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Mid-West RBERN

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


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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

Feb
08

Co-Teaching Models and Assessment

This will be an ONLINE PD session via zoom from 4:00-6:00. We will discuss best practices for co-teaching for ELL students and talk about the different models for co-teaching and when to use each model. We will discuss the challenges and advantages to the different models. We will also talk about assessment in the co-teaching classroom. Click here to register.
Feb
09

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. 
Mar
06

Immigrant Experience Book Club Session #2

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. Session 2 will read Refugee 87 by Ele Fountian. This session will be a combination of asynchronous Schoology work and 1 ZOOM discussion and will run March 6 - April 14, 2023.
Please click here to register.
Mar
08

Fostering A Trauma Invested Learning Environment for K-12 Educators Featuring Wendy Turner

Hosted by Mid-West RBERN and RBERN West In this virtual session with Wendy Turner, Fostering Resilient Learners Associate and 2017 Delaware Teacher of the Year, participants will focus on defining key terms related to trauma. Participants will also work to understand the impacts on trauma with a focus on Ukrainian families, discuss how to create a culture of safety, and how to use 3 signature SEL moves to support students. Speaker Information: As a teacher, Wendy Turner emphasizes social-emotional learning, relationships, and empathy in order to help her students build strong foundations, sturdy connections, and meaningful learning. She has partnered with Kristin Souers and Pete Hall, co-authors of Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma Sensitive Classroom (ASCD, 2016) and Relationship, Responsibility, and Regulation: Trauma-invested practices for fostering resilient learners (ASCD, 2018), to provide professional development and consultation support to teachers, education staff, counselors, caregiving organizations, and families across the country. 

Mar
08

Literacy Instruction for ELLs - Writing Routines

This virtual PD will focus on instructional routines to help ELLs with content area writing skills. The PD will be held from 4:00-5:30pm via ZOOM. ZOOM link will be sent via email the week of the PD. EAST ROCHESTER STAFF ONLY

Click here to register.
Mar
09

NYSESLAT Planning Support

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN ADMINISTRATION TRAINING. THIS SESSION IS ONLY FOR SCHEDULING & PLANNING THE TESTING WINDOW. PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE PREVIOUSLY TRAINED IN NYSESLAT ADMINISTRATION. Four sub-tests, rules for scoring and administration can make planning and scheduling for the New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) challenging. Join us for an informal general information session and space to ask NYSESLAT questions as you plan for the administration of this test. Participants will have an opportunity to hear from each other in how they navigate NYSESLAT season. ZOOM LINKS WILL BE SENT THE MORNING OF MARCH 9th 

Mar
23

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. 
Mar
29

HYBRID New to NYSESLAT Training

This training is intended for certified educators or administrators who are new to administering the NYSESLAT. Participants will learn how to prepare for testing and administer the speaking, listening, and reading portions of the test in-person, and will complete the writing training asynchronously. Session # 1: In-Person at Monroe2 BOCES Session #2: Self-Paced, On Your Own. All materials must be completed by Friday, April 14th 

Mar
30

HYBRID New to NYSESLAT Training

This training is intended for certified educators or administrators who are new to administering the NYSESLAT. Participants will learn how to prepare for testing and administer the speaking, listening, and reading portions of the test in-person, and will complete the writing training asynchronously. Session # 1: In-Person at Monroe2 BOCES Session #2: Self-Paced, On Your Own. All materials must be completed by Friday, April 14th 

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