Professional Development Opportunities

We'd like to share the following Professional Development opportunities from our colleagues.

LIU Hudson's highly successful Online Advanced Certificate in Childhood Education for ESOL Teachers will start its fifth cohort this summer, beginning July 9, 2018. Please review flyer with more details here. Click here for Application for Admission.

SUNY Oneonta has a Bilingual Education Advanced Certificate Program offered completely online. Candidates who complete this program will have met the requirements to receive the Bilingual Education Certification Extension. View program information here. Questions may be directed to Program Coordinator, Dr. Gwen Frank at Gwen.Frank@oneonta.edu.

Upcoming Hudson Valley RBE-RN Workshops

We'd like to share the following new workshops and professional development opportunities.

The SIFE Session 5: Strategies for Fostering Engagement and Achievement in Math at Rockland BOCES has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 18thPlease register in MLP here.

Tech Toolkit for Supporting ELLs ONLINE Course - 2 Sessions!
The world of technology for educators is always changing with new and exciting tools. This asynchronous HV RBE-RN online course will introduce K-12 educators to various websites, tools, and apps which can be used by ENL teachers to enhance instruction. Upon completion of this online course, participants will be exposed to methods of integrating technology to enhance communication and translation, accessibility, interactivity, and engagement.

Please click on links below for more details and to register in MLP:
Session 1: 04/27/18–05/14/18
Session 2: 05/25/18–06/11/18

SUNY New Paltz is forming a new cohort for the clinically rich Intensive Teacher Institute. Students who fulfill the admission requirements and complete the program will be eligible for certification in English as a New Language within one academic year. The cost of this 15-credit program is substantially subsidized by the state. The application deadline is April 15th, so there's still time to apply! For more information view the flyer here. To apply, please visit the website here

Lower Hudson RSE-TASC is offering a 1 Day Training:

IEPs for English Language Learners
5/10/18
Rockland BOCES
65 Parrott Road
West Nyack, NY 10994

Please view flyer with more information here. Click here to register in MLP.

NYSED News Release: Five World Languages Assessments Approved for 4+1 Pathway to Graduation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 28, 2018
 

For More Information, Contact:

Jonathan Burman or Jeanne Beattie

(518) 474-1201

www.nysed.gov

FIVE WORLD LANGUAGES ASSESSMENTS APPROVED FOR 4+1 PATHWAY TO GRADUATION

The State Education Department has approved five assessments that may serve as the Languages Other Than English (LOTE) 4+1 pathway assessment option for graduation, Commissioner MaryEllen Elia announced today. Under the 4+1 pathway assessment option, students must take and pass four required Regents Exams or Department-approved alternative assessments (one in each of English, math, science, and social studies) and a comparably rigorous assessment for the fifth required exam to graduate. The Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES and the New York City Department of Education submitted these assessments, which are approved for 2018 and will assess students in Chinese, French, Italian and Spanish.

“With the approval of these assessments, New York State is leading the way in new, innovative pathways that not only preserve our robust graduation requirements but also offer students rigorous alternatives that will keep them engaged in learning and result in more career prospects,” Board of Regents Chancellor Betty A. Rosa said. “We must strive to ensure that all students have access to a myriad of graduation opportunities, regardless of where they are from.”

“These additional pathway assessments are an excellent way to promote the kinds of knowledge and skills that students need for success in the global economy,” Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia said. “We hope and expect that this will encourage school districts to invest in high-quality world languages programs.”

“These assessments reflect the high standards to which all New York State assessments are held,” Deputy Commissioner for the Office of P-12 Instructional Support Angelica Infante-Green said. “They will provide students with a real choice for their pathway to graduation and we are delighted to provide broader options to students of New York State”.

The Department conducted extensive reviews of each assessment prior to their approval to ensure that these LOTE pathway assessments:

  • are of sufficient rigor;
  • are recognized by the field;
  • are aligned with current practice;
  • meet requirements for validity and reliability; and
  • are available to all New York State schools and districts.

