Summer Professional Development Opportunities

Summer is almost here, and with that, we would like to offer new professional development opportunities. So far, the Hudson Valley RBERN has the following summer workshops scheduled. Please register at the links below:

At Orange-Ulster BOCES:
Part 1: Tech Toolkit for Supporting ELLs - AM "Learn" Session
7/2/19, 9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Part 2: Tech Toolkit for Supporting ELLs - PM "Apply" Session (*For AM "Learn" Workshop Participants Only*) - at Orange-Ulster BOCES
7/2/19, 1:00 PM–3:00 PM

Other Professional Development

From New York State Council for the Social Studies (NYSCSS):
2019 Summer Institute
7/8/19 through 7/10/19, The Desmond Hotel, Albany, NY
Offering a variety of sessions for Elementary, Middle, and Secondary teachers in addition to sessions that focus on ELL students, exceptional learners, media literacy, technology, and updates from NYSED on the new Regents Exam and the Civil Readiness Initiative. For more information and to register click here.


Apply for the 2019 Educator Grants and Awards:
Teacher Material Grants  
Three awards of $250 each (Deadline: 9/15/19 for project year 9/1/19 to 5/30/20)  

Travel Grants  
Two awards of $250 (Deadline: 9/15/19)  

Member of the Month 
12 months of recognition, plus eligibility to enter into a raffle for complimentary registration to the NYS TESOL Annual Conference  

Award Nominations   
There are six categories. All winners will receive: Complimentary Conference Registration Hotel Accommodations, Lunch or Dinner at Awards Ceremony, $100 Cash prize (Outstanding Teacher Award)  

Other News

Important NYSED memo: Immigrant student count date changed to June 10, 2019.

Please see the memo below for an important policy change regarding the collection of immigrant students for 2019-20 ESSA Title III Immigrant Allocations.

The date for immigrant counts will move to June 10, 2019, replacing earlier guidance for counting on October 3, “BEDS Day.” The full NYSED memo can be viewed here.

As a reminder, immigrant children and youth are defined as individuals who: are aged 3 through 21; have not been attending school in any one or more States for more than three (3) full academic years; and were not born in any state.


With the end of the school year fast approaching, join us for our June workshops. The following workshops still have availability. Please click on the links below to register:

At Ulster BOCES:
ELL Identification Process and Screening Interview - PART 1
6/7/19, 8:30 AM–11:00 AM

ELL Identification Process and Screening Interview - PART 2
6/7/19, 12:00 PM–3:30 PM

At Southern Westchester BOCES:
The Original Tech Toolkit for Supporting ELLs - "Learn" Session
6/11/19, 9:00 AM–11:30 AM

Rebooted: The New Tech Toolkit for Supporting ELLs- "Learn" Workshop
6/11/19, 12:30 PM–3:00 PM

At Rockland BOCES:
NYS Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Plan - What Educators of ELLs Need to Know
6/18/19, 9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Other Professional Development

LIU Hudson is offering their 6th Cohort in July for their Online Advanced Certificate in Childhood Education for ESOL Teachers. View more details about the program here. Application can be found here.

Edcamp Learn and Lead 2019
7/20/19, 8:00 AM–1:00 PM, Palisade Boat Club, Yonkers, NY

Edcamp Foundation provides Edcamps which are free and open to all, and their content is fully driven by the needs of participants. Visit their website

Other News

Read NYSED Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages Spring 2019 Newsletter here. To sign up for their newsletters, visit their website.

Partner Events

The NYS TESOL Adult Education Special Interest Group (SIG) is a dynamic group of adult educators interested in networking, collaborating, and problem-solving with like-minded professionals. The group is undergoing a revamp in 2019, with a focus on recruiting new participants and utilizing a member-centric approach to engage adult educators in conversations and activities that best support them and both their short- and long-term goals. Please read here for more information.

Hudson Valley RBERN Update

The following HV RBERN workshops still have seats available. Please click on the links below to register:

At Rockland BOCES:

Rebooted: The New Tech Toolkit for Supporting ELLs- "Learn" Workshop
5/23/19, 9:00 AM–12:00 PM

Rebooted: The New Tech Toolkit for Supporting ELLs- "Apply" Session (for "Apply" Participants Only)
5/23/19, 1:00 PM–3:00 PM

Questioning and Discussion Techniques for ELLs (and All Students) (AM SESSION)
5/24/19, 8:30 AM–11:30 AM

Questioning and Discussion Techniques for ELLs (and All Students) (PM SESSION)
5/24/19, 12:00 PM–2:30 PM

At Sullivan BOCES:

Classrooms as Culturally Responsive Learning Communities
5/24/19, 9:00 AM–3:00 PM, Sullivan BOCES

Teaching Reading to ELLs: What's Different?
5/30/19, 9:00 AM–3:00 PM

5/31/19, 9:00 AM–3:00 PM

To view all of our current workshops in MLP, please click here.

Other Professional Development

From Adelphi University:  
Clinically Rich (CR-ITI) Intensive Teacher Institute for Bilingual or ESOL Certification
Classes begin Fall 2019 at Hauppauge Center
View program flyer here. Frequently Asked Questions can be viewed here.
NYSED released the Culturally Responsive-Sustaining (CR-S) Framework. This initiative establishes CR-S guidelines for seven different stakeholder groups. It was designed from the ground up and is the collective insight of parents, students, teachers, school and district leaders, higher education faculty, and community advocates. You can view the framework on their website here.

Partner Events

Digital Enhanced English/Content Learning Webinar
5/14/19, 6:00 PM–7:00 PM
Register here.

Career Opportunities

School Psychologist - Bilingual
Nyack Public Schools
View Job Posting on OLAS here.