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“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. CTLE EMAIL: ctle-rbern@nyu.edu”

OCTOBER 2021

LA ENSEÑANZA DE ESPAÑOL A HABLANTES DE HERENCIA / TEACHING SPANISH TO HERITAGE LANGUAGE STUDENTS
Los “hablantes de herencia” son aquellos que se crían expuestos al español a través de la familia. Cuando estudian el español formalmente, presentan características lingüísticas, afectivas y académicas distintas a las de los alumnos de segunda lengua, a la vez que muestran un considerable grado de heterogeneidad entre ellos. ¿Cuáles son algunos de los factores más importantes que deberían tener en cuenta los docentes a la hora de diseñar e impartir clases de español a estos alumnos?
Audience: World Language Teachers and Spanish Home Language Arts Teachers (LIMITADA to 50 Educadores de Español del Estado de Nueva York)
Saturday, October 16, 2021 / 8AM to 2PM
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EXPANDING YOUR CLASSROOM LIBRARY TO REPRESENT THE DIVERSITY OF YOUR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES
In this two-part workshop we will recommend actions you can take to expand your classroom library to represent the diversity of your students and families.
Audience: Classroom Teachers Serving Multilingual Learners in Grades K-8
ELA, ENL, and Bilingual Teachers, and Librarians in Grades K-8
First Session: Saturday, October 2, 2021 - 9AM to 12PM - All Grades (K-8)
Second Session: 
Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 9AM to 12PM - Grades K-2
Saturday, November 6, 2021 - 9AM to 12PM - Grades 3-5
Saturday, November 20, 2021 - 9AM to 12PM - Grades 6-8

PARTICIPANTS MUST ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS TO RECEIVE CTLE CREDIT

  • Saturday, October 2, 2021 and
  • One application session that fits your grade level - K-2; 3-5 or 6-8

Presenter: Nancy Cloud, Ed.D.
Professor Emerita, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI 
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Presentation and audio recording from first session.

PAST EVENTS

JULY 2020

Early Career Institute for Teachers of World Languages
Day 1:  Understanding Proficiency and the ACTFL Can-Do Statements
Participants will examine in detail the characteristics of each level of the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines with particular emphasis on speaking. The application of these proficiency guidelines to classroom practice using the new (2017) NCSSFL/ACTFL Can-Do Statements will be explored.  Finally, common classroom activities and practices will be analyzed using criteria based on proficiency-oriented goals.  Participants should bring a laptop and earbuds or a headset.
Audience: World Language Teachers
Tuesday / July 14, 2020
Presenters: Bill Heller / Consultant SUNY Geneseo / Geneseo, NY
Vivian Selenikas / Principal / Long Island City High School

Early Career Institute for Teachers of World Languages
Day 2: Understanding High-Leverage Teaching Practices (HLTPs) and the ACTFL Core Practices / Participants will examine in detail each of the six ACTFL Core Practices (Glisan and Donato, 2017). After a brief examination of the research base behind each practice, practical techniques and approaches to implement these core practices into classroom instruction will be explored.  
Audience: World Language Teachers
Wednesday / July 15, 2020
Presenters: Bill Heller / Consultant SUNY Geneseo / Geneseo, NY
Vivian Selenikas / Principal / Long Island City High School

Early Career Institute for Teachers of World Languages
Day 3
Audience: World Language Teachers
Thursday / July 16, 2020
Presenters: Bill Heller / Consultant SUNY Geneseo / Geneseo, NY
Vivian Selenikas / Principal / Long Island City High School

OCTOBER 2020

NYU Language RBERN Series for BPS
Regulatory Changes to CR PART 154 Richmond Hill High School Staff Training
Review the regulatory changes to the Screening, Identification, and Placement of ELLs during remote learning.
Thursday / October 1, 2020 / 10AM - 12PM
Presenter: Gloria M. Ortiz / Resource Specialist / NYS Language RBERN / NYU

FAFSA PILOT PROGRAM
FAFSA Completion & Orientation Sessions for ELL HS Seniors & ELL Parents
Collaboration with Fordham RBERN College Bridge Café / Hispanic Federation
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.
Thursday / October 8, 2020 / 3PM - 4PM
Saturday / October 10, 2020 / 10AM - 2PM

Tracking Multilingual Learners at The Expanding Level of English Proficiency
Building a Growth Mindset through Assessment 
Collaboration with Fordham RBERN
Tuesday / October 10, 2020
BY INVITATION ONLY

FAFSA PILOT PROGRAM
FAFSA Completion & Orientation Sessions for ELL HS Seniors & ELL Parents
Collaboration with Fordham RBERN College Bridge Café / Hispanic Federation
Thursday / October 15, 2020 / 10AM - 12PM

FAFSA PILOT PROGRAM
FAFSA Completion & Orientation Sessions for ELL HS Seniors & ELL Parents
Collaboration with Fordham RBERN College Bridge Café / Hispanic Federation
Saturday / October 17, 2020 / 10AM - 2PM

FAFSA PILOT PROGRAM
FAFSA Completion & Orientation Sessions for ELL HS Seniors & ELL Parents
Collaboration with Fordham RBERN College Bridge Café / Hispanic Federation
Thursday / October 22, 2020 / 3PM - 4PM