Information about the review process can be found on the Multiple Pathways website.

For information about the Chinese, French, Italian, and Spanish assessments that have been approved from Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES, please contact Greg Smith at GSmith@oneida-boces.org, and for information on the Spanish assessment that has been approved from New York City, please contact Dr. Anthony Benners at GBenners@schools.nyc.gov. For general information about the 4+1 pathway assessment options for graduation, please contact emscgradreq@nysed.gov.

Last Chance- NYSESLAT Administration Training At SW BOCES

Due to last week's March 21st's cancellation, the NYSESLAT Administration Training at SW BOCES has been rescheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, March 27th. It's not too late to register today! (For sessions at other locations, see our website.) Please click on the link below to register in MLP:

Training for Administration of the NYSESLAT
Tuesday, March 27th, 2018
9-12:00 pm
Southern Westchester BOCES
450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor
Harrison, NY


New dates have just been added for the workshop Tech Toolkit for Supporting ELLs

Part 1: AM "Learn" Session
Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
9-12:00 pm
Orange-Ulster BOCES
4 Harriman Drive, Room 156
Goshen, NY 10924


PM "Apply" Session (*For AM “Learn” Workshop Participants Only*)
Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
1-3:00 pm
Orange-Ulster BOCES
4 Harriman Drive, Room 156
Goshen, NY 10924


Part 1: AM "Learn" Session
Thursday, May 10th, 2018
9-12:00 pm
Southern Westchester BOCES
450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor
Harrison, NY 10528


Part 2: PM "Apply" Session (*For AM “Learn” Workshop Participants Only*)
Thursday, May 10th, 2018
9-12:00 pm
Southern Westchester BOCES
450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor
Harrison, NY 10528


In addition, we'd like to share the following from SUNY New Paltz:

Hudson Valley TESOL Mini-Conference
Sessions on K-12, Higher Ed., Adult Ed.
Job opportunities, networking, and more!

Saturday, April 28, 2018
For more details, view the flyer here.

Lastly, NYS TESOL is requesting articles for Idiom's Spring 2018 issue:
Theme: Engagement and Motivation
Deadline for submissions: June 2, 2018
Please visit Idiom's web page for more information.

Weather Update and NYSESLAT Training Dates Added!

In the event of delays or cancellations of workshops tomorrow, 3/21, we will indicate any changes to the schedule in the banner on our website. Additionally: 

NYSESLAT at SW BOCES: In the event of a delay at SW BOCES, tomorrow, 3/21, the NYSESLAT workshop, scheduled for the morning, will be moved to the afternoon and will begin at noon. The status of SW BOCES is available at www.swboces.org. We will reschedule to 3/27 at 9:00 am in the event of a cancellation. If you are unable to make it to the rescheduled date, please see our website for other dates and locations for NYSESLAT training. We will also send an email update to registered participants.

SIFE Math at Rockland BOCES is cancelled tomorrow, 3/21. We will reschedule and share the new date ASAP. 

Due to high demand, we've added another date for NYSESLAT Administration Training at Rockland BOCES. Please register by clicking on the link below:

Monday, 03/26/18
9-12:00pm
Rockland BOCES
65 Parrott Road, Building #10
West Nyack, NY 10994


Please note: we have increased the capacity for the NYSESLAT Administration Training at Orange-Ulster BOCES. Please register here:

Monday, 04/09/18
9-12:00pm
Orange-Ulster BOCES
Arden Hill Campus, Room 156
4 Harriman Drive
Goshen, NY 10924


We've also added more sessions of Incorporating Vocabulary Routines for English Language Learners. Please click on the links below to register:

Monday, 05/14/18
9-3:00pm
Dutchess BOCES
900 Dutchess Turnpike, RSE-TASC Conference Room
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603


Thursday, 05/17/18
9-3:00pm
Orange-Ulster BOCES
Arden Hill Campus, Room 156
4 Harriman Drive
Goshen, NY 10924


Lastly, please see the attached flyer for an exciting opportunity to work with migrant, English Language Learner students this summer.

