NYS/NYC Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network

Our mission is to assist networks, schools and districts across all five boroughs in creating professional learning communities centered on English language learner issues.

Content Literacy Instruction

Pairing Fiction and Nonfiction Texts to Promote Language and Literacy while Teaching Science to ELLs Grades 1-8
December 15, 2016
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nancy Cloud

Early Childhood Institute on Bilingual Learners Grades PreK-2

Unleashing the Potential of Young Bilingual Learners: Using New Science to Promote Both Languages and Academic Achievement
December 19, 2016
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Linda M. Espinosa

Professional Development

We offer professional development in the areas of:

  • literacy instruction
  • early childhood programs
  • content area instruction
  • school improvement
  • compliance including program models and organization

In addition, we collaborate with education and advocacy organizations serving New York City teachers, administrators, students and families. We also provide institutes and seminars augmented by on-site school support and guided by our constituents across the city.

Based on performance data, we invite schools to participate in our Collaborative Accountability Initiative. Together, the partners plan professional development for schools regarding ELL education.

Hands-on Involvement in Schools

Fordham GSE and The Center for Educational Partnerships are committed to hands-on involvement in schools and to maintaining the unique character of our local communities.

Toward that end the we have offices in the Bronx and Manhattan, which bring our expertise close to our school partners. Each office provides meeting space and offers specialized resources.

Bilingual Team Members

Our team members are bilingual and are experienced in meeting academic, linguistic, and affective needs of English language learners. To ensure fidelity to our mission and our contract as well as to provide high-quality services, a principal investigator and evaluator works closely with the Fordham RBE-RN. The Fordham RBE-RN benefits from overall supervision by Associate Dean Anita Vazquez Batisti, PhD.

Fordham University's Graduate School of Education Center for Educational Partnerships, under the leadership of Dean Virginia Roach, EdD and Associate Dean/Director Anita Vazquez Batisti, PhD, was awarded the NYC Regional Bilingual ESL Resource Network contract from the New York State Education Department Office of Bilingual Education and Foreign Language Studies.

RBE-RN Locations

113 W. 60th St. Rm. 1008C New York, NY 10023

2536 Hughes Avenue Bronx, New York 10458



Executive Director
Eva García

Resource Specialists
Abby Baruch, Elsie Cardona-Berardinelli, Alejandro Caycedo, Aileen Colón, Deirdre Danaher, Diane Howitt, Sara Martinez, Roser Salavert, EdD

Administrative Assistant
Sarai Salazar