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This introductory session will delve into the historical underpinnings of the field of bilingual special education, comparing and contrasting where we began with where we are today. The book's co-editors Dr. Gliset Colón and Dr. Tamara Alsace, will lead a lively discussion with Dr. Alba Ortiz, a pioneer in the field who continues to inform and enhance research and practice through her significant body of work.

Participants will also receive a preview of the series, which will include presentations by all the chapter authors. They will also have a unique opportunity to provide feedback and help inform future directions for scholarship in the field by voicing their thoughts on promising practices and the most compelling challenges they face.
A critical look at access to dual language education for students with disabilities and implementing culturally and linguistically responsive teaching in dual language bilingual inclusive classrooms.

This session will focus on equity and access to high quality programs for multilingual learners with and without disabilities.
Authors will discuss:
*Foundations in Bilingual Special Education
*A critical look at access to dual language education for students with disabilities
*Implementing culturally and linguistically responsive teaching in dual language bilingual inclusive classrooms.

Eduardo R. Muñoz-Muñoz, San José State University, USA
Matthew Love, San José State University, USA
Marcella Cardoza McCollum, San José State University, USA
Rebecca A. Cruz, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Danielle Umaña, San José State University, USA
Candice R. Nance, San José State University, USA
Elizabeth Silva Diaz, The University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
Vanessa Santiago Schwarz, The University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
Back by popular demand! This is a repeat of the Fall 2022 Quick bite.

In this asynchronous mini-course, participants will receive an overview of the history and current events of specific regions/countries from which many of our refugee students and their families originate.

Participants will gain insight into the historical backgrounds of these places, the factors causing displacement, and hear some examples from students of the educational experiences they had before resettlement.

Registration closes 7/28
This session will shine a light on effective practices to support bi/multilingual students in the general education setting, ensuring appropriate and accurate evaluations and placement for students who truly special education services.

Authors will discuss:

* Identification and Eligibility of Bi/Multilingual Learners

* Culturally Attuned Assessment and Identification Practices in the 21st Century

* Writing Culturally and Linguistically Data-Driven IEPs


Wendy Gonzales, Northeastern Illinois University, USA
Gerardo Moreno, Northeastern Illinois University, USA
The Role of a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) and the Special Education Referral Process for English Learners
Claudia Cuellar Rinaldi, Lasell University, USA
Maria de Lourdes Serpa, Lesley University, USA
Diana Lidia Morales, Lynn University, USA
Julie Esparza Brown, Portland State University, USA
Amanda K. Sanford, Portland State University, USA

5. RBERN #2 - ELL Foundations: Session 1 - Levels and Identification - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All teachers of ELLs

Dates: 8/15/2023

Intended for those who are new to working with ELs. In part 1 of this 3 part series, participants will learn the basics of EL identification, the levels of English proficiency, and how they are tied to ENL service and units of study.

This session will equip educators with strategies for elevating student voice and developing student oracy in the classroom, along with tangible ways to leverage students' home language skills during instruction. Concepts learned can be applied across content-areas to support ELLs' linguistic and academic growth.

This session will extend upon the morning ELL Foundation session by getting to know our multicultural communities. It is open to all educators.

Intended for those who are new to working with ELs. In part 2 of this 3 part series, participants will learn some of the competing theories that inform how students acquire language and in turn how to select strategies to support language acquisition. Participants will also be introduced to the Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Education Framework from NYSED.

9. RBERN #6 - Literature Adaptations for ELLs - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: ALL Educators

Dates: 8/16/2023

Sometimes reading the original form of a book, novel or document is overwhelming. This is another look at things we can use in our classroom that enable our students to be even more successful without the added stress.

This series for secondary educators will compare and contrast original works of literature to their graphic novel and film adaptations to identify ways to support ELLs understanding of the content.

Participants can select which sessions they will attend through the year

August text focus will be on Shakespeare.
Who is the first person a multilingual family encounters when they enter your school/district?

Does that person feel supported in their ability to welcome and support multilingual families' registration efforts?

We encourage administrators and their clerical staff to come together to discuss meaningful parent engagement for multilingual families at registration.

We will discuss language access, HLQ, home language SIRS codes, and other registration and ELL identification procedures.
Once students have been appropriately identified and placed in programs to meet their unique needs, the challenge becomes how to effectively provide the instructional and socioemotional supports necessary for the students to learn and thrive.
This session will explore some of the curricular and instructional considerations and practices necessary to plan and implement high quality programs.

Authors will discuss:
* Curriculum and Instruction in Bilingual Special Education

* After the IEP: Providing Culturally and Linguistically Sustaining Specially-Designed Instruction

* Keys to Understanding the Writing Development of Emergent Bilingual Students

* Mindful Student, Masterful Student: The Role of Mindfulness in Enhancing the Lives of Bilingual Students With Disabilities

* Transition Planning for Bi/Multilingual Students with Disabilities


Julie Esparza Brown, Portland State University, USA
Amanda K. Sanford, Portland State University, USA
Sylvia Linan-Thompson, University of Oregon, USA
McKenzie Meline, University of Oregon, USA
Raquel Rezàra Schmidt, State University of New York College at Buffalo, USA
Belkis Choiseul-Praslin, University of the Pacific, USA
Malarie E. Deardorff, University of Oklahoma, USA

12. RBERN #16 - NYSITELL - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All teachers of ELLs

Dates: 8/29/2023

In this hybrid course, you will learn everything you need to know to successfully administer the NYSITELL from intake, to testing, to placement.
This course will take approximately 3 hours.
Course work of the self-paced presentation and quiz will be shared the Friday before the session and must be completed prior to the Zoom Q&A session.

