At Mid-State RBERN, our mission is to help school communities create educational environments that are safe, equitable and culturally relevant for English Language Learners (ELLs).

Our office strengthens educators, parents and local communities with free technical assistance, professional learning and resource materials for 9 BOCES and 126 school districts. We support the Office of Bilingual Education & World Languages (NYSED) initiatives.

Technical Assistance

Direct all questions and concerns to to ensure consistency and appropriate response time. Be sure to add this email address to your address book.

English as a New Language (ENL) and World Languages (WL) Resources

The Mid-State RBERN Toolkit provides educators with the most up-to-date, researched-based strategies and resources for ENL and World Languages.

Check out our website for information regarding NYSED Updates, NYS Regulations, Instructional Practices, Teaching Materials, and more!

Upcoming Professional Learning

Mid-State RBERN's Professional Learning Opportunities

Social Emotional Learning: Fostering Access for Multilingual Learners

SupportEd & Mid-State RBERN

Date: January 25, 2024

Time: 3:00 - 4:00p.m.

Location: Virtual

Participants will receive CTLE hours.

Register for the Symposium

Each session is a separate registration link on Frontline (My Learning Plan).

Registration Opens: December 1, 2023

Registration Closes: January 29, 2024

Location: Zoom

Participants will receive CTLE hours.

Enroll in our Spring Semester Book Studies

Virtual Support for Educators of English Language Learners

Caffeinated Conversations

Caffeinated Conversations is a virtual platform for all educators of English Language Learners (ELLs) to collaborate, ask questions, and participate in meaningful conversations.

Schedule of Sessions

Time: 3:00 - 4:00p.m.

Location: Zoom

Participants will receive CTLE hours.

RBERN C.A.R.E.S - ENL Teacher Cohorts

Collaborate with a network of ENL Teachers

Apply instructional strategies

Reflect on your professional growth

Engage in meaningful conversations

Support one-another

New ENL Teachers Cohort

Less than 2 years in the Role

ENL Teacher Enrichment Cohort

More than 2+ years in the Role

Monthly Sessions

Time: 3:00 - 4:00p.m.

Location: Zoom

Participants will receive CTLE hours.

Additional Trainings & Workshops

NYS Seal of Biliteracy Webinars

Viewers must register in advance using the links below:

Supporting Students through the Culminating Project

Wednesday, January 17th, 2024

3:30-4:30 p.m. via Zoom

Using the NYSSB rubric to Evaluate Culminating Project Presentations

Wednesday, February 28th, 2024

3:30-4:30 p.m. via Zoom

Training Panelists to Evaluate Culminating Projects

& Presentations

Wednesday, March 20th, 2024

3:30-4:30 p.m. via Zoom

Demystifying End-of-Year Data Submission for the Seal

Wednesday, April 10th, 2024

3:30-4:30 p.m. via Zoom

Supporting Newcomer ELLs at Risk and SWD ELLs

NYS Language Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network


6 Part Series

Supporting Newly Arrived Immigrant Students & Families

NYS Language Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network


2 Part Series

Ukraine Education Support Projects

Exploring & Enacting Holistic Language Pedagogies Project

CTE Professional Development Calendar

Special Populations and ELLs Professional Development

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Professional Development

New CTE Teacher Cohort

Free Recorded Webinars

Office of Early Learning Fiscal Webinar Series

Guidance on the State-Administered Prekindergarten application, final report, and FS-10 budget process.


Jobs Vacancies

Certification Programs

Teacher Certification Programs Information (CR-ITI)

ELL-focused School & District Leadership Certification Cohort

We are here to support you!

(315) 433-2664

Visit: 110 Elwood Davis Rd., Liverpool, NY 13088

Mail: P.O. Box 4754, Syracuse, NY 13221 |

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