Welcome Back!

We're excited about the opportunities a new school year can bring! To help you get the year started off right, we’d like to share the following helpful links:

In addition to being helpful resources, these links may prove useful for your districts as you complete the Comprehensive ELL Education Plandue to NYSED on October 19, 2018.

We're pleased to announce a new 4-Day Introductory Series at Southern Westchester BOCES: Writing Is Thinking (WIT) 101 for ENLWriting Is Thinking through strategic inquiry (WITsi) is an approach to delivering direct instruction in writing strategies that leverage improved writing, oral language, content knowledge, and reading comprehension simultaneously to English Language Learners. They will learn how the English language works. Participants can expect to leave each session with activities for immediate classroom use that will yield improved writing, language and thinking. This series is ideal for school/district teams. Participation in this series requires a commitment to all four dates.

The series dates are as follows:
Day 1: October 15, 2018
Day 2: November 19, 2018
Day 3: January 14, 2019
Day 4: February 14, 2019

To view more details about this series and to register in MLP, please click here.

We’ve scheduled several other new HV RBE-RN workshops such as: NYSITELL/NYSESLAT Training, Planning for Instruction Using NYSESLAT Data, ELL Identification Process and Screening Interview, Incorporating Vocabulary Routines for English Language Learners, Classrooms as Culturally Responsive Learning Communities, and Pre-Referral Considerations for English Language Learners. To view more details and to register please visit the Workshops/Events page on our website.
From our partners at Bank Street College of Education:

Language Series 2018: Multiple Pathways to Learning in the Age of Accountability
October 27, 2018 at Bank Street College of Education
Featuring keynote presentation by Nancy Cloud, Professor Emerita, M.Ed. in TESL Program, Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI., followed by two rounds of workshops. For more details and to buy tickets click here.  

Feel free to tell your colleagues about the support we provide and let them know that they can join our email list via our website: www.hudsonvalleyrbern.org.

Have a great start to the new school year! Please contact us with any questions.

Title III ELL Allocations Posted

The Title III ELL Allocations have been posted; Title III Immigrant Allocations should be out within the week. Information about allocations is linked here. For the direct link, please click here

The 2018-19 SIRS Manual (School Information Repository System) initial release, with highlighted changes for the 2018-19 school year, has been posted at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/irs/sirs/ effective today. Districts are required to report student data and use the system for data analysis. 

Due to popular demand, new HV RBE-RN workshops have been added. (See our website for additional workshop schedules.) Please click on the links below to register:

NYSITELL/NYSESLAT Training at Sullivan County BOCES
9/20/18, 8:30-11:30 AM

This half-day workshop provides training for those new to administering the NYSITELL/NYSESLAT, or for those who would like a refresher. These New York State assessments of English proficiency are now aligned; participants will practice administering the tests and will practice scoring sample speaking and writing responses.

Planning for Instruction Using NYSESLAT Data at Sullivan County BOCES
9/20/18, 12:30-3:30 PM

In this hands-on half-day workshop, participants will gain understanding of the importance of data-informed instruction for English Language Learners (ELLs), deconstruct NYSESLAT data through the four modalities, and practice strategies for NYSESLAT data analyzation.

Classrooms as Culturally Responsive Learning Communities at Rockland BOCES
10/16/18, 9-3:00 PM

Participants will examine strategies and inclusive practices that foster cultural openness and provide students with healthy experiences of sociocultural integration.

Note: Districts must submit their Comprehensive ELL Education Plans (CEEP) and Data/Information Report (downloaded from the same site) via the NYSED Business Portal no later than October 19, 2018Each school office is to keep a copy of the completed district CEEP and have it available for review upon request.  

Please contact the HV RBE-RN with questions or if support is needed.