Registration closes 8/25/23

13. RBERN #84 - Phonics and Phonemic Awareness to Support MLLs and Others - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 9/13/2023

In this asynchronous, self-paced course, you will learn more about a developmentally appropriate spelling program designed for native speakers and English language learners by completing a pre-assessment and leveling your own students! By doing this, you will understand what is meant by developmentally sequenced
Next, you will dig deeper to learn about the Explicit Syllable Strategy to support more advanced readers who still struggle with decoding (sounding out words) and encoding (writing words from their sounds) in developmentally appropriate order.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

14. RBERN #38 - Podcast Club - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 9/20/2023

Co-hosted with longtime ENL teacher Kelly Cooper, our Podcast Club will bring participants together once a month to discuss topics explored by podcast episodes connected to ELL education and the experiences of Multilingual students.
Participants should listen to the episodes in advance of the meetings in preparation to engage in conversation, reflection, and application of best practices.

The september Podcast will be: Teaching MLs Episode #108 - The ESL/ELL Survival Guide w/ Larry Ferlazzo & Katie Hull Sypnieski

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*
During these sessions, we will cover a variety of topics, including topics based on surveys to registered participants. Topics to be covered include:
* HLQ and recording home language
* ELL identification process for students with IEPs and potential SIFE
* Classroom evaluation samples with NYSUT and Danielson alignment
* Individual ELL Educational Plan
* Meetings the units of study requirement in rural districts
* Family and community and engagement
* Steering committee input

Agendas will be sent out in advance of each session.

These dates/times directly follow the O/N BOCES Curriculum Council meetings.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

16. RBERN #57 - We Are All Teachers of English Language Learners PLC - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: Intended for teachers new to working with ELLs

Dates: 9/26/2023 to 3/19/2024

In this series, educators will engage in professional learning around a variety of topics, including translanguaging, culturally relevant classrooms, and language acquisition.

This is intended for teachers new to working with ELLs.

Teachers can earn up to 9 CTLE credits. Credits will be issued based upon attendance and participation in asynchronous activities. Asynchronous due dates will be shared at live sessions.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

17. RBERN #87 - Scaffolding Content Instruction for ELs - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 9/27/2023

In this asynchronous course, we're providing research-based, proven practices in a self-paced format to help you expand on EL education strategies at your convenience.
Reflect on and refine your approach to scaffolding content instruction for ELs. You will also have the opportunity to earn an additional two hours of PD credit for completing and submitting optional coursework.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*
During these sessions, we will cover a variety of topics, including topics based on surveys to registered participants. Topics to be covered include:
* ELL enrollment and identification
* Classroom evaluation samples with NYSUT and Danielson alignment
* Individual ELL Educational Plan
* Meetings the units of study requirement in rural districts
* Sharing RBERN West regional PD calendar
* Scheduling PD for teachers of E2 component districts
* Launching a NYSSB program in your district

This meeting will occur as a part of the E2CC BOCES Curriculum Council meeting.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*
During these sessions, we will cover a variety of topics, including topics based on surveys to registered participants. Topics to be covered include:
* ELL enrollment and identification
* Classroom evaluation samples with NYSUT and Danielson alignment
* Individual ELL Educational Plan
* Meetings the units of study requirement in rural districts
* Sharing RBERN West regional PD calendar
* Scheduling PD for teachers of E2 component districts
* Launching a NYSSB program in your district

This meeting will occur as a part of the E2CC BOCES Curriculum Council meeting.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

20. RBERN #75 - Literature Adaptations for ELLs - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 9/28/2023

Closed
This series for secondary educators will compare and contrast original works of literature to their graphic novel and film adaptations to identify ways to support ELLs understanding of the content.
Participants can select which session they will attend.
September's focus will be on Edgar Allen Poe. The adaptation text, The Best of Poe Graphic Novel will be provided to the first 15 registrants by September 8th.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

21. RBERN #33 - Historical Context Quick Bite 1 - Afghanistan - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 10/2/2023

In this asynchronous mini-course, participants will receive an overview of the history and current events of specific regions/countries from which many of our refugee students and their families originate.
Participants will gain insight into the historical backgrounds of these places, the factors causing displacement, and hear some examples from students of the educational experiences they had before resettlement.

Quick Bite 1 - Afghanistan

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

22. RBERN #17 - NYSITELL - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 10/3/2023

Closed
In this hybrid course, you will learn everything you need to know to successfully administer the NYSITELL from intake, to testing, to placement.
This course will take approximately 3 hours.
Course work of the self-paced presentation and quiz will be shared the Friday before the session and must be completed prior to the Zoom Q&A session.

This is a repeated event
Registration closes the Friday before each session

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

23. RBERN #28- Multilingual Matters Book Club - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 10/4/2023

An educator book club to discuss topics related to migration, multilingualism, and multiculturalism. Through our reflection we will discuss implication to instructional practices, and student/family engagement as it relates to our English Language Learning population in Western New York.

