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NYSSB Guidance Toolkit

To assist schools in implementing a NYSSB program, OBEWL in collaboration with the NYSSB Task Force and the Mid-West and Mid-State RBERNs have created a NYSSB Guidance Toolkit that contains a series of self-guiding modules. The modules, consisting of agendas, videos, presentation slides, and supporting documentation, can be used by the NYSSB Committee within a single school or among schools in a consortium looking to implement, improve, or expand their programs.

Current modules exist for the following seven topics:

​Coming soon!

  • Module 4:  Monitoring Student Progress
  • Module 5:  Preparing for Panel Presentations
  • Module 6:  Celebrating the NYSSB
  • Module 7:  Wrapping up Your Program

The modules that make up the NYSSB Guidance Toolkit are designed to be used sequentially for schools that are in their first few years of offering the Seal of Biliteracy, however, even schools that have multiple years' experience awarding the Seal will find the information contained in the Toolkit useful to improve and expand upon their Seal programs.  Schools may also choose to view a single module based on a particular need.

Additional modules are currently in development for release in the spring.  For any questions on the NYSSB Guidance Toolkit, please contact Candace Black at candace.black@nysed.gov.

The NYSSB Guidance Toolkit is provided by the Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages at the New York State Education Department for the exclusive use of high schools, consortia of high schools, BOCES and RBERNs in New York State implementing, considering implementation, or assisting other NYS schools in starting a NYS Seal of Biliteracy Program.  All rights reserved.