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Mid-West RBERN

News

A Letter to Colleagues

Dear Educators,    
During this unprecedented time in our history, RBERN wants you to know that we remain committed to serving your district to support the education of some of your most vulnerable students, your English Language Learners (ELLs). Like all of you, we are working remotely to ensure that teachers are well equipped to continue the learning of all of your students. We are busy rescheduling sessions and creating new opportunities to stay connected. You may reach out to any of us here:                
If you do not currently receive our weekly notes, you may sign up for those in the lower right hand corner of the home page. These weekly communications offer updates from NYSED, resources for teachers and families, and information that helps meet the needs of your students.    As always, please reach out to us at any time. We are your dedicated partners.        
Thank you for your dedication and commitment.
Sincerely,
Lourdes

 

Click HERE for a brief survey to let us know how we can best meet your needs during this challenging time. 

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ELLs MLLs and Covid 19

ELLs/MLLs & COVID-19: Mid-West RBERN Resources

This page is Mid-West RBERN's current compilation of resources. Continue to check back for updates.
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Continuity of Learning for English Language Learners

Continuidad de aprendizaje para estudiantes que aprenden inglés como nuevo idioma
Click HERE to view a message for ELL educators from NYSED's Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBEWL)
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NYSED Site for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated guidance regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) for schools across the state to help us ensure the health and safety of students. More +
NYS Seal of Biliteracy

Guidance for implementing the Seal of Biliteracy during school closures

NYSED guidance regarding the implementation of the New York State Seal of Biliteracy (NYSSB) due to COVID-19 More +
NYSED.gov

NYSED Memo on 3-8 Assessments

Suspension of the New York State Elementary- and Intermediate-Level State Assessments for the Remainder of the School Year in Response to COVID-19 Related School and District Closures More +

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

Apr
13

Mid West RBERN ELL Collaborative Discussion on the Role of the ESOL Teacher in Digital Learning

Defining the roles and responsibilities of ELL professionals are essential task in creating a welcoming and responsive learning environment to English Learners. Join Mid West RBERN and your colleagues from around the region in discussing the role of the ESOL teacher in digital learning. The link to the ZOOM discussion forum will be sent the day of the meeting.
Apr
13

Mid West RBERN ELL Collaborative Discussion on the Role of the ESOL Teacher in Digital Learning

Defining the roles and responsibilities of ELL professionals are essential task in creating a welcoming and responsive learning environment to English Learners. Join Mid West RBERN and your colleagues from around the region in discussing the role of the ESOL teacher in digital learning. The link to the ZOOM discussion forum will be sent the day of the meeting.
 
Apr
13

Wayne-Finger Lakes ENL Network (ONLINE)

VIRTUAL MEETUPS:
 This online professional development opportunity is for educators of English language learners from the Wayne-Finger Lakes region. This collegial network will serve as a forum for educators to share resources and expertise; and to discuss common needs, questions, and in
 
 
Registration on Frontline.  
Apr
14

ELL Collaborative Discussion on Co-teaching in the Digital Classroom

Scaffolding for English language learners in the digital classroom requires co-teachers to adapt and develop new approaches to co-teaching. Join Mid-West RBERN and educators from around the region to discuss strategies for co-planning, co-teaching and scaffolding remote learning for ELLs. (Session will take place via Zoom; meeting info will be emailed to participants just prior to the session.)

Register on Frontline:  https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=3460157
Apr
14

Mid-West RBERN ELL Collaborative Discussion on Maintaining Relationships with Students and Families

Communication and building relationships with students and their families has always been an important factor to consider in successful programming for ELLs. Join Mid-West RBERN and educators from around region to discuss strategies that districts and ENL teachers are using during this time to continue keeping lines of communication open and building relationships with families who speak other languages.  Registrants will receive a Zoom meeting link by 8:00 a.m on 4/14
Apr
15

Mid West RBERN ELL Collaborative Discussion on the Role of the ESOL Teacher in Digital Learning.

Defining the roles and responsibilities of ELL professionals are essential task in creating a welcoming and responsive learning environment to English Learners. Join Mid West RBERN and your colleagues from around the region in discussing the role of the ESOL teacher in digital learning. The link to the ZOOM discussion forum will be sent the day of the meeting.
Apr
16

ELL Collaborative Discussion on Co-teaching in the Digital Classroom

Scaffolding for English language learners in the digital classroom requires co-teachers to adapt and develop new approaches to co-teaching. Join Mid-West RBERN and educators from around the region to discuss strategies for co-planning, co-teaching and scaffolding remote learning for ELLs. (Session will take place via Zoom; meeting info will be emailed to participants just prior to the session.)

Register on Frontline:   

https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=3460160

Apr
16

Mid-West RBERN ELL Collaborative Discussion on Maintaining Relationships with Students and Families

Communication and building relationships with students and their families has always been an important factor to consider in successful programming for ELLs. Join Mid-West RBERN and educators from around region to discuss strategies that districts and ENL teachers are using during this time to continue keeping lines of communication open and building relationships with families who speak other languages.  Registrants will receive a Zoom meeting link by 12:00 p.m
Apr
16

Part 154 Coordinators Zoom Meeting (ONLINE)

Online meeting for Administrators of ELL Programs
Apr
23

Building Curricular Resources & Materials for Linguistically Diverse Learners in the Classroom 4-12

Taking the Next Generation Learning Standards to the next phase involves looking closely at curricular units and lessons to include resources and materials that offer diverse populations opportunities to engage more fully, to create deeper connection to learning. Using tools from Engage New York, and the State Education Department, as well as links to additional resources, teachers will review their curricula to add resources, activities and materials to promote achievement for all of their students, including those from different backgrounds and experiences. This is a working session. Participants are asked to bring either their long range plans, units of instruction, and/or some lesson plans with them to actually make revisions to their instructional planning during this time.
May
05

Building Curricular Resources and Materials for Linguistically Diverse Learners in the Classroom K-3

Taking the Next Generation Learning Standards to the next phase involves looking closely at curricular units and lessons to include resources and materials that offer diverse populations opportunities to engage more fully, to create deeper connection to learning. Using tools from Engage New York, and the New York State Early Learning Department, as well as links to additional resources, teachers will review their curricula to add resources, activities and materials to promote achievement for all of their students, including those from different backgrounds and experiences. This is a working session. Participants are asked to bring either their long range plans, units of instruction, and/or some lesson plans with them to actually make revisions to their instructional planning during this time.

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