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Seal of Biliteracy Students and Teachers
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Mid-West RBERN

News

OBEWL

OBEWL January 2021 Newsletter

This newsletter includes: A letter from Associate Commissioner Elisa Alvarez; Indigenous Languages in New York State; K-12 Language Immersion Program in Herricks Public Schools; Additional updates and resources from NYSED
Click here to view or download. 


BOCES 2

BOCES 2 Together: Raponi Helps Students Tell Immigrant Stories

Recently, Jennifer Raponi, Professional Development Specialist at the Mid-West Regional Bilingual-Education Resource Network (RBERN), was presented with the Outstanding Individual Award for her involvement with “Green Card Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from Upstate New York High Schools,” a collection of essays by 29 student authors who are natives of countries outside the U.S - Read the article here on page 7.
OBEWL

Reopening FAQ available

NYSED's Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBEWL) has compiled the attached answers to frequently asked questions collected from the field
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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.

Events

Jan
26

Co-Planning for ELLs: A Team Approach to Scaffolding

This session will explore the benefits and challenges of co-planning and share practical tips and tools for scaffolding content and language. Participants will examine the role of the ESOL Teacher and engage with High Leverage Practices for co-planning and virtual collaboration. Please register through Frontline: Frontline Education (mylearningplan.com) 

Feb
08

Seal of Biliteracy Regional Collaborative Module 4: Monitoring Student Progress

The purpose of this collaborative working group is to discuss best practices, share resources and effectively plan for the implementation of the NYS Seal of Biliteracy in schools and districts across the region, with a focus on NYSED's  NYSSB Guidance Toolkit.  This session will focus on Module 4: Monitoring Student Progress. Please register through Frontline:
Mar
01

Immigrant Experience Book Club Session 4: The Good Immigrant by Nikesha Shulka & Chimene Suleyman

Knowing our students and their stories is the first step in providing an equitable education for English Language Learners. Research shows us time and again that empathy is the gateway to breaking down the barriers that prevent ELLs from being fully included in school communities. Please join MidWest RBERN in a virtual book club series focused on the "Immigrant Experience" designed to help educators increase their capacity to identify and empathize with others lived experiences. Please join MidWest RBERN in a virtual book club series focused on the "Immigrant Experience" designed to help educators increase their capacity to identify and empathize with others lived experiences. All book club sessions will be a combination of Schoology work and 1 ZOOM discussion. Schoology codes will be sent prior to the start of the session. Books are to be purchased on your own. Session 4 will run March 1 2021- April 30 2021 and we will read and discuss "The Good Immigrant" by Javier Nikesha Shulka & Chimene Suleyman.
Mar
08

Seal of Biliteracy Regional Collaborative Module 5: Preparing for Panel Presentations

The purpose of this collaborative working group is to discuss best practices, share resources and effectively plan for the implementation of the NYS Seal of Biliteracy in schools and districts across the region, with a focus on NYSED's  NYSSB Guidance Toolkit.  This session will focus on Module 5: Preparing for Panel Presentations. Please register through Frontline: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=3640741&D=18636

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