Last Chance: NYSESLAT Administration Training Dates Added!

Greetings!

We have received several requests for NYSESLAT Administration Training. In an effort to continue to be responsive, we are pleased to offer the following initial workshop dates. We are working with our BOCES partners to secure more dates. Please click on the links below to register:

Wednesday, 03/21/2018
9-12:00pm
Southern Westchester BOCES
450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor
Harrison, NY 10528


Wednesday, 04/04/2018
9-12:00pm
Dutchess BOCES
900 Dutchess Turnpike, RSE-TASC Conference Room
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603


Monday, 04/09/18
9-12:00pm
Orange-Ulster BOCES
Arden Hill Campus, Room 156
4 Harriman Drive
Goshen, NY 10924


Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions. 

Professional Development Opportunities

We're excited to offer a new workshop: Incorporating Vocabulary Routines for English Language Learners! To register, please click on the links below:
9-3:00 PM, Friday, 4/20/18 at Southern Westchester BOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Ave, 3rd Fl, Harrison, NY
9-3:00 PM, Thursday, 4/26/18 at Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES, 200 Boces Dr, Yorktown Heights, NY
9-3:00 PM, Friday, 5/11/18 at Rockland BOCES, 65 Parrott Rd, West Nyack, NY

This workshop will combine direct and indirect instructional practices that have been identified in research as effective for building student vocabulary in any content area. Participants will engage in learning why vocabulary development is critical, how to identify key vocabulary from your content and how to teach vocabulary using a variety of instructional routines. Students benefit from a consistent approach to vocabulary instruction, as part of your instructional routines, focusing on activities that foster listening, speaking, reading and writing in English.

Additionally, we'd like to share the following professional development opportunities coming up from some of our partners: 

NYSABE 41st Annual Conference: Uncovering the Talents of Multilingual Learners from Early Childhood through High School and Beyond
March 15-17, 2018
Hilton Long Island/Huntington (598 Broad Hollow Road Melville, New York)
Join NYSABE for three exciting days of collaboration and professional development. The conference sessions will focus on providing meaningful resources and inspiring direction for educators, researchers, parents, students and other stakeholders. A broad range of innovative topics, ideas and strategies for learners, families and educators will be presented. Register now!

The College of New Rochelle:
RESET Information Session
CNR Wellness Center, Room 203
Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 5-6:00 PM
Pursue Your TESOL Certification or Bilingual extension through RESET, a U.S. DOE- Funded Tuition Grant Program. To view flyer with more details click here

NYSED:
NYS Next Generation Learning Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics - Rochester Regional Supporting All Students Conference
Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center, Rochester, NY
March 28th, 2018, 7:30-4 PM

This is a one day professional learning opportunity to strengthen theoretical and practical knowledge to implement high quality, academically rigorous standards for all New York State students. Please view flyer with more information here. Register for workshop here.

LIU Hudson:
Online Advanced Certificate in Childhood Education for ESOL Teachers
Additional Cohort Group begins July, 2018

Based on the success of the past four cohorts, they have extended the opportunity for ESOL certified teachers to earn a Childhood Education Certificate (Grades 1-6) through their NYSED-approved online advanced certificate program. For more details please view the flyer here. You can download the application here.

Hudson Valley RBE-RN Update

Greetings!

Due to high demand, we are offering another session of "Planning for Instruction Using NYSESLAT Data" at Sullivan County BOCES on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018. Participants will analyze NYSESLAT modality data to purposefully target instruction across NYSESLAT proficiency levels. This workshop is intended for all teachers who work with ELLs and who utilize NYSESLAT data. Register in MLP here.