FAFSA PILOT PROGRAM
FAFSA Completion & Orientation Sessions for ELL HS Seniors & ELL Parents
Collaboration with Fordham RBERN College Bridge Café / Hispanic Federation
Saturday / October 24, 2020 / 10AM - 2PM

Tracking Multilingual Learners at The Expanding Level of English Proficiency
Design Writing Tasks for Genres Aligned to Next Generation Standards
Tuesday / October 27, 2020
Wednesday / October 28, 2020
BY INVITATION ONLY

Regulatory Changes to CR PART 154/ NYS Language RBERN/NYU Team Training
Review the regulatory changes to the Screening, Identification, and Placement of ELLs during remote learning.
Audience: NYU Language RBERN Staff Training
Thursday / October 29, 2020 / 1PM - 3PM
Presenter: Gloria M. Ortiz / Resource Specialist / NYS Language RBERN / NYU

NOVEMBER 2020

FAFSA PILOT PROGRAM
FAFSA Completion & Orientation Sessions for ELL HS Seniors & ELL Parents
Collaboration with Fordham RBERN, College Bridge Café and the Hispanic Federation
Thursday / November 5, 2020 / 3PM - 4PM
Saturday / November 7, 2020 / 10AM - 2PM

Tracking Multilingual Learners at The Expanding Level of English Proficiency
Building a Growth Mindset through a Variety of Assessments: Pre/Assessments to Measure Learning
Collaboration with Fordham RBERN

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 discussions. 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.
Tuesday / November 10, 2020 / 2:30PM - 3:30PM
Presenter: Liz Locatelli, Ed.D.

Tracking Multilingual Learners at The Expanding Level of English Proficiency
Clarifying Expectations / Collaboration with Fordham RBERN
Tuesday / November 10, 2020
BY INVITATION ONLY

FAFSA PILOT PROGRAM
FAFSA Completion & Orientation Sessions for ELL HS Seniors & ELL Parents
Collaboration with Fordham RBERN College Bridge Café / Hispanic Federation
Thursday / November 12, 2020 / 3PM - 4PM

Planting the Seeds of Proficiency in Elementary and Middle School
In this workshop, you will learn activities that provide a supportive context for risk-taking, build community, focus on authentic communication and follow language proficiency guidelines.
Thursday / November 12 / 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Presenter
: Joshua Cabral, Brookwood School, Manchester, MA

FAFSA PILOT PROGRAM
FAFSA Completion & Orientation Sessions for ELL HS Seniors & ELL Parents
Collaboration with Fordham RBERN College Bridge Café / Hispanic Federation
Saturday / November 14, 2020 / 10AM - 2PM

Tracking Multilingual Learners at The Expanding Level of English Proficiency
Using Baseline Samples to Help ELLs Refocus Their Work
Tuesday / November 17, 2020
Wednesday / November 18, 2020
BY INVITATION ONLY

NYU Language RBERN Series for BPS
Screening Identification & Placement Process During COVID-19 Fall 2020
Review the regulatory changes to the Screening, Identification, and Placement of ELLs during remote learning.
Friday / November 20, 2020 / 9:30AM - 12:30PM
Presenter: Gloria M. Ortiz / Resource Specialist / NYS Language RBERN / NYU

Teaching Reading in Two Languages / Ensuring Strong Literacy Development in Both Languages for all of Your Students / PART 1
Two-Part series for Dual Language and Bilingual Teachers in Grades K-5 (Arabic, Chinese, English, Haitian Creole, and Russian)
Saturday / November 21, 2020 / 9AM - 12PM
Presenter: Nancy Cloud, Ed.D.

FAFSA PILOT PROGRAM
FAFSA Completion & Orientation Sessions for ELL HS Seniors & ELL Parents
Collaboration with Fordham RBERN College Bridge Café / Hispanic Federation
Saturday / November 21, 2020 / 10AM - 2PM

RoadMap to College for ELL Parents of ELL HS Seniors / PART 1
Two Part Series that provides information to Parents of ELL HS Seniors on the FAFSA and college application process, and financial aid.
Monday / November 30, 2020 / 5:30PM - 7:30PM Presenters: Chinese / Nancy King Wang / Resource Specialist / NYS Language RBERN / NYU
English / Gloria M. Ortiz & Maria V. Diaz / Resource Specialists / NYS Language RBERN / NYU
Haitian Creole / Nicole B. Rosefort / Resource Specialist / NYS Language RBERN / NYU
Russian / Marina Vinitskaya / Resource Specialist / NYS Language RBERN / NYU
Spanish / Yolanda Delgado-Villao & Clotilde Santana-Eccardi / Resource Specialists / NYS Language RBERN / NYU

DECEMBER 2020

FAFSA PILOT PROGRAM
FAFSA Completion & Orientation Sessions for ELL HS Seniors & ELL Parents
Collaboration with Fordham RBERN College Bridge Café / Hispanic Federation
Thursday / December 3, 2020 / 3PM - 4PM
Saturday / December 5, 2020 / 10AM - 2PM

RoadMap to College for ELL Parents of ELL HS Seniors / PART 1
Two Part Series that provides information to Parents of ELL HS Seniors on the FAFSA and college application process, and financial aid.
Saturday / December 5, 2020 10:30AM - 12:30PM
Presenter: Haitian Creole / Nicole B. Rosefort / Resource Specialist / NYS Language RBERN / NYU

