RBERN's ESL/Bilingual Education News from OCM BOCES Instructional Support

Welcome to
the monthly
E-News for
the Mid-State
Resource Network (RBE-RN),
located at OCM BOCES in
Syracuse, NY.

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January 2017



Dear Colleagues:

This month’s topic is:
Holidays and Celebrations

This month’s topic is:
Starting the New Year

Happy 2017!!

This month, we’ll be focusing on reflection, setting goals, and trying new practices.

Upcoming Events

  • SUPAC’s three part webinar series on the Special Education Process. Each session is during the lunch hour. The topics are A Walk through the IEP, Involving your Child in the Special Education Process, and Preparing for your Child’s Annual Committee on Special Education (CSE) Meeting. To register, go to: http://supac.org/training/register-supac-trainings/ or register by phone at (315) 443-4336 or toll free 877-824-9555.
  • Training sessions for the 2017 NYSESLAT. There are 3 sessions to choose from. One full day session for those new to administration and scoring, and an am or pm session for those experienced in administrating and scoring.

RBE-RN Library

Check out books and other resources. We even have iPads to loan for you to pilot in your classroom.

This month's book highlights: 
25 Quick Formative Assessments for a Differentiated Classroom, Grades 3-8, Low-Prep Assessments that Help you Pinpoint Students’ Needs and Reach

by Judith Dodge

This collection of quick, flexible, informal assessments helps teachers take a snapshot of student learning—at any time during a lesson or unit of study, in any curriculum area. Students' responses give teachers a clear picture of what students know and what they need help with, what material to reteach or extend, and how to pace instruction. Designed to engage a range of learning styles and skills, the assessments come with an easy step-by-step plan, grade-level modifications, tiering tips, and student samples!

To find this book, do an enhanced search at the RBE-RN Library by author or title.

Resource Spotlight

Content Corner

Home Strategies

Newcomer Nook

Tech Tips

For Administrators

ELLs in the News


Coming Next Month

Our topic will be: For the Love of Teaching

Check out Mid-State RBERN’s blog!


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