The book for October will be Rez Dogs

Participants will receive 2 CTLE credits for participating in the live Zoom discussion and 3 CTLE credits for participating in asynchronous class work. A total of 5 CTLE credits will be awarded to those that complete both portions.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

24. RBERN #88 - Formative Assessment for Multilingual Learners - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 10/11/2023

In this self-paced, asynchronous, course, we share research and strategies for developing and implementing formative assessments for MLs.
Reflect on and refine your approach to formative assessments for MLs while earning a certificate for one hour of professional development (PD) upon course completion. You will also have the opportunity to earn an additional two hours of PD credit for completing and submitting optional coursework.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

25. RBERN #79 - Evidence-Based Literacy Practices for K-8 ELLs - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 10/11/2023

In this session, participants will delve into highly-vetted resources from the US Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences to learn about evidence-based practices that support literacy development for K-8 English Language Learners.
Join the RBERN West to explore these resources, and leave with tangible instructional takeaways for your context.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

26. RBERN #76 - Literature Adaptations for ELLs - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 10/12/2023

Closed
This series for secondary educators will compare and contrast original works of literature to their graphic novel and film adaptations to identify ways to support ELLs understanding of the content.
Participants can select which session they will attend.
October's focus will be on short stories.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

27. RBERN #51 -ELL Focus PLC Fall Meeting - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 10/16/2023

During these sessions, we will cover a variety of topics, including topics based on surveys to registered participants. Topics to be covered include:
* HLQ and recording home language
* ELL identification process for students with IEPs and potential SIFE
* Individual ELL Educational Plan
* Family and community and engagement
* Steering committee input

Agendas will be sent out in advance of each session.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

28. RBERN #39 - Podcast Club - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 10/18/2023

Co-hosted with longtime ENL teacher Kelly Cooper, our Podcast Club will bring participants together once a month to discuss topics explored by podcast episodes connected to ELL education and the experiences of Multilingual students.
Participants should listen to the episodes in advance of the meetings in preparation to engage in conversation, reflection, and application of best practices.

The October Podcast will be: Teaching MLs Episode #114 - Honoring Students' Stories Through Instruction w/ Emily Francis

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*
In this introductory session, participants will learn who are SIFE, unpack regional Statistics regarding cultural backgrounds and languages of WNY SIFE students, and become familiar with NYSED tools for identifying SIFE, including: SIFE Oral Interview Questionnaire, MLS, and SIFE Writing Screener.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

30. RBERN #89 - Supporting ELs' Pathways to Graduation - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 10/25/2023

In this asynchronous course, we're providing research-based, proven practices in a self-paced format to help you expand on English Learner (EL) education strategies at your convenience.
Reflect on and refine your approach to supporting ELs on their path to high school graduation. You will also have the opportunity to earn an additional two hours of PD credit for completing and submitting optional coursework.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

31. RBERN #85 - Asynchronous Advanced Literacies - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 10/30/2023

Advanced literacies in the Next-Gen learning standards are "the skills and competencies that enable communication in increasingly diverse ways and promote the understanding and use of text for a variety of purposes.” We will synthesize how we can develop them for the academic success of ELLs and all other learners by reading and responding to NYSED's briefs written by Nonie K. Lesaux, PhD & Emily Phillips Galloway, EdD .
Suggested grades: 4-12

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

32. RBERN #90 - Working with Paraprofessionals to Support MLs- CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 11/8/2023

In this asynchronous, self-paced course, you will learn techniques to effectively communicate with, and enhance, the role of paraprofessionals who support Multilingual Learners (MLs).
You will also have the opportunity to earn an additional two hours of PD credit for completing and submitting optional coursework.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

33. RBERN #24 - Second Language Acquisition and CRSE - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 11/8/2023

In this introductory session, participants will learn about the stages of language acquisition and how to leverage home language to support students in gaining proficiency in English.
We will connect these strategies to the NYSED Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Education Framework.

Both dates are the same content - please only register for one.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

34. RBERN #96 - Quick Bite Supplement - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 11/8/2023

In this synchronous virtual Quick Bite Supplement, Journey's End Academic Coach Liaqat Latif will lead a Cultural Orientation on Afghanistan, exploring its culture and educational practices.

Select one of the two options for this valuable presentation.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

35. RBERN #51 - ENL Foundations and Extensions - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 11/9/2023

For this event, participants can choose to engage in learning around ENL foundational concepts such as second language acquisition, English proficiency levels, and strategies for scaffolding and differentiation or take a deeper dive into these and other topics to extend your learning.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

36. RBERN #93 - ELL Students with Disabilities Series Session 1 - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 11/14/2023

Closed
This series will focus on preparing classroom teachers and school leaders to implement the assessment strategies discussed and follow up on implementation of the strategies and practices presented to participants.
Each session will include discussions of key ideas and practices, as well as structures for application at the classroom level and at the school and district levels.
This session will specifically address:
* Why assess in multiple languages?
* Looking at assessment through the lens of multilingual learners

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*
In this introductory session, participants will learn about the stages of language acquisition and how to leverage home language to support students in gaining proficiency in English.

We will connect these strategies to the NYSED Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Education Framework.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

38. RBERN #99 - Scaffolding and Differentiation for MLLs - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 11/29/2023

Closed
n this introductory session, participants will take a deep dive into unpacking the differences between strategies for scaffolding instruction for ELLs and differentiating products and linguistic output.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

39. RBERN #100 - Vocabulary Instruction for ELLs - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 11/29/2023

This 3-hour workshop will equip educators with strategies for developing vocabulary for English Language Learners, as well as a framework for selecting vocabulary to teach.

The strategies learned can be used across content-areas to support ELLs' academic and linguistic growth. Join us to explore how to make vocabulary instruction engaging and meaningful for your students.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

40. RBERN #26- Scaffolding and Differentiation for ELLs - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 11/29/2023

In this introductory session, participants will take a deep dive into unpacking the differences between strategies for scaffolding instruction for ELLs and differentiating products and linguistic output via language objectives.

