Long Beach Teacher Center

Long Beach Teacher Center

Long Beach Teacher Center

Free NYSUT Certification Day Class


Sponsored by the Suffolk Regional Office

150 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway

Hauppauge, NY 11788


July 23, 2015

Open to all teachers, teaching assistants, and local leaders who have questions concerning the new laws governing certification, professional development hours, and options to obtain the proper credentials.

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Presentation:  An overview of certification in NYS including addressing the FAQs of certification:

a.    Moving from initial certification to professional certification:  what are the actual requirements and available options should a member not meet them

b.    Professional development requirements:  what are they currently, when will they change due to the 2015 Budget and what do we know about those new requirements at this time

c.     NYSUT resources available to members with certification questions

12:00 noon – 3:00 pm

Individual appointments with an expert from NYSUT Research & Educational Services (10 minute time slot per person):  One-to-one assistance for members with specific certification questions.  We will use laptops to access SED's TEACH system. Please indicate on form (below) if you will stay for an individual appointment.

Materials to bring?  Nothing but yourselves!

There is no cost for this workshop.

The presentation on July 23 will begin at 10:00 a.m., followed by individual appointments starting 12:00 noon at:  NYSUT Suffolk RO, 150 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY 11788

Please complete the following information and return to NYSUT, 150 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Suite 306, Hauppauge, NY 11788 or fax it to (631) 273-6186.


NAME:  _________________________________________________


Check one:      TEACHER___________ OR TEACHING ASSISTANT____


CELL NUMBER:  ______________________________


PERSONAL EMAIL:  print_______________________________________________________

SCHOOL:  __________________________________________________________

LOCAL NAME: _____________________________________________


LOCAL PRESIDENT:  ________________________________________


BUILDING REP:  ____________________________________________ 

I will stay after the presentation for an individual meeting with a NYSUT expert: 

                                    Yes              or                                No

Conference Opportunity. 3rd Annual Conference on Foreign Language Teaching

Please see the below message from Pamela Russell, Director of Marketing

Greetings colleagues!

I hope you all are having a wonderful summer! Don't forget, Binghamton University's 3rd Annual Conference on Foreign Language Teaching's early bird registration deadline is July 31, 2015 at the following link:https://docs.google.com/a/binghamton.edu/forms/d/1kPo7WUYWMDxDrfNKhH6VNN6WyLvd2t7L_jNtaJ_w8Ro/viewform

This year's conference theme is Navigating the 5 “C’s”: Charting a Course for the 21st Century. We are excited to announce that we have two wonderful keynotes this year along with many intriguing panels, presentations and networking opportunities!

On Saturday, October 3, 2015, Erin Kearney from University at Buffalo (Buffalo, NY) will be delivering her talk entitled “Core Practices in Culture Teaching: Developing Classroom Routines.”

On Sunday, October 4, 2015, Tracy Brady from East Syracuse-Minoa Central High School (East Syracuse, NY) will be addressing attendees with her presentation “Brought to You by the Letter C.”

Visit our conference website - http://www.binghamton.edu/romance/language-conference - to find more information on our keynotes as well as detailed conference information (and to review last year’s conference materials). Also check out our attached conference flyer!

Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions or need further information. I look forward to sharing in this captivating event of language learning with you!

Yours in education,

Pamela Russell, Director of Marketing



Graduate Class available from Balwin Teacher Center

I have just been notified that the Balwin Teacher Center has openings in a Brooklyn College graduate course entitled “LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS “
Course scheduled to begin on Tuesday, 1/27/15 @ 4:00 P.M.
Location: Baldwin Middle School, 3211 Schreiber Place, Baldwin, NY 11510    
This course is open to all certified teachers. You do not have to be a member of the Students with Disabilities Certificate cohort to join this course!  You are not required to have a Master’s Degree.  If you’d like to join the cohort and enroll in the remainder of the courses, READ ON…

Certified teachers who seek an additional certification in Students with Disabilities at the same developmental level of their current educational degrees can fulfill certification requirements by taking four courses through Brooklyn College.

