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 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.



 

Stony Brook University

School of Professional Development

Department of Linguistics

In collaboration with the OWL Teacher Center

Invites all interested educators to an

INFORMATIONAL OPEN HOUSE FOR

ESOL Supplementary Certification
Educational Leadership
Educational Computing

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time: 4:15 pm
Site: Daniel St. School Library, 289 Daniel St., Lindenhurst

Anyone interested in attending MUST RSVP by September 22 to Director Jennifer Bova, at owlcenter@lindenhurstschools.org, and specify which program is of interest to you.

ESOL Supplementary Certification
As of March 9, 2015, the NYS Board of Regents significantly changed the requirements for content are teachers to be eligible to teach English Language Learners (ELLS) and proposed alternative pathways to certification. Our 12 credit program will allow you to apply for the Supplementary Certificate in English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) through alternative pathways.
The courses are:
LIN 502 - Methods I: Foundations of ESOL Pedagogy
LIN 503 - Methods II: Language & Literacy through Content Areas
LIN 504 - Introduction to Teaching Linguistic and Literacy Skills to ELLs
LIN 544 - Literacy in the Content Areas
Come and meet Dr. Annette Shideler, TESOL Program Coordinator, SUNY Stony Brook, and learn more about this exciting opportunity.

Educational Leadership (Combined SBL & SDL)
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.

Advanced Graduate Certificate in Educational Computing
This 18 credit program is designed to provide expertise in the design, implementation and assessment of computer-based technologies to enhance education. The courses can be applied toward an MS in Technology, or an MA in Liberal Studies.
Come and meet Al Pisano, Coordinator of the Ed. Computing Program.

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

RSVP by September 22 to Director Jennifer Bova, at owlcenter@lindenhurstschools.org, and specify which program is of interest to you.

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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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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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Tech Tools for Teachers

A Hybrid Course for Grades 6-12

Instructor: Rose Truglio

Approved for advancement to MA75 for Lindenhurst teachers.

15 hours; 1 inservice credit Grades 6-12
Time: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Site: Lindenhurst SHS, Room 210
Dates: Tuesdays, Oct. 11, 18, 25; Nov. 1, 15, 2016 PLUS 5 hour online practicum Fee: $35

This course will focus on YOU! Plenty of hands on computer time will be given for you to master the many tools available to you in Lindenhurst and N. Babylon Public Schools. Teachers in other districts are invited to register if their districts use the student management system with eSchool and eBoards.

Session 1: eSchool : Teacher Interface, attendance, reporting, label generation, and grade book. Some time will be spent on the Microsoft Word and Excel exports and reports available.

Session 2: eBoard: Creating, managing, editing, and archiving your course materials.

Session 3: Outlook: Managing your email, creating a professional signature, making and replying to meeting requests, working with the calendar feature.

Session 4: MyLearningPlan and Aesop: Managing your online professional life – a bit of LinkedIn. Time will be spent exploring professional groups and associations.

Session 5: Explore an online learning management system (LMS) – the whys and hows of an online environment OR explore Jing, Camtasia, Screencast-o-matic or Screencastify (Chromebooks).

Deadline for registration: October 4, 2016

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

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Owl Teacher Center

Presents

Spanish for Educators III:

A Hybrid Course

Instructor: Francine Voulo

45 hrs; 3 Inservice Credits Grades K-12
Dates: Face to Face-
Thursdays, October 13, 20, 27; November 3, 10, 17; Dec. 8, 2016
Online segment is asynchronous; Participants may begin online assignments on October 13, and must completeall work by Dec. 8.
Time: 4-7 p.m. (for face to face sessions)
Site: Robert Moses Middle School, North Babylon, Room 222
Fee: $95

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 in helping their ELL students, and facilitate communication with their parents.

This course was developed to assist teachers with planning and instruction of ELLs. It will expand on the acquisition of the Spanish language and understanding of its culture while facilitating communication and building relationships with ELLs 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, developing oral and written dialogues, and creating a portfolio of lessons and resources for classroom use. Internet access is required.

It is not necessary to have taken Parts 1 & 2 to register for this course. However, it is helpful to have studied Spanish in high school or college and have some knowledge of the language.

