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National speaker presenting at CIPD.
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Curriculum, Instruction & Professional Development

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Virtual Writing Intensive with author Leah Mermelstein

Join us for a five part series, with Leah Mermelstein, author of the upcoming book: We-Do Writing: Maximizing Practice to Develop Independent Writers (Benchmark Press, January 2021) will include both How to Launch a Book Study as well as a Book Study of her new book.
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New 2020 Summer/Fall Professional Development Guide

Cover of the Summer/Fall PD Guide The 2020 Summer/Fall Professional Development Guide is now available online. See more...
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Stories of connection and resilience

Here at BOCES 2, challenges don't get us down, they encourage us to form deeper bonds and accomplish greater things. Click here to see a regularly updated collection of inspiring stories from around our BOCES.
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Instructional Resources for Educators

Click here to bookmark one page that will link you to a world of BOCES 2 resources. For all educators providing continuity of learning to their students. 

Events

Sep
28

Wayne-Finger Lakes Region ELL Collaborative

Welcome back to the 2020-2021 school year! As we start out this year, Mid-West RBERN is inviting ENL teachers from each region to participate in a round-table discussion. Topics include tips for online learning, the latest guidance from NYSED, and what is happening around the field as we continue to navigate our way through new school structures and routines. Participants will have an opportunity to meet and collaborate with other ENL teachers from neighboring districts. Registrants will receive a Zoom Link the day before the meeting. This meeting is limited to school districts within the Midwest RBERN region only. Please register through Frontline:https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=3611217
Oct
01

Immigrant Experience Book Club: Session 1 Unaccompanied by Javier Zamora

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. 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 1 will be run October 1 2020- November 30 2020 and we will read and discuss "Unaccompanied" by Javier Zamora.

Oct
02

Monroe 2 - ELL Collaborative

Welcome back to the 2020-2021 school year! As we start out this year, Mid-West RBERN is inviting ENL teachers from each region to participate in a round-table discussion. Topics include tips for online learning, the latest guidance from NYSED, and what is happening around the field as we continue to navigate our way through new school structures and routines. Participants will have an opportunity to meet and collaborate with other ENL teachers from neighboring districts. Registrants will receive a Zoom Link the day before the meeting.  This meeting is limited to districts within the Mid-West RBERN region. Please register through Frontline: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=18636&I=3611667
Oct
15

NYSITELL Asynchronous Training: October

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. Participants will: 1.Read, listen to, and take notes on the Pear Deck presentation. Most of the presentation is material that you will read on your own. However, throughout the presentation there are sound files that you will want to listen to for more information or for a guide of the page. There will also be questions to answer throughout. These questions are simply meant to keep you engaged and will not be graded. 2.Take an online assessment to demonstrate your knowledge of the NYSITELL. You may use any notes that you have taken as well as go back to the presentation to find the answers. There are a total of 30 questions. 3.Participate in a live Zoom session on Thursday October 15th at 4:00 PM. (Link will be sent upon registration) 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. If you score below 85%, you will have the opportunity to re-take the quiz. Teachers or Administrators who would like a refresher of the NYSITELL may also take this course but there have not been any significant changes to the test. Please register through Frontline: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=3616929&D=18636 

Oct
22

SIFE Manual Series: Intake & Assessment

So you think you have a student with interrupted formal education? Now what? This 3 hour course focuses on deepening our understanding of who SIFE are, the SIFE identification process, and gathering data on students prior schooling and family literacy practices. This course is a combination of synchronous and  asynchronous work. You will complete 1.5 hours of outside work and attend a 1.5 hours ZOOM. ZOOM links will be sent the morning of the meeting.

About

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.
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