Mid-State RBERN

Summer Newsletter 2023

We would like to thank you all for your continuous learning and support of your English Language Learners and Multilingual Learners.

Have a wonderful and relaxing summer!

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.

From our Executive Director and Coordinator, Tanya Rosado-Barringer:

I wanted to take a heartfelt moment to express my deepest gratitude to the Mid-State RBERN Team and its Councils for your unwavering dedication and extraordinary efforts in supporting ENL, Bilingual Education, and World Language regional initiatives. I am truly grateful for the progress we have made and excited for the continued evolution of our initiatives under your exceptional guidance.

Technical Assistance

We encourage you to direct all questions and concerns to MidstateRBERNta@ocmboces.org 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)

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!

Mid-State RBERN's Professional Learning Opportunities

English Language Learner (ELL) Identification Process

Register on Frontline (MLP)

Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Time: 8:30a.m. - 3:30p.m.

Location: OCM BOCES Main Campus - 110 Elwood Davis Road, Liverpool NY 13088 (Skaneateles Room)

CTLE: 7 Hours

Register on Frontline (MLP)

Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Time: 8:30a.m. - 3:30p.m.

Location: OCM BOCES Main Campus - 110 Elwood Davis Road, Liverpool NY 13088 (Owasco Room)

CTLE: 7 Hours

CR Part 154 & Waivers 

Register on Frontline (MLP)

Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00a.m. 

Location: Virtual

CTLE: 1 Hour

Summer Book Studies

Join us for Caffeinated Conversations for 2023 - 2024 school year!


Translation & Interpretation Series Mid-West RBERN

Spring Newsletter from Bridges

CTE Professional Development Calendar


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

Highest Aspirations, Ellevation Education

ASSETS the Podcast, Hosted by Dr. Jobi Lawrence


Certification Programs

Teacher Certification Programs Information (CR-ITI)

ELL-focused School & District Leadership Certification Cohort


New ENL Teacher (1st year) virtual cohort beginning in the Fall! Interested participants please email Resource Specialist Kimi Sisskind.

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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