New HV RBERN Workshops Scheduled and Other Information

The following new HV RBERN workshops have been scheduled for the summer/fall. Please click on the links below to register:

At Orange-Ulster BOCES:

Toolkit for Engaging and Supporting ELLs in Science: Strategies (AM SESSION)
7/25/19, 9:00 AM–11:30 AM

Toolkit for Engaging and Supporting ELLs in Science: Learn and Apply (PM SESSION)
(*Participants must attend the AM "Strategies" workshop)
7/25/19, 12:30 PM–3:00 PM

At Southern Westchester BOCES:

ELL Identification Process (1/2 Day AM)
8/28/19, 8:30 AM–11:30 AM

NYSITELL Training (1/2 Day PM)
8/28/19, 12:30 PM–3:30 PM

Using NYSESLAT Data to Plan for Instruction
9/11/19, 9:00 AM–3:00 PM

To view all upcoming HV RBERN workshops please click here.

Partner Opportunities

Bilingual Basic & NYS TESOL's Idiom - Joint Call for Papers
Submission Deadline: August 1, 2019
Special Topic Issue: Innovative, Collaborative and Transformative Bilingualism/Multilingualism for All
For more details please read announcement here.

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) invites you to provide feedback on the 2019 NYSESLAT. Input from educators who are working with Multilingual Learners/English Language Learners (MLLs/ELLs) provides an important contribution to the development of this assessment. Please take a few minutes to complete this brief survey by June 25, 2019. 

Other Professional Development

From Hudson Valley Writing Project (HVWP):
Teaching Writing to English Language Learners at SUNY New Paltz
Audience: Preschool-College Teachers 
July 22-26, 2019
9:00 AM–12:30 PM
CTLE In-Service Certificate: 18 hours 
Fee: $150 
Please register here. To view more information about HVWP please click here.

From Bank Street Graduate School of Education:
The 20th Annual Language Series
Reading, Writing and Talk: Inclusive Teaching for Diverse Learners
October 26, 2019
Visit for details and registration.

Summer Professional Development Opportunities

Summer is almost here, and with that, we would like to offer new professional development opportunities. So far, the Hudson Valley RBERN has the following summer workshops scheduled. Please register at the links below:

At Orange-Ulster BOCES:
Part 1: Tech Toolkit for Supporting ELLs - AM "Learn" Session
7/2/19, 9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Part 2: Tech Toolkit for Supporting ELLs - PM "Apply" Session (*For AM "Learn" Workshop Participants Only*) - at Orange-Ulster BOCES
7/2/19, 1:00 PM–3:00 PM

Other Professional Development

From New York State Council for the Social Studies (NYSCSS):
2019 Summer Institute
7/8/19 through 7/10/19, The Desmond Hotel, Albany, NY
Offering a variety of sessions for Elementary, Middle, and Secondary teachers in addition to sessions that focus on ELL students, exceptional learners, media literacy, technology, and updates from NYSED on the new Regents Exam and the Civil Readiness Initiative. For more information and to register click here.


Apply for the 2019 Educator Grants and Awards:
Teacher Material Grants  
Three awards of $250 each (Deadline: 9/15/19 for project year 9/1/19 to 5/30/20)  

Travel Grants  
Two awards of $250 (Deadline: 9/15/19)  

Member of the Month 
12 months of recognition, plus eligibility to enter into a raffle for complimentary registration to the NYS TESOL Annual Conference  

Award Nominations   
There are six categories. All winners will receive: Complimentary Conference Registration Hotel Accommodations, Lunch or Dinner at Awards Ceremony, $100 Cash prize (Outstanding Teacher Award)  

Other News

Important NYSED memo: Immigrant student count date changed to June 10, 2019.

Please see the memo below for an important policy change regarding the collection of immigrant students for 2019-20 ESSA Title III Immigrant Allocations.

The date for immigrant counts will move to June 10, 2019, replacing earlier guidance for counting on October 3, “BEDS Day.” The full NYSED memo can be viewed here.

As a reminder, immigrant children and youth are defined as individuals who: are aged 3 through 21; have not been attending school in any one or more States for more than three (3) full academic years; and were not born in any state.


With the end of the school year fast approaching, join us for our June workshops. The following workshops still have availability. Please click on the links below to register:

At Ulster BOCES:
ELL Identification Process and Screening Interview - PART 1
6/7/19, 8:30 AM–11:00 AM

ELL Identification Process and Screening Interview - PART 2
6/7/19, 12:00 PM–3:30 PM

At Southern Westchester BOCES:
The Original Tech Toolkit for Supporting ELLs - "Learn" Session
6/11/19, 9:00 AM–11:30 AM

Rebooted: The New Tech Toolkit for Supporting ELLs- "Learn" Workshop
6/11/19, 12:30 PM–3:00 PM

At Rockland BOCES:
NYS Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Plan - What Educators of ELLs Need to Know
6/18/19, 9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Other Professional Development

LIU Hudson is offering their 6th Cohort in July for their Online Advanced Certificate in Childhood Education for ESOL Teachers. View more details about the program here. Application can be found here.

Edcamp Learn and Lead 2019
7/20/19, 8:00 AM–1:00 PM, Palisade Boat Club, Yonkers, NY

Edcamp Foundation provides Edcamps which are free and open to all, and their content is fully driven by the needs of participants. Visit their website

Other News

Read NYSED Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages Spring 2019 Newsletter here. To sign up for their newsletters, visit their website.

Partner Events

The NYS TESOL Adult Education Special Interest Group (SIG) is a dynamic group of adult educators interested in networking, collaborating, and problem-solving with like-minded professionals. The group is undergoing a revamp in 2019, with a focus on recruiting new participants and utilizing a member-centric approach to engage adult educators in conversations and activities that best support them and both their short- and long-term goals. Please read here for more information.