Weather Update and NYSESLAT Training Dates Added!

In the event of delays or cancellations of workshops tomorrow, 3/21, we will indicate any changes to the schedule in the banner on our website. Additionally: 

NYSESLAT at SW BOCES: In the event of a delay at SW BOCES, tomorrow, 3/21, the NYSESLAT workshop, scheduled for the morning, will be moved to the afternoon and will begin at noon. The status of SW BOCES is available at We will reschedule to 3/27 at 9:00 am in the event of a cancellation. If you are unable to make it to the rescheduled date, please see our website for other dates and locations for NYSESLAT training. We will also send an email update to registered participants.

SIFE Math at Rockland BOCES is cancelled tomorrow, 3/21. We will reschedule and share the new date ASAP. 

Due to high demand, we've added another date for NYSESLAT Administration Training at Rockland BOCES. Please register by clicking on the link below:

Monday, 03/26/18
Rockland BOCES
65 Parrott Road, Building #10
West Nyack, NY 10994

Please note: we have increased the capacity for the NYSESLAT Administration Training at Orange-Ulster BOCES. Please register here:

Monday, 04/09/18
Orange-Ulster BOCES
Arden Hill Campus, Room 156
4 Harriman Drive
Goshen, NY 10924

We've also added more sessions of Incorporating Vocabulary Routines for English Language Learners. Please click on the links below to register:

Monday, 05/14/18
Dutchess BOCES
900 Dutchess Turnpike, RSE-TASC Conference Room
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Thursday, 05/17/18
Orange-Ulster BOCES
Arden Hill Campus, Room 156
4 Harriman Drive
Goshen, NY 10924

Lastly, please see the attached flyer for an exciting opportunity to work with migrant, English Language Learner students this summer.

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.

HV RBE-RN Fall Announcements

We'd like to share an announcement from our partners, Mount Saint Mary College and Orange-Ulster BOCES:

Eighth Annual CARD Conference: Bridging the Cultural Divide

Mount Saint Mary College, Hudson Auditorium
Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Keynote Speaker: Christopher Emdin, author of For All You White Folks Who Teach in the 'Hood and the Rest of Y'all, Too

Other speakers include:

  • Tatyana Kleyn, Founder and Producer of Living Undocumented, City University of New York
  • Jane Gangi, Nurturing Immigrant and Refugee Youth through Literature and Art, Mount Saint Mary College
  • David Mumper, Resource Specialist in Newcomer Programs, Hudson Valley RBE-RN, Southern Westchester BOCES

Individual Registration: $100
OUBOCES School Improvement: $85 per member

Please view more information and register for this event here.

In addition, here are some other RBE-RN Announcements

  • Due to high demand, we are offering another session of Enhancing ENL Instructional Planning Using Targeted NYSESLAT Data at Rockland BOCES on Friday, October 13th, 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 previously announced the upcoming workshop Dr. Kate Kinsella: Tools for Launching a School-Wide Academic Vocabulary Campaign on Thursday, December 14th, 2017 at 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.