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

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The OWL Teacher Center
presents

Introduction to Google Apps

APPROVED FOR ADVANCEMENT TO MA75 FOR LINDENHURST TEACHERS

Instructor: Caitlin Curran

Grades: K-5 15 hrs; 1 inservice credit
Dates: Thursdays, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27 Time: 4-7PM
Site: Lindenhurst High School, Library Media Center Fee: $35/1 inservice credit or $7 per individual workshop

This is a workshop series. Teachers may choose to attend any or all of them, depending upon needs and interests.

Google Apps is a core suite of communication and collaboration applications that allow students to work from any device on documents and projects. Participants will explore Google Applications such as Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, Forms and Classroom. Teachers will have opportunities to create standards-based 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 create, collaborate, share and organize with Google Drive.

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Each session consists of 1.5 hours of instruction plus 1.5 hours of creating lessons and activities for classroom use.

Class #1 Sept. 29
Drive & Docs

Much like a computer has a hard drive full of folders and files, Google Drive is a cloud-based storage system that can be accessed from anywhere, and anything, with Internet access. Think of Google Drive as the home base of Google Docs, Spreadsheets, Forms, Presentations, Drawings, and other files. Learn how to create folders, Google Docs or upload Word files and convert them to Google Docs.

Class #2 Oct. 6
Slides
Google Slides is an online presentation app that allows you to display work in a visual way. Here's what you can do with Google Slides:

  • Create and edit presentations.

  • Edit a presentation with students or colleagues.

  • Share it with others effortlessly.

In this session, participants will learn how to convert PowerPoint files to Google Slides.

Class #3 Oct. 13
Forms and Sheets
Google Forms is a free tool from Google that allows you to do the following:

  • Create forms, surveys, quizzes, and assessments

  • Share the forms with others

  • Allow others to complete the forms online

  • Collect all the responses in a spreadsheet

  • Provide you with helpful summaries of the collected data with charts and graphs

In this session, participants will learn how to create Google Forms and use Flubaroo to automatically grade assessments.

Class #41 Oct. 20
Classroom  
Classroom is a free web-based platform that integrates your Google Apps for Education account with all your Google Apps services, including Google Docs, Gmail, and Google Calendar. Classroom saves time and paper, and makes it easy to create classes, distribute assignments, communicate, and stay organized.

Class #5 Oct. 27
Google Resources
In this session, participants will explore add-ons, extensions and where to find more Google resources for their classrooms.

Each class session is 3 hours in length.

Deadline for registration is 1 week prior to each workshop.
To register, print out this form and send to the OWL Teacher Center according to the instruction

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The OWL Teacher Center

Presents

The Google Classroom:

All Aspects of a Google Ready Classroom for All Subjects

Google Apps for Education and 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: Wednesdays, September 28; October 5, 12, 19, 26; November 2, 9; Saturdays, November 5 & 19. Site: Lindenhurst Middle School, Room S218
Time: Wednesdays – 3:30-6:30 pm; Saturdays 8:00-3:00 pm Plus 10 hour online component 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 according to the instruction

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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

Dates: Wednesdays, Oct. 5, 19, 26; Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30; Dec. 7, 14; Jan 4, 11, 18 plus 9 hour online practicum consisting of research and lesson planning
Time: 4-7 p.m.
Site: Lindenhurst MS, Room E111/Library
Fee:
$95

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.

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

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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: Saturdays, October 1 & 22, 2016 Time: 8:00am -3:30 pm
Site: 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 according to the instructions.

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The OWL Teacher Center
presents

Google Tips & Tricks

APPROVED FOR ADVANCEMENT TO MA75 FOR LINDENHURST TEACHERS

Instructor: Tina Mottl

Grades 6-12 15 hrs; 1 inservice credit

Dates: First Thursday of each month, Oct. through March

Time: 3:15-5:15 pm
Site: Lindenhurst High School, Library Media Center Fee: $35/1 inservice credit or $6 per individual workshop

This is a workshop series. Teachers may choose to attend any or all of them, depending upon needs and interests.

Google Apps is a core suite of communication and collaboration applications that allow students to work from any device on documents and projects. Participants will explore Google Applications such as Google Docs, Slides, Spreadsheets, Forms, Sites and Classroom. Teachers will have opportunities to create standards-based 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.

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

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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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www.cprnys.org



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