; 30 hours total/ 2 inservice credits
Fees: $35 per credit or $70 for 2 creditsK-12 Teachers/ Special Education Site: Lindenhurst Middle School, Room S216


Part 1: IEPs for Beginners - This course is for new teachers, who would like to become familiarized with reading and analyzing, as well as writing IEPs. The class will entail a section by section breakdown of an IEP as viewed in IEP Direct. Participants will have the opportunity to explore program/testing modifications, goals, etc. Participants will also become familiarized with academic testing and will learn how to enter test results into IEP Direct, as well as how to utilize test scores in gauging students’ strengths and weaknesses. In addition, this course will provide information regarding assistive technology, functional behavioral analyses, behavior intervention plans, student aides, as well as related services.

Dates: Thursdays, October 1, 8, 22, 29; November 5 & 12
Time: 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Part 2: Preparing for Annuals- This course will build upon what is learned in the first course while embarking on the process of academic testing and providing assistance to participants in writing their actual IEPs in preparation for annuals. A detailed examination of all required documents will be covered in this course. Through peer and instructor guidance and feedback, participants will exit this class completely prepared for their annual reviews.

Dates: Thursdays, November 19, December 3, 10, 17, January 7 & 14
Time: 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Download this form to read more and apply.

 

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Google Apps for Educators

Grades K-5

Instructor: Caitlin Curran
This course is approved for advancement to MA75 for Lindenhurst teachers.

45 hrs; 3 inservice credits Grades K-5
Dates: Wednesdays, Sept. 30; Oct. 14, 21; Nov. 4, 18; Dec. 2, 9 - Face to Face
Plus 15 hours of online assignments (asynchronous)
Time: 4-8:15 p.m.

Site: Harding Ave. School, Lindenhurst Room 118

Fee: $95

If you are an elementary educator seeking to enhance your Common Core lessons, save precious time, stay connected to your students, their parents, and your colleagues, then this course is for you. This 3 credit hybrid course will provide hands on learning using Google Apps productivity tools for classroom collaboration. This cloud-based suite allows educators and students to create, share and edit files in real time. Collaboration is especially easy, as these apps are available on any device and save automatically to the cloud.
Participants will learn how to collaborate simultaneously with colleagues, communicate with parents more efficiently and effectively, and enhance lesson and unit plans using technology.
Participants will learn to use:

Google Classroom Google Drive
Google Sheets Google Docs
Google Slides Google Sites

Download this form to read more and apply.

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The OWL Teacher Center

presents
Google Basic Training
Instructor: Tina Mottl

Grades 6-12 15 hrs; 1 inservice credit
Dates: Wednesdays, Sept. 30; Oct. 7, 14, 28; Nov. 4, 2015 Time: 3-6 p.m.
Site: Lindenhurst High School, Library Media Center Fee: $35

Join us in our weekly  intensive 3 hour sessions that will immerse you into the world of Google Apps for Educators. Whether you’re a Google novice or someone who has dabbled, this class will give you the basic knowledge and skills to apply Google Tools to your classroom practice. It will change the way you run your classroom.
Participants will explore Google Applications such as Google Docs, Slides, Spreadsheets, Forms, Sites and Classroom. Teachers will have opportunities to create Common Core lessons in each of these applications for immediate use in their classrooms.
This course addresses the CCLS by providing skills in using an organizational and collaborative tool to incorporate all NYS Common Core Learning Standards.

Learn to create, share and organize with Google Drive.
APPROVED FOR ADVANCEMENT TO MA75 FOR LINDENHURST TEACHERS
NOTE: This course has the same content as Google Summer Camp 2015.

Deadline for registration: September 24, 2015

Download this form to read more and apply.

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The OWL Teacher Center presents a new fall course…

Make-N-Take
Spiral-Review Math Stations
Grades 3-5 and AIS Math – Part 1

Instructor: Michelle Schor

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

15 hours, 1 in-service credit Fee: $35
Dates: Thursdays: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Time: 4pm - 7pm
Site: Lindenhurst, Rall Elementary School Room: 122

This 15-hour course provides an examination of the critical part spiral-review math stations play in having students practice, master, and retain the Common Core Math Standards. Participants will:

  • Create differentiated spiral-review math stations based on results from formative and summative assessments of the Common Core Math Standards. (Examples of formative and summative assessments will be reviewed.)
  • Develop self-assessments and/or peer assessments for the math stations to determine when additional small-group instruction is needed.
  • Prepare a classroom management schedule for the math stations.

The course is open to teachers in grades 3 through 5, as well as teachers of AIS Math, which will provide opportunities for communication across grade levels in regards to foundational standards that students need in order to progress.

Take this opportunity to develop and grow professionally (Danielson Rubric 4d), while you learn to design student self-assessments and peer assessments (Danielson Rubric 1f), engage your students in learning (Danielson Rubric 3c), and use assessments in your instruction to provide differentiated math stations (Danielson Rubric 3d).

Please contact Michelle Schor (mschor@lindenhurstschools.org) for a list of materials needed for the course.

Download this form to read more and apply.

