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Mid-West RBERN

News

OBEWL

OBEWL June Newsletter

This month’s newsletter contains Letter from Associate Commissioner Elisa Alvarez along with articles on the following: NYSSB Honorees from Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk; Brentwood’s NYSSB Scholarship Program; Mid-West RBERN; Blooming Minds – Summer Enrichment for ELLs; Transformative SEL as a Lever for Equity; Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Roadmap.
Culturally Responsive Sustaining Education

New CR-S Resources

NYSED has published resources to support implementation of the Culturally Responsive-Sustaining (CR-S) Education Framework
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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.
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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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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

Jul
26

Stories Matter: Examining the Immigrant Experience in High School (Asynchronous/Online)

This 3-hour professional development opportunity will provide a first hand account of the immigrant journey from a high school newcomer turned high school ESL teacher. Participants will listen to the podcast Our Stories Matter, by Emily Francis, then complete discussion and reflection activities on Schoology. All work can be done at your own pace from July 26 - August 13, 2021. 
Please register through Frontline: Frontline Education (mylearningplan.com) 
Aug
05

As a new ELL Coordinator, what do I need to know?

As an ELL Coordinator, there may be new responsibilities and new regulatory requirements for you. This session is intended to provide an overview of the things you want and need to know in order to fulfill your duties with confidence. There will be an overview of CR Part 154 (regulations governing state mandates for ELLs) and tools to help you know and anticipate certain requirements for districts when reporting on their ELL populations. There will be a review of terminology and best practices in programs for ELLs in all settings.
This meeting will be held in person, at Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES, and for those who prefer, you can participate via Zoom. Both options are available. It will not be recorded.
Aug
06

New to NYSITELL Asynchronous Course

BEFORE REGISTERING FOR THIS COURSE, PLEASE READ ALL OF THE INFORMATION BELOW. In this course, participants will learn everything they need to know to successfully administer the NYSITELL from intake, to testing, to placement. This is a self-paced course that will take approximately 3 hours. Materials will be sent on July 7th. Participants will: 1.Read, listen to, and take notes on the Pear Deck presentation. 2.Take an online, open book assessment to demonstrate your knowledge of the NYSITELL. 3.Participate in a live Zoom session on Friday August 6th at 10:00 a.m. 4.Receive 3 hours of CTLE credit. A score of 85% or above (or 26 correct out of 30 questions) will earn you CTLE credit. PLEASE NOTE: ALL OF THE ASYNCHRONOUS MATERIALS MUST BE COMPELTED BEFORE YOU JOIN THE Q & A SESSION 
Please register through Frontline:Frontline Education (mylearningplan.com) 

Aug
10

ELL Coordinator Leadership Forum on Programming ELL's

This workshop will explore ways that ELL Coordinators can support the programming for ELLs as schools re-open in September of 2021.
All ELL Coordinators are invited. This session will review subgroups of ELLs and the required Units of Study as mandated by CR PART 154. During this session, we will work in small groups to explore ways that work for scheduling ENL services. Districts have different ways of doing this, and we know that we can help each other by sharing what works. Please bring your list of students and whatever data you have. NYSESLAT data may or may not be available yet, but we will work with what is available. Also bring any questions and concerns you have so we can address them together. This session will be offered in person at the Monroe 2-Orleans PD Center.
Aug
17

2nd Annual Multilingual Teachers Summit

We are excited to bring you professional development from a variety of researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and vendors:

  • Attend exciting Keynote Presentations from nationally recognized speakers each morning!
  • Choose from a variety of
Sep
08
Sep
20

New to NYSITELL Asynchronous Course

PLEASE READ THROUGH ALL OF THE INFORMATION BELOW BEFORE REGISTERING FOR THIS COURSE. In this course, participants will learn everything they need to know to successfully administer the NYSITELL from intake, to testing, to placement. This is a self-paced course that will take approximately 3 hours. All Materials will be sent on September 8th. Participants will: 1.Read, listen to, and take notes on the Pear Deck presentation. 2.Take an online, open book assessment to demonstrate your knowledge of the NYSITELL. 3.Participate in a live Zoom session on Monday, September 20 at 3:30 p.m. 4.Receive 3 hours of CTLE credit. A score of 85% or above (or 26 correct out of 30 questions) will earn you CTLE credit. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL OF THE ASYNCHRONOUS WORK MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE ATTENDING THE LIVE Q & A SESSION. 
Please register through Frontline: Frontline Education (mylearningplan.com) 

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