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UPDATED JANUARY 25, 2021

January 23 & January 27, 2021 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
(Participants Must Commit to Attending Both Sessions)

CREATING LANGUAGE RICH CLASSROOMS FOR ELLS AROUND THE HALLMARKS OF ADVANCED LITERACIES INSTRUCTION (GRADES 6-12)
Presenter: Nancy Cloud, Ed.D., Professor Emerita, Rhode Island College
Audience: ENL Teachers, Integrated ELA/ENL Teachers, and Supervisors of Teachers of ELLs
Description: Implementing instructional units of study that include a range of texts in order to advance ELLs’ language proficiency, build their academic vocabulary, promote strong reading comprehension, and create opportunities for language use.
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We will use a NYS/NYC ELA Secondary Instructional Unit from Expeditionary Learning for Modeling Purposes across the sessions that includes both literary and informational text (and make mention of similar Wit & Wisdom Units). Across the two sessions, we will model useful distance learning tools for remote delivery of instruction.
The New York State Statewide Language RBERN is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the NYS Commissioner of Education. For further information please email: ctle-rbern@nyu.edu  

February 2, 2021 and March 2, 2021
TRACKING MULTILINGUAL LEARNERS AT THE EXPANDING LEVEL OF ENGLISH PROFICIENCY

(Collaboration with Fordham RBERN)

This on-going series offers teachers a roadmap for tracking Expanding ELLs’ growth in English proficiency. The goal is to improve overall student performance on the NYSESLAT. The series will explore ways to track progress, boost student performance, and build student efficacy using a series of formative assessments for reading, writing and academic discussion. Following the Webinars, participants will develop evaluative criteria, assessments, and tools for monitoring progress. Teachers, supported by RBERN resource specialists, will have additional opportunities to analyze the data and assess students’ potential for reaching the Commanding level of proficiency on the NYSESLAT. Due to intense work and analysis of collected data, small study group work will be limited to selected number of schools working with resource specialists.

  • February 2, 2021 - 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Close Reading Strategies that Enhance Coherence & Degree of Written Response
    Presenter: Dr. Liz Locatelli 

  • March 2, 2021 - 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    Analyzing Student Work / Evaluation & Next Steps
    Presenter: Dr. Liz Locatelli 

February 6, 2021 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
STRATEGIES THAT SUPPORT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEXT GENERATION LITERACY STANDARDS FOR ELLS/MLLS

A collaboration of NYSED OBE-WL, NYS Language RBERN and NYS/NYC RBERN
Presenter: Dr. Diane Staehr Fenner, President, EdSupport and author
Audience: NYC teachers, coaches or administrators
Description: This year the New York State NYC Teacher Institute will be conducted virtually for all NYC teachers, coaches or administrators currently serving or making decisions on programs for ELLs/MLLs. This institute will be completed in three 2 hour sessions except for the first session which is two hours and 30 minutes. CTLE credits will be awarded for attending each individual session. Note: the previous two sessions took place on December 12, 2020 and January 9, 2021.
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PAST EVENTS

July 14, 15, & 16, 2020
EARLY CAREER INSTITUTE FOR TEACHERS OF WORLD LANGUAGES

A collaboration with NYU Steinhardt
Presenters: Bill Heller and Vivian Selenikas

July 30, 2020 - August 11, 2020
LEADERS OF TOMORROW PROGRAM - NYSAFLT SUMMER INSTITUTE 
NYU Language RBERN sponsored Teachers & Facilitators

NYSAFLT WEBINAR SERIES

  • September 29, 2020
    Caution / Heavy Load / Practical Ways to Keep Proficiency-Based Teaching Sustainable & Purposeful
  • November 12, 2020
    Planting the Seeds of Proficiency in Elementary & Middle School
  • December 8, 2020
    #AuthRes 101 - Finding & Embedding Authentic Resources in the World Language Classroom 2.0

FAFSA COMPLETION & ORIENTATION SESSIONS FOR ELL HS SENIORS & ELL PARENTS
FAFSA PILOT PROGRAM
Collaboration with Fordham RBERN  and College Bridge Café / Hispanic Federation
Description: For ELL students and their parents seeking assistance with FAFSA applications. 60-minute ELL parent / student workshop will provide information to parents / students on the financial aid process. After the workshop students will be placed in break out rooms to meet with FAFSA coordinators to walk students through process of completing online application. Participants required to have access to computer, both parent and the student required to sit together to complete the FAFSA application.

