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 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!