Both dates are the same content - please only register for one.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

41. RBERN #104 - ENL Elementary (K-5) Share Group - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: ENL Teachers

Dates: 11/30/2023

ESOL Teachers who participate in this Share Group will:
1) Share lessons, activities, resources, curriculum, and instructional strategies,
2) Expand and enrich their English as a New Language (ENL) programs at the elementary level,
3) Discuss and review NYS regulations and their implications for ESOL teachers,
4) Create a community of professional learners,
5) Increase their knowledge of collaboration and co-teaching techniques and strategies.
Anticipated Items: A Q&A session with an RBERN Specialist, curriculum and current practice resources, ENL Open House, ENL Literacy Night, Multilingual Family Night, and Multicultural Night suggestions, NYSESLAT ideas for successful implementation (scheduling, organizing, etc.), professional development presentation thoughts and ideas for school faculty and staff, personal Google email to create a Share Group Google Classroom of resources and ideas.

CTLE credits will be awarded based on attendance. Based on participation - partial credits can be awarded

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

42. RBERN #34 - Historical Context Quick Bite 2 - Colombia - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 12/4/2023

In this asynchronous mini-course, participants will receive an overview of the history and current events of specific regions/countries from which many of our refugee students and their families originate.
Participants will gain insight into the historical backgrounds of these places, the factors causing displacement, and hear some examples from students of the educational experiences they had before resettlement.

Quick Bite 2 - Colombia

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

43. RBERN #101 - Science and Language Integration - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 12/5/2023

Take a deep dive into The Integrating Science and Language for All Students with a focus on English Language Learners (ELLs) webinar and brief series.

During this session we will focus on the language instructional shifts and assessment for ELLs with the Science Learning Standards.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

44. RBERN #102 - Evidence-Based Literacy Practices for K-8 ELLs - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 12/5/2023

In this session, participants will delve into highly-vetted resources from the US Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences to learn about evidence-based practices that support literacy development for K-8 English Language Learners.

Join the RBERN West to explore these resources, and leave with tangible instructional takeaways for your context.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

45. RBERN #91 - Grading and Assessment Considerations for ELLs - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 12/5/2023

The purpose of this session is to consider a variety of best practices for assessing the work of ELLs.
We will discuss the latest research on equitable grading and explore implications for designing and delivering assessments.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

46. RBERN #97 - Quick Bite Supplement - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 12/5/2023

In this synchronous virtual Quick Bite Supplement, Journey's End Academic Coach Liaqat Latif will lead a Cultural Orientation on Afghanistan, exploring its culture and educational practices.

Select one of the two options for this valuable presentation.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

47. RBERN #29- Multilingual Matters Book Club - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 12/6/2023

An educator book club to discuss topics related to migration, multilingualism, and multiculturalism. Through our reflection we will discuss implication to instructional practices, and student/family engagement as it relates to our English Language Learning population in Western New York.

The book for December will be Fighting to Belong: History of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders *this comic book is unavailable to purchase or through library systems. A copy will be mailed out to participants.

Participants will receive 2 CTLE credits for participating in the live Zoom discussion and 3 CTLE credits for participating in asynchronous class work. A total of 5 CTLE credits will be awarded to those that complete both portions.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

48. RBERN #110 -ELL Focus Work Group Committee - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: ENL Teachers

Dates: 12/11/2023

In this work session, teachers will work on the proposed ELL Individual Education Plan through a facilitated process with Kim McClaren.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*
During these sessions, we will cover a variety of topics, including topics based on surveys to registered participants. Topics to be covered include:
* HLQ and recording home language
* ELL identification process for students with IEPs and potential SIFE
* Classroom evaluation samples with NYSUT and Danielson alignment
* Individual ELL Educational Plan
* Meetings the units of study requirement in rural districts
* Family and community and engagement
* Steering committee input

Agenda(s) will be sent out in advance of each session.

This meeting will occur as a part of the C/A BOCES Curriculum Forum meeting.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*
During this session, participants will hear from a panel of area teachers regarding their perspective with regards to effective programming for SIFE.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*
During these sessions, we will cover a variety of topics, including topics based on surveys to registered participants. Topics to be covered include:
* HLQ and recording home language
* ELL identification process for students with IEPs and potential SIFE
* Classroom evaluation samples with NYSUT and Danielson alignment
* Individual ELL Educational Plan
* Meetings the units of study requirement in rural districts
* Family and community and engagement
* Steering committee input

Agendas will be sent out in advance of each session.

These dates/times directly follow the O/N BOCES Curriculum Council meetings.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

52. RBERN #52 -ELL Focus PLC Winter Meeting - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 1/8/2024

During these sessions, we will cover a variety of topics, including topics based on surveys to registered participants. Topics to be covered include:
* HLQ and recording home language
* ELL identification process for students with IEPs and potential SIFE
* Individual ELL Educational Plan
* Family and community and engagement
* Steering committee input

Agendas will be sent out in advance of each session.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

53. RBERN #32 - Classroom Practices for MLLs - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 1/10/2024

Closed
In this asynchronous, self-paced course, you will learn techniques to be more strategic in your instruction for English Language Learners.
You will have a variety of scaffolding ideas because we are all teachers of ELLs.
By the end, you will understand the 5 different levels of ELL proficiency and generalize the support students at the different levels benefit from.
You will make a vocabulary anchor chart to further support speaking and writing that occurs in your own classroom!

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

54. RBERN #105 - ENL Elementary (K-5) Share Group - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: ENL Teachers

Dates: 1/11/2024

Closed
ESOL Teachers who participate in this Share Group will:
1) Share lessons, activities, resources, curriculum, and instructional strategies,
2) Expand and enrich their English as a New Language (ENL) programs at the elementary level,
3) Discuss and review NYS regulations and their implications for ESOL teachers,
4) Create a community of professional learners,
5) Increase their knowledge of collaboration and co-teaching techniques and strategies.
Anticipated Items: A Q&A session with an RBERN Specialist, curriculum and current practice resources, ENL Open House, ENL Literacy Night, Multilingual Family Night, and Multicultural Night suggestions, NYSESLAT ideas for successful implementation (scheduling, organizing, etc.), professional development presentation thoughts and ideas for school faculty and staff, personal Google email to create a Share Group Google Classroom of resources and ideas.

