There have been changes in staff availability and priorities in the new work requirements of the Capital District RBERN. We are now dedicating most of our work to embedded coaching. The Capital District team will be in the main office on Mondays and in-district for the remainder of the week. As these changes occur, we will keep you updated via this website and through the distribution lists that we maintain.
We look forward to serving you in our mutual endeavor to improve and enhance programs and instruction for LEP/ELLs across the Capital District.
Latest Bulletin Now Available
The February 2013 edition of the RBERN Bulletin is now available for download. Read more...
I am pleased to announce that the new Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (RBERN), formerly known as BETAC, is fully staffed and prepared to assist districts in raising the academic achievement of Limited English Proficient/English Language Learners (LEP/ELLs). Read more...
The RBE-RN is funded by a grant contract from the New York State Education Department to provide technical assistance at no charge to school districts with Limited English Proficient/English Language Learners in the counties of Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, Montgomery, Otsego, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, St. Lawrence, Warren and Washington. Our services include:
- designing/administering/evaluating in-service training for parents, teachers and administrators assisting with educational referral services (consultants, regional agencies)
- developing/facilitating local parent education conferences, activities
- conducting administrative workshops regarding LEP aid funding
- facilitating opportunities for students to participate in the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute