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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Coming soon – National Presenters

CIPD is proud to present "Feedback That Makes Learning Visible" and "Going Beyond Work-Life Balance" as part of the Spring 2020 National Presenters Series.  More +
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New 2020 Winter-Spring Professional Development Guide

The 2020 Winter-Spring Professional Development Guide is now available online.  More +
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BOCES 4 Science offers free PD training for teachers

Check out the 2019-20 Professional Development training for teachers and walk away prepared to begin instruction using the new science standards. From weather, geology and water to wolves, butterflies, bunnies and bees - all free! See the attached schedule and sign up now.   More +



SupportEd Winter Online Courses

RBERN Scholarship  Opportunity for Online Professional Learning from SupportEd- Winter 2020 Session: January 21–March 6, 2020
Mid-West RBERN is teaming up with SupportEd to offer the following online courses to educators in our region:
- Strategies for Building ELs’ Academic Language
- Effectively Reaching Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education

More info from SupportEd:
Our interactive online courses are developed by a team of experts at SupportEd and provide guidance in using research-based strategies for supporting the academic achievement and language development of ELs. Each course allows teachers and administrators to learn at their own pace while improving classroom practice and support of ELs. Each course participant becomes part of an online professional learning community (PLC), as each course provides an opportunity for dialogue and collaboration with other participants and the SupportEd team. All courses provide a certificate for 10 hours of professional development upon completion. 

- For more information about the courses, visit:

*Scholarship recipients will commit to share their learning in a turnkey training before September, 2020. Some options for turnkey training could be: presenting at a regional conference (ex. August Teacher Summit); presenting at a district department meeting; creating a resource to share in the region; publishing an article or video. Participants will receive an additional 2 hours of CTLE credit for turnkey training. 

Scholarship recipients will be notified by December 20, 2019

With questions, please contact: or call (585) 352-2790

Engaging Parents & Families of ELLs

Engaging families of ELLs can have a great impact on the academic success of Ells. Participants will give thoughtful consideration to many factors impacting ELL parent involvement and receive the tools necessary to create their own action plan. Register on Frontline 

Seal of Biliteracy Regional Collaborative (Session 5)

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.

Newcomers in Your Class-WFL BOCES

Build awareness of ELL needs and share strategies.
Registration via Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES Professional Learning Catalog 


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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