Those pursuing this certificate must apply on their own to the NYS Education Department via the Individual Pathway.  They must also pass the Content Specialty Test for Students with Disabilities and attend a mandated workshop in meeting the needs of students with autism and another 6-hour DASA workshop.

Required courses in the four NYSED competency areas offered by Brooklyn College:

• Learning Environments For Students With Special Needs (Coming 1/27/15)
• Curriculum Modifications For Teaching Students With Special Needs (March ’15)  
• Educational Assessment Of Young Children And Students W/ Special Needs (June ’15)
• Students with Special Needs*
*NOTE: This course has already completed but will be reoffered at the Baldwin Teacher Center as well as at other Long Island Teacher Center sites in 2015-2016.

Flyer is Available HERE.

Suffolk Asset's 17th Annual Technology Conference

WHEN:   March 9, 2015

TIME:   7:30 am - 3:00 pm

WHERE:   Huntington Hilton, 598 New York 110, Melville, NY 11747

With renowned educator/author Kim Bearden as our Keynote speaker, along with three tech savvy students from Long Island (Tyler, Matthew and Sydney) you will gain a wealth of knowledge by attending this year's conference.  

Additionally, there will be more than 50 presentations and vendor exhibits to explore.

Our website will continue to be updated with information so visit by clicking and Registering NOW ! 

Transforming Learning: Preparing Students for Success in the Digital Age - Alan November

Friday January 16, 2015- @ Sondra & David Mack Student Center, Hofstra University, Hemsptead

This conference is based on Alan November's New York Times best selling book, Who Owns the Learning? and a powerful 6 step model of designing transformational learning experiences. Learn how to harness students' curiosity to help students develop into self-directed learners... Discover how technology allows students to: 

  • Take ownership of their learning 
  • Create and share learning tools 
  • Participate in work that is meaningful to them and others 

Registration fee - Subscriber $20 - Regular $20


NYS Teacher Center Online Academy (OLA)

PDF with HTML Links

October 16 December 4, 2014 

Close Reading, One Sentence at a Time

Instructor: 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 http://eeznt3.nyiteez.org/olacatalog/ 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: dstudnitzer@rockteach.org / 845-553-9516 

2015 Williamsburg Teacher Institute Scholarships

During six-day sessions on location in Colonial Williamsburg and the surrounding area, 25 participants and a Master Teacher engage in an interdisciplinary approach to teaching social studies with American history as the focus. Teachers have the opportunity to exchange ideas with historians, meet character interpreters and become part of the story in The Revolutionary City. Throughout each day, teachers work collaboratively with Colonial Williamsburg staff and Master Teachers to examine interactive teaching techniques and develop instructional materials that bring history to life in the classroom.

There are scholarships available for elementary, middle, and high school teachers.

Elementary school sessions focus on the daily life of colonial Virginians and the transition from subject to citizen that occurs during the revolutionary period. Teachers will be immersed in hands-on activities at Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown that highlight the stories of the people living during this period.

Middle school sessions examine how the concept of American identity began in the colonial period and continues to evolve and transform with each generation. Through inquiry-based analysis of primary sources while visiting Jamestown, Williamsburg, Yorktown and Richmond, teachers explore how that identity influenced American citizens to shape and change the Republic through the 1860s.

High school sessions study civics through the lens of American history by examining the idea that citizens are in a constant debate over the proper balance between essential American values. Teachers will learn to inspire active citizenship by exploring these enduring themes and making connections to present-day issues during visits to Jamestown, Williamsburg and Richmond.


2015 Elementary School Programs:

Colonial to Early Nation Period (1607—1783)

  • June 8-14, 2015
  • June 9-15, 2015
  • June 16-22, 2015
  • June 23-29, 2015
  • June 29-July 5, 2015
  • June 30-July 6, 2015
  • July 7-13, 2015
  • July 14-20, 2015
  • July 21-27, 2015
  • July 29-August 3, 2015
  • July 29-August 2, 2015 

Institute in American History and Content Literacy

  • July 21-27, 2015

2015 Middle School Program:

  • June 15-21, 2015
  • July 6-12, 2015
  • July 20-26, 2015 
  • August 3 - 9, 2015 

