We are very excited to start the new year with eagerness. The Capital District RBERN would like to share with you all wonderful upcoming events that we would love your support.
As always remember that RBERN is here to provide any assistance, now let’s continue to work together and make this a great unforgettable new year.
RBERN is funded through a contract with the New York State Education Department for more information please visit our website:WWW.RBERN.ORG
- Director: Virginia Guglielmo-Brady, Ed. D.
- Lead Resource Support Specialist: Jessa Waterhouse
- Resource Specialist: Kristen Vadnais
- Program Support Specialist: Juanita Reyes Ph. D
- Bilingual Administrative Assistant: Lianne Alcantara
The January WILLOW Bulletin:
Attached, please find the 1st WILLOW Bulletin for 2023!
As always, if you have something to share with our community, news, services or a resource… please let me know before the 15th of the month!
Have a wonderful, safe and Happy New Year!
Women and Infants Linking Lifetime Opportunities for Wellness (WILLOW/PICHC)
175 Green Street
Albany, New York 12202
Immigrant Connections Online Series:
Teaching Bilingual Exceptional Individuals, GCP:
Buffalo State is helping educators complete graduate-level courses in bilingual inclusive education in just two semesters from anywhere! Courses are offered 100% online. For any questions please feel free to reach out to:
Gliset Colón, Ph.D.
Ketchum Hall 206
Natural Hair Styling Program Opportunity:
Capital District EOC is starting a Natural Hair Styling program in January 2023. If you know anyone that might be interested please let Alton know or share the attached flyer with them.
The program is 330 hours which take approximately 3 months to complete. For any questions please feel free to reach out to Alton A. Camphell:
Alton A. Campbell
Coordinator of Instructional Services
Capital District Educational Opportunity Center – EOC
A Division of Hudson Valley Community College
431 River Street Troy, NY 12180 Phone: 518-273-1900 x 2215
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RBERN UPCOMING PD'S:
RBERN is exited to host a session proving a series of virtual Synchronous and Asynchronous trainings and webinars for Special Area teachers of ELLs , Parent-Coordinators, Administrators, and other Education related Stakeholders!!
Valley Equity (Dr. Gliset Colon)
Title: Equitable Family Engagement for Multilingual Learners led by Dr. Gliset Colon
Description: The Equitable Family Engagement for Multilingual Learners series is for teachers, parent-coordinators, administrators, and other education related stakeholders. This learning series will consist of virtual workshops and is informed by the most current evidence-based research on parent and family engagement and delivery of services to multilingual students and their families. Participants who attend the “Equitable Family Engagement for Multilingual Families” series will be able to assess the effectiveness of their own family engagement efforts and learn about equitable family engagement practices.
December 13, 2022 (4:30pm-6pm) Family engagement strategies
January 23, 2023 (4:30pm-6pm) Family engagement strategies
February 6, 2023 (9am-12pm) Family engagement strategies
March 13, 2023 (4:30pm-6pm) Family engagement strategies
April 3, 2023 (4:30pm-6pm) Family engagement strategies
June 7, 2023 (9am-12pm) Sharing of educator artifacts; Reflections; Planning for the future
Link to register:
**Just a kindly reminder a zoom link will be shared a day before the event**
Bilingual Special Education Virtual Series led by (Dr.Tamara Alsace) and (Dr.Gliset Colon)
This professional development series focuses on the areas of effective programmatic, instructional and assessment practices in bilingual special education. This learning series will be applicable for classroom teachers and related services personnel as well as administrators and other school/district leaders and is based on a developmental model to support and sustain school leaders and classroom teachers through virtual workshops. This learning series is informed by the most current evidence-based research on the continuum of services for English language learners/Multilingual learners (ELLs/MLLs) with disabilities.
The series will be virtual:
The sessions will focus on preparing classroom teachers to implement the strategies discussed in the text and school leaders to lead the work and follow up on implementation of the strategies and practices presented to teachers. Each session will be held from 9:00am-12:30pm via zoom.
- 1/2 day session (3.5 hours) March 6, 2023.
o Culturally responsive assessment,
o IEP planning
- 1/2 day session (3.5 hours) June 6, 2023.
o Specially designed instruction for multilingual learners
o Writing development,
o Transition planning,
o Social-emotional learning
***A zoom link will be share a day before the event***
Link to register:
Support Ed-Personalized One-Hour Demand Course: Scaffolding Content Instruction for English Language Learners
Description: Our on-demand course purpose is to expand strategies and tools that support English learners (ELs). Course format self-paced (asynchronous) environment for busy educators, engaging voice over power point presentations and videos of classroom instruction. Interactive questions, activities, and frequent opportunities for reflection. Access to a dynamic resource-sharing tool (Padlet) featuring tools from our books for collaboration and turnaround training. One hour of PD, earn an additional (2)PD hours by completing optional coursework.
***Specialist, and Guidance Counselors***
Link to Register:
Support Ed: Evaluating ALL Teachers of English Learners and Students with Disabilities Book Study
Description: This asynchronous professional development opportunity, applicable to educators of ELLs, allows participants to independently read and reflect n their learning. Participants respond to three application question per book chapter. Book studies include a certificate for 20 hours of professional development completion. If you register before 1/27/2023, you will receive a FREE copy of the book. This asynchronous can be completed 2/6/2023-3/30/2023.
***Special Education, ELL Educators, leaders, and Specialist***
Link to Register:
Title: Managing Our Implicit Bias: Supporting School Communities
Description: This virtual workshop will focus on developing a common language to inform discussion and work on diversity, equity, and inclusion, understanding where implicit bias comes from and how it is connected to larger structural issues of inequality, connecting the learning and unlearning of implicit bias to enhancing the support for English Language Learners, and learning intergroup dialogue techniques and how to develop the techniques in the workplace.
Three part series:
Session 1: January 10, 2023
Session 2: January 31, 2023
Session 3: February 14, 2023
Link to register:
CD RBERN RESOURCES:
Capital District RBERN Resources
NYS RBERN OnDemand:
Introducing NYS RBERN OnDemand: A tutorial video-oriented resource to support ELLs across New York State. This repository of knowledge is a collaboration between all NYS RBERNs. This resource includes seven major categories to address the needs of ELLs:
1. Instructional Design
2. Social-Emotional Learning
3. Family Engagement
4. Technology Integration
5. NYS Regulation
6. Assessment and Progress Monitoring
7. English Language Development
This resource will foster independent learning, provide foundational understanding for second language acquisition, and ensure equitable access to resources statewide. For more region-specific needs, your regional RBERN is ready and willing to meet your individual needs. We understand that every student, every classroom, every school, and every district is different. Therefore, this resource includes supports that are applicable to the needs of ELLs across NYS as a whole according to statewide initiatives. Your regional RBERN has the knowledge and resources to address the unique needs of your ELL populations.
Capital District RBERN displays a translation services list on their website. This list contains more than 80 language assistants offering about 19 or more languages.
Disclaimer: The Capital Region RBERN offers this list as a reference and does not endorse any particular entity.
**Your student’s school is required to provide you an interpreter for pertinent meetings and should also provide key information translated into your preferred native language.
La escuela de su hijo/a debe proporcionarle un intérprete para las reuniones pertinentes y también debe proporcionar información clave traducida a su idioma nativo preferido.
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