CTLE credits will be awarded based on attendance. Based on participation - partial credits can be awarded

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*
THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER. IT WILL BE RESCHEDULED. This workshop will focus on strategies to cultivate community among linguistically and culturally diverse students.
Join the RBERN West to learn about how centering relationships, community, and students' social-emotional well-being can transform the way you approach classroom management - and the way you engage all students.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

56. RBERN #19 - ELL Identification and NYSITELL - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All teachers of ELLs

Dates: 1/16/2024

In this hybrid course, you will learn everything you need to know to successfully administer the NYSITELL from intake, to testing, to placement.
This course will take approximately 3 hours.
Course work of the self-paced presentation and quiz will be shared the Friday before the session and must be completed prior to the Zoom Q&A session.

This is a repeated event
Registration closes the Friday before each session

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

57. RBERN #41 - Podcast Club - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 1/17/2024

Co-hosted with longtime ENL teacher Kelly Cooper, our Podcast Club will bring participants together once a month to discuss topics explored by podcast episodes connected to ELL education and the experiences of Multilingual students.
Participants should listen to the episodes in advance of the meetings in preparation to engage in conversation, reflection, and application of best practices.

We will be taking participants' suggestions for podcasts to center our discussions around.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

58. RBERN #64 - ELL Students with Disabilities Series Session 2 - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 1/23/2024

This series will focus on preparing classroom teachers and school leaders to implement the assessment strategies discussed and follow up on implementation of the strategies and practices presented to participants.
Each session will include discussions of key ideas and practices, as well as structures for application at the classroom level and at the school and district levels.
This session will specifically address:
* How do we get started with assessment in multiple languages?
* Planning curriculum and assessment in multiple languages

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

59. RBERN #95 - Visual Thinking Strategies for ELLs - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: WNY Educators

Dates: 1/25/2024

This session at the Buffalo AKG Art Museum will include a guided tour with Manager of School & Teacher Programs, Lindsay Kranz, who will demonstrate various engagement strategies to help ELL students think and talk about works of art to further language development. These techniques can provide space for students to use their new vocabulary in an environment that is open and supportive.

The tour will include some works made by artists representative of the different languages spoken by your students. Additionally, this will be an opportunity to learn about the AKG's Learning and Creativity programs, including guided school tours, professional development opportunities, and more!

Arrive between 4pm-4:30pm at the café for an after school refreshment, with programming from 4:30pm-6pm.

Register by January 10, 2024. In case of inclement weather, event will be rescheduled for March 7, 2024.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*
During this session, participants will hear from a panel of area administrators (building and district) regarding their perspective with regards to effective programming for SIFE.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

61. RBERN #92 - Science and Language Integration - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 2/1/2024

Closed
Take a deep dive into The Integrating Science and Language for All Students with a focus on English Language Learners (ELLs) webinar and brief series.
During this session we will focus on the language instructional shifts and assessment for ELLs with the Science Learning Standards.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

62. RBERN #111 - Historical Context Quick Bite 3 - Venezuela - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 2/5/2024

Closed
In this asynchronous mini-course, participants will receive an overview of the history and current events of specific regions/countries from which many of our refugee students and their families originate.
Participants will gain insight into the historical backgrounds of these places, the factors causing displacement, and hear some examples from students of the educational experiences they had before resettlement.

Quick Bite - Venezuela

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*
The challenges LGBTQ+ youth face are always multifaceted, often nuanced, and frequently politicized. For LGBTQ+ ELLs, these challenges can be even more complex, requiring the navigation of multiple cultural norms and languages in the exploration of their identity.
This workshop will explore tangible ways educators can shape school policy, curriculum, and practice in order to foster an environment of belonging and acceptance for LGBTQ+ students within a multilingual and multicultural school context.
Join us to learn about research-based recommendations, curricular resources, and practical steps you can take to support LGBTQ+ youth with care and intention.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

64. RBERN #20 - ELL Identification and NYSITELL - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All teachers of ELLs

Dates: 2/6/2024

In this hybrid course, you will learn everything you need to know to successfully administer the NYSITELL from intake, to testing, to placement.
This course will take approximately 3 hours.
Course work of the self-paced presentation and quiz will be shared the Friday before the session and must be completed prior to the Zoom Q&A session.

This is a repeated event
Registration closes the Friday before each session

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

65. RBERN #94 - Engaging Perspectives with ELLs Through Art - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: WNY Educators

Dates: 2/6/2024

**RESCHEDULED** **This event is now taking place on February 6, 2024** Join RBERN West at the Castellani Art Museum! This workshop will equip teachers with engagement strategies to develop the visual literacies of English Language Learners while using art as a mechanism for robust discussion and language development.

Open to all WNY teachers who work with ELLs, participants will engage in a guided tour of the galleries to experience tangible strategies that can be used in the classroom, followed by facilitation to connect the strategies to work in your context.

Arrive between 4pm-4:30pm for light refreshments, with programming from 4:30pm-6pm.

