Current Offerings

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Please check this site often for updates on our programs.

As of July 1, 2012, the OWL Teacher Center will be collecting fees for courses and workshops due to severe cuts in our funding. One credit courses will be $35, 2 credits $70, and 3 credits $95. Professional circles will also be $35. Workshop fees will vary according to number of hours. There will be a $50 service charge for graduate courses in addition to the tuition paid to the college.
We hope that you understand the impact of losing 75% of our funding for 2013, and that these fees will help sustain us in these very difficult times.

To request SAS Curriculum Pathways training for groups of teachers, please email the director at owlcenter@lindenhurstschools.org.

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DASA Training at the OWL Teacher Center

The Dignity for All Students Act requires all newly certified (December 31, 2013 and after) educators to undergo a minimum of 6 hours of training by a NYS certified provider.
The OWL Teacher Center, a state certified provider, is offering 6 hour workshops for all New York teachers who are required to take them. Workshop dates will be added according to demand.
Our instructors will be conducting the workshops according to the following schedule:


Workshop Schedule for February 2016

DASA Training at Lindenhurst High School
Saturday, February 27, 2016
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. We suggest that you email us at owlcenter@lindenhurstschools.org to verify available space in the class.

 

DASA Training at Valley Stream Memorial Jr. High School
Monday, April 11, 2016
4:15 p.m.-7:30 pm
Plus 3 hours of asynchronous online assignments
320 Fletcher Ave. 2nd Floor Library
Valley Stream, NY 11580
516-872-7700


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

 

Workshop Schedule for April 2016

DASA Training at Lindenhurst High School
Monday, April 18, 2016
4:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Lindenhurst HS – 2nd Floor Library
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 instruction and assignments. You will receive instructions for the online segment on training day.

To register, print out this form and send to the OWL Teacher Center according to the instructions. We suggest that you email us at owlcenter@lindenhurstschools.org to verify available space in the class.

 

Workshop Schedule for May 2016

DASA Training at Lindenhurst High School
Monday, May 23, 2016
4:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Lindenhurst HS – 2nd Floor Library
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 instruction and assignments. You will receive instructions for the online segment on training day.

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

 





 

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Google Integration in the Secondary Classroom
Instructor:  Erik Eve

Approved for Advancement to MA75 for Lindenhurst teachers

18 hours, 1 inservice credit plus 3 hours   Grades 6-12
Dates: Saturdays, Dec. 12, 2015 - April 2, 2016 (see dates below) Time: 8-11 a.m.
Location: Lindenhurst MS, Room S215    Fee:  $42

This course is designed to provide educators with support as they make the transition to Chromebooks and the paperless classroom. Teachers completing the entire 18 hours will receive one inservice credit plus a 3 hour certificate which may be accrued for future inservice credit when added to attendance at other workshops.

In this course, teachers will learn the following:

December 12 - Google Apps Basics (3 hours): This workshop will provide an overview of all aspects of Google Apps for Education…Sites, Drawing, Docs, Forms, Sheets, Presenter.

January 16 - Setting up your classroom (3 hours): Making your classroom paperless or blended? This workshop will teach you how to set up your room using Google Sites, Google Classroom, or Sharing of Folders.

January 23 - Chrome Book Help (3 hours): this workshop will explore Chrome Book Setup for students and an introduction to using the Chrome Books.

March 12 - Assessments with Google (3 hours): This workshop will show participants how to use all aspects of Google Forms and Grading.

March 19 - Creating Lesson Plans with Google (3 hours): This workshop will show you how to plan using this new format for education.

April 2 - Extra Help with Anything in Google! (3 hours): This workshop provides an opportunity to explore any issues, questions, problems that you are experiencing in Google Apps for Education or the Blended Classroom.

TO REGISTER:

Print out this form and send to the OWL Teacher Center with your $42 check payable to Lindenhurst PS/OWL.

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Smart Boards in the Secondary Classroom

A Hybrid Course for Grades 6-12

Instructor: Rose Truglio

Approved for advancement to MA75 for Lindenhurst teachers.

Dates: Tuesdays, January 5, 12 & 15, 2016
PLUS 6 hour online practicum
Time: 3-6 p.m.
Fee: $35
Site: Lindenhurst SHS Room 210  

These blended learning workshops are designed for teachers who use the Smart Board interactive whiteboard. They will provide educators with the additional skills, methods, and hands on practice to enhance the use of the Smart Board in their classrooms. Emphasis will be placed on building a block of lessons and activities in each teacher’s subject area. There will be three face to face sessions with an additional 6 hour independent component based upon skills learned in class.

Participants will learn to use the following aspects of the Smart Board:

  • Drag-n-drop, erase, spotlight, magnify, screen shade
  • Interactive Tools from the Teacher essentials Gallery
  • Notebook Software
  • Screen Capture Tools
  • Hyperlinks and Multimedia Files

Deadline for registration: December 23, 2015

To register for this workshop, send the this form to the OWL Teacher Center, 350 Daniel St, Room 103, Lindenhurst NY 11757 along with your $35 check payable to the Lindenhurst PS/OWL.

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Owl Teacher Center
Presents
Literacy Strategies across the Content Areas
For NEW Secondary Teachers- ALL Subjects

Instructor: Deborah Weinstein

5 hrs; 1 inservice credit Grades 6-12

Dates: Saturdays, January 16 and 30, 2016 Time: 8:00am-3:30 pm
Site: Lindenhurst Middle School, Room Fee: $35

Beginning your journey as a teacher can be very overwhelming. This course is designed to give you the support and strategies you need to foster literacy in your classroom, no matter what subject you teach.