RoadMap to College for ELL Parents of ELL HS Seniors / PART 2
Two Part Series that provides information to Parents of ELL HS Seniors on the FAFSA and college application process, and financial aid.
Saturday / December 5, 2020 / 10:30AM - 12:30PM
Presenters: Chinese / Nancy King Wang / Resource Specialist / NYS Language RBERN / NYU
Russian / Marina Vinitskaya / Resource Specialist / NYS Language RBERN / NYU

RoadMap to College for ELL Parents of ELL HS Seniors / PART 1
Two Part Series that provides information to Parents of ELL HS Seniors on the FAFSA and college application process, and financial aid.
Monday / December 7, 2020 / 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Presenters: English / Gloria M. Ortiz & Maria V. Diaz / Resource Specialists / NYS Language RBERN / NYU
Spanish / Yolanda Delgado-Villao & Clotilde Santana-Eccardi / Resource Specialists / NYS Language RBERN / NYU

Tracking Multilingual Learners at The Expanding Level of English Proficiency
Moving from Expanding to Commanding by Clarifying Expectations with Anchors & Learning Targets
Collaboration with Fordham RBERN

Tuesday / December 8, 2020 / 2:30PM - 3:30PM
Presenter: Liz Locatelli, Ed.D.

Tracking Multilingual Learners at The Expanding Level of English Proficiency / Strategies That Enhance Coherence & Degree of Response / Collaboration with Fordham RBERN
Tuesday / December 8, 2020
BY INVITATION ONLY

#AuthRes 101: Finding & Embedding Authentic Resources in the World Language Classroom 2.0
In this webinar, the presenter will walk you through the steps for finding and integrating authentic resources into instruction, designing meaningful interpretive assessments, and finding practical resources already created online. 
Tuesday / December 8 / 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Presenter: Michelle Walpole, Penfield High School , Penfield, NY

NYU Language RBERN Series for BPS
Social Emotional Learning: Understanding & Promoting Empathy in the ELL Classroom
An interactive workshop on social emotional learning, focusing on strategies to promote empathy for ELLs in grades K to 5
Thursday / December 10, 2020 / 9:30AM - 12:30PM Presenters: Yolanda Delgado-Villao & Gloria M. Ortiz / Resource Specialists / NYS Language RBERN / NYU

Teaching Reading in Two Languages / Ensuring Strong Literacy Development in Both Languages for all of Your Students / PART 2
A Two-Part series for Dual Language and Bilingual Teachers in Grades K-5 (Arabic, Chinese, English, Haitian Creole, and Russian)
Saturday / December 12, 2020 / 9AM - 12PM Presenter: Nancy Cloud, Ed.D.

NYS Teachers Institute Strategies that Support the Implementation of the Next Generation Literacy Standards for ELLs/MLLs / Building Background Knowledge to Support Comprehension
Collaboration / Fordham RBERN & NYSED OBE-WL

Saturday / December 12, 2020 / 9:30AM - 12PM
Presenter: Diane Staehr Fenner, Ph.D.

RoadMap to College for ELL Parents of ELL HS Seniors / PART 1
Two Part Series that provides information to Parents of ELL HS Seniors on the FAFSA and college application process, and financial aid.
Saturday / December 12, 2020 / 10:30AM - 12:30PM
Presenters: Chinese / Nancy King Wang / Resource Specialist / NYS Language RBERN / NYU
Russian / Marina Vinitskaya / Resource Specialist / NYS Language RBERN / NYU

RoadMap to College for ELL Parents of ELL HS Seniors / PART 2
Two Part Series that provides information to Parents of ELL HS Seniors on the FAFSA and college application process, and financial aid.
Monday / December 14, 2020 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Presenters: English / Gloria M. Ortiz & Maria V. Diaz / Resource Specialists / NYS Language RBERN / NYU
Spanish / Yolanda Delgado-Villao & Clotilde Santana-Eccardi / Resource Specialists / NYS Language RBERN / NYU

Tracking Multilingual Learners at The Expanding Level of English Proficiency
Using complex grade-level text and writing tasks requiring students to use textual references
Tuesday / December 15, 2020
Wednesday / December 16, 2020
BY INVITATION ONLY

RoadMap to College for ELL Parents of ELL HS Seniors / PART 1
Two Part Series that provides information to Parents of ELL HS Seniors on the FAFSA and college application process, and financial aid.
Saturday / December 19, 2020 / 10:30AM - 12:30PM
Presenter: Spanish / Yolanda Delgado-Villao & Clotilde Santana-Eccardi / Resource Specialists / NYS Language RBERN / NYU

RoadMap to College for ELL Parents of ELL HS Seniors / PART 2
Two Part Series that provides information to Parents of ELL HS Seniors on the FAFSA and college application process, and financial aid.
Saturday / December 19, 2020 / 10:30AM - 12:30PM
Presenters: Chinese / Nancy King Wang / Resource Specialist / NYS Language RBERN / NYU
Haitian Creole / Nicole B. Rosefort / Resource Specialist / NYS Language RBERN / NYU
Russian / Marina Vinitskaya / Resource Specialist / NYS Language RBERN / NYU

