HV RBE-RN Update

We'd like to share the following opportunities with you from our partners:

Transition Planning (Middle School and Beyond) for English Language Learners Who Have IEPs

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES 200 BOCES Drive, School Services Bldg, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Cost: Free

This Lower Hudson RSE-TASC sponsored workshop focuses on transition planning for students who are both English Language Learners (ELLs) and who also have Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). Please view flyer with more details here.

TELLs (Transition for English Language Learners) Consortium and Book Study Group (4-Day)

Monday, November 20, 2017; Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES
Tuesday, December 19, 2017; Southern Westchester BOCES
Monday, January 29, 2018; Rockland BOCES
Monday, February 26, 2018; Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES

8:30 am to 11:00 am

Cost: Free

During this four-part Lower Hudson RSE-TASC sponsored series, facilitated by a bilingual family specialist and a transition specialist, you will explore strategies for supporting students in terms of identifying educational and vocational goals, accessing programs and services, as well as developing family and community connections. Please view flyer with more details here.

The 18th Annual Language Series: November 11, 2017
Multiliteracies: Exploring Multimodal Pedagogies for Academic Success

Bank Street College of Education's Language Series offers an annual event to help educators understand the critical role that language plays in the social and academic success of all students. Featured is a keynote presentation by Dr. Detra Price-Dennis from Teachers College with two rounds of hands-on workshops. Workshop topics include: The classroom as a learning laboratory, Fostering student agency and voice, The many languages of block building, and more. Visit bankstreet.edu/ls for more information and to register. Graduate and CEU credits may be earned. Register by October 16 for the early bird discount!

HV RBE-RN September Update

Welcome back to the new school year! The Hudson Valley RBE-RN is pleased to announce that our team has grown, increasing our capacity to serve the school districts in our region! We welcome Resource Specialists, Alison Provencher and Rachael Wasilewski, and look forward to your meeting them in our work together.

Here are some upcoming opportunities that may interest you:

DACA Information Sessions
September 13, 14, and 20 in Westchester County
Find out more information about the President’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. An attorney from Neighbors Link Community Law Practice will discuss what DACA recipients need to know. Please view more details here.

Language Series 2017  
November 11, 2017 Bank Street College
Multiliteracies: Exploring Multimodal Pedagogies for Academic Success
Featuring keynote presentation by Detra Price-Dennis, Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University, followed by two rounds of workshops!

Participants will receive 6 Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Hours or .6 Continuing Education Unit. View more information here. Inquiries: 212-875-4461  gadams@bankstreet.edu

Be sure to check out our website for HV RBE-RN team bios and upcoming workshops: hudsonvalleyrbern.org


Language Series 2017

Please see the following learning opportunity from our colleagues at Bank Street College:

Language Series 2017
Multiliteracies: Exploring Multimodal Pedagogies for Academic Success

November 11, 2017
Bank Street College
610 West 112th Street
New York, NY 10025

Featuring keynote presentation by Detra Price-Dennis, Ph.D., Elementary & Inclusive Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, followed by two rounds of workshops!

Language is nuanced, multi-modal and ever-changing. By language, we mean not just words but all the forms in which communication can be represented. In the 21st century innovative pedagogies impact the way we teach using various ways of accessing content that are reflected in multiliteracies. The Language Series 2017 will focus on teaching methods to better engage students in language and content development: not only digital technology but also explorations, music, sounds, block building, and others.


  • The Classroom as a Learning Laboratory: Using Projects as a Tool for Language Development with José Daniel Sandín
  • Fostering Student Agency and Voice: A Critical Multiliteracy Approach to Developing Narrative Skills with Mimi Rosenberg
  • The Many Languages of Block Building: Creating Spaces for Emerging Literacies through Play with Rebecca Burdett
  • Music as a Pathway for Learning at Every Age with Alina Vayner
  • SOUNDS IN MOTION: Using Body Movements to Train Auditory Perception, Language, and Early Literacy with Frances Santore

Registration opening soon with Early Bird discount through October 15!
This may be taken for graduate school credit or available for 1 CEU.
Visit bankstreet.edu/ls for more information.
Inquiries: 212.875.4461 | gadams@bankstreet.edu