In addition, please visit our website for other upcoming workshops. Note: It is not too late to register for tomorrow's "Building Academic Vocabulary: Strategies for Supporting ELLs!"  Register in MLP

Furthermore, you may be interested in the recently released NYSED Guidance Document for Determining ELL/MLL Status of Supports for Students with DisabilitiesThis guidance document regarding Commissioner's Regulations Part 154.3 establishes criteria for whether a student with a disability is administered the NYSITELL (starts on p 1), provides details about the Language Proficiency Team (LPT) (pp 5-6) and criteria for exiting ELL/MLL students and ELL/MLL students with a disability from of ELL/MLL status (p 18). 

Finally, we'd like to share the following opportunity from our colleagues at Manhattanville College:

"The Changing Suburbs Institute 13th Annual Educational Forum Opportunities and Challenges: Teaching and Learning in Multilingual Schools" 

Friday, March 23, 2018
8:30am - 2:45pm


For further details or to register click here.

Hudson Valley RBE-RN February Update

We are officially in the second half of the school year!

In the spirit of keeping you updated, we want to share links with you to recently released information regarding the 2018 NYSITELL, newly scheduled HV RBE-RN workshops (including another NYSITELL training at SW BOCES), and details regarding an informational session about the Intensive Teacher Institute in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at SUNY New Paltz.

Implementation of the 2018 Edition of the NYSITELL begins this week. NYS/OSA has added several documents to the website here to support districts with the transition to the new test. The website includes a memo regarding NYSITELL distribution and security, the Guide to the NYSITELL, FAQs, and a PowerPoint. Please contact us with any questions you may have.

Another session has been added for Training for Administration of Updated NYSITELL at Southern Westchester BOCES! 
Friday, February 9th, 2018, 9-12:00 PM
As a result of this ½ day training session, participants will learn about the changes to the NYSITELL, focusing on the changes in the test processing. This session is recommended for ENL teachers and coordinators, classroom teachers, and building and test administrators who want to learn more about the NYSITELL test processing and review administration practices. Those who will be administering the NYSITELL or who will have a role in any part of the test processing should attend a training session. Register in MLP here.

Due to high demand, we are offering another session of Planning for Instruction Using NYSESLAT Data at Sullivan County BOCES on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018. Participants will analyze NYSESLAT modality data to purposefully target instruction across NYSESLAT proficiency levels. This workshop is intended for all teachers who work with ELLs and who utilize NYSESLAT data. Register in MLP here.

Please visit our website www.hudsonvalleyrbern.org for other workshops we have scheduled.

We would also like to share current workshops being offered by Lower Hudson RSE-TASC:

Special Education 101 for ENL Teachers
Rockland BOCES, February 15th, 2018

Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Evaluations
Southern Westchester BOCES, February 14th, 2018
Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES, February 26th, 2018

Our partners at SUNY New Paltz will be hosting two information sessions regarding their Intensive Teacher Institute in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages—one on February 12th and one on March 13th when prospective participants can learn more about the program and ask questions. The deadline for applications is April 15th, and the first class starts at the end of the summer on August 25th. There is a substantial subsidy in cost provided to teachers who complete the program. To view more details please view the program flyer here or visit their website.

Have a great second half!

Hudson Valley RBE-RN Winter Events

Happy New Year! In addition to sharing some important announcements and professional development opportunities, it has come to our attention that emails sent from swboces.org accounts may be blocked by some school district servers. Therefore, many individuals whom reach out to us may not be receiving our responses. Our emails may end up in your Spam folder.

We are working on resolving the issue. Please know that the Hudson Valley RBE-RN makes every attempt to respond to all email inquiries within 24-48 hours. If for any reason you do not receive a timely response, please do not hesitate to reach out to us by telephone. Feel free to share this information with your colleagues who may not receive this correspondence.

NYSABE’s 41st Annual Conference:
2018 Annual Conference
Uncovering the Talents of Multilingual Learners From Early Childhood through High School & Beyond

March 15-17, 2018
Melville, NY


Register now and join a statewide network of bilingual/multilingual education professionals, English learner (EL) teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators, professors, parents, students, advocates, researchers, and policy makers dedicated to promoting educational excellence and equity through bilingual/multilingual education. Pre-Registration closes March 9, 2018. To register, click here.