2015 High School Program:

  • June 22-28, 2015
  • July 13-19, 2015

Each teacher will receive a scholarship that covers:

Admission to all program activities
Room (double occupancy) and meals
$100 stipend for educational materials
Transportation to/from Williamsburg (amount may vary from no stipend to partial or full travel stipends)
Teacher resource materials

Applications must be received in our office on or before December 31, 2014 

Professional Development Opportunity: Take a Class at the Dellecave Institute this Fall and Save Dollars

Anyone taking a class that starts in September, October or November 2014 will receive the following discounts:

  • In-Service Courses are $25 off - or $245 for a 3 credit (45 hr) course.
  • Graduate Courses are $20 off  - or $640 for a 3 credit (45 hr) course.

You must register over the phone or by mail to receive the discount.  Fall 2014 courses are now listed on their website http://www.dellecave.org/courses.php.  Register over the phone (631) 589-4500  or on-line.

You must request approval to take these courses on MLP. Do not register until you have received pre-approval.

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 instructorwill 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

The application form can be found here.

34th Annual NYS Middle School Conference

Don't miss the 34th Annual NYSMSA Conference!
October 9-11, 2014
Verona, NY

Full-Day Pre-Conference Workshop
9:00 - 3:00 
Vernon Downs Hotel

 STEM in the Middle-Level Classroom: Integrating the Common Core w/ The STEAM Team

Team for real! Learn with a trans-disciplinary group of grade 8 teachers from Pine Grove MS who foster 21st Century learning through STEAM Education. 

S - physical and social Science

T - incorporation of Technology

E - principals of Engineering

A - fine and English language Arts

M - application of Mathematics

This session will provide an overview of our integrated educational program.  Learn how co-teaching, project-based learning, differentiation, digital literacy, and STEM industry partnerships are used to create a culture of inquiry and engagement, while integrating the Common Core.  Visit www.steam-ed.org for more information.

Participants will:

  • Explore the STEAM education implementation in our school;
  • Discuss connections between this model and your teaching situation;
  • Create opportunities by investigating community partnerships; and
  • Develop related activities for your school. 

Thursday Reception and Banquet with Keynote Address by Mark Mambretti,  
Principal of East Aurora MS & SAANYS 2013 NYS Middle School Principal of the Year         "Navigating the Storm - Courage in the Era of Reform"

Friday General Assembly with "NYSMSA Talks"  (in the style of "Ted-Talks")

Friday Feature Presentations by
Dr. Andrew Chen, Common Core Math
Dr. Timothy McNamara, Common Core Math
John Harmon, Common Core ELA
Jasper Fox, Sr., Blended Classrooms
The STEAM Team, STEM Education
Rich Johns, Act with Respect Always

Saturday Breakfast with Champions
Highly-Effective Middle-Level Teaching

Where:  Vernon Downs Hotel ( Thursday & Saturday) and, Vernon-Verona-Sherrill MS (Friday), State Highway 31, Verona, New York

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

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Stony Brook Administrative Cohort January, 2014

The Long Beach Teacher Center and Stony Brook University would like to thank everyone who attended today’s open house to learn about Stony Brook’s Post Master’s Advanced Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership. We are still looking for people to build a cohort. The benefits include classes held in Long Beach, a discounted tuition, and the opportunity to apply for study money through the district.

The first course (CEQ 501: Educational Leadership Theory I) is tentatively scheduled to begin this Winter 2014, starting on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 4:00. If you are interested in registering, please follow the below steps: 

1.     Complete the Contract Student Information Sheet in the attached file (if you did not already do so at the Open House).  Be sure to include a valid email address.  The course will be meeting on Thursdays (1/9 - 3/20, from 4:00 - 7:45 PM).  Please see the attached calendar in MS Word and view the Winter 2014, Thursday column.

2.     Mail the completed Student Information Sheet to the below address with a check or money order in the amount of $1039 made out to "Long Beach Teacher Center"  The mailing address is:   Long Beach Teacher Center, 601 LINDELL BOULEVARD, LONG BEACH, NY 11561.  This is due December 18, 2013 but you can post-date the check to January 9, 2014.

