Current Offerings


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


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 2014

DASA Training at Longwood High School
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
3:45-7:00 pm, plus 3 hours of online assignments
Longwood HS – Room 2118
100 Longwood Rd.
Middle Island, NY 11953

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

DASA Training at Levittown Memorial Education Center
150 Abbey Lane Room 320
Levittown, NY 11756
Monday, November 17, 2014
3:45-7:00 pm, plus 3 hours of online assignments

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


NYS Teacher Center Online Academy (OLA)
All OLA courses are 15 in-service hours. OLA Course Fee: $150 per course
Register using MyLearningPlan at
If you already have a MyLearningPlan ID, register at
Check out the OLA website for detailed descriptions, course requirements and expectations -
before registering!
October 16 – December 4, 2014

Are You Ready to Dive Deeper into the Common Core?
Instructor: Emily Peterson
Grade level: K-8

The full integration of the Common Core Learning Standards takes teachers and administrators to implement them and examine them in action. The New York State Curriculum is a rich and valuable resource, only if it is used. The course will take participants to a deeper level then what they experienced in “Unpacking the NYS Common Core Standards”. It takes the suggestions of past participants to increase hands-on experiences and increase collaboration amongst course members. This course will require participants to video record themselves teaching with protocols. This opportunity provides a rich opportunity to critique and improve instruction through self-analysis. Previous participation in “Unpacking the NYS Common Core Standards” is not a requirement.

Close Reading, One Sentence at a Time
: George Lohmann
Grade level: 5-12
By focusing on the microcosm of a single exceptionally written sentence (or pair of sentences), i.e., the adage, students can explore the vast majority of rhetorical tools used by most writers of the English language. This course will provide strategies to be used in ALL content areas that will aid your students in understanding the use of rhetorical strategies that aid the writers in conveying meaning. You will create two ten to twenty minute lessons using this strategy.

Digital Resources to Complement Learning Styles
Instructor: Denise Lewis
Grade level: K-12
The primary goal of this course is to acquaint educators with 21st century tools to differentiate instruction for diverse learners. Participants will be able to customize and upgrade lesson plans with digital tools and web-based resources that will address the unique needs of students. Digital Resources to Complement Learning Styles will provide teachers with the knowledge and skills to connect students with standards-based curriculum through easy to use Web tools.

Using Google Tools for Collaboration, Enrichment and Differentiation of Instruction
Instructor: Dorit Eilon
Grade level: K-12

This fun and engaging course, offered by a Google Certified Educator, is designed to provide information and examples of various Google tools available to enhance the learning experiences of different learners. Participants will explore Google Earth, Google Docs (collaborative presentations, spreadsheets, documents and forms) Google Apps and Google SketchUp. Examples of how these tools can be integrated with different subject areas that are aligned to national and NYS standards will be shared. To complete this course, participants will create online collaborative materials, a mini project, and develop a plan to implement Google tools into their curriculum to promote learning in a 21st century environment. Participation in discussions, sharing of ideas and feedback is important and promotes professional growth.

Notes: All courses require internet access and a comfort level with email, Microsoft Word and uploading documents. Some require knowledge of other technologies or programs. Participants are expected to log in and work with the class site at least 3 times each week. Scholarships may be provided through your local NYS Teacher Center. Please secure approval from your home district, if needed, in advance. Syllabi, Road Maps and Course Policies can be found on the NYSTC OLA website along with the Standards for Online Learning, FAQ’s, and other useful information. No refunds will be issued after the start of the OLA courses.

NYSTC OLA is administered by Rockland Teachers’ Center, 65 Chapel Street, Garnerville, NY 10923.
Questions? Contact Rockland Teachers’ Center: / 845-553-9516
NYS Teacher Center Online Academy is a program of the
NYS Teacher Resource and Computer Training Centers
with the support of New York Institute of Technology.


The OWL Teacher Center is offering a new opportunity for professional learning for teachers of Grades 6-12.
Become a Common Core Ninja!
Instructors: Jennifer Ketcham & Jeanette Wolters-Lennon

15 hours, 1 inservice credit
: $35
Site: Lindenhurst SHS Faculty Room

Day 1. The Core Standard Document and Support Materials.
Date: July 15, 2014
: 9 am-1 pm

On day 1, participants will examine the CC standards and discuss the challenges that teachers and students (and parents) face. Teachers will discuss the changes that need to take place in teaching and learning.

Day 2. Resources – Where Can I Find What I Need?
Date: July 16, 2014
: 9 am-1 pm

On day 2, participants will examine the standards and different places to find and understand them, i.e. EngageNY, Core Stand, the Teaching Channel, and a wealth of resources for CC lessons in all content areas. Teaching resources for specific content areas will be shared.

Day 3. Formative and Summative Assessments
Date: July 17, 2014
: 9 am-1 pm

On day 3, the group will define each type of assessment, different forms they may take, and how they can collect and use the data. Participants will learn to use hi-tech (Google forms, QR codes, Edmodo, Exit Tickets, Socratic method), and low-tech (index cards, stop light, etc.) tools to create a variety of assessment tools. Teachers will have the opportunity to collaborate on development of assessments.

To register for CC Ninja! print out the following form and follow instructions.



Owl Teacher Center
Spanish for Educators
Instructor: Francine Voulo

30 hrs; 2 credits (Inservice)
Grades K-12
Dates: Monday through Friday, July 7-11 plus 10 hours of online assignments
Time: 8 a.m.-12:00 noon
Site: Robert Moses Middle School, North Babylon UFSD, Room 222
: $70

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.  This course will help teachers communicate in the classroom with students, and with their families in a variety of ways.

Participants will learn letter writing, phone call language, simple lessons in Spanish, and explore cultural issues which will promote a better understanding of their English Language Learners and their families.

This is a hybrid course consisting of 20 face to face hours and a 10 hour online component. Online work will include reading and writing assignments and visiting various designated websites for research and planning. Internet access is required.

Sign up using this form.




Here is the registration form for all OWL courses.

If you have questions about this program, please feel free to email the director, Jennifer Bova, at


The OWL Teacher Center
350 Daniel Street
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