From our partners at Manhattanville College:
Changing Suburbs Institute (CSI) 13th Annual Educational Forum
Opportunities and Challenges: Teaching and Learning in Multilingual Schools
Friday, March 23rd, 2018, 8:30-2:45 PM

Explore the latest research and classroom practices for teachers and administrators working with culturally and linguistically diverse students. For more information or to register please click here.

Upcoming Hudson Valley RBE-RN Workshops (to view more details or to register for any of the following workshops listed below please click here):

Training for Administration of Updated NYSITELL
Rockland BOCES, Tuesday, January 30th, 2018, 12:30-3:30 PM
Ulster BOCES, Wednesday, February 7th, 2018, 9-12:00 PM  

As a result of this ½ day training session, participants will learn about the changes to the NYSITELL, focusing on the changes in the test processing. This session is recommended for ENL teachers and coordinators, classroom teachers, and building and test administrators who want to learn more about the NYSITELL test processing and review administration practices. Those who will be administering the NYSITELL or who will have a role in any part of the test processing should attend a training session.

Using Culturally Responsive Scaffolds for English Language Learners
Orange-Ulster BOCES, Thursday, February 15th, 2018, 8:30-11:30 AM

This hands-on, participatory workshop for Teachers' Assistants will model how to implement instructional scaffolds for ELLs that are culturally responsive. 

Building Academic Vocabulary: Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners
Ulster BOCES, Friday, February 23rd, 2018, 9-3:00 PM

Participants will examine research based strategies for both incidental and explicit instruction of vocabulary and be able to work collaboratively with fellow educators to design/discuss ways of implementing these instructional strategies in the classroom.

Tech Toolkit for Supporting English Language Learners
Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES, Monday, March 19th, 2018, 9-12:00 PM (Part 1: Learn), 1-3:00 PM (Part 2: Apply)
This interactive and hands-on workshop introduces all educators to technology tools that can help enhance their ENL teaching practice. As with previous workshops, the day will be divided into two parts: an AM “Learn” session and a PM “Apply” session. Please note you must attend the AM “Learn” to be able to participate in the PM “Apply.”

SIFE Workshop Series Part 3: Engaging SIFE in All Classrooms
Rockland BOCES, Monday, January 29th, 2018, 9-3:00 PM

In this session, participants will learn and apply strategies to support SIFE engagement in all classrooms, including such classes as art, music, and physical education.

SIFE Workshop Series Part 4: Strengthening Early Literacy Skills
Rockland BOCES, Tuesday, March 20th, 2018, 9-3:00 PM

This session will focus on strategies for supporting the early literacy skills of SIFE.

SIFE Workshop Series Part 5: Strategies for Fostering Engagement and Achievement in Math
Rockland BOCES, Wednesday, March 21st, 2018, 9-3:00 PM

This session will focus on strategies for supporting the math skills of SIFE.

We hope to see you soon!

Partner Events

We're pleased to share the following opportunities and announcements from our partners:

CONGRESS FOR SPANISH TEACHERS
The Future of Teaching Spanish in the United States

December 8 and 9, 2017 at Cervantes Institute of New York. Please view the flyer with more information here.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: NYSABE AWARDS
The Student Art and Essay Contests and Professional Awards

41st Annual NYSABE Conference, UNCOVERING THE TALENTS OF MULTILINGUAL LEARNERS FROM EARLY CHILDHOOD THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL AND BEYOND at the Hilton Long Island Huntington from March 15th through March 17th, 2018. Submit your nominations here.

Please participate in followup surveys for the NYSED Initiative here. Your input is critical and essential. Thank you!

Last Call: Academic Vocabulary Campaign for ELLs

Greetings! The HV RBE-RN would like to remind you about the upcoming workshop with Dr. Kate Kinsella  and the Hudson Valley Writing Project Saturday Seminar, as well as let you know that we are scheduling informational sessions about the 2018 edition of the NYSITELL.

  • Our upcoming workshop with Dr. Kate Kinsella: Tools for Launching a School-Wide Academic Vocabulary Campaign on Thursday, December 14th, 2017, at the Edith Macy Conference Center in Briarcliff Manor, NY is quickly approaching. Dr. Kinsella is a teacher educator at San Francisco State University and a highly-sought after speaker and consultant to school districts and state departments throughout the US regarding development of academic language and literacy across K–12 subject areas. This workshop is designed for administrators, educators, and practitioners of students in grades 3–12. You can view the workshop flyer with more information here. There are only a few seats left so please register now! The HV RBE-RN is sponsoring this workshop; it is free for participants and includes breakfast and lunch. 
  • This Saturday is the Hudson Valley Writing Project's Saturday Seminar, with a focus in ELLs. For more information, view the flyer.   
  • The HV RBE-RN will be holding several 1/2 day sessions to help districts prepare for the 2018 Edition of the NYSITELL, which will be implemented beginning in February 2018. Please see our website for session locations and dates. We will update our website as we add additional sessions. Please contact the HV RBE-RN if you have any questions.

Professional Development Opportunities

We are pleased to share with you these exciting learning opportunities from our partners:

Saturday Seminar
Hudson Valley Writing Project
Advocates and Allies: Supporting English Language Learners Inside and Outside the Classroom

December 2, 2017
8:30-12 PM

SUNY New Paltz
Old Main Building, 1907 Room (B125) (near Studley Theater)

Please view more details here.

Free live webinar brought to you by SupportEd:
Effectively Supporting Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE) in Your Schools
Learn innovative strategies and tools used by the nation’s tenth largest school district to effectively support SLIFE needs!
December 4, 2017
3:30-4:30 PM EST

Please view more details here.

HV RBE-RN Upcoming Workshops

A little food for thought as we approach Thanksgiving: As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Last November, every district submitted a Comprehensive ELL/MLL Education Plan (CEEP) and annual Data/Information Report to meet the requirements of CR Part 154-2. This year, by December 1, 2017, districts are required to complete an assurances page and to describe any changes or additions the district has made to the CEEP. The Data/Report and Information Form is not required at this time; it is anticipated that districts will be asked to submit this information in the spring. The CR Part 154 Comprehensive ELL/MLL Education Plan Update is to be completed online via the SED Monitoring System which can be accessed through the NYSED Applications Business Portal. For more information: http://www.nysed.gov/bilingual-ed/regulations/cr-part-154-comprehensive-ell-education-plan-ceep.

Starting in spring, 2018, the CR Part 154 CEEP will be available in April and will be due to NYSED by July 31, 2018 and by July 31st of each year thereafter.

We are excited to share with you some of our upcoming workshops. Please view the flyer here.

Please visit www.hudsonvalleyrbern.org and click on the "Workshops/Events" link to find these and other FREE HV RBE-RN workshops offerings!

Language Difference Or Disability?

We'd like to share our upcoming workshops based on the unique needs of English Language Learners who have also been identified with a disability:

Language Difference or Disability? The Work of the Multidisciplinary Team

Participants will review the stages and patterns of second language acquisition, the impact of a disability on language acquisition, considerations for distinguishing a language difference or learning disability, decision-making with Response to Intervention, and planning instruction that aligns with the students Individualized Education Program (IEP).
9-12:00 pm
Fee: Free

You can register for this workshop in MLP here.

The Role of the Language Proficiency Team

Participants will review the role of the Language Proficiency Team and develop a plan for how their school/district will identify a language acquisition need when a student has a disability. By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to identify the steps to ELL identification of a student with a disability, the role of each of the team members and determine what key documents need to be reviewed. 
1-3:00 pm
Fee: Free

You can register for this workshop in MLP here.

