Professional Development Opportunities

We're excited to offer a new workshop: Incorporating Vocabulary Routines for English Language Learners! To register, please click on the links below:
9-3:00 PM, Friday, 4/20/18 at Southern Westchester BOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Ave, 3rd Fl, Harrison, NY
9-3:00 PM, Thursday, 4/26/18 at Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES, 200 Boces Dr, Yorktown Heights, NY
9-3:00 PM, Friday, 5/11/18 at Rockland BOCES, 65 Parrott Rd, West Nyack, NY

This workshop will combine direct and indirect instructional practices that have been identified in research as effective for building student vocabulary in any content area. Participants will engage in learning why vocabulary development is critical, how to identify key vocabulary from your content and how to teach vocabulary using a variety of instructional routines. Students benefit from a consistent approach to vocabulary instruction, as part of your instructional routines, focusing on activities that foster listening, speaking, reading and writing in English.

Additionally, we'd like to share the following professional development opportunities coming up from some of our partners: 

NYSABE 41st Annual Conference: Uncovering the Talents of Multilingual Learners from Early Childhood through High School and Beyond
March 15-17, 2018
Hilton Long Island/Huntington (598 Broad Hollow Road Melville, New York)
Join NYSABE for three exciting days of collaboration and professional development. The conference sessions will focus on providing meaningful resources and inspiring direction for educators, researchers, parents, students and other stakeholders. A broad range of innovative topics, ideas and strategies for learners, families and educators will be presented. Register now!

The College of New Rochelle:
RESET Information Session
CNR Wellness Center, Room 203
Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 5-6:00 PM
Pursue Your TESOL Certification or Bilingual extension through RESET, a U.S. DOE- Funded Tuition Grant Program. To view flyer with more details click here

NYS Next Generation Learning Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics - Rochester Regional Supporting All Students Conference
Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center, Rochester, NY
March 28th, 2018, 7:30-4 PM

This is a one day professional learning opportunity to strengthen theoretical and practical knowledge to implement high quality, academically rigorous standards for all New York State students. Please view flyer with more information here. Register for workshop here.

LIU Hudson:
Online Advanced Certificate in Childhood Education for ESOL Teachers
Additional Cohort Group begins July, 2018

Based on the success of the past four cohorts, they have extended the opportunity for ESOL certified teachers to earn a Childhood Education Certificate (Grades 1-6) through their NYSED-approved online advanced certificate program. For more details please view the flyer here. You can download the application here.

SIFE Workshop Series

The Hudson Valley RBE-RN, in partnership with SupportEd, LLC, is excited to be offering the SIFE workshop series again this year. This series of five workshops is designed to help districts in planning and programming in support of Students with Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE). All five sessions will be offered at Rockland BOCES. Districts are encouraged to send a team to all 5 workshop sessions; teams may include, for example, ENL coordinators and educators, administrators, and guidance counselors and other support staff. Integral to these workshops is an online professional learning community in which series’ participants will collaborate with each other and the trainers as they develop district plans and supports. Please view the series flyer with more information here.

The first of the five workshop series starts on November 13th, 2017. Space is limited; please use the links below for details about each session and to register.

The workshop series are as follows:

SIFE Session 1 – November 13, 2017: Supporting Students with Interrupted/Inconsistent Formal Education (SIFE): Program Development
SIFE Session 2 – December 15, 2017: Supporting Students with Interrupted/Inconsistent Formal Education (SIFE): Socio-Emotional Strengths and Needs
SIFE Session 3 – January 29, 2018: Engaging Students with Interrupted/Inconsistent Formal Education (SIFE) in All Classrooms
SIFE Session 4 – March 20, 2018: Supporting Students with Interrupted/Inconsistent Formal Education (SIFE): Strengthening Early Literacy Skills
SIFE Session 5 – March 21, 2018: Supporting Students with Interrupted/Inconsistent Formal Education (SIFE): Strategies for Fostering Engagement and Achievement in Math

Last year, we offered these workshops and received a lot of positive feedback. You can view the evaluations here.

Please do not hesitate to us with any questions regarding this series of workshops.

Hudson Valley RBE-RN Update

We have some important updates to share with you as we continue into the new school year.

Upcoming HV RBE-RN hosted workshops:

  1. Due to high demand, we are offering another session of the The ENL Teacher’s Tech Toolkit at Dutchess BOCES on Thursday, September 28th, 2017. 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.” If you are interested, please visit the following links to register in MLP: AM Session and PM Session.
  2. We previously announced the upcoming workshop Dr. Kate Kinsella: Tools for Launching a School-Wide Academic Vocabulary Campaign on Thursday, December 14th, 2017. We’re pleased to announce that the location of this workshop is the Edith Macy Conference Center in Briarcliff Manor, NY. You can view the workshop flyer with more information here. Please enroll while space is still available! Register in MLP here.
  3. Enhancing ENL Instructional Planning Using Targeted NYSESLAT Data at Southern Westchester BOCES on Monday, October 30th, 2017. Participants will analyze NYSESLAT modality data to purposefully target instruction across NYSESLAT proficiency levels. This workshop is intended for all teachers who work with ELLs and who utilize NYSESLAT data. Register in MLP here.

We’re pleased to share with you the following upcoming events at Manhattanville College: Our Diverse Classrooms ConferenceIDEA Panel Discussion, and CSI Educational Forum Save the Date! Please view the flyer with more information here.