Register by 12pm on Friday, January 26th, 2024.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

66. RBERN #116 - ELL Individual Learning Plan Work Group Meeting - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: ENL Teachers

Dates: 2/7/2024

Closed
This monthly meeting will provide teachers an opportunity to review the updated ELL Individual Learning Plan as well as provide input on the draft Implementation Guide.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

67. RBERN #106 - ENL Elementary (K-5) Share Group - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: ENL Teachers

Dates: 2/8/2024

ESOL Teachers who participate in this Share Group will:
1) Share lessons, activities, resources, curriculum, and instructional strategies,
2) Expand and enrich their English as a New Language (ENL) programs at the elementary level,
3) Discuss and review NYS regulations and their implications for ESOL teachers,
4) Create a community of professional learners,
5) Increase their knowledge of collaboration and co-teaching techniques and strategies.
Anticipated Items: A Q&A session with an RBERN Specialist, curriculum and current practice resources, ENL Open House, ENL Literacy Night, Multilingual Family Night, and Multicultural Night suggestions, NYSESLAT ideas for successful implementation (scheduling, organizing, etc.), professional development presentation thoughts and ideas for school faculty and staff, personal Google email to create a Share Group Google Classroom of resources and ideas.

CTLE credits will be awarded based on attendance. Based on participation - partial credits can be awarded

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*
During these sessions, we will cover a variety of topics, including topics based on surveys to registered participants. Topics to be covered include:
* HLQ and recording home language
* ELL identification process for students with IEPs and potential SIFE
* Classroom evaluation samples with NYSUT and Danielson alignment
* Individual ELL Educational Plan
* Steering committee input

Agendas will be sent out in advance of each session.

These dates/times directly follow the Erie 1 BOCES IDAB meetings.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

Conference

69. RBERN TEST 2

Program: RBERN

Dates: 2/23/2024 to 2/29/2024

New
Test

70. RBERN Test 3

Program: RBERN

Dates: 2/23/2024 to 2/26/2024

New
TEST

71. RBERN #71 - Co-Teaching: Exploring the NYSED Topic Briefs - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 2/27/2024

Starting Soon
A series of topic briefs, developed by Maria Dove, Ed.D. and Andrea Honigsfeld, Ed.D, identify the basis for the practice of co-teaching for this population as well as the specifics for implementation of the program. School and district administrators, coaches, teacher leaders, and all teachers working with ELLs will benefit from the recommendations outlined in these documents. These documents support teachers to become effective co-teaching partners as well as give school leaders a better understanding of the practice and the different models that can be implemented to support the success of their students. This full day session will serve to unpack each of the 4 Topic Briefs: Topic Brief #1 - The Blueprint for ELL/ML Success and Integrated ENL Topic Brief #2 - Co-Teaching in an Integrated English as a New Language (ENL) Class Topic Brief #3 - The Collaborative Instructional Cycle Topic Brief #4 - Seven Models of Co-Teaching We encourage co-teaching pairs to attend this series together. After a robust exploration of the briefs, there will be opportunity for supported co-planning and application. Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*
This workshop will focus on strategies to cultivate community among linguistically and culturally diverse students.
Join the RBERN West to learn about how centering relationships, community, and students' social-emotional well-being can transform the way you approach classroom management - and the way you engage all students.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

73. *COPY OF RBERN #86 - Robust Vocabulary Instruction - Level 1 - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 3/4/2024

New
This course focuses on developing academic vocabulary across all subject areas (especially focusing on "specials”) for English language learners. Use of technology will be integrated with these instructional strategies.
You will choose to make/modify materials that apply to your content area(s) and emphasize reading, writing, speaking, listening to develop academic vocabulary for ELLs and all other learners.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

74. RBERN #86 - Robust Vocabulary Instruction - Level 1 - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 3/4/2024

Closed
This course focuses on developing academic vocabulary across all subject areas (especially focusing on "specials”) for English language learners. Use of technology will be integrated with these instructional strategies.
You will choose to make/modify materials that apply to your content area(s) and emphasize reading, writing, speaking, listening to develop academic vocabulary for ELLs and all other learners.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

75. RBERN #21 - ELL Identification and NYSITELL - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All teachers of ELLs

Dates: 3/5/2024

In this hybrid course, you will learn everything you need to know to successfully administer the NYSITELL from intake, to testing, to placement.
This course will take approximately 3 hours.
Course work of the self-paced presentation and quiz will be shared the Friday before the session and must be completed prior to the Zoom Q&A session.

This is a repeated event
Registration closes the Friday before each session

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

76. RBERN #30- Multilingual Matters Book Club - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 3/6/2024

Closed
An educator book club to discuss topics related to migration, multilingualism, and multiculturalism. Through our reflection we will discuss implication to instructional practices, and student/family engagement as it relates to our English Language Learning population in Western New York.

The book for March will be The Girl Who Smiled Beads

Participants will receive 2 CTLE credits for participating in the live Zoom discussion and 3 CTLE credits for participating in asynchronous class work. A total of 5 CTLE credits will be awarded to those that complete both portions.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

77. RBERN #65 - ELL Students with Disabilities Series Session 3 - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 3/7/2024

This series will focus on preparing classroom teachers and school leaders to implement the assessment strategies discussed and follow up on implementation of the strategies and practices presented to participants.
Each session will include discussions of key ideas and practices, as well as structures for application at the classroom level and at the school and district levels.
This session will specifically address:
* Collecting and organizing assessment information in multiple languages
* Monitoring progress of IEP goals for multilingual learners

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

78. RBERN #23 - English Proficiency Levels and Identification - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 3/7/2024

In this introductory session, participants will learn the English proficiency levels as defined by NYSED and how the ELL identification process works.
Participants will learn some strategies for working with ELLs.

