Mid-State RBERN Spring Newsletter 2023
Mid-State RBERN (Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network)
  • One of 8 RBERNs in the New York State
  • Located at OCM BOCES in Liverpool
  • Support New York State Office of Bilingual Education & World Languages (OBEWL) initiatives
  • Provide service to 9 BOCES and 126 districts
Our Services are Free
The mission of RBERNs is to help school communities create educational environments that are safe, equitable and culturally relevant for English Language Learners (ELLs). We strengthen educators, parents and local communities with technical assistance, professional development and resource materials.
Our Team
Technical Assistance & Correspondence Update
Mid-State RBERN will now be directing all Technical Assistance questions to:

We encourage you to direct all questions and concerns to this email account to ensure consistency, and appropriate response time. Also note that you will receive responses from this account, be sure to add it to your address book.
World Languages & English as a New Language (ENL)
The New York State Seal of Biliteracy (NYSSB) Presentation Day will be held on Friday, April 21 at Onondaga Community College (OCC) involving many of our component districts.

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!
Join us for the final Caffeinated Conversations for this year!

Topic: Co-Teaching
Date: April 27, 2023
Time: 3:00-4:00p.m.
1 CTLE Hour
Mid-State RBERN will be co-hosting the following Professional Learning:

  • Discuss the sense of urgency around being inclusive of MLs in Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs.

  • Explore strategies for recruiting and retaining MLs in CTE programs.

  • Learn and apply instructional strategies to ensure MLs are engaged with CTE content. 

  • Develop an action plan to implement strategies to strengthen MLs' presence in CTE programs from today's session in their context.

Date: June 13, 2023
Time: 9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
3 CTLE Hours

Register on MLP:

Date: June 9, 2023
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Date: June 8, 2023
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Date: June 14, 2023
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Date: June 15, 2023
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Responsiveness to ELLs Series with NTC Language Solutions

Topic #1: Gaining a Deeper Understanding of ELLs in the Classroom

Topic #2: Creating an Action Plan to Boost ELL Family Engagement

Topic #3: Supporting the Social/Emotional Needs of ELLs

Note: Participants are expected to attend all three (3) sessions within their cohort.

Click on the flier to register for the sessions.
Conferences & Webinars
Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBEWL)
Certification Programs
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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