3.     All students born on or  after 1/1/1957 are required to submit the attached Immunization Record Form directly to the Student Health Office at Stony Brook University.  This  is due during the second week of class.  I recommend faxing a copy of your immunization record directly to the Student Health office (Fax number is 631-632-6936).  Please follow up to make sure they received it by  calling them at 631-632-6740.

4.     All students will need to matriculate into the Educational Leadership Program after the first term.  Information on the program and the application can be found on the following website:  

http://www.stonybrook.edu/spd/edleadership/edlct.html (Click on “admissions” on the upper right).  PLEASE NOTE:  The prerequisite to entering this program is a Master's Degree with three years of full-time teaching experience and a professional/permanent teaching license.

If you have any questions, please contact the Teacher Center at lbtc@lbeach.org or Craig Markson, Assistant Dean for Professional Development at 631-632-7067 or by emailing craig.markson@stonybrook.edu



Online Advanced Diploma in School Leadership and Technology

Informational Webinar:

The Advanced Diploma in School Leadership and Technology provides the content and skill base for such leaders melding technology with all aspects of educational leadership preparation. It also prepares leaders who will shape the future of educational technology in New York State. The program leads to the award of an advanced diploma and eligibility and endorsement for New York State administrator certification for School Building Leaders (SBL) and Educational Technology Specialist. The program is offered fully online using Blackboard LMS and TaskStream to develop an e-portfolio.

The School Leadership and Technology program includes:

  • Relevant and authentic preparation for aspiring school leaders
  • Technology infused courses
  • Alignment with ELCC standards
  • Eleven courses in administration and technology
  • A school-based internship experience

Reduced tuition

Educators in New York State are eligible for greatly-reduced tuition as part of a cohort through New York State Partners for Technology Innovation (NYPTI).

Want to learn more? Join us for our informational webinar:

November 14, 2013, 5:00-5:30 p.m.

Attend by clicking on  http://tinyurl.com/SOEWeb50

Please RSVP to Carol Weintraub, intercountytc@gmail.com


Huntington Arts Council 2013 Teacher Workshops

Registration is $20.00 per class and can be done here

All workshops will be held at:

Huntington Arts Council
Main Street Petite Gallery
213 Main Street
Huntington, NY 11743
631-271-8423 X14

Tuesday, October 15
Storytelling Connections to the Common Core
Storyteller Heather Forest

Artist:  Heather Forest Ph.D. is an award winning storyteller, educator and author of 17 children’s books and recordings.  Heather performs nationally and internationally and works in professional development for educators.

This  workshop for educators explores the art of storytelling as a medium to support the NYS Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy.  Utilizing the content of multicultural folktales, participants will examine a range of creative language arts activities that can help students to identify details, make inferences, evaluate facts, predict outcomes, and support conclusions based on story elements.  Participants will engage in a writing exercise and talk about how to bring these skills to the classroom and use existing texts in the teachers personal classroom library.


Tuesday, October 22
Creating Portraits from history, culture and imagination
Painter and Curator David Martine

Artist:  David Martine Director/Curator of the Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and award winning painter of Native Americans and Landscapes.

David will talk about his background of belonging to 2 nations (Shinnecock/Montauk and Chiricahua/Fort Sill Apache) and his Hungarian roots in the United States.  An overview of the new living Wikun Village  at the Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and the museum collection will be given (which includes David’s portraits of known Native Americans from history).  Participants will watch how David begins a portrait project with reference and then create their own portraits using reference and drawing tools.  Bring your preferred drawing  tools and paper!


Wednesday, October 30
“Indian Block Printing Trends and Traditions”
Artist Puneeta Mittal

Artist:  Puneeta Mittal painter and exhibiting ceramic artist will discuss the ancient art of Indian Block Printing and current trends in modern fashion/textile design and how these trends relate back to patterns Indian designer have been using for centuries. The hands on workshop will demonstrate simple solutions to create your own stamp for block printing on fabric. The printing can be a simple single color stamping or with use of multiple stamps with more complicated multicolor designs. The same technique can be applied to other mediums such as, paper, clay, leather, metal,etc.


