Virtual PD Archive

To better support the needs of school districts, RBERN is pleased to offer asynchronous remote learning opportunities to the teachers, administrators, and staff who work with our region's English language learners.


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This website is curated by the RBERNs and is intended to bring helpful resources to educators around New York State.

The RBERNs work in partnership with OBEWL staff to provide technical assistance and professional development to districts/schools in order to improve instructional practices and educational outcomes of students who are English Language Learners (ELLs).

Resources from OBEWL and the ELL Leadership Council

The English Language Learner (ELL) Leadership Council is a group of English as a New Language Directors from around New York State who meet regularly to discuss issues and best practices related to ELLs. 
  • Access resources and professional learning webinars here.

RBERNing Questions Podcast

RBERNing Questions
This podcast is hosted by the Mid-State RBERN team and is designed for educators of English Language Learners. 
Topics include:
  • Academic Conversations with Elementary ELLs with Dr. Jeff Zwiers
  • Cultivating Co-Teaching Relationships & Skills with Dr. Maria Dove & Dr. Andrea Honigsfeld
  • ELL Shadowing & Conversational Discourse with High School ELLs with Dr. Ivannia Soto
  • Multilingual Family Connections & Multilingual Education with Dr. Jose Medina
  • Standards Based-Practices for ELLs with Dr. Paulina White