Events

Focus Group 1: Cultural Responsiveness
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 3:45 PM-5:45 PM

How can culturally responsive practices impact our students’ learning experiences?  One of NYS’s initiatives was the Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Framework (released in draft form Spring, 2019), which offers specific guidance for stakeholders regarding the construction and maintenance of language-rich, student-centered, and diversity-empowering educational environments. This CR-S Framework provides both the conceptual and functional core for our focus group. Using resources including the New York State Culturally Responsive Sustaining Framework and online cultural guides, participants will engage in activities that:

  • Explore the definition of culture
  • Improve understanding of differences in culture and how these differences can impact student success
  • Review NYS culturally responsive sustaining practices
  • Share and co-create strategies for students to practice cultural responsivity

Register on Frontline/My Learning Plan here: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=3308030&D=15197

 

Oracy for ELLs with SupportEd
Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 8:30 AM-3:00 PM

In this session, participants will explore the importance of incorporating opportunities for oral language practice into lessons, learn strategies for strengthening ELLs’ engagement and participation in oral language activities, and engage in a series of oral language activities that can be immediately used in the classroom. Participants will set goals to strengthen their use of oral language activities with ELLs in their context.  Register on Frontline/My Learning Plan here: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=3332669&D=15197

 

Electives for ELLs with SupportEd
Friday, December 6, 2019 from 8:30 AM-3:00 PM

In this session, participants will explore the strengths and needs that ELLs bring to music, physical education, art, and other elective classes. Participants will learn strategies for incorporating scaffolded instruction and academic language development into their lessons. They will also apply culturally responsive practices to their work with ELLs in elective classes.    Register on Frontline/My Learning Plan here: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=3332790&D=15197

 

Focus Group 2: Flipped Classroom for ELLs 2.0
Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 3:45 PM-5:45 PM

The second Focus Group for the 2019-2020 school year will explore how to expand a Flipped Classroom in the areas of gamification, project based learning, digital citizenship and more. While diving into these areas we will discuss how these strategies promote differentiated, targeted instruction for English Language Learners. Participants will explore strategies to expand or begin a flipped classroom while collaborating and learning with their peers. Register on Frontline/My Learning Plan here: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=3341020&D=15197

 

Advocacy for ELLs/MLLs
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 12:00 PM-3:00 PM

Learn how to become an advocate through strategies covered in this ½ day session. We will explore what advocacy looks like at the following levels:
• Classroom advocacy
• School advocacy
• District advocacy
• State-level advocacy
• National advocacy

Participants will collaborate by sharing strategies and resources that contribute to advocacy efforts for English learners in our schools, their families, communities, and larger issues that impact our field.  Register on Frontline/My Learning Plan here: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=3340300&D=15197

 

Design and Development with Culturally & Linguistically Relevant Pedagogies with Dr. Jevon Hunter
Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 8:30 AM-3:00 PM

In session 2 of the three-part series, attendees revisit and expand beyond the foundational principles of culturally and linguistically relevant frameworks by developing Critical Inquiry Project to be implemented in the everyday classroom.  Emphasis is placed on an in-depth discussion, application, and planning that incorporates the principles of culturally and linguistically relevant frameworks within the current curriculum.  Register on Frontline/My Learning Plan here: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=3228364&D=15197

 

Focus Group 3: Literacy and ELLs
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 3:45 PM-5:45 PM

For the third Focus Group of the 2019-2020 school year, educators will become students and actively engage in a series of protocols that will build and sustain academic conversation for diverse learners. They will engage with texts from multiple content areas (science, math, social studies and ELA) as they experience the protocols and resources themselves. All participants will leave with templates and/or links in order to recreate these valuable resources in their own contexts. Register on Frontline/My Learning Plan here: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=3340794&D=15197

 

2020 NYSESLAT Speaking/Writing Turnkey Training
Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 8:30 AM-3:00 PM

This training will address administration and scoring for the K-12 Speaking and Writing sessions of the NYSESLAT. For this NYSESLAT Turnkey Training we will review test structure, review rubrics, and practice scoring. Register on Frontline/My Learning Plan here: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=3341051&D=15197

 

Focus Group 4: Tech and ELLs
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 from 3:45 PM-5:45 PM

The Fourth Focus group for the 2019-2020 school year will explore different technology tools in these categories:

• Communication tools
• Translations tools
• Different ways to make text accessible
• Tools students can use to produce or publish their work
• Interactive Assessments
• Augmented and virtual Reality
• And more!

Register on Frontline/My Learning Plan here: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=3340768&D=15197

 

Advanced Work with Culturally & Linguistically Relevant Pedagogies with Dr. Jevon Hunter
Thursday, May 7, 2020 from 8:30 AM-3:00 PM

In session 3 of the three-part series, attendees will participate in a teacher showcase of their Critical Inquiry Projects and learn additional culturally and linguistically relevant strategies and techniques that enrich curriculum design and development for classroom use.  Emphasis is placed on deepening curriculum and instructional knowledge and application of culturally and linguistically relevant frameworks.  Register on Frontline/My Learning Plan here: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=3228380&D=15197

 

Twice Exceptional ELLs
Monday, June 1, 2020 from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Even if we are experts in serving the needs of our English Language Learners, when another variable is added, it can be a challenge to make the best decisions for students who are ELLs plus. This PD will cover ELLs with Disabilities, ELLs with 504s and Gifted and Talented ELLs. We will explore the national and state regulations for each area and use these to better understand the procedures needed to ensure our ELLs are receiving the support they need and deserve.  Register on Frontline/My Learning Plan here: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=3301296&D=15197

 

RtI for ELLs
Thursday, June 18, 2020 from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Twice-Exceptional ELLs 2.0 – a deeper dive into strategies and considerations to support English Learners using the RtI process. This workshop will help administrators and educators to identify strategies and possible structures of programs that will support their ELLs/MLLs using the RtI process. Participants will then have the opportunity to review their existing RtI structure as it is currently used with ELLs/MLLs and analyze intervention strategies and practices.  Register on Frontline/My Learning Plan here: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=3301308&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.

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