Mid-State RBERN Winter Newsletter 2022
The Mid-State Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network is pleased to present our first of four quarterly newsletters for the 2022-2023 school year. We look forward to an exciting year of exploration and growth. Thank you for your continued dedication and advocacy for our region’s English Language Learners.
Mid-State Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (RBERN)
  • 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
English as a New Language (ENL)
Mid-State RBERN has created this ENL Toolkit to provide educators of ELLs/MLs with the most up-to-date, researched-based strategies and resources.

Check out our website for information regarding NYS Regulations, Instructional Practices, Teaching Materials, and more!
Bridges to Academic Success: Progress Monitoring & Sharing SIFE Success (11/7/22)
(Materials Created by NYU Steinhardt RBERN & LI-RBERN)
World Languages
Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBEWL)

2022 Updates:

Providing Over-Age Students the Opportunity to Return to School in the 2022-23 School Year Due to the Impact of COVID-19 Memo (8/1/22): Guidance to ensure that 21 year old students have a pathway to earn their diploma and transition to post-secondary experiences

Services for Recently Arrived Refugees from Ukraine and Afghanistan Memos (4/22 & 5/22):
Supporting newly arrived students
Professional Learning
Mid-State RBERN Winter 2022 Professional Learning...

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Save the Date!
Join us for Caffeinated Conversations!

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1/19, 3-4 p.m. - Equitable Assessments for ELLs (HS Regents and 3-8 ELA/Math)

2/2, 3-4 p.m. - NYSESLAT

2/16, 3-4 p.m. - Graduation Requirements and Transcript Reviews

3/23, 3-4 p.m. - Equitable Assessments (HS Regents, 3-8 ELA/Math & NYSESLAT)
Conferences & Webinars

NYS Statewide Language RBERN Immigrant Connections (Online Series)
immigrant-connect-5-Parts-21nov2022-final (1).pdf

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