Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network

The Regional Bilingual Education-Resource Network (RBE-RN) West is part of a statewide system of support funded by the NYSED, Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBE-WL).

Our goal is to enhance the knowledge and competencies of educators, parents and community members for promoting the academic excellence of English language learners (ELLs).

We provide technical assistance, professional development and resources to districts and schools in following service region:

  • Erie 1 BOCES;
  • Erie 2 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES;
  • Cattaraugus-Allegany-Wyoming-Erie BOCES;
  • Orleans-Niagara BOCES and;
  • The City of Buffalo.


Executive Director: Denise Gonez-Santos
Resource Specialists: Michael Duffy, Melissa Duquette, Rebecca Elias, Travis Moore

Questions, Contact:
Dawn Novak, Senior Clerk Typist     Tel:  (716) 821-7531
dnovak@e1b.org                             Fax: (716) 821-7559

Join our ESL Focus Group E-mail List Serv
Fill out the form below if you wish to join our ESL Focus Group E-mail List Serv.  Stay updated with updates from NYSED OBE-WL, upcoming professional development opportunities, and other important information related to ENL/Bilingual Education.



CAPTCHA image
Enter the code shown above in the box below
 
Commissioner MaryEllen Elia addresses the 39th Annual NYSABE Conference attendees at Niagara University on May 21, 2016. Photo credit, Paul Battson
39th Annual NYSABE Conference at Niagara University's Castellani Art Museum, May 21 2016.
Photo credit Paul Battson
Dr. Linda Silvestri, ESL Teacher at G. J. Mann Elementary School in Niagara Falls is the recipient of the 2015 Niagara University College of Education Teacher of the Year.

Denise Góñez-Santos and Dr. Linda Silvestri celebrate Dr. Silverstri's well-deserved award for her unwavering dedication to the education of ELLs.


Lissete Colón-Collins delivers the opening address at the Teacher's Institute

ESOL teacher Elena Zelfond receiving NYSTESOL's Student Essay Award on behalf of her fourth grade student, Day Nya Paw.
PR/HYLI scholarship winners at the 2016 mock assembly in Albany, NY.
NYSTESOL Call for Proposals
The New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (NYS TESOL) extends a cordial invitation to you or your teachers to submit a proposal for the annual conference which will take place this year on November 4 & 5, 2016 in Syracuse, NY.  The Call for Proposals are due May 30. Student Projects, Call for Proposal