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

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March 2017

Cartoon pencil at desk taking a test

Dear Colleagues:

This month’s topic is: Coping with testing season

Testing season can be a very stressful time for all those involved. This month we’re providing some tips to help keep your sanity and to reduce students’ stress!


RBE-RN Library

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

'Breaking Through' book cover

This month's book highlights: Breaking Through: Effective Instruction & Assessment for Reaching English Learners By Margarita Calderon and Anthology

Utilizing new research and field studies, this book provides a whole-school approach to helping English learners (ELs) achieve academically while they learn English. Discover why ELs learn better when language, literacy, and subject matter are integrated, and learn how to prepare all teachers in a school to meet the needs of this growing student population
To find this book, do an enhanced search at the RBE-RN Library by author or title.

Resource Spotlight

Content Corner

Home Strategies

Tech Tips

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Check out Mid-State RBERN’s blog!

Woman Reading on iPad

Check out Mid-State RBERN’s blog!
And the ISS Blog

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