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Mid-West RBERN

Welcome Note from Dr. Sabrina Nudo, Mid-West RBERN's new Mid-West RBERN Coordinator

Dear Colleagues
I am eager and excited, as well as deeply grateful and honored, to serve as the next Mid-West RBERN Coordinator. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the RBERN team, the staff at BOCES and members of the community. I look forward to meeting many others in the near future. Keeping the BOCES Mission and RBERN Goal in the forefront, I commit to working collaboratively to ensure equitable opportunities for all learners. I believe in building and maintaining positive relationships and the importance of transparency as a servant leader to inspire, guide, and support all members of the instructional community.
For years, I have appreciated the ways in which RBERN realizes several of its core values — delivering academic excellence and balance, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and fostering global curiosity and connections. I have witnessed the core values of the RBERN team in action.  The spirit that attracted me then is the same energy that I feel now.
I have admired and benefited from the expertise and training RBERN provides, and I am humbled to be welcomed into such a wonderful team of thinkers, learners, and collaborators.
Sincerely,
Sabrina Nudo, EdD


News

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OBEWL MAY/JUNE 2022 NEWSLETTER

Click here to read the latest OBEWL Newsletter.

2022 Cancellation of June NYS Regents Exam in US History & Government

The administration of the June 2022 US History & Government Regents exam is being cancelled to support students due to possible triggering content in the wake of recent mass violence. Click here to read the full memo.
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. 
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News from Mid-West RBERN

Launch of our new logo for the new year!
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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

Sep
27

Indigenous Peoples' Day and Beyond

BRINGING INDIGENOUS LITERATURE, VOICE, AND VALUES TO EDUCATION This is an in-person session, offered for one and a half hours at Monroe2-Orleans BOCES in Spencerport. Join us to discuss how to incorporate literature by and about Indigenous People into our teaching. What can we learn and teach about Indigenous values? Where do these fascinating cultures fit into our curriculum? Why is this important? Teachers will leave with resources to use in the classroom and ideas on how to lead, culturally rich discussion with students. Please click here to register.
Sep
29

Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute (PR/HYLI) Information Session

This is an invitation to learn about a FREE 30 hour leadership program available to Hispanic students in NYS in 11th and 12th grade. This program is for students who speak, listen, read, and write in English OR Spanish. Scholarship opportunities are available for 12th grade students. Enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year is now available. Click here to register.
Oct
03

Mid-West RBERN Fall Equity Book Club

Join us for a 5 week online book club. We will be reading From Equity Insights to Action: Critical Strategies for Teaching Multilingual Learners by Andrea Honigsfeld, Maria Dove, Audrey Cohan, and Carrie McDermott Goldman. Equity for multilingual learners means that students' cultural and linguistic identities, backgrounds, and experiences are recognized valuable resources. This book focuses on daily deliberate actions educators can take to ensure MLLs reach their full potential. This course will be held October 3 - November 7, 2022 asynchronously over Schoology and will have a 1 hour ZOOM virtual book talk. Detailed course schedule will be provided upon enrollment. 
Please click here to register.
Oct
04

Seal of Biliteracy Information Session

The New York State Seal of Biliteracy (NYSSB) recognizes students who develop a high level of proficiency in English and on more world language. The NYSSB acknowledges the importance of being bilingual in today's global society and highlights the achievement of multilingual students. This informational session will provide a general overview of the NYSSB and share resources and other supports for your school or district's implementation. Click here to register.
Oct
07

SupportEd On-Demand Course: Supporting ELs' Pathways to Graduation

This self-paced, three-week course will learn about obstacles that hinder ELs' graduation rates. Explore and apply a framework, apply advocacy strategies, and set goals for strengthening graduation rates. Registrants will receive the SupportEd scholarship application via email. Click here to register.
Oct
12

Asynchronous New to NYSITELL

PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION BEFORE REGISTERING In this course, participants will learn everything they need to know to successfully administer the NYSITELL from intake, to testing and placement. This is a self-paced course that will take 2-3 hours. Participants will work on the presentation and quiz on their own and then follow up with 15 minute meeting. Materials and information will be available beginning September 12 and follow-up meetings must take place before October 12. Work is completed asynchronously and an individual meeting will be scheduled by the participant. Please click here to register.
Oct
13

Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute (PR/HYLI) Information Session

This is an invitation to learn about a FREE 30 hour leadership program available to Hispanic students in NYS in 11th and 12th grade. This program is for students who speak, listen, read, and write in English OR Spanish. Scholarship opportunities are available for 12th grade students. Enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year is now available. Click here to register.
Oct
13

Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute (PR/HYLI) Information Session

This is an invitation to learn about a FREE 30 hour leadership program available to Hispanic students in NYS in 11th and 12th grade. This program is for students who speak, listen, read, and write in English OR Spanish. Scholarship opportunities are available for 12th grade students. Enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year is now available. 
Oct
27

New York State Seal of Biliteracy Support Network

The purpose of the Mid-West RBERN NYSSB Support Network is to discuss best practices, share resources, and effectively plan for the implementation of the NYS Seal of Biliteracy (NYSSB) in schools and districts across the region. These meetings are designed to support new or expert Seal Committee members. Click here to register.
Oct
31

SupportED On Demand Course: Scaffolding Content Instruction for ELLs

This self-paced, three-week course contains research-based, proven practices to help you expand on EL education scaffolding strategies. Registrants will receive the SupportEd scholarship application via email. Click here to register.
Nov
10

New York State Seal of Biliteracy Support Network

The purpose of the Mid-West RBERN NYSSB Support Network is to discuss best practices, share resources, and effectively plan for the implementation of the NYS Seal of Biliteracy (NYSSB) in schools and districts across the region. These meetings are designed to support new or expert Seal Committee members. 

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