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Kids
PRHYLI students in Albany
Teachers at PD
Nepali dancer
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Student with ELA award
Student presentation on Yemen
Teachers with books
Seal of Biliteracy Students and Teachers
PRHYLI student award winner
Student at graduation

Mid-West RBERN

News

OBEWL

OBEWL May 2021 Newsletter

This month's newsletter contains a Letter from Associate Commissioner Elisa Alvarez along with articles such as:  CUNY Initiative on Immigration and Education; Puerto Rican Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute 2021; 2021 Professional Learning Series for World Languages; Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Roadmap.
Illustration of many students speaking many languages

CTE promotes equity with multilingual resources

RBERN at BOCES 2 recently helped with an initiative at CTE/WEMOCO to create program materials in a variety of languages, in order to promote equity and access for multilingual students and families.
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OBEWL

OBEWL April 2021 Newsletter

This month’s newsletter contains a Letter from Associate Commissioner Elisa Alvarez along with articles on: Revised Standards for LOTE; Spring 2021 NYSESLAT;  Classroom Practices for MLs/ ELLs and the Next Gen Standards
Athena

Recognizing Lourdes Roa

RBERN's coordinator was selected as a finalist for ATHENA Award, honoring women for their outstanding professional achievements, contributions to the community and active assistance to other women in attaining professional excellence.
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NYSED

Amendments to NYS Diploma Requirements

The Department released a memo and an FAQ pertaining to the amendments to diploma requirements approved by the Board of Regents on Monday, March 15th.
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NYSED

NYSESLAT Updates

NYSED plans to make its Spring 2021 NYSESLAT available for administration to ELLs who are able to test in-person.


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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

Jun
22

PRHYLI Informational Session

Do you know a Hispanic high school student with leadership potential? Learn about this 30 hour leadership program available to Hispanic students in NYS. Enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year is now available. If you are unable to attend one of the dates listed, contact Anna Stukes to schedule a date and time. 

Jun
27

Coaching Teachers in Bilingual and Duel Language Classrooms: A Responsive Cycle for Obsv. & Feedback

Join me in this asynchronous course to develop a responsive cycle for observations and feedback for Bilingual and Dual-Language classroom teachers. You don't need Bilingual or Dual-Language expertise to clearly develop a coaching and feedback cycle that guides the development of biliteracy for students. The purpose of this coaching and feedback cycle is to develop quality instruction as well as a respectful and safe environment for bilingual and dual-language teachers and students. This course is provided via Schoology and two Zoom meeting dates. Participants will receive detailed Schoology information one week prior to the start date. Zoom meeting dates TBD. 
Jul
05

Summer Book Study: No More Mumbo Jumbo

As we near the start of a new school year, it is important that districts have a plan in place for communication. Often, there is a gap in communication between educators and families and we need to find ways to bridge this gap. To some families, especially families of Multilingual Learners, the language that educators speak can be "Mumbo Jumbo.” Using Patricia Weinzapfel's book for educators, "No More Mumbo Jumbo”, participants will practice turning complicated communication into clear, concise, and effective communication that will help educators build relationships and trust with all families. This book is short, simple, practical, and easy to read! Please note that the work for this course is completely asynchronous and there is no in-person meeting. Participants will work at their own pace using the Schoology platform from July 5-August 20. 

Jul
08

PRHYLI Informational Session

Do you know a Hispanic high school student with leadership potential? Learn about this 30 hour leadership program available to Hispanic students in NYS. Enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year is now available. If you are unable to attend one of the dates listed, contact Anna Stukes to schedule a date and time. 

Jul
22

PRHYLI Informational Session

Do you know a Hispanic high school student with leadership potential? Learn about this 30 hour leadership program available to Hispanic students in NYS. Enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year is now available. If you are unable to attend one of the dates listed, contact Anna Stukes to schedule a date and time.

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