RoadMap to College for ELL Parents of ELL HS Seniors / PART 2
Two Part Series that provides information to Parents of ELL HS Seniors on the FAFSA and college application process, and financial aid.
Monday / December 21, 2020 / 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Presenters: English / Gloria M. Ortiz & Maria V. Diaz / Resource Specialists / NYS Language RBERN / NYU
Spanish / Yolanda Delgado-Villao & Clotilde Santana-Eccardi / Resource Specialists / NYS Language RBERN / NYU

The RoadMap to College for ELL Parents of ELL HS Seniors & ELL HS Juniors / PART 1
2 Part Series that provides information to Parents of ELL HS Seniors/Juniors on the FAFSA and college application process, and financial aid.
Tuesday / December 22, 2020 / 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Presenter: Chinese / Nancy King-Wang / Resource Specialist / NYS Language RBERN / NYU

The RoadMap to College for ELL Parents of ELL HS Seniors & ELL HS Juniors / PART 2
2 Part Series that provides information to Parents of ELL HS Seniors/Juniors on the FAFSA and college application process, and financial aid.
Wednesday / December 23, 2020 / 5:30PM - 8:30PM
Presenter: Chinese / Nancy King-Wang / Resource Specialist / NYS Language RBERN / NYU

JANUARY 2021

NYS Teachers Institute
Strategies that Support the Implementation of the Next Generation Literacy Standards for ELLs/MLLs
Collaboration / Fordham RBERN & NYSED OBE-WL

Saturday / January 9, 2021 / 10AM - 12PM
Presenter: Diane Staehr Fenner, Ph.D.

ANCHOR STANDARD 1: PURPOSEFUL COMMUNICATION THROUGH LANGUAGE FUNCTIONS
A NYSAFLT collaboration with the NYS Language RBERN
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.
Audience: World Language Teachers

Thursday / January 14, 2021 / 4PM - 5PM
Presenters: Bill Heller, SUNY Geneseo, and Joanne O’Toole, SUNY Oswego

EMBEDDING AUTHENTIC RESOURCES INTO LESSON PLANS
Co-sponsored by NYSED OBEWL and NYSAWLA
This workshop will explore how to make authentic text work in the various phases of lesson planning.
Audience: World Language Educators
Wednesday / January 20, 2021 / 4PM - 6PM
Presenter: Leslie Grahn / Co-Author of "The Keys to Strategies for Language Instruction"

Implementing Instructional Units of Study with a Range of Texts (GR 6-12) PART 1
Advancing ELL Language Proficiency, Building Academic Vocabulary, Promoting Strong Reading Comprehension, in Middle School and High School
Saturday / January 23, 2021 / 9AM - 12PM 
Presenter
: Nancy Cloud, Ed.D.

NYU Language RBERN Series for BPS
Co-Teaching in the Integrated ENL Model During Remote Learning
An interactive workshop to review and practice the ENL Co-Teaching Models and ENL strategies during remote learning
Friday / January 29, 2021 / 9:30AM - 12:30PM
Presenters: Gloria M. Ortiz / Maria V. Diaz / Clotilde Santana-Eccardi / Resource Specialists / NYS Language RBERN / NYU

FEBRUARY 2021

World Language Professional Development Series 2021 / Using Zoom to Promote Student Engagement
Audience: Richmond Hill World Language Teachers
Monday / February 1, 2021 / 12:45PM - 2PM
Presenters: Gloria M. Ortiz & Maria V. Diaz / Resource Specialists / NYS Language RBERN / NYU

Tracking Multilingual Learners at The Expanding Level of English Proficiency
Evaluation and Next Steps
Collaboration with Fordham RBERN

Tuesday / February 2, 2021
BY INVITATION ONLY

Tracking Multilingual Learners at The Expanding Level of English Proficiency
Close Reading Strategies that Enhance Coherence & Degree of Written Response
Collaboration with Fordham RBERN
Friday / February 5, 2021 / 2:30PM - 3:30PM
Presenter: Liz Locatelli, Ed.D.

NYS Teachers Institute
Strategies that Support the Implementation of the Next Generation Literacy Standards for ELLs/MLL / Formative Assessments in the ENL Classroom
Collaboration / Fordham RBERN & NYSED OBE-WL
Saturday / February 6, 2021 / 10AM - 12PM
Presenter: Diane Staehr Fenner, Ph.D.

Tracking Multilingual Learners at The Expanding Level of English Proficiency: Writing Pre-Assessment and Summative Samples 
Tuesday / February 9, 2021
BY INVITATION ONLY

Tracking Multilingual Learners at The Expanding Level of English Proficiency: Writing Pre-Assessment and Summative Samples
Wednesday / February 10, 2021
BY INVITATION ONLY

RoadMap to College for ELL Parents of ELL HS Seniors
Collaboration with the Pushkin Society in America
Provides information to Parents of HS ELLs on the HS requirements for graduation, the FAFSA and college application process. Russian & English

Saturday / February 20, 2021 / 12:30PM – 3PM
Presenter: Marina Vinitskaya / Resource Specialist / NYS Language RBERN / NYU

Anchor Standard 2: Accessing Culture through Language Functions
A NYSAFLT collaboration with the NYS Language RBERN
“Use the language to…” are the words that both introduce Anchor Standard 2, Culture, and define the relationship between language and culture embedded in the revised New York State Standards. Examine how joining the key language functions with content from authentic resources provides a cultural context for communicative tasks in any mode. Explore how the performance indicators inform culturally-contextualized target-language task design at each proficiency checkpoint.
Audience: World Language Teachers
Thursday / February 25, 2021 / 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Presenters: 
Bill Heller, SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, NY and Joanne O’Toole, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY

Implementing Instructional Units of Study with a Range of Texts (GR 6-12) PART 2
Advancing ELL Language Proficiency, Building Academic Vocabulary, Promoting Strong Reading Comprehension, in Middle School and High School
Saturday / February 27, 2021 / 9AM - 12PM
Presenter: Nancy Cloud, Ed.D.