NYS Teacher Center Online Academy (OLA)

All OLA courses are 15 hours.   OLA Course Fee: $150 per course and may be registered on http://www.mylearningplan.com.  Check out the OLA website for detailed descriptions, course requirements and expectations before registering! A PDF of the handout is available here.

October 15 – December 3, 2013 

Teaching the Developing Brain
Instructor: Peggy DeCooke PhD
Grade level: K -12

In this course, current research on the developing brain will be reviewed and educational programs, that can support further brain development, will be explored. Because developmental neuroscience has been popularized by the press, we will emphasize separating brain fact from fiction in our exploration of sound educational practice. 

Understanding Asperger’s Syndrome
Instructor: Barbara Tanguay
Grade level: K-12

What is it? How does it show itself? Why do some children with Asperger's Syndrome have such a difficult time in school? How can educators help students with the disorder be more successful? This course will introduce the basics for understanding Asperger's Syndrome as it relates to children. It will examine deficits in social relatedness, language processing, and the characteristic restricted preoccupations with objects or ideas.  


February 5 – March 26, 2014  

Close Reading, One Sentence at a Time
Instructor: 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. 


Language and Literacy in the Early Education Classroom
Instructor: Lisa Pizzuti Rutkowski          
Grade level PreK-2 

Language and literacy are the foundation for all other learning. This course will provide early education teachers the necessary tools to facilitate a language and literacy rich approach to teaching. By incorporating these strategies throughout all aspects of the classroom, students will gain insight and understanding of knowledge they will need for future success in their elementary years.  


Using Digital Resources to Enhance Reading Comprehension
Instructor: Denise Lewis             
Grade level: 3 -12                  

Have you ever read a book... a short story... a poem and been able to see the characters, know the place, or empathize with the protagonist? Many students haven't had such a memorable reading moment. They'd much rather surf the web, text friends and search for themselves on YouTube. To motive students to read teachers can connect reading with the digital resources students use every day. There is a wealth of Web 2.0 resources to connect kids with books. Using Digital Resources to Enhance Reading Comprehension will provide teachers with the knowledge and skills to connect kids with reading through digital media and easy to use Web tools. 

Volcano Hunt - The Common Core Way
Instructor: Jim McAndrew                     
Grade level: 5-12 

As you make your way from one volcano to the next using longitude and latitude coordinates, you will participate in creative journaling of your experiences. You will create several exciting smart board projects that involve language arts and science. After completing this course you will be able to modify these projects for use in your own class room at any grade level or subject area. You will become more familiar with the Data Driven Instruction process as you analyze student work, identify needs and design an action plan to improve learning. You will explore the EngageNY website and use it to better understand the NYS Reform Initiative. Every assignment is aligned with the NYS Core Curriculum. 


July 8 – August 26, 2014 

Best Practices in Comprehension with RTI
Instructors:  Kerri Crawford / Emily Peterson  

Additional summer courses will be added. 


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 http://eeznt3.nyiteez.org/olacatalog/ 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 Debbie Studnitzer, Rockland Teachers’ Center:  dstudnitzer@rockteach.org / 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.


Free PD: iConnect Challenge

Dear Principals and Educators:

Students are connected to technology all the time! It’s impossible to escape the pings of emails, the tunes of an iPhone, and updates from Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. The Cradle of Aviation Museum asks your students to incorporate their knowledge of mobile devices into STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) education with the The iConnect Challenge!

iConnect is opened to high school students and is brand new!! In the iConnect Challenge students will research mobile devices and “apps” to create their own Public Service Announcement Commercial explaining how the app can enhance their learning.

Professional Development is FREE!
Our professional development will be held on
 Wednesday, November 13, 2013 from 9:00am – 12:00pm

Registration is now open on our website. Please see the attached flyers for Professional Development as well as the iConnect Challenge information. If you have further questions please feel free to contact me as I would be happy to help. 

Hope to see you at the Cradle soon!

Catherine Bingham
Education Coordinator
Cradle of Aviation Museum
1 Davis Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530