Educator Resources

The Department of English Language Learners and Student Support offers multiple resources including high quality professional development series, Common Core-aligned lesson samples and documents, and an ever-growing video library.

DOE employees that would like to receive additional information on ELL-related professional development opportunities and educational resources should email using a valid DOE email account. 


The Video Library

Professional Development Offerings and Special Announcements

Students with Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE)

Supporting ELLs' Literacy Development

Native Language Arts

Math Sample Units

RTI Resources for Teachers of ELLs 

Nuts and Bolts of ELL-Specific Topics for New ELL Coordinators

Language Allocation Policy Tool Kit                                      

Danielson’s 2013 Framework for Teaching

Student Opportunities

Additional Resources

Intensive Teacher Institute in Bilingual Special Education (ITI-BSE)
The New York State Education Department Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities created the ITI-BSE to address the shortage of certified bilingual and English as a second language (ESL) special education teachers, bilingual teachers of the speech and hearing handicapped, and bilingual pupil personnel professionals. This state-funded program provides tuition assistance for fifteen credits of specialized coursework and facilitates the certification process for these professionals who are currently working in New York public schools or approved preschools. The ITI-BSE Program, which is housed at Eastern Suffolk BOCES, collaborates with school districts, preschools and institutions of higher education (IHEs) throughout the state. Eligibility requirements, coursework, program requirements and an application for the program can be found at For further information, please contact Jody Sperling at

OELL’s Partnership with Understanding Language at Stanford University
We are pleased to announce an exciting venture the Office of English Language Learners undertook with Understanding Language at Stanford University.  This partnership led to our involvement in Understanding Language’s first pilot of a Common Core-aligned unit of study for ELLs, which took place during the 2011-12 Title III Summer Enrichment Program. The Key Principles for ELL Instruction, created during OELL’s collaboration, can be found on Understanding Language’s website, along with the newly created teaching resources in ELA and math