Both dates are the same content - please only register for one.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*
During this session, participants will hear from a panel of university professors and SIFE attending college about their experiences to prepare pre-service teachers, the challenges in transitioning to post-secondary education, specialized programs for immigrant/refugee students entering post-secondary education, and a discussion of advocacy efforts needed.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

80. RBERN #80 - Session 1: Mathematics 9-12 - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 3/12/2024

Given the technical vocabulary and academic discourse unique to each discipline, ELLs need additional supports in order to access and engage with specialized content at the high school level.
These sessions will highlight strategies and scaffolds that can be used by content teachers to create multiple entry points for learning, encourage deeper engagement, and build students' confidence in their skills.

Participants are encouraged to bring a unit or some lessons as there will be application time built-in. Session intended for math teachers and ENL teachers who support ELLs in math.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*
During these sessions, we will cover a variety of topics, including topics based on surveys to registered participants. Topics to be covered include:
* HLQ and recording home language
* ELL identification process for students with IEPs and potential SIFE
* Classroom evaluation samples with NYSUT and Danielson alignment
* Individual ELL Educational Plan
* Meetings the units of study requirement in rural districts
* Family and community and engagement
* Steering committee input

Agendas will be sent out in advance of each session.

These dates/times directly follow the O/N BOCES Curriculum Council meetings.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

82. RBERN #81 - Session 2: Science 9-12 - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 3/12/2024

Given the technical vocabulary and academic discourse unique to each discipline, ELLs need additional supports in order to access and engage with specialized content at the high school level.
These sessions will highlight strategies and scaffolds that can be used by content teachers to create multiple entry points for learning, encourage deeper engagement, and build students' confidence in their skills.

Participants are encouraged to bring a unit or some lessons as there will be application time built-in. Session intended for science teachers and ENL teachers who support ELLs in science.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

83. RBERN #77 - Literature Adaptations for ELLs - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 3/14/2024

This series for secondary educators will compare and contrast original works of literature to their graphic novel and film adaptations to identify ways to support ELLs understanding of the content.
Participants can select which session they will attend.
March's focus will be on The Diary of Anne Frank. The adaptation text, The Extraordinary Life of Anne Frank Hybrid, will be provided to the first 15 registrants by February 14th.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

84. RBERN #107 - ENL Elementary (K-5) Share Group - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: ENL Teachers

Dates: 3/14/2024

ESOL Teachers who participate in this Share Group will:
1) Share lessons, activities, resources, curriculum, and instructional strategies,
2) Expand and enrich their English as a New Language (ENL) programs at the elementary level,
3) Discuss and review NYS regulations and their implications for ESOL teachers,
4) Create a community of professional learners,
5) Increase their knowledge of collaboration and co-teaching techniques and strategies.
Anticipated Items: A Q&A session with an RBERN Specialist, curriculum and current practice resources, ENL Open House, ENL Literacy Night, Multilingual Family Night, and Multicultural Night suggestions, NYSESLAT ideas for successful implementation (scheduling, organizing, etc.), professional development presentation thoughts and ideas for school faculty and staff, personal Google email to create a Share Group Google Classroom of resources and ideas.

CTLE credits will be awarded based on attendance. Based on participation - partial credits can be awarded

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*
In this session, participants will delve into highly-vetted resources from the US Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences to learn about evidence-based practices that support literacy development for K-8 English Language Learners.

Join the RBERN West to explore these resources, and leave with tangible instructional takeaways for your context.

In the afternoon, take a deep dive into The Integrating Science and Language for All Students with a focus on English Language Learners (ELLs) webinar and brief series

During this session we will focus on the language instructional shifts and assessment for ELLs with the Science Learning Standards.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

86. RBERN #53 -ELL Focus PLC-Spring Meeting - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 3/18/2024

During these sessions, we will cover a variety of topics, including topics based on surveys to registered participants. Topics to be covered include:
* HLQ and recording home language
* ELL identification process for students with IEPs and potential SIFE
* Individual ELL Educational Plan
* Family and community and engagement
* Steering committee input

Agendas will be sent out in advance of each session.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

87. RBERN #82 - Session 3: ELA 9-12 - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 3/19/2024

Given the technical vocabulary and academic discourse unique to each discipline, ELLs need additional supports in order to access and engage with specialized content at the high school level.
These sessions will highlight strategies and scaffolds that can be used by content teachers to create multiple entry points for learning, encourage deeper engagement, and build students' confidence in their skills.

Participants are encouraged to bring a unit or some lessons as there will be application time built-in. Session intended for ELA teachers and ENL teachers who support ELLs in ELA.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

88. RBERN #83 - Session 4: Social Studies 9-12 - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 3/19/2024

Given the technical vocabulary and academic discourse unique to each discipline, ELLs need additional supports in order to access and engage with specialized content at the high school level.
These sessions will highlight strategies and scaffolds that can be used by content teachers to create multiple entry points for learning, encourage deeper engagement, and build students' confidence in their skills.

Participants are encouraged to bring a unit or some lessons as there will be application time built-in. Session intended for Social Studies teachers and ENL teachers who support ELLs in Social Studies.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

89. RBERN #42 - Podcast Club - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 3/20/2024

Co-hosted with longtime ENL teacher Kelly Cooper, our Podcast Club will bring participants together once a month to discuss topics explored by podcast episodes connected to ELL education and the experiences of Multilingual students.
Participants should listen to the episodes in advance of the meetings in preparation to engage in conversation, reflection, and application of best practices.

We will be taking participants' suggestions for podcasts to center our discussions around.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*
During these sessions, we will cover a variety of topics, including topics based on surveys to registered participants. Topics to be covered include:
* HLQ and recording home language
* ELL identification process for students with IEPs and potential SIFE
* Classroom evaluation samples with NYSUT and Danielson alignment
* Individual ELL Educational Plan
* Steering committee input

Agendas will be sent out in advance of each session.