TOPICS FOR EACH SESSION:

January 16:

  • Common Core ELA Shifts
  • Close reading strategies
  • Basic writing strategies for all subject areas
  • Using evidence/details to support a claim
  • Teaching and utilizing academic vocabulary words
  • Protocols to engage students in learning

January 30:

  • Creating useful and informative rubrics for students
  • Evaluating Student Growth
  • Differentiating instruction for diverse classrooms
  • Incorporating research in your curriculum
  • Teaching students to think independently
  • Protocols to engage students in learning

To register for this workshop, download this form and follow instructions for registration.
Deadline for registration: January 10, 2016

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Owl Teacher Center
Presents

Practicing Your Craft through
Teaching Channel Teams:
Using the Power of Reflection,
Modeling and Feedback!

Instructor: Beth Read

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

45 hours, 3 inservice credits Grades K-5 Math, AIS Math, Special Ed. & ESOL
Dates: Tuesdays - January 19, 26; February 2, 9, 23; March 1, 8, 15, and 22 , 2016 Time: 4:00-7:20 p.m. plus 15 hours of online assignments
Site: Lindenhurst, Albany Avenue Elementary School – Library/Computer Lab  

The OWL Teacher Center is pleased to present a new format in professional learning. This innovative course will focus on improvement of mathematics instruction through self-evaluation and purposeful practice. Participants will analyze lesson components through videos, and pinpoint the effectiveness of the lesson. Participants will then break down the components of their own lessons and apply the same analysis and criteria for effectiveness.
Areas of focus will include:
• Student participation/engagement
• Warm Up/Motivation
• Sprints/Fluency
• Concept Development – Modeling and Description
• Peer Teaching
• Formative Assessment
• Closure

Participants will be enrolled in a private video enabled platform through the Teaching Channel. They will collaborate in online groups and PLCs (Professional Learning Communities). Participants will have access to more than 1,000 videos. They will watch uncut video lessons posted by teachers and learn to identify various components of the lessons. Then participants, under the guidance of the instructor, will create their own private video library of lessons visible only to those with access to our private channel.
Participants will be required to upload video clips of their own lessons to share within our group. The class will be limited to 15 elementary teachers.

This 45-hour hybrid course meets once a week and includes evaluating existing videos on the public Teaching Channel, creating instruction videos, and evaluating their own lessons using the Danielson Rubric. There will be 30 hours of face to face sessions, plus 15 hours of online assignments.

To register for this workshop, download this form and follow instructions for registration.

Deadline for registration: January 10th, 2016

 

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Owl Teacher Center
Presents

Google Apps Workshop Series

Grades K-6

Instructor: Caitlin Curran

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

15 hrs., 1 inservice credit for all 5 workshops Grades K-6
Dates: Tuesdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2016

Time: 4-7 p.m.

Site: Harding Ave. School, Lindenhurst Room 118  
Fee: $7 per workshop or $35 to attend all 5 workshops  

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 1 credit hybrid course will provide hands on learning using Google Apps productivity tools for classroom collaboration. This web-based suite allows educators and students to create, share and edit files in real time, and everything is saved online. Collaboration is especially easy, as these apps are available on any device and save online automatically.

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 may opt to attend any or all workshops. Contact hours will be given to those who attend individual workshops; one inservice credit will be awarded for attendance at all workshops in the series.

March 1: Google Drive & Google Docs: Google Drive is a cloud-based storage system that can be accessed from any device with internet access. Think of Google Drive as the home base of Google Docs, Spreadsheets, Forms, Presentations, Drawings, and other files. With Google Docs, you can create documents, edit, and collaborate simultaneously in real time.

March 8: Google Forms & Google Sheets: Google Forms allows you to collect information in an electronic survey format. All replies to a Google Form are automatically populated to a Google Sheet, so the teacher can organize information. We will focus on creating Google Forms to assess your students and even discuss using add-ons such as Flubaroo, to automatically grade Forms.

March 15: Google Drawings: Google Drawings allows teachers to create graphic organizers, mind maps, timelines or logos for a unit or project. Google Drawings can link images to websites, for a more interactive experience.

March 22: Google Slides: Google Slides allows teachers to create, edit and collaborate on presentations simultaneously in real time.

March 29: Google 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. It’s designed to save you time and paper. Teachers can use Google Classroom to create a class website, assign and collect assignments electronically, as well as communicate with students.

To register for this workshop, download this form and follow instructions for registration.

 

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Owl Teacher Center
Presents

Spanish for Educators Part 2

A Hybrid Course

Instructor: Francine Voulo

45 hrs; 3 Inservice Credits Grades K-12
Dates: Face to Face- Tuesdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5, 12, 2016
Online segment is asynchronous; Participants may begin online assignments on March 1, and must complete all work by April 12
 
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, 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 in this course will learn to read and translate dialogues, vocabulary, grammar, technology resources, and various cultural activities to integrate into classroom lessons. The culmination of the course will be a field trip during which participants will use their Spanish language skills in the community.

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, mini-projects, and visiting various designated websites for research and planning lessons. Internet access is required.

To register for this workshop, download this form and follow instructions for registration.

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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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