CIPD Zoom training session
Stephanie Smyka presentation
RBERN event.
National speaker presenting at CIPD.
PRHYLI display for RBERN.
Nationally-known speaker Rick Wormeli works the crowd.

Curriculum, Instruction & Professional Development

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eTeachNY - Free Professional Learning Offerings from Monroe One & Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES

As part of the TRLE Grant, BOCES staff will be offering live informational meetings on a multitude of topics as well as courses to be done asynchronously through the Schoology platform.
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New and Aspiring Educational Leader Forums

These three 90--minute forums on educational leadership are for professionals considering pursuing a leadership program in the Greater Rochester area.
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Math Gap Assessment Resources

Everything you need to implement the Math Gap Assessments. The implementation of the Gap Assessments is just the first step in our process to provide targeted mathematical support to students. Districts should be creating and following a plan to assess, process data, review curriculum, and implement instructional changes. Read more ...
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New 2021 Winter/Spring Professional Development Guide

The 2021 Winter/Spring Professional Development Guide is now available online. See more...
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Events

Apr
13

The Pushouts, Film Screening and Discussion

Please join Mid-West RBERN for a virtual screening and discussion of "The Pushouts." This documentary tells the story of Victor Rios, a high school dropout and gang member turned award winning professor, author and expert on the school to prison pipeline, and of his mission to work with young people who have been pushed out of school for reasons beyond their control. 

Apr
22

Spring Scholarship Recipient Showcase

This past winter, 16 teachers from around the region received a scholarship to participate in a course provided by SupportEd titled Creating a Culturally Responsive School Climate.

The objectives of the course were to discuss and apply strategies to:

1. understand the role of culture in the education of multilingual students,
2. explore strategies to build a culturally responsive school climate, and
3. apply strategies to build  collaborative relationships with multilingual students and their families and foster family engagement

This showcase features five scholarship recipients who will present their learning and application in a collection of 10-15 minute presentations.

Participants will be sent the Zoom Link the day of the showcase.
Apr
28

How Language Impacts Learning Session 1 by eTeachNY

This turnkey session is designed to assist all teachers understand how to make content comprehensible for ELLs/MLLs. Specifically, the session will focus on helping teachers understand how language impacts learning and specific ways to create meaning for students who speak other languages. Strategies include using visuals, experiences, and home language support to improve student achievement. There are no specific meeting times for this course. All items must be completed and submitted by April 28, 2021. 

Apr
28

Immigrant Experience Book Club Session 4: Green Card Youth Voices Upstate NY

Green Card Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from UpState New York" is a unique collection of personal essays written by students from Rochester and Buffalo New York. Coming from different countries, these youth share stories of family, school, change, and dreams. The broad range of experiences and the honesty with which these young people tell their stories is captured here with inspiring clarity. Join us for this State wide book club to build empathy and awareness for the English learner population. This is a hybrid course featuring online discussions and culminating in a panel discussion with student authors the evening of April 28, 2021. Link to Schoology course, course syllabus, and panel information will be provided upon registration for the course. Please register through Frontline: Frontline Education (mylearningplan.com) 
May
01

Immigrant Experience Book Club Session 5: The Good Immigrant by Nikesha Shulka & Chimene Suleyman

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. 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. All book club sessions will be a combination of Schoology work and 1 ZOOM discussion. Schoology codes will be sent prior to the start of the session. Books are to be purchased on your own. Session 5 will run May 1 2021- June 14 2021 and we will read and discuss "The Good Immigrant" by Javier Nikesha Shulka & Chimene Suleyman.
May
05

How Language Impacts Learning Session 1 by eTeachNY

This turnkey session is designed to assist all teachers understand how to make content comprehensible for ELLs/MLLs. Specifically, the session will focus on helping teachers understand how language impacts learning and specific ways to create meaning for students who speak other languages. Strategies include using visuals, experiences, and home language support to improve student achievement. There are no specific meeting times for this course. All items must be completed and submitted by May 5, 2021. 

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The Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development (CIPD) works directly with component school districts to develop offerings that align to the NYS Department of Education’s Reform Agenda and district initiatives. In partnership with our districts, we support state and district reforms by contracting with nationally recognized authors and presenters to provide workshops. We then offer follow-up sessions and coaching to assist with implementation.