New York City Regional Bilingual ESL Resource Network (NYC RBE-RN)
An Initiative for The Center for Educational Partnerships
: Eva Garcia | Phone: (718)-817-0606
- 2536 Hughes Avenue Bronx, New York 10458
- 113 W. 60th St. Rm. 1008C New York, NY 10023
- I.S. 78 1420 E. 68 St. Brooklyn, NY 11234
- Blessed Sacrament 93-11 35th Ave. Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Understanding the SIOP Model:Building Academic Language
Rose Hill Campus/Bronx
This session is for School Based Administrators and ESL/Bilingual or Literacy Coaches looking to implement a SIOP Model in their schools. Registrants must be a practicing school based administrator/supervisor and a Bilingual/ESL teacher, or Literacy Coach.
Participants will receive SIOP Implementation Manual and a teacher’s copy of the SIOP Manual. Preference will be given to schools that register as a team: one supervisor and one teacher working with ELLs and to schools working with NYC RBERN at Fordham.
Use the SIOP Model to:
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- Create school structures to build academic language in content area classrooms.
Build structures to support ELLs as they make progress towards proficiency.
- Monitor student progress against their peers in understanding academic achievement.
- Understand general language needs of English learners and how this model can support CCLS requirements.
- Plan for next steps in supporting a school wide program for ELLs in using content and language objectives.
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December 9 and 10
Revisiting ELL Shadowing: Listening and Speaking
: Dr. Ivannia Soto
Day 1 (December 9, 2013)
Dr. Soto will describe and demonstrate specific strategies for adapting instruction to increase student engagement and increase academic talk as outlined in the Listening and Speaking Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
Day 2 (December 10, 2013)
A “Shadowing” protocol will be introduced and used to shadow students for the purpose of looking at opportunities for academic oral language development. We will be shadowing in the morning and debriefing/next steps in planning for instruction.
: Bilingual, ESL teachers or coordinators, mainstream teachers working with ELLs
Space is limited for the second day. Participants choosing to attend the second day (optional) of the two day training should register for both days.
Fordham University's Graduate School of Education Center for Educational Partnerships, under the leadership of Dean James J. Hennessy, Ph.D. and Associate Dean/Director Anita Vazquez Batisti Ph.D., has been awarded the NYC Regional Bilingual ESL Resource Network contract from the New York State Education Department Office of Bilingual Education and Foreign Language Studies. The mission of the NYC RBE-RN is to assist networks, schools and districts across all five boroughs in creating professional learning communities centered on English language learner issues.
The Fordham RBE-RN offers professional development in the areas of:
- literacy instruction
- early childhood programs
- content area instruction
- school improvement
- compliance including program models and organization
In addition, Fordham RBE-RN collaborates 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, schools are invited to participate in our collaborative accountability initiative with the Fordham RBE-RN team. Together, the partners plan professional development customized for school and network concerns regarding the education of English language learners.
Hands-on involvement in schools
Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education believes in operationalizing their scholarship through hands-on involvement in schools. The Center for Educational Partnerships supports and seeks out school-based initiatives and believes in supporting and maintaining the unique character of the communities that comprise our city and state. Toward that end the Fordham RBE-RN has offices in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan which bring our expertise close to our school partners. Each office provides meeting space and offers resource materials for their community. The RBE-RN staff of seven resource specialists, an executive director and a full-time clerical associate is supported by the Fordham’s Graduate School of Education faculty.
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 high-quality services a principal investigator and evaluator work closely with the Fordham RBE-RN. The Fordham RBE-RN benefits from overall supervision by Associate Dean Anita Vazquez Batisti, Ph.D.
For more information about The Center for Educational Partnerships and the RBE-RN visit www.fordham.edu/edpartners
New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (PDF)
New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test: Memo on Scoring (PDF)
RBE-RN Guide for Planning Trips related to Thematic Units with Emphasis on Informational Texts (PDF)
Research Websites & Online Tools: Resource Guide (PDF)