NYSED RBERNS

According to the New York State Education Department (NYSED) (http://www.nysed.gov/bilingual-ed/regional-supportrberns), the Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBEWL) supports eight (8) Regional Bilingual Education Resource Networks (RBERNs) (technical assistance support centers) in the State, with seven (7) regional RBERNs and one (1) Statewide Language RBERN.  As a network, the RBERNs work in partnership with OBEWL staff to provide technical assistance and professional development to districts/schools in order to improve instructional practices and educational outcomes of students who are English Language Learners (ELLs).

The Mission of the RBERNs is to develop and strengthen the skills, knowledge, and competencies of educators, parents and local communities, provide technical assistance, professional development and resource materials to support academic achievement of ELLs, and support NYSEDs commitment to higher standards for all students.

At NYS TESOL we consider RBERNS essential partners in our outreach to PreK-12 teachers of ELLs and we are proud to partner with them on numerous professional development and advocacy issues throughout the year!