Both of these workshops will be held at:
Southern Westchester BOCES
450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor
Harrison, NY 10528

PR/HYLI Application

The Hudson Valley RBE-RN invites you to nominate students in grades 11 and 12 to participate in the 27th Angelo Del Toro Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute (PR/HYLI). The student application can be found at this link. 

PR/HYLI is sponsored by the New York State Puerto Rican Hispanic Task Force and the New York State Education Department. PR/HYLI participants develop leadership skills. They also have the opportunity to interact with positive role models such as Puerto Rican/Latino elected officials, educators, and business leaders, develop in-depth knowledge of the state legislative process.

Last year 60+ students from the Hudson Valley participated in the training sessions. From that group 44 high-achieving high school Latino students represented the Hudson Valley delegation at the statewide Institute weekend in Albany. The Hudson Valley delegation was the 2nd largest in the state and brought home $9,000 worth of scholarships. 

This year’s Institute is scheduled for March 10-12, 2018. During the three-day Institute in Albany, students participate in leadership activities, network with high school students from across New York State, participate in a mock assembly, interact with legislators and attend a Student Recognition Dinner.

In preparation for the Institute, a local training program will be conducted by the Hudson Valley RBE-RN from December of 2017 to March of 2018 (a schedule is attached to the application). 

Expectations for attendees: 

  • To participate in the PR/HYLI training sessions and the weekend Institute, all students must be accompanied by a district a chaperone/liaison who will also assist in the training sessions. 
     
  • Face-to-face training sessions go from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Due to training requirements, we will only accept and retain students who commit to attend the entirety of each training session. 

Completed student applications MUST be postmarked by November 27, 2017.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email José M. Meléndez, Resource Specialist and PR/HYLI Trainer at jmelendez@swboces.org or Gregory Bailey, Technology Resource Specialist and PR/HYLI Trainer at gbailey@swboces.org.

Pre-Register For The NYS TESOL 47th Annual Conference

We'd like to share the following information from our colleagues at NYS TESOL:

NYS TESOL 47th Annual Conference

Empathy in Action: Social Pedagogy and Public Advocacy for English Language Learners

November 3 & 4, 2017
Hilton Long Island/Huntington
Melville, New York


Pre-registration deadline extended to October 29th, 2017. 

Pre-register now at https://nystesol.wildapricot.org/event-2650869.

SIFE Workshop Series

The Hudson Valley RBE-RN, in partnership with SupportEd, LLC, is excited to be offering the SIFE workshop series again this year. This series of five workshops is designed to help districts in planning and programming in support of Students with Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE). All five sessions will be offered at Rockland BOCES. Districts are encouraged to send a team to all 5 workshop sessions; teams may include, for example, ENL coordinators and educators, administrators, and guidance counselors and other support staff. Integral to these workshops is an online professional learning community in which series’ participants will collaborate with each other and the trainers as they develop district plans and supports. Please view the series flyer with more information here.

The first of the five workshop series starts on November 13th, 2017. Space is limited; please use the links below for details about each session and to register.

The workshop series are as follows:

SIFE Session 1 – November 13, 2017: Supporting Students with Interrupted/Inconsistent Formal Education (SIFE): Program Development
 
SIFE Session 2 – December 15, 2017: Supporting Students with Interrupted/Inconsistent Formal Education (SIFE): Socio-Emotional Strengths and Needs
 
SIFE Session 3 – January 29, 2018: Engaging Students with Interrupted/Inconsistent Formal Education (SIFE) in All Classrooms
 
SIFE Session 4 – March 20, 2018: Supporting Students with Interrupted/Inconsistent Formal Education (SIFE): Strengthening Early Literacy Skills
 
SIFE Session 5 – March 21, 2018: Supporting Students with Interrupted/Inconsistent Formal Education (SIFE): Strategies for Fostering Engagement and Achievement in Math

Last year, we offered these workshops and received a lot of positive feedback. You can view the evaluations here.

