English Language Learners

The ELL Department has Administrators that provide help and support to school leaders and ELL coordinators on understanding and implementing mandates. Some of the mandates include student programming, instructional and staffing requirements.  They design and deliver professional learning opportunities for English as a New Language, ELL, and content-area teachers.


Pierre J. Galvez- Director of English Language Learners, Districts 27, 28, 29

Pierre Galvez is currently the Director for English Language Learners at the Queens South Field Support Center (QFSS), where he ensures the consistent and effective application of proven ENL instructional practices, citywide initiatives and NYSED mandates in Districts 27, 28 and 29.

 Previously, in District 4, he served the community both at the school level, as a founding member of an ESL Middle School and at the Regional level. While at the Regional level he served as a Literacy/ESL Coach, designing professional development and mentoring teachers. He served as an ELL Network Support Specialist at the Integrated Curriculum and Instruction Learning Support Organization where he worked side by side with renowned leaders in the field of linguistics. In later years, he served as the Director of Student Services and as a mentor for teachers and administrators.

 Pierre’s commitment and expertise with English as a Second Language will surely elevate the academic achievement of more than 16, 000 English Language Learners in districts 27, 28 and 29 .

 

Joshua Metz – ELL Services Administrator, Districts 27, 29

 Joshua Metz has been an educator in New York City since 2007 when he began working as an ESL/ENL teacher in Far Rockaway, Queens.  While teaching ESL, he also held multiple teacher-leadership roles including Dual Language Coordinator and Data Specialist.  Before joining the Queens South ELL Team, he served as an Achievement Coach/ELL Specialist with Network 211, supporting schools in Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and the Bronx.  In addition to supporting ELL instruction, he also provided professional development and ongoing guidance for school leaders and teachers around Advance, Mathematics, and RtI.

 

Robert Zuzzolo- ELL Services Administrator, Districts 28, 29

 Robert Zuzzolo has been a teacher for 16 years. After teaching English as a Foreign Language in Japan for 3 years, he entered the NYCDOE in District 27 as a middle school English Language Arts teacher. He then moved to District 26 to teach English as a New Language for the next 11 years.

Robert has dedicated the past 10 years to be a consummate advocate of English Language Learners and their parents and is excited to be able to broaden his scope as an ELL Service Coordinator for the Queens South Field Support Center.

 

Marie-Antoinette F. Rousseau - Senior ELL Compliance Performance Specialist, Districts 27, 28, 29


Marie-Antoinette F. Rousseau began her career as an Elementary Common Branch Bilingual teacher in the NYC Department of Education in 1985 in District 18. While teaching Bilingual/ESL, she also held multiple teacher-leadership roles including Teacher of Gifted and Talented. Since 2003, she has planned & facilitated professional development series for a variety of districts and groups of schools/teachers on instructional practices that address the academic, linguistic and cultural needs of ELLs.  Before joining the Queens South ELL Team, she most recently served as a Senior ELL Compliance and Performance Specialist for DELLSS where she collaborated with Clusters, Networks, Superintendents and QSFSC on issues related to K-12 instructional and program services for ELLs. Marie-Antoinette F. Rousseau is an enthusiastic, self-motivated educator who possesses the ability to motivate students, staff, and facilitate their learning process. She has dedicated the past 29 years to be a consummate advocate of English Language Learners.

Dimitra Galatsanos - ELL Instructional Coach, Districts 27, 28, 29

Dimitra Galatsanos has been working as an English as a New Language teacher in District 28 for the past 9 years. Throughout her teaching career she has held various teacher-leadership roles, including ENL Coordinator, Teacher-Team Facilitator and STARS Classroom Programmer. As a teacher-team facilitator, she has engaged in instructional conversations, supporting teachers' successful implementation of what is learned through theory, demonstration and practice. In collaboration with her school's Professional Learning Committee, she has led Professional Learning Opportunities focusing on school-wide improvement, building teacher capacity and increasing student engagement.


ELL Compliance Resources

To support schools in ensuring that they enact CR Part 154.2 with fidelity, the Division of English Language Learners & Student Support (DELLSS) has made a number of resources available on their Intranet page. (DOE login required)

Check out our NEW Vimeo Channel!
