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Mid-West RBERN

A Message of Support for Ukraine

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This is a very difficult time for many of our friends from around the globe, especially our friends from Ukraine.
Please keep our communities with family, friends, and their origins from these regions in crisis, in tender care. Offer additional supports during these trying times as appropriate. Our sensitivity as educators matters. You make a big difference in the lives you touch. If we can help you in any way at RBERN, please connect with us. We appreciate partnering with you to share resources that help our families.

News

OBEWL

OBEWL April 2022 newsletter

Included in this newsletter: New Paltz scholar earns NYSSB in 3 languages, World Language teachers design your professional development learning plan, Summer 2022 collaborative unit design workshop, family engagement in the Hudson Valley, and more...please click here to view. 
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OBEWL March 2022 Newsletter

The following articles can be found in this newsletter: Bridges to Academic Success, Long Island Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network Academy, 2020-2021 NYSED ELL Data, 2022 World Language Professional Learning Series Continues, Summer 2022 Collaborative Unit Design Workshops and more....click here to view.
NYSED

Office of State Assessment (OSA) announces an added convenience for NYSESLAT test administrators

For grades 3-12, schools will have the option of streaming audio or using the CD as in past years. 
Mid-West RBERN

News from Mid-West RBERN

Launch of our new logo for the new year!
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NYSED

January Regents Examinations Cancelled

The January 2022 administration of the High School Regents Examination Program is cancelled due to the ongoing COVID–19 pandemic.
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About

 The goal of Mid-West Regional Bilingual Resource Network (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.

RBERN Events

May
25

ELL Coordinator Meeting- May

Monthly ELL Coordinator Meeting to discuss current issues and needs regarding ELLs/MLs in the Mid-West RBERN Region. An agenda and Zoom link will be sent a few days prior to the meeting. Presentation portions of the meetings will be recorded and available upon request. PD Credit for ELLs will only be granted to those who register and attend the meeting. Please click here to register.
Jun
13

Welcoming Students and Families of English Language Learners from Registration to Exit

reating a welcoming environment from the very start is imperative to the academic success of students and building partnerships with families of English Language learners. This begins from the day that families step onto your campus to register new students. Participants will learn about the process of identifying students as English language learners including considerations such as program placement, SIFE designation, language proficiency teams, and exiting the program. This two hour workshop is intended for anyone involved with the identification and welcoming of ELLs including school administrators, administrative support professionals, and teachers. Please click here to register.
Jun
15

ELL Coordinator Meeting- June 2022

Monthly ELL Coordinator Meeting to discuss current issues and needs regarding ELLs/MLs in the Mid-West RBERN Region. An agenda and Zoom link will be sent a few days prior to the meeting. Presentation portions of the meetings will be recorded and available upon request. PD Credit for ELLs will only be granted to those who register and attend the meeting. 
Please click here to register.
Jun
23

Welcoming Students & Families of ELL's from Registration to Exit: A NY State ELL Identification ....

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS AN ONLINE MEETING VIA ZOOM. THE LINK WILL BE SENT TO YOU THE MORNING OF THE WORKSHOP Creating a welcoming environment from the very start is imperative to the academic success of students and building partnerships with families of English Language learners. This begins from the day that families step onto your campus to register new students. Participants will learn about the process of identifying students as English language learners including considerations such as program placement, SIFE designation, language proficiency teams, and exiting the program. This two hour workshop is intended for anyone involved with the identification and welcoming of ELLs including school administrators, administrative support professionals, and teachers. PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS AN ONLINE MEETING VIA ZOOM. THE LINK WILL BE SENT TO YOU THE MORNING OF THE WORKSHOP . Please click here to register.
Jul
11

Pathways to Participation: A Newcomer Institute

Join MidWest RBERN and Annie Smith for a 2 day Summer Institute focused on increasing access to grade level content and curriculum for Newcomer English Language Learners and Students with Interrupted Formal Education . Day 1: Fostering Active Reading for Newcomers Reading is active; it involves sense making and supporting students to use text as a resource to build new knowledge. In this interactive session we will explore strategies and structured activities that support newcomers to read actively. Day 2: Scaffolding Writing for Newcomers Supporting students to gain control over the ways they can use language to communicate and express their ideas reinforces the value of those ideas and perspectives. When students have explicit tools they gain more power over their own self expression. In this session participants will explore interactive tasks that support newcomers to stretch their writing at the sentence and paragraph level. Participants will receive a total of 10 hours CTLE credit. Registration must be completed by June 24, 2022.  Please click here to register.
Jul
11

We Want to Do More Than Survive Summer Book Study

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN ASYNCHRONOUS WORKSHOP AND THERE WILL ONLY BE ONE OPTIONAL SYNCHRONOUS MEETING ONLINE. WE WILL NOT MEET IN PERSON. There will be 8 weeks to complete the course. INFORMATION AND MATERIALS WILL BE SENT THE WEEK PRIOR TO THE START DATE. Bettina Love, associate professor of educational theory and practice at the University of Georgia and Rochester native, argues that educators must teach about racial violence, oppression, and how to make sustainable change in communities through radical civic initiatives and movements. The community must come together to educate children with the imagination, determination, boldness, and urgency of an abolitionist. In this seven-week, summer book study, we will read and engage in discussion on the Schoology platform to expand our ideas of civic engagement and intersectional justice. Participants will need to purchase their own copy of the book and log on/create an account on schoology to participate. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN ASYNCHRONOUS WORKSHOP AND THERE WILL ONLY BE ONE OPTIONAL SYNCHRONOUS MEETING ONLINE. WE WILL NOT MEET IN PERSON. INFORMATION AND MATERIALS WILL BE SENT THE WEEK PRIOR TO THE START DATE. Please click here to register.

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