Please do not hesitate to us with any questions regarding this series of workshops.

Literature "In Action" in the Spanish Classroom: A Seminar Based on the Works of Alejandro Palomas

Saturday, October 28th and November 4th at Instituto Cervantes in New York. 211 East 49th Street. New York, NY, 10017.

Please, register here

This Seminar is organized by Instituto Cervantes of New York and the New York State Department of Education Office of Bilingual Education through the NYS Language RBERN at NYU STEINHARDT METRO CENTER in collaboration with the Spanish Education Office in New York.
 
Description
Development of four workshops on two days during which the teachers will prepare several didactic units based on literary texts of Alejandro Palomas, winner of the Premio Nacional de Literatura Infantil y Juvenil of Spain for 2016. 

After a theoretical introduction the teachers will work in groups writing lesson plans which they will have a chance to discuss with the author during  the last session. The seminar will end with a talk with Alejandro Palomas.
 
First session: Saturday, October 28th, 9 am - 3 pm
Second session: Saturday, November 4th, 9 am - 3 pm
 
Speakers: Marlenys Villamar and Gustavo Jiménez
 
Program available here
 
Available spots: 150
 
Biography Alejandro Palomas
Alejandro Palomas (Barcelona, 967) holds a degree in English Philology and a Master in Poetics from the New College of California in San Francisco. He has combined his forays in the world of journalism with the translation of authors such as Katherine Mansfield, George Gissing, Willa Cather, Oscar Wilde, Jack London, Gertrude Stein and François Sagan. He is the author of several novels, among them: El tiempo del corazón, Tanta vida y El secreto de los Hoffman (finalist of the VII  Premio de Novela Ciudad de Torrevieja 2008 and adapted for the theater in 2009). His work has been translated into eight languages. He won the Premio Nacional de Literatura Infantil y Juvenil in 2016 for his novel Un hijo.
 
*Seminar in Spanish
 
Te esperamos los sábados 28 de octubre y 4 de noviembre en el Instituto Cervantes de Nueva York. 211 East 49th Street. New York, NY, 10017.
 
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Este seminario está organizado por el Instituto Cervantes de Nueva York y la oficina de Educación Bilingüe del Departamento de Educación del Estado de Nueva York Departamento de Educación a través de NYS Language RBERN en el NYU STEINHARDT METRO CENTER con la colaboración de la Oficina de Educación de España en Nueva York.
 
Descripción
Desarrollo de cuatro talleres en dos jornadas para el estudio y elaboración de unidades didácticas basadas en textos literarios de Alejandro Palomas, ganador del premio de literatura juvenil en España del 2016.

Los profesores, después de una introducción teórica, elaborarán por grupos diversas unidades didácticas que tendrán oportunidad de exponer al autor en la última sesión.
El encuentro terminará con una tertulia con Alejandro Palomas.
 
Primera sesión: sábado 28 de octubre, 9 am - 3 pm
Segunda sesión: sábado 4 de noviembre, 9 am - 3 pm
 
Ponentes: Marlenys Villamar y Gustavo Jiménez
 
Programa disponible aquí
 
Plazas limitadas: 150
 
Biografía Alejandro Palomas
Alejandro Palomas (Barcelona, 1967) es licenciado en Filología Inglesa y Master in Poetics por el New College de California, en San Francisco. Ha compaginado sus incursiones en el mundo del periodismo con la traducción de autores como Katherine Mansfield, George Gissing, Willa Cather, Oscar Wilde, Jack London, Gertrude Stein o François Sagan. Es autor de varias novelas, entre ellas destacan El tiempo del corazón, Tanta vida y El secreto de los Hoffman (finalista del VII Premio de Novela Ciudad de Torrevieja 2008 y adaptada al teatro en 2009). Su obra ha sido traducida a ocho lenguas. Premio Nacional de Literatura Infantil y Juvenil en su edición 2016 por su novela Un hijo.
 
*Seminario impartido en español.