July 20, 2020
As we move forward facing uncertainty and many unanswered questions, the need to support English Language Learners and their families to address the inequities they face has become more critical than ever. The Long Island RBERN at Eastern Suffolk BOCES is still here to provide the support and professional learning our ELL educators may need as we all enter a new era together. During the summer, many of us are still working remotely so the best way to contact us is through the email address found on our Contact Us page or to email Christa Stevenson directly at email@example.com.
To assist school districts with planning for reopening, the NYS Department of Health as directed by the Governor and NYSED have created the following guidance documents:
In addition, the following information from NYSED may be helpful as districts develop their reopening plans:
The L.I. RBERN will continue to update the field with guidance on policy updates as they pertain to ELLs and their families during this challenging time. We’re all in this together and we’re here for you!
With gratitude for your dedication,
Executive Director, L.I. RBERN
Eastern Suffolk BOCES administers the LONG ISLAND REGIONAL BILINGUAL EDUCATION RESOURCE NETWORK (L.I. RBERN). The purpose of the L.I. RBERN is to support districts and schools in promoting equity and excellence in the education of English Language Learners (ELLs) by providing high quality technical assistance, on-site consultation, and professional development.
The L.I. RBERN serves all 125 public school districts on Long Island, in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties.