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Seal of Biliteracy Students and Teachers
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Mid-West RBERN

News

Seal of Biliteracy

New York State Seal of Biliteracy Report Released for 2018-2019

NYSED Announces Significant Growth in Number of Schools Offering and Students Earning Seal of Biliteracy More +
Graduation Measures in NYS Winter 2020 Regional Information Meeting

NYS Graduation Measures Updates:

Regional Meeting Schedule & New Graduation Materials Available in 14 Languages
More +
SIFE Manual

SIFE Manual

NYSED has developed a new guidance document tp help schools and districts support Students with Interrupted Formal Education.  More +
OBEWL Logo

Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Standards Review

The Public Comment Period will be open from Monday, December 16th at 9:00 a.m. through Saturday, February 1st at 11:59 p.m. 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

Feb
24

Seal of Biliteracy Regional Collaborative (Session 6)

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 piloting the NYSED Modules.
Feb
27

Talk-Read-Talk-Write/Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES

Step by step guide to implementing structured conversation.
Registration via Wayne-Finger Lakes Professional Learning Catalog https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18662&I=3365487 
Mar
05

A Day of Professional Learning in Support of Multilingual Learners featuring Kathy Escamilla

Co-sponsored by Mid-West RBERN at Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES
Join us for a full day of learning with sessions by Kathy Escamilla, RBERN staff, and American Reading Company. Lunch will be provided.

Kathy Escamilla, Ph.D.  Professor of Education, University of Colorado Boulder

Dr. Escamilla’s research centers on educational issues related to Spanish-speaking language minority students in U.S. schools. She is specifically interested in issues related to the development of bilingualism and biliteracy in early elementary grades for this Spanish-speaking population.
 
Register here: 
Mar
11

Newcomers in Your Class-WFL BOCES (Rescheduled)

Build awareness of ELL needs and share strategies.
Rescheduled from Feb. 7th (snow day). 
Mar
13

ELL Resource Vendor Preview Day

Showcase of resources to support content and language learning.
Mar
19

New to NYSESLAT Training

The NYSESLAT is an annual, state-mandated assessment given to English Language Learners to measure English language proficiency. The test is administered each year by certified professionals who have received training. This session is intended for certified teachers, part 154 coordinators, and principals, who have not been previously trained. There are two workshops to choose from.
Mar
19

Part 154 Coordinators Zoom Meeting

Online meeting for Administrators of ELL Programs
Mar
20
Mar
24

New to NYSESLAT Training

The NYSESLAT is an annual, state-mandated assessment given to English Language Learners to measure English language proficiency. The test is administered each year by certified professionals who have received training. This session is intended for certified teachers, part 154 coordinators, and principals, who have not been previously trained.
Mar
26

Strategies and Practices that Promote ELL Success in the Math Classroom

Integrated ENL services for Multi-Lingual Learners/English Language Learners (MLL/ELL) are part of every school, with the updates to CR Part 154, and the Blueprint for ELLs. A challenge for many Math teachers is to ensure that English language proficiency is enhanced throughout instruction. Equally, teachers can ensure no barriers exist to student achievement due to low levels of English proficiency. This training offers teachers (Math, ENL, Special Education, etc) the opportunity to explore instructional strategies and practices that promote the achievement of MLL/ELL regardless of their English proficiency levels. Participants will experience using some of these strategies, which also will work for ALL students, in order to increase student outcomes and student engagement in their lessons.
Mar
30

Strategies and Practices that Promote ELL Success in the ELA Classroom

Integrated ENL services for Multi-Lingual Learners/English Language Learners (MLL/ELL) are part of every school, with the updates to CR Part 154, and the Blueprint for ELLs. A challenge for many ELA teachers is to ensure that English language proficiency is enhanced throughout instruction. Equally, teachers can ensure no barriers exist to student achievement due to low levels of English proficiency. This training offers teachers (ELA, ENL, Special Education, etc) the opportunity to explore instructional strategies and practices that promote the achievement of MLL/ELL regardless of their English proficiency levels. Participants will experience using some of these strategies, which also will work for ALL students, in order to increase student outcomes and student engagement in their lessons.

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