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Mid-West Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (RBE-RN)

Formerly Mid-West BETAC
The Mid-West Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (RBE-RN) is part of the NYS Education Department’s networks of support for schools. The goal of the RBERN is to assist districts and schools in creating an educational environment for English Language Learners (ELLs) which engages everyone in meaningful teaching and learning and provides opportunities for all children to achieve at the highest levels. The RBERN works in partnership with the district office, school building administration, building staff, and other support networks to help schools close the gap in ELLs academic performance. RBERN expertise lies in the research-based instruction and assessment of ELLs and the alignment of those practices with the Common Core Learning Standards.
RBE-RN services include, but are not limited to:
  • Technical assistance and workshops on state and federal laws, regulations, policies, and funding
  • Technical assistance on the design and enhancement of educational programs for ELLs
  • Development and delivery of professional development on instruction and assessment practices that support academic achievement for ELLs
  • Resource library of professional materials
  • Email and telephone response to requests for information about mandates, programs, and services to ELLs.

Contact Information

Annalisa Allegro

Ellen Paz     
ELL Professional Development Specialist

Jennifer Raponi
ELL Professional Development Specialist

Vickie Kellerson
Clerical Support

The Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (RBE-RN) is funded through a contract from the New York State Education Department, Office of Bilingual Education and Foreign Language Studies, which allows RBE-RN to provide services at no charge to districts.

Mid-West RBE-RN
3599 Big Ridge Road
Spencerport, NY 14559
Ph: (585) 352-2790
Fax: (585) 352-2613