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 December 2016

DASA Training at Lindenhurst High School
Saturday, December 3, 2016
8:15 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Lindenhurst HS – 2nd Floor Library/Computer Lab 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.
*************************************************************************************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 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. 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

 



 

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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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

Increasing Student Engagement and Collaboration through

Cooperative Learning

Instructors: Marie Cohen & Christina Miller-Tiscione

This course is approved for advancement to MA75for Lindenhurst teachers.

15 hours, 1 inservice credit Grades K-5
Dates: Tuesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31; February 7, 14, 2017 Time: 4-5:30 pm Plus 6 hour online component
Site: Lindenhurst Wm Rall Elementary School, Room 200 Fee: $35

Cooperative learning is a research based method of classroom practice which can be utilized in every content area and grade level. It increases student engagement, teaches children to collaborate and share ideas and materials, and is useful in team-building to achieve goals. Participants will explore a variety of grouping models and see examples of how they can be utilized across the curriculum. Teachers will receive guidance in creating their own cooperative learning experiences/projects for their classes in the subjects of their choice. Please bring your Wonders text (or any reading series you are using), Social Studies or Math text to use as a resource while developing your project for your class.

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

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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 * Up to 45 hrs; 3 inservice credits Time: 4-7 PM
Dates: Tuesdays, Jan. 24, 31; Feb. 7, 14, 28; Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28; April 4, 18, 25, 2017 plus 9 hr. online segment Site: Lindenhurst Middle School, Room TBA
  Fee: $35, $70, $95*

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 improving student engagement 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.

*Teachers may register for 5, 10 or all of these sessions. If you select 5 sessions, you will pay for and receive one inservice credit. If you choose to attend 10 sessions, you will pay for and receive two inservice credits. If you select all sessions and the 9 hour practicum, you will pay for and receive three inservice credits. You may only choose 5, 10 or all, nothing in between.

Session 1 – January 24: 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 - January 31: 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- February 7: Screencast-O-Matic- This handy tool allows you to capture a video of your screen with voice audio. We will explore all the possible videos that can be created by teachers and students.

Session 4 – February 14: Formative- This platform allows you to create online formative assessments quickly. You can monitor the students as they complete it and see responses in real time.

Session 5 – February 28: Powtoon- Create awesome animated videos and presentations with this presentation software that allows teachers and students to create fun and engaging videos.

Session 6 – March 7: 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 – March 14: Plickers- Plickers is a powerfully simple tool that lets you collect real-time formative assessments without the need for student devices.

Session 8 – March 21: Padlet- Padlet is one of the easiest ways to create and collaborate. It works like a piece of paper where students can all comment and see instant responses.

Session 9 – March 28: 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.

Session 10 – April 4: Weebly- This is a surprisingly easy way to create a high- quality website or blog for teachers or students.

Session 11 – April 18: Zipgrade- 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.

Session 12 – April 25: Survey Monkey- This online survey software and questionnaire tool allows you create and publish online surveys and view them graphically instantly.

Deadline for registration: January 17, 2017

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

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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

Smartboard Software: Back to Basics

Instructors: Deborah Weinstein & Dina Hughes

Approved for advancement to MA75 for Lindenhurst teachers.

15 hrs; 1 inservice credit Grades K-12 all areas
Dates: Saturdays, January 21 & February 4, 2017 Time: 8:00am-3:30 pm
Site: Lindenhurst Middle School, Room TBA Fee: $35

With Smartboards in nearly every classroom, it is crucial that teachers build proficiency in notebook software. Given the emphasis on technology integration in the classroom, and the benefit of interactive learning experiences for students, this course will provide teachers with the skills and confidence to make the most of this technology.

Participants will create useful, relevant presentations to be used immediately in their instruction. They will collaborate with colleagues exploring ways to use the smartboard across the content areas, while developing standards-based lessons with multisensory appeal.

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

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BROOKLYN COLLEGE at

Lindenhurst’s Owl Teacher Center

Graduate Education 2016-2017

Additional Certificate in SWD

CBSE 7676T     Learning 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

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: Dec. 8, 15, 22; Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26; Feb. 2

Minimum enrollment 20 – maximum 30

Additional Information: (718) 951-5448 or (631) 867-3855
  ntinevra@brooklyn.cuny.edu   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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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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