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The OWL Teacher Center presents a new fall course…

Make-N-Take
Spiral-Review Math Stations
Grades K- 2 and AIS Math – Part 1

Instructor: Michelle Schor

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

15 hours, 1 in-service credit Fee: $35
Dates: Wednesdays: Oct. 14, 21, and 28, Nov. 4 and 18 Time: 4pm - 7pm
Site: Lindenhurst, Rall Elementary School Room: 122

This 15-hour course provides an examination of the critical part spiral-review math stations play in having students practice, master, and retain the Common Core Math Standards. Participants will:

  • Create differentiated spiral-review math stations based on results from formative and summative assessments of the Common Core Math Standards. (Examples of formative and summative assessments will be reviewed.)
  • Develop self-assessments and/or peer assessments for the math stations to determine when additional small-group instruction is needed.
  • Prepare a classroom management schedule for the math stations.

The course is open to teachers in grades K through 2, as well as teachers of AIS Math, which will provide opportunities for communication across grade levels in regards to foundational standards that students need in order to progress.

Take this opportunity to develop and grow professionally (Danielson Rubric 4d), while you learn to design student self-assessments and peer assessments (Danielson Rubric 1f), engage your students in learning (Danielson Rubric 3c), and use assessments in your instruction to provide differentiated math stations (Danielson Rubric 3d).

Please contact Michelle Schor (mschor@lindenhurstschools.org) for a list of materials needed for the course.

Download this form to read more and apply.

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The OWL Teacher Center presents a new winter course…

Make-N-Take
Spiral-Review Math Stations
Grades 3-5 and AIS Math – Part 2

Instructor: Michelle Schor

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

15 hours, 1 in-service credit Fee: $35
Dates: Thursdays: January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4 Time: 4pm - 7pm
Site: Lindenhurst, Rall Elementary School Room: 122

This 15-hour course provides an examination of the critical part spiral-review math stations play in having students practice, master, and retain the Common Core Math Standards. Participants will:

  • Create differentiated spiral-review math stations based on results from formative and summative assessments of the Common Core Math Standards. (Examples of formative and summative assessments will be reviewed.)
  • Develop self-assessments and/or peer assessments for the math stations to determine when additional small-group instruction is needed.
  • Prepare a classroom management schedule for the math stations.

The course is open to teachers in grades 3 through 5, as well as teachers of AIS Math, which will provide opportunities for communication across grade levels in regards to foundational standards that students need in order to progress.

Take this opportunity to develop and grow professionally (Danielson Rubric 4d), while you learn to design student self-assessments and peer assessments (Danielson Rubric 1f), engage your students in learning (Danielson Rubric 3c), and use assessments in your instruction to provide differentiated math stations (Danielson Rubric 3d).

Please contact Michelle Schor (mschor@lindenhurstschools.org) for a list of materials needed for the course.

Download this form to read more and apply.

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The OWL Teacher Center presents a new winter course…

Make-N-Take
Spiral-Review Math Stations
Grades K-2 and AIS Math – Part 2

Instructor: Michelle Schor

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

15 hours, 1 in-service credit Fee: $35
Dates: Wednesdays: Jan. 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10, 24 Time: 4pm - 7pm
Site: Lindenhurst, Rall Elementary School Room: 122

This 15-hour course provides an examination of the critical part spiral-review math stations play in having students practice, master, and retain the Common Core Math Standards. Participants will:

  • Create differentiated spiral-review math stations based on results from formative and summative assessments of the Common Core Math Standards. (Examples of formative and summative assessments will be reviewed.)
  • Develop self-assessments and/or peer assessments for the math stations to determine when additional small-group instruction is needed.
  • Prepare a classroom management schedule for the math stations.

The course is open to teachers in grades K through 2, as well as teachers of AIS Math, which will provide opportunities for communication across grade levels in regards to foundational standards that students need in order to progress.

Take this opportunity to develop and grow professionally (Danielson Rubric 4d), while you learn to design student self-assessments and peer assessments (Danielson Rubric 1f), engage your students in learning (Danielson Rubric 3c), and use assessments in your instruction to provide differentiated math stations (Danielson Rubric 3d).

Please contact Michelle Schor (mschor@lindenhurstschools.org) for a list of materials needed for the course.

Download this form to read more and apply.

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Technology Boot Camp

Instructer: Beth Read

Approved for advancement to MA75 for Lindenhurst teachers.

45 hours, 3 inservice credits Grades K-8
Dates: Thursdays, Sept. 24; Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Nov. 5, 12, 19
Plus 9 hour online segment.
Time:  4-8 p.m.
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: September 17, 2015
Note: This is the same course that was offered in the Spring of 2015.

Download this form to read more and apply.

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Owl Teacher Center

Presents
Spanish for Educators:
A Hybrid Course
Instructor: Francine Voulo

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 8, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19
Online segment is asynchronous; Participants may begin online assignments on October 8, and must complete all work by November 19
Site: Robert Moses Middle School, North Babylon, Room 222

NYSED is now implementing new standards for our English Language Learners, and new professional development requirements for our teachers. Your Teacher Center is offering this hybrid course in order to assist our teachers, their students, and the parents of those students.

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.

Download this form to read more and apply.

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Saturday classes starting this fall...

Google Apps for Education and the Paperless Blended Classroom

Instructor: Erik Eve

Grades 6-12, 45 hours, 3 inservice credits Dates: Saturdays, Oct. 3, 17; Nov. 7, 14; Dec. 5, 2015
Time:  7:30 a.m.-2:40 p.m.    Plus 9 hour asynchronous online component Site:    Lindenhurst Middle School, Room S218
  Fee: $95


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

    Note:  All participants are expected to create or modify course content to suit their classroom needs.

Download this form to read more and apply.

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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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