HV RBERN Update

We're pleased to share that the following new workshops have been scheduled. Please click on the links below to view more information and to register:

Facilitating Questioning and Discussion Techniques with ELLs
1/11/19, 8:30 - 11:30 AM, Southern Westchester BOCES

In this workshop, participants will discuss the benefits and challenges of developing ELLs ability to ask and answer questions and understand research behind the benefits of classroom discourse.

Guided Reading Instruction for ELLs: Assessment, Design and Delivery
1/11/19, 12:30 - 3:30 PM, Southern Westchester BOCES

In this half-day workshop, we will discuss how Guided Reading instruction relates to the specific needs of ELLs. 

Administration of the NYSESLAT - Training & Review 
2/20/19, 8:30 - 11:30 AM, Orange-Ulster BOCES

This half-day training session is intended for those new to NYSESLAT administration, as well as for those who are already familiar with administration of the annual "NYS English as a Second Language Achievement Test" (NYSESLAT) and want a “refresher”.

Next Generation Standards, NYSESLAT Skills and ELL Instruction
2/20/19, 12:30 - 3:30 PM, Orange-Ulster BOCES

In this half-day workshop, participants will examine parts of the Next Generation Standards to understand how they relate to NYSESLAT Performance Level Descriptions, Targets of Measurement, and the New Language Arts Progressions.

SUNY New Paltz is gearing up for another year of their Clinically Rich-Intensive Teacher Institute (CR-ITI). This is a program that is sponsored by NYSED and allows teachers to become certified to teach English Language Learners within the public school classroom. You can view the program flyer here. Please visit their website here. They will begin accepting applications in January 2019.

Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

HV RBERN Update

The HV RBERN is pleased to announce NYSESLAT workshops scheduled for early 2019. Please click on the links below to register:

Administration of the NYSESLAT - Training & Review (1/2 DAY in AM)
2/12/19, 8:30 am - 11:30 am, Rockland BOCES

3/19/19, 8:30 am - 11:30 am, Southern Westchester BOCES

This HALF DAY training session is intended for those new to NYSESLAT administration, as well as for those who are already familiar with administration of the annual "NYS English as a Second Language Achievement Test" (NYSESLAT) and want a “refresher”.

There are still seats available in the following upcoming HV RBERN workshops:

Incorporating Vocabulary Routines for English Language Learners
12/11/18, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Rockland BOCES
This workshop combines direct and indirect instructional practices that have been identified in research as effective for building student vocabulary in any content area. 

Pre-Referral Considerations for English Language Learners
1/8/19, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Rockland BOCES
This workshop will invite participants to examine the behaviors associated with new language acquisition as well as clinical markers of a disability. We will identify factors that must be considered prior to referring an ELL student for an evaluation.

NYSED recently announced that there is a new testing accommodation for English Language Learners/Multilingual Learners (ELL/MLLs) taking Regents Examinations. Principals may now approve Next-Day Completion of a Regents Examination for an ELL/MLL or former ELL/MLL who has been granted the accommodation of extended time and is scheduled to take two Regents Examinations on the same day. This new accommodation, referred to as Next-Day Completion, will be available beginning with the January 2019 Regents Examination period. For information, please see the memo here. Questions may be directed to the Office of State Assessment at 518-474-8220, or can be sent to emscassessinfo@nysed.gov.

New York State's ESSA Plan for Growth in English Language Proficiency (ELP) Webinar is available here on NYSED's website. This webinar focuses on the New York State English as a second language achievement test (NYSESLAT) and provides an overview of the four steps to determine a school-level rating in ELP.

Save the Date: 
NYSABE 2019 Conference
March 21-23, 2019, Crowne Plaza Hotel, White Plains

  • Proposal Application Submission Deadline — Friday, December 7, 2018

  • Professional Award Nominations Submission Deadline — Friday, December 14, 2018

  • NYSABE Student Statewide Essay Contest and Nivia Zavala Special Art Contest for ELLs/Bilingual Learners with Disabilities Deadline — January 21, 2019

To view more details about the conference, please click here. The NYSABE Region 3 December newsletter can be viewed here.

Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

Upcoming HV RBERN Events

There's still time to register for Strategies to Support ELLs’ Foundational Literacy for Grades 5-8 at Orange-Ulster BOCES on November 27thPlease register here.

We're pleased to offer the following workshops at Dutchess BOCES throughout the school year. Please view the flyer here. The flyer contains links to register for each workshop.

Due to popular demand, we've scheduled another session of A Teacher’s Guide to Migrant Students, Trauma & Social Emotional Learning on January 23rd, 2019, at Southern Westchester BOCES. To view more details about this workshop and to register, please click here.

From our partners at NYS Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (NYS ALAS):
Regional Meet & Greet
November 14, 2018, 5:30-7:30 PM, Temperance Hall, Bellport Village, NY
Please view flyer for more details here

Two new resources are now online from OBEWL:

You can view OBEWL's newsletter page here.

Important Regents motion related to CR Part 154-3.2: In response to requests to expand the current CR Part 154-2.3 limitation of no more than two contiguous grade spans for ENL and bilingual support, a proposal for an emergency measure was passed, which is applicable for the 2018-2019 school year. Districts with fewer than 30 ELLs can apply for a waiver to expand support to no more than three contiguous grade spans for supporting ELLs in grades 1-12. For more information please click here.