HV RBE-RN August Update


News that you have been waiting for: the Spring 2017 NYSESLAT data should be available to district and building administrators by midweek! 

The Hudson Valley RBE-RN would like to share with you a series of announcements about exciting professional development opportunities for the fall/winter.

  1. NYSITELL Training at Southern Westchester BOCES on 8/28/17 (½ Day, 9 AM - 12 PM). Participants will be trained to administer the current version of the New York State Identification Test for English Language Learners (NYSITELL). Link to register in MLP here. A new version of the NYSITELL will be released in February, 2018; training sessions for the new version will be held in the winter.  
  2. Once again, we’ll be offering Literacy Support for ELLs: Reading Strategies for K-12 at Southern Westchester BOCES on 9/25/17. Link to register in MLP here.
  3. SAVE THE DATE! The Hudson Valley RBE-RN is excited to host Dr. Kate Kinsella: Tools for Launching a School-Wide Academic Vocabulary Campaign on December 14th! (Location TBD). 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. More details will be released soon!

Please visit our website here for upcoming workshops in the areas of Technology for ELLs and Co-Teaching for ELLs.

We hope you enjoy the rest of the summer!

Early Childhood Education Conference: Our Diverse Classrooms

Please see the following from our colleagues at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY:

We cordially invite you and your fellow colleagues to the seventh early childhood conference on September 23, 2017 at Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY. Our topic this year is Our Diverse Classrooms: Meaningful Approaches For Early Childhood.

Our country and our classrooms are increasingly more diverse. We work to create inclusive classrooms that support all our children including those who speak home languages other than English, come from varying cultural backgrounds and who have specific learning needs. How can we meaningfully support, and include all students in our classroom communities?

This year’s keynote speaker is María Paula Ghiso, PhD, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Ghiso will present her extensive and engaging research on working with young Emergent Bilinguals.

We will have many powerful workshops to choose from including:

  • Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
  • Storytelling with English Language Learners and Students with Special Needs
  • Diversity in Children's Literature
  • Supporting Young Children with Special Needs
  • Writing with Emergent Bilinguals

And more to come!

To learn more about the conference or to register, visit: www.mville.edu/ecaa.

Your school or a group of teachers/administrators can also register using the link below:

If you have any questions feel free to reach out at any time:
Dr. Victoria Fantozzi, Interim Chair

Dr. April Grundman, ECE Alumni Co-President