These dates/times directly follow the Erie 1 BOCES IDAB meetings.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

91. RBERN #112 - NYSESLAT training - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All teachers/administrators of ELLs

Dates: 3/27/2024

In this hybrid course, you will learn everything you need to know to successfully administer the NYSESLAT from intake, to testing, to placement.

This course will take approximately 3 hours. To earn CTLE credit, pre-course work and quiz must be completed prior to the Zoom Q&A session.

This session is for educators new to administering the NYSESLAT and those that would like a refresher.

This is a repeated event.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

92. RBERN #113 - NYSESLAT training - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All teachers/administrators of ELLs

Dates: 3/27/2024

In this hybrid course, you will learn everything you need to know to successfully administer the NYSESLAT from intake, to testing, to placement.

This course will take approximately 3 hours. To earn CTLE credit, pre-course work and quiz must be completed prior to the Zoom Q&A session.

This session is for educators new to administering the NYSESLAT and those that would like a refresher.

This is a repeated event.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

93. RBERN #35 - Historical Context Quick Bite 4 - Sudan - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 4/9/2024

Closed
In this asynchronous mini-course, participants will receive an overview of the history and current events of specific regions/countries from which many of our refugee students and their families originate.
Participants will gain insight into the historical backgrounds of these places, the factors causing displacement, and hear some examples from students of the educational experiences they had before resettlement.

Quick Bite 4 - Sudan

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

94. RBERN #114 - NYSESLAT training - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All teachers/administrators of ELLs

Dates: 4/9/2024

In this hybrid course, you will learn everything you need to know to successfully administer the NYSESLAT from intake, to testing, to placement.

This course will take approximately 3 hours. To earn CTLE credit, pre-course work and quiz must be completed prior to the Zoom Q&A session.

This session is for educators new to administering the NYSESLAT and those that would like a refresher.

This is a repeated event.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

95. RBERN #115 - NYSESLAT training - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All teachers/administrators of ELLs

Dates: 4/9/2024

In this hybrid course, you will learn everything you need to know to successfully administer the NYSESLAT from intake, to testing, to placement.

This course will take approximately 3 hours. To earn CTLE credit, pre-course work and quiz must be completed prior to the Zoom Q&A session.

This session is for educators new to administering the NYSESLAT and those that would like a refresher.

This is a repeated event.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

96. RBERN #108 - ENL Elementary (K-5) Share Group - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: ENL Teachers

Dates: 4/11/2024

ESOL Teachers who participate in this Share Group will:
1) Share lessons, activities, resources, curriculum, and instructional strategies,
2) Expand and enrich their English as a New Language (ENL) programs at the elementary level,
3) Discuss and review NYS regulations and their implications for ESOL teachers,
4) Create a community of professional learners,
5) Increase their knowledge of collaboration and co-teaching techniques and strategies.
Anticipated Items: A Q&A session with an RBERN Specialist, curriculum and current practice resources, ENL Open House, ENL Literacy Night, Multilingual Family Night, and Multicultural Night suggestions, NYSESLAT ideas for successful implementation (scheduling, organizing, etc.), professional development presentation thoughts and ideas for school faculty and staff, personal Google email to create a Share Group Google Classroom of resources and ideas.

CTLE credits will be awarded based on attendance. Based on participation - partial credits can be awarded

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

97. RBERN #43 - Podcast Club - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 4/17/2024

Co-hosted with longtime ENL teacher Kelly Cooper, our Podcast Club will bring participants together once a month to discuss topics explored by podcast episodes connected to ELL education and the experiences of Multilingual students.
Participants should listen to the episodes in advance of the meetings in preparation to engage in conversation, reflection, and application of best practices.

We will be taking participants' suggestions for podcasts to center our discussions around.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

98. RBERN #78 - Literature Adaptations for ELLs - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 4/18/2024

This series for secondary educators will compare and contrast original works of literature to their graphic novel and film adaptations to identify ways to support ELLs understanding of the content.
Participants can select which session they will attend.
April's focus will be on The Odyssey. The adaptation text, The Odyssey: graphic novel, will be provided to the first 15 registrants by March 20th.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

99. RBERN #25- Second Language Acquisition and CRSE - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 4/25/2024

In this introductory session, participants will learn about the stages of language acquisition and how to leverage home language to support students in gaining proficiency in English.
We will connect these strategies to the NYSED Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Education Framework.

Both dates are the same content - please only register for one.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

100. RBERN #66 - ELL Students with Disabilities Series Session 4 - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 5/1/2024

This series will focus on preparing classroom teachers and school leaders to implement the assessment strategies discussed and follow up on implementation of the strategies and practices presented to participants.
Each session will include discussions of key ideas and practices, as well as structures for application at the classroom level and at the school and district levels.
This session will specifically address:
* Interpreting and providing feedback in multiple languages
* Evaluating and reporting assessment information in multiple languages

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*

101. RBERN #27- Scaffolding and Differentiation for ELLs - CTLE Provider #23007

Program: RBERN

Audience: All Educators of ELLs

Dates: 5/1/2024

In this introductory session, participants will take a deep dive into unpacking the differences between strategies for scaffolding instruction for ELLs and differentiating products and linguistic output via language objectives.

Both dates are the same content - please only register for one.

Please Note - all sessions required a minimum enrollment of 5 participants to run. If there are fewer than 5 participants pre-registered, we will cancel the event with a minimum of 48 hours notice.

*Due to a life threatening allergy, all RBERN West events will be nut-free events. Thank you for your cooperation with this request*