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English as a New Language Outreach

In 2014, the New York State Department of Education released a document—the Blueprint for English Language Learner Success—describing its vision for the education of English language learners (ELLs). Its eight principles outline a significant shift in the ways schools should educate ELLs and be more inclusive of their families. With the basic premise that bilingualism is a tremendous cognitive, social, and cultural asset, the Blueprint lays out the State’s expectations for how districts and schools can better serve this population.

English as a New Language (ENL) Outreach supports educators in actualizing the principles of the Blueprint, especially the belief that we are all educators of ELLs. In collaboration with school and district partners, we offer a wide range of customized professional learning experiences to teachers, administrators, counselors, and other school personnel.

Types of support we can offer:
  • Professional learning opportunities for: ESOL teachers, content teachers, administrators, and support staff including counselors, social workers, and teaching assistants
  • Demonstration lessons
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Needs assessment
Examples of professional learning we have offered include: 
  • Second Language Acquisition: Theory in Practice
  • Teaching English Language Learners in the Content Classroom
  • Understanding Students with Interrupted Formal Education
  • Supporting ELL Students and their Teachers: An Experience for School Leaders