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

We encourage you to direct all questions and concerns to to ensure consistency and appropriate response time. Also note that you will receive responses from this account, so be sure to add it to your address book.

English as a New Language (ENL) & 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 NYS Regulations, Instructional Practices, Teaching Materials, and more!

Upcoming Professional Learning

Mid-State RBERN's Professional Learning Opportunities

Click on the links below to register on Frontline (MLP)

The ELL Identification Process - Offered at BT BOCES, CO BOCES, & JL BOCES

Supporting Newcomers Success Series Recordings

September 28th - Session 1: Getting to Know ML Newcomers

October 5th - Session 2: Creating an Inclusive and Supportive Learning Environment

October 26th Session 3: Cultivating Social and Emotional Learning

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.

ENL Teachers are encouraged to join RBERN C.A.R.E.S

Collaborate with a network of ENL Teachers

Apply instructional strategies

Reflect on your professional growth

Engage in meaningful conversations

Support one-another

We now have two virtual cohorts

New ENL Teachers Cohort

ENL Teacher Enrichment Cohort

Monthly Sessions

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

Location: Zoom

Participants will receive CTLE hours.

Enroll in our Book Studies

Additional Trainings & Workshops

2023 Teachers Institute

NYC RBERN in collaboration with the NYS Language RBERN

Dr. Kate Kinsella - "Techniques and Tools to Design Lesson Interactions that Engage and Affirm Multilingual Learners"

Audience: Grade 4-12 Teachers Supporting Multilingual Learners, Instructional Coaches, Directors of Multilingual Services, School Instructional Leaders


Fordham University - Lincoln Center Campus

November 7, 2023 | 9:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.

Bridging Oracy and Literacy for Multilingual Learners

November 7, 2023

5:00 - 6:00 pm CT

Register for this Webinar

November 7, 2023

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Surviving and Thriving as a New CTE Teacher

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

UDL for CTE: Strategies for Accessible and Inclusive Teaching

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Vocabulary Instruction for Multilingual Learners in CTE

Multilingual Learners and the Science of Reading

Wednesday, November 8, 2023


Register for the Webinar

Writing is Thinking with Strategic Inquiry 102 for All

Audience: All teachers of English Learners in Grades 3-12 including bi-lingual and co-teaching pairs, participants who have attended WITsi101 or the equivalent in the past.

Register for the Virtual Sessions

November 11, 2023 | 9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.

November 18, 2023 | 9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.

December 2, 2023 | 9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.

Voices United: Embracing Diversity to Foster Multiculturalism and Multilingualism

Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBEWL)

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ayanna Cooper


December 7, 2023 | 8:00a.m. - 3:15p.m.

Fordham College at Lincoln Center

12th Floor Lounge

113 W 60th St, New York, NY 10023

Refugees and Immigrants in Schools


Register for the 3 Sessions

Thursday, November 16 | 4:30 - 5:30pm


Thursday, November 30 | 9am - 3:30pm

Erie 1 BOCES, Education Campus

Tuesday, December 19 | 4:30 - 5:30pm


Trainings on Home Language Screening for Incoming SIFE Students

Multilingual Literacy SIFE Screener (MLS)

Register for a Training

For more information and to reserve your spot, please email

CTE Professional Development Calendar

Special Populations and ELLs Professional Development

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Professional Development

New CTE Teacher Cohort

Free Recorded Webinars


Mid-State RBERN's Podcasts will be returning late Fall 2023.

Highest Aspirations, Ellevation Education

ASSETS the Podcast, Hosted by Dr. Jobi Lawrence


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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