  • October 8, 2020 / 3PM - 4PM
  • October 10, 2020 / 10AM - 2PM
  • October 15, 2020 / 10AM - 12PM 
  • October 17, 2020 / 10AM - 2PM
  • October 22, 2020 / 3PM - 4PM
  • October 24, 2020 / 10AM - 2PM
  • November 5, 2020 / 3PM - 4PM
  • November 7, 2020 / 10AM - 2PM
  • November 12, 2020 / 3PM - 4PM
  • November 14, 2020 / 10AM - 2PM
  • November 21, 2020 / 10AM - 2PM
  • December 3, 2020 / 3PM - 4PM
  • December 5, 2020 / 10AM - 2PM

October 17, 2020 - October 24, 2020
NYSAFLT ANNUAL CONFERENCE

NYU Language RBERN sponsored Teachers & Facilitators  

October 24, 2020 - 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
ANTI-RACIST LANGUAGE TEACHING
Bank Street 2020 Language Series

Presenter: Dr. Nelson Flores
Description: The 2020 Language Series is a virtual space for educators to explore approaches that support language-minoritized students and build our collective understanding of curriculum and pedagogy that validate the language practices of all children.

We thank the NYS Language Regional Bilingual Education Resource Center (RBERN) at New York University for the collaboration and sponsorship of paraprofessionals and early career NYS teachers to attend the 2020 Annual Conference.

November 3, 2020 - 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
NYSED/NYSAWLA WORLD LANGUAGE CONFERENCE

Presenter: Leslie Grahn, co-author of "The Keys to Strategies for Language Instruction"
Audience: World Language Teachers and Administrators working in NY State schools
Description: The New York State Association of World Language Administrators (NYSAWLA) in collaboration with the New York State Education Department’s Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (NYSED-OBEWL) is offering a free, online workshop for world language teachers and administrators working in New York State schools. Leslie Grahn, a noted leader, presenter, author, and blogger in the field of world language education, will explore and discuss "authentic texts": what they are; ways to find, organize and curate them; and how to use them for intentional skill-building with students.

November 21, 2020 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
TEACHING READING IN TWO LANGUAGES WITH NANCY CLOUD - PART 1

Presenter: Nancy Cloud, Ed.D., Professor Emerita, Rhode Island College
Description: Consider the advantages and challenges of introducing literacy instruction in one program language, then the other (sequentially) as compared to offering literacy instruction in both program languages simultaneously.

December 5, 2020 - 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
ROAD MAP TO COLLEGE FOR ELL PARENTS OF ELL HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS - PART 1

Description: In these workshops we will discuss the role that parents take in assisting, guiding and supporting their child through the financial aid and college application process. For parents and families of English Language Learners (ELLs) High School Seniors

December 7, 2020 - 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
ROAD MAP TO COLLEGE FOR ELL PARENTS OF ELL HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS - PART 2
Description
: In these workshops we will discuss the role that parents take in assisting, guiding and supporting their child through the financial aid and college application process. For parents and families of English Language Learners (ELLs) HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

December 12, 2020 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
TEACHING READING IN TWO LANGUAGES WITH NANCY CLOUD - PART 2

Presenter: Nancy Cloud, Ed.D., Professor Emerita, Rhode Island College
Description: Consider the advantages and challenges of introducing literacy instruction in one program language, then the other (sequentially) as compared to offering literacy instruction in both program languages simultaneously.

December 19, 2020 - 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
ROAD MAP TO COLLEGE FOR ELL PARENTS OF ELL HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS - PART 2
Description
: In these workshops we will discuss the role that parents take in assisting, guiding and supporting their child through the financial aid and college application process. For parents and families of English Language Learners (ELLs) High School Seniors

December 21, 2020 - 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
ROAD MAP TO COLLEGE FOR ELL PARENTS OF ELL HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS - PART 2

Description: In these workshops we will discuss the role that parents take in assisting, guiding and supporting their child through the financial aid and college application process.

January 14, 2021 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
ANCHOR STANDARD 1: PURPOSEFUL COMMUNICATION THROUGH LANGUAGE FUNCTIONS
Presenters: Bill Heller, SUNY Geneseo, and Joanne O’Toole, SUNY Oswego
Audience: Webinar for World Language Teachers - a NYSAFLT collaboration with the NYS Language RBERN
Description: Explore how leading with key communicative functions embedded in the new checkpoint performance indicators for the proposed NYS World Language Standards 1, 2 and 3 can simplify your planning. These language functions help focus instruction on what is essential to purposeful communication and guide your learners to make continuous progress on their pathway of proficiency.

January 20, 2021 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
EMBEDDING AUTHENTIC RESOURCES INTO LESSON PLANS

(co-sponsored by NYSED OBEWL and NYSAWLA)
Presenter: Leslie Grahn, co-author of "The Keys to Strategies for Language Instruction"
Audience: World Language Educators

Description: This workshop will explore how to make authentic text work in the various phases of lesson planning.