10 Empire State Blvd

Castleton, NY 12033

Tel: (518) 477-8771

Fax: (518) 477-1335


District Superintendent
Dr. Gladys I. Cruz

Deputy Superintendent
Matt Sloane

Trini Hernandez

Resource Specialists:
Jessa Waterhouse
Sandy Strock

Program Support Specialist:
Lindsey Konderwich


March 23, 2018 - Strategies to Support Students with Interrupted/Inconsistent Formal Education (SIFE) and ELL Newcomers

In this hands-on session, participants will begin by identifying the characteristics, strengths, and challenges of SIFE and ELL newcomers in their context. Through the use of case studies and the modeling of activities, participants will explore tools and strategies for addressing the socio-emotional needs of SIFE and ELL newcomers as well as a framework of effective instruction for these students. Finally, participants will set goals for strengthening the socio-emotional and instructional support for SIFE and ELL newcomers in their context. ENL teachers are encouraged to attend with their co-teaching partners.  Please register on My Learning Plan to attend: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=15197&I=2682833


March 26, 2018 - 2018 NYSESLAT Speaking/Writing Turnkey Training

This training should be attended by educators who are new to the NYSESLAT and have not received any training on administering or scoring this exam.  This session will include a review of test structure, a review of the rubrics and practice scoring.  Please register on My Learning Plan here: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=2689278&D=15197


April 18, 2018 - Focus Group 4: Social Studies and ELLs

This Focus Group will be conducted as a book study on The SIOP Model for Teaching History-Social Studies to English Learners. You do not have to read the book ahead of time and will receive a copy of this book at the workshopThisfocus group will be held at the Hudson Area Library from 3:30-5:30pm.  Please sign up on My Learning Plan to attend: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=2695897&D=15197


May 23, 2018 - Quality Curriculum for ELLs webinar for all teachers of ELLs

This one hour webinar (3-4pm) will provide an overview of strategies for supporting ELL students in the general education classroom. This session will include graphic organizers, instructional strategies and ways to use Universal Designs for Learning (UDL) to support all students.  Please sign up on My Learning Plan to attend: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=2673041&D=15197

*As a reminder please note that all RBERN sponsored events are free of charge. The RBERN is a CTLE approved sponsor and our events meet the requirements for ELL specific professional development.