NYS RBERN OnDemand
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) 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 Goal of the RBERNs is to help each district/school create for ELLs an educational environment which engages everyone in meaningful teaching and learning, respects diversity, provides opportunities for all children to achieve at the highest levels, and enables them to become skilled in the English language while capitalizing on their strengths in terms of their native language and heritage.
This website is curated by the RBERNs and is intended to bring helpful resources to educators around New York State.