MARCH 2021

Tracking Multilingual Learners at The Expanding Level of English Proficiency
Analyzing Student Work / Evaluation & Next Steps
Collaboration with Fordham RBERN

Tuesday / March 2, 2021 / 2:30PM - 3:30PM
Presenter: Liz Locatelli, Ed.D.

Comprehensive & Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Literacy Instruction for Emergent Adolescent Multilingual Readers / Grades 9-12
An overview of Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Literacy Instruction modeling using mini lessons in reading, writing and discussions.
PART 1 - Saturday / March 6, 2021 / 10AM - 1PM
PART 2 - Saturday / March 13, 2021 / 10AM - 1PM

Presenter: Jody N. Polleck, Ph.D. / Associate Professor of Literacy / Hunter College / CUNY

The NYSDA / UnLocal
Audience: Guidance Counselors, college advisors, and social workers
Monday / March 15, 2021 / 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Presenter: Diana Castillo / Community Outreach Fellow / UnLocal
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Eligible Immigration Statuses for the NYS Dream Act
Need help applying for the New York State Dream Act?

Enhancing Teacher Pedagogy to Support Transitioning and Expanding ELLs Responding to Complex Text - 3 Part Series - GRADES 9 TO 12
Day 1: The goal of the session is to deepen the participants’ ability to enhance Expanding ELL students’ degree of response to complex text in writing.  Participants will explore various approaches to vocabulary and language use, model analyzing and interpreting textual excerpts, and use scaffolds to break down the process for responding to complex texts in writing. Limited to 60 participants

Audience: High School Teachers and Administrators
PARTICIPANT CRITERIA: A school team of one supervisor, and two teachers (i.e., 1 AP, 1 ENL Teacher and 1 ELA teacher)

Wednesday / March 17, 2021 / 4:30PM - 6:30PM
Presenter: Liz Locatelli, Ed.D.

Remote Instruction for Entering and Emerging ELLs (Grades 1-8)
Focus on delivering ELA Units to Entering and Emerging ELLs, using Next Generation ELA Standards
Saturday / March 20, 2021 / 9AM to 12PM
Presenter: Nancy Cloud, Ed.D.

The NYSDA / UnLocal
Audience: ELLs, ELL Parents, parent coordinators and counselors
Monday, March 22, 2021 / 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Presenter: Diana Castillo / Community Outreach Fellow / UnLocal
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Eligible Immigration Statuses for the NYS Dream Act
Need help applying for the New York State Dream Act?

BPS – Home Language Arts
By Invitation Only
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Presenters: Gloria M. Ortiz and Maria V. Diaz

Program for ELLs
Collaboration with the Pelham Bay Van Hess Library
Audience: Parents of ELLs
Friday, March 26, 2021
Presenters:
Marina Vinitskaya, Yolanda Delgado-Villao, and Clotilde Santana-Eccardi

APRIL 2021

INSTITUTO CERVANTES
LINKING SOCIAL JUSTICE AND INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATIVE COMPETENCE IN A SPANISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLASS (GRADES 6 – 12)

En este taller discutiremos cómo integrar la temática de justicia social con la comunicación en el aula de español como lengua extranjera.
AUDIENCE: LIMITED to 40 Spanish World Language or Bilingual teachers
Saturday / April 3, 2021 / 10:00AM – 1:00PM
Presenter: Juan A. Godoy, Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati

Planning Responsive In-Person and Remote ELA/ENL Instruction for Transitioning ELLs (Gr. 1-8)
This half-day workshop is designed to assist participants in delivering the ELA Curriculum Modules and corresponding texts to Transitioning ELLs, in person or remotely.
Audience: Elementary and Middle Level ELA and ENL Teachers of ELLs

Saturday / April 10, 2021 / 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Presenter: Nancy Cloud, Ed.D.

Enhancing Teacher Pedagogy to Support Transitioning and Expanding ELLs Responding to Complex Text - 3 Part Series - GRADES 9 TO 12
Day 2: During this session, participants will use student data to brainstorm how best to support teachers in preparing Expanding ELLs for state assessments, by scaffolding the learning process and articulating expectations clearly. Participants who chose to attend the 2nd or 3rd sessions, must commit to attending all three sessions.
Audience: High School Teachers and Administrators
PARTICIPANT CRITERIA: A school team of one supervisor, and two teachers (i.e., 1 AP, 1 ENL Teacher and 1 ELA teacher)
Wednesday / April 14, 2021 / 4:30PM - 5:30PM
Presenter: Liz Locatelli Ed.D.

4 PART INSTITUTE / SESSION 1
PROMOTING LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IN EXPANDING ELLS (GRADES 5-8)

This four-part institute is designed for the Integrated ELA/ENL Team in grades 5-8 Selected passages will be used from a demanding grade-level novel, taken from mandated ELA curricula, to model the strategies that will be shared. Sessions will take place on April 19, May 10, May 18, and June 3, 2021. PARTICIPANTS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND EACH OF THE 4 SESSIONS IN THE INSTITUTE.
Audience
: This institute is specifically designed for middle school teachers of Expanding ELLs, including Long-Term ELLs (LTEs).
Monday / April 19, 2021 / 1PM - 3PM

Presenter: Nancy Cloud, Ed.D.

USING CULTURALLY-RESPONSIVE PICTURE BOOKS TO PROMOTE LANGUAGE AND LITERACY DEVELOPMENT FOR ELLS IN GRADES 4-8 (SESSION 1)
In this two-part interactive workshop series, we will explore a range of age-appropriate culturally-responsive picture books that affirm our students’ languages / cultures, promote cross-cultural understanding, and provide opportunities to systematically advance language / literacy development. 
Audience: ELA and ENL Teachers in Grades 4-8
Saturday / April 24, 2021 / 9AM to 12PM
Presenter: Nancy Cloud, Ed.D.

BPS / HOME LANGUAGE ARTS INSTRUCTION
By Invitation Only
Thursday, April 22, 2021/ 9:30AM – 12:30PM
Presenters: Gloria M. Ortiz & Maria V. Diaz / Resource Specialists / NYS Language RBERN / NYU

Social Emotional Learning
Collaboration with DCLT NYU Program and China Institute
Saturday / April 24, 2021 / 10AM - 12PM
Presenter: Nancy King-Wang / Resource Specialist / NYS Language RBERN / NYU

HOME LANGUAGE ARTS INSTRUCTION
Collaboration with BRIDGES/NYSED
Audience: Home Language Arts Teachers 
Thursday / April 29, 2021 / 4PM - 6PM
PresentersGloria M. Ortiz & Maria V. Diaz / Resource Specialists / NYS Language RBERN / NYU 

Enhancing Teacher Pedagogy to Support Transitioning and Expanding ELLs Responding to Complex Text - 3 Part Series - GRADES 9 TO 12
Day 3: During this session, teachers will incorporate student samples to evaluate the effectiveness of their implementation of strategies and graphic organizers provided in the previous session. The presenter will use selected samples of work by students using the strategies and graphic organizers provided in the Webinar to help teachers to determine next steps. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask clarifying questions. Participants who chose to attend the 2nd or 3rd sessions, must commit to attending all three sessions.
Audience: High School Teachers and Administrators
PARTICIPANT CRITERIA: A school team of one supervisor, and two teachers (i.e., 1 AP, 1 ENL Teacher and 1 ELA teacher)
Time: TBD
Presenter: Liz Locatelli Ed.D.

MAY 2021

CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE TEACHING FOR MULTILINGUAL LEARNERS SERIES
Introduction to Culturally Responsive Teaching for English Language Learners/Multilingual Learners (ELLs/MLLs)

Participants will define culture and culturally responsive teaching; explore the role of culture in teaching and learning for multilingual learners (ELLs/MLs); discuss five guiding principles for culturally responsive teaching for ELLs/MLs; reflect on aspects of their own culture and identify areas of potential bias.
Audience
Teachers, Administrators, and Counselors of English Language Learners
Wednesday / May 5, 2021/ 4:30PM - 5:30PM
Presenters: 
Diane Staehr Fenner, Ph.D. and Sydney Cail Snyder, Ph.D.

THE COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID PROCESS
Collaboration Queens Flushing Library
In the workshop, we will discuss the role that parents take in assisting, guiding and supporting their children through the financial aid and college application process. Chinese/English
Wednesday / May 5, 2021 / 7:30PM-9:00PM
Presenter: Nancy King-Wang / Resource Specialist / NYS Language RBERN / NYU

USING CULTURALLY-RESPONSIVE PICTURE BOOKS TO PROMOTE LANGUAGE AND LITERACY DEVELOPMENT FOR ELLS IN GRADES 4-8 (SESSION 2)
In this two-part interactive workshop series, we will explore a range of age-appropriate culturally-responsive picture books that affirm our students’ languages / cultures, promote cross-cultural understanding, and provide opportunities to systematically advance language / literacy development. 
Saturday / May 8, 2021 / 9AM to 12PM
Presenter: Nancy Cloud, Ed.D.

4 PART INSTITUTE / SESSION 2
PROMOTING LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IN EXPANDING ELLS (GRADES 5-8)

This four-part institute is designed for the Integrated ELA/ENL Team in grades 5-8 Selected passages will be used from a demanding grade-level novel, taken from mandated ELA curricula, to model the strategies that will be shared. Sessions will take place on April 19, May 10, May 18, and June 3, 2021. PARTICIPANTS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND EACH OF THE 4 SESSIONS IN THE INSTITUTE.
Audience
: This institute is specifically designed for middle school teachers of Expanding ELLs, including Long-Term ELLs (LTEs).
Monday / May 10, 2021 / 1:20PM - 2:20 PM

Presenter: Nancy Cloud, Ed.D.

CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE TEACHING FOR MULTILINGUAL LEARNERS SERIES
Advocating for Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners

Participants will discuss the role of advocacy in fostering a culturally responsive climate for ELLs/MLs; explore a five-step advocacy process to strengthen culturally responsive teaching for multilingual learners; reflect on tools and strategies to support advocacy work in support of CRT for ELLs/MLs; set goals for strengthening CRT in their classrooms and schools.
Audience
Teachers, Administrators, and Counselors of English Language Learners
Wednesday / May 12, 2021/ 4:30PM - 5:30PM
Presenters: 
Diane Staehr Fenner, Ph.D. and Sydney Cail Snyder, Ph.D.

INSTITUTO CERVANTES SPRING 2021 WORKSHOP SERIES
Diversidad y equidad en el mundo de español como lengua extranjera
Saturday / May 15, 2021 / 10AM – 1PM
Audience: Spanish Bilingual / Teachers of World Languages

Presenter: Luis Enrique Elías Ruiz
MORE INFORMATION HERE

NYSABE Parent Institute (FREE) | Roadmap to College (NYU RBERN)
Discuss parents' role in the college application process, financial aid for documented and undocumented students. There will be sessions in each language separately: English, Spanish, Haitian, Chinese, and Russian. There will also be a session on NYSESLAT in English and Spanish, as well as other events. 
Monday / May 17, 2021 / 5:15PM to 7PM

4 PART INSTITUTE / SESSION 3
PROMOTING LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IN EXPANDING ELLS (GRADES 5-8)

This four-part institute is designed for the Integrated ELA/ENL Team in grades 5-8 Selected passages will be used from a demanding grade-level novel, taken from mandated ELA curricula, to model the strategies that will be shared. Sessions will take place on April 19, May 10, May 18, and June 3, 2021. PARTICIPANTS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND EACH OF THE 4 SESSIONS IN THE INSTITUTE.
Audience
: This institute is specifically designed for middle school teachers of Expanding ELLs, including Long-Term ELLs (LTEs).
Tuesday / May 18, 2021 / 12:20PM - 2:20 PM

Presenter: Nancy Cloud, Ed.D.

INSTITUTO CERVANTES SPRING 2021 WORKSHOP SERIES
Valores, equidad y diversidad en las aulas del siglo xxi
Audience: Spanish Bilingual / Teachers of World Languages
Saturday / May 22, 2021 / 10AM – 1PM
Presenter: Guadalupe Gonzalez Gil
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BPS / Home Language Arts Instruction / Part 2
By Invitation Only
Thursday, May 27, 2021 / 9:30AM – 12:30PM
Presenters: Gloria M. Ortiz & Maria V. Diaz / Resource Specialists / NYS Language RBERN / NYU

JUNE 2021

NYC/NYS EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND SERVICES FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS (ELLS)
A collaboration with 
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest Library
In this session, we will review the NYSED screening, identification and placement processes for ELLs; discuss assessments for ELLs; discuss the ELL Parent Bill of Rights, as well as, NYSED programs and resources offered to ELLs; review / share resources and offerings available to parents of ELLs and ELLs at the Pelham Parkway, Van Nest Library. The presentation will be offered in: English, Spanish and Russian
Audience: Parents of English Language Learners (ELLs) and Community Based Organizations (CBOs)
Tuesday / June 1, 2021 / 5:30PM – 7:30PM
MORE INFORMATION HERE

THE COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID PROCESS - SPANISH
Collaboration with Queens Public Library at Flushing
In this workshop, we will discuss the role that parents take in assisting, guiding and supporting their children through the financial aid and college application process.
Camino Hacia la Universidad para padres de estudiantes que Aprenden Inglés Como Nuevo Idioma en la escuela secundaria
En este taller, hablaremos el papel que los padres desempeñan al ayudar a sus hijos conduciéndole y apoyándole durante el proceso de solicitud a la universidad y de ayuda financiera. 
Wednesday / June 2, 2021 / 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Presenters: Yolanda Delgado-Villao & Clotilde Santana-Eccardi
Resource Specialists / NYS Language RBERN / NYU
MORE INFORMATION HERE

30TH ANNUAL INSTITUTO CERVANTES CHILDREN’S & YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE SYMPOSIUM
Day 1 / Entre la responsabilidad y el juego
Audience: Spanish Bilingual / Teachers of World Languages
Thursday / June 3, 2021 / 11AM – 1:15PM
Presenter: Elia Barceló
MORE INFORMATION HERE

CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE TEACHING FOR MULTILINGUAL LEARNERS SERIES
Five Principles of Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners: Tools for Equity

Participants will incorporate the five guiding principles of CRT for ELLs/MLs into their practice by discussing strategies for applying an assets-based framework to their work with ELLs/MLs; exploring and applying instructional strategies and tools for creating a culturally responsive school climate for ELLs/MLs; examining and applying tools and strategies for uniting schools, families, and communities in support of ELLs/MLs; applying culturally responsive tools and strategies to plan for their class and school communities.
Audience
Teachers, Administrators, and Counselors of English Language Learners
Thursday / June 3, 2021 / 9AM - 12PM
Presenters: 
Ron Woo / Director / NYS Language RBERN
Diane Staehr Fenner, Ph.D. and Sydney Cail Snyder, Ph.D.
MORE INFORMATION HERE

4 PART INSTITUTE / SESSION 4
PROMOTING LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IN EXPANDING ELLS (GRADES 5-8)

This four-part institute is designed for the Integrated ELA/ENL Team in grades 5-8 Selected passages will be used from a demanding grade-level novel, taken from mandated ELA curricula, to model the strategies that will be shared. Sessions will take place on April 19, May 10, May 18, and June 3, 2021. PARTICIPANTS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND EACH OF THE 4 SESSIONS IN THE INSTITUTE.
Audience
: This institute is specifically designed for middle school teachers of Expanding ELLs, including Long-Term ELLs (LTEs).
Thursday / June 3, 2021 / 10:00AM - 11:30 AM

Presenter: Nancy Cloud, Ed.D.

INSTITUTO CERVANTES SPRING 2021 WORKSHOP SERIES
Herramientas para gestionar emociones y comportamiento en la clase de español para niños (k-6)
Audience: Spanish Bilingual / Teachers of World Languages
Saturday / June 5, 2021 / 10AM – 1PM
PresenterRosario Bernabéu

Culturally Responsive Sustaining Education (CRSE)
Collaboration with DCLT NYU Program and China Institute
Saturday / June 5, 2021
Presenter: Nancy King-Wang / Resource Specialist / NYS Language RBERN / NYU

ROADMAP TO COLLEGE FOR ELL PARENTS OF ELL HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS
This workshop will provide information to parents of ELL High School Juniors on the FAFSA and college application process, along with a financial aid overview. We will also address the role that ELL parents take in assisting, guiding and supporting their child/children throughout the college application process.
Audience: Parents and families of English Language Learners (ELLs) / HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS
Monday / June 7, 2021 / 5:30PM - 7:30PM - Chinese, English and Russian
Tuesday / June 8, 2021 / 5:30PM - 7:30PM - Chinese, English and Spanish
Wednesday / June 9, 2021 / 5:30PM - 7:30PM - English, Haitian and Russian
MORE INFORMATION HERE (in Chinese, Haitian, English, Spanish, and Russian)

HOW TO OBTAIN A BILINGUAL OR ESL TEACHER’S CERTIFICATION
Collaboration with Queens Public Library at Flushing
In this workshop, we will briefly discuss the road to New York State Teacher Certification and how to choose the best preparation pathway to obtain a bilingual and/or an ESL Teacher’s Certification. 
Wednesday / June 9, 2021 / 7:30PM - 8:30PM 
Presenter: Nancy King-Wang / Resource Specialist / NYS Language RBERN / NYU
MORE INFORMATION HERE

30TH ANNUAL INSTITUTO CERVANTES CHILDREN’S & YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE SYMPOSIUM
Day 2 / La explotación didáctica de la literatura y la ilustración infantil y juvenil
Audience: Spanish Bilingual / Teachers of World Languages
Saturday / June 12, 2021 / 11AM - 1PM
Presenter: María Quintana Silva
MORE INFORMATION HERE

30TH ANNUAL INSTITUTO CERVANTES CHILDREN’S & YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE SYMPOSIUM
Day 3 / El uso de la literatura infantil y las imágenes en las clases de ELE para niños
Audience: Spanish Bilingual / Teachers of World Languages
Saturday / June 19, 2021 / 11AM - 1PM
Presenters: Rosario Bernabéu y Clara Gorman
MORE INFORMATION HERE

CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE TEACHING FOR MULTILINGUAL LEARNERS
Five Principles of Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners: Tools for Equity
Audience
Teachers, Administrators, and Counselors of English Language Learners
Thursday / June 24, 2021 / 4PM - 7PM
Presenters: Diane Staehr Fenner, Ph.D. & Sidney Cail Snyder, Ph.D.
MORE INFORMATION HERE

Social Emotional Learning
Collaboration with ELL Leadership Council / NYSED-OBEWL
Date and Time TBD
Presenters: Yolanda Delgado-Villao & Gloria M. Ortiz / Resource Specialists / NYS Language RBERN / NYU

JULY 2021

EARLY CAREER SUMMER 2021 INSTITUTE FOR TEACHERS OF WORLD LANGUAGES
The Institute will take place "online" from Tuesday, July 13th to Thursday, July 15th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. If you are currently teaching World Languages and have completed 3 or fewer years by end of June 2021 you are eligible to apply. Candidates are required to participate in all 3 days of the Institute. Enrollment will be limited to the first 20 applicants who meet program eligibility and requirements. Workshop attendees will receive certificates of participation and CTLE hours after completion of all sessions.
Deadline to submit the application: May 21, 2021 (by 11PM)
MORE INFORMATION HERE

CONTINUING CAREER SUMMER 2021 INSTITUTE FOR TEACHERS OF WORLD LANGUAGES
The Institute will be offered remotely from Thursday, July 15 to Friday, July 16, 2021 from 9:00am to 2:00 pm. If you are currently teaching World Languages and have 4 or more years of experience - you are eligible to apply. Candidates are required to participate on both days of the Institute. Enrollment will be limited to first 20 applicants who meet program eligibility and requirements. Workshop attendees will receive certificates of participation after completion of all sessions. Deadline to submit application: Friday, May 21, 2021.
MORE INFORMATION HERE

THE COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID PROCESS
In this workshop, we will discuss the role that parents take in assisting, guiding, and supporting their children through the financial aid and college application process. In Russian and English
Audience: Parents of ELLs
Thursday / July 15, 2021/ 6:30PM -7:30PM 
Presenter:
Marina Vinitskaya 
Resource Specialist / NYSED Language RBERN / NYU 
MORE INFORMATION HERE