Intensive Teacher Institute in Bilingual Education & English as a Second Language (ITI-BE)
The New York State Education Department Office of Bilingual Education created the ITI-BE to address the shortage of certified bilingual and English as a second language (ESL) teachers in New York. This state-funded program provides tuition assistance for fifteen credits of specialized coursework and facilitates the certification process for bilingual or ESL general education teachers who are currently working in New York public schools. The ITI Program collaborates with school districts and institutions of higher education (IHEs) throughout the state. Eligibility requirements, coursework, program requirements and an application for the program can be found at
To download critical resources that reach beyond compliance to help school leaders achieve fundamental changes in making ELL education comprehensive and rigorous (e.g., Language Allocation Documents, parent information , BESIS manuals, funding opportunities) visit our Intranet site . Also, for bilingual glossaries and links to other translated materials, visit the State website or ALBETAC .
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 Guidelines for ELA Instruction Materials Development, both of which are valuable resources for teachers.RtI for ELLsTo provide ELLs with rigorous, culturally responsive instruction, a strong Response to Intervention (RtI) model should be in place. The RtI for ELLs Guide has been designed to assist teachers, instructional leaders, and ELL support services with RtI implementation, as the model is adapted in each context. The documents outline a rationale for using the RtI model with a school’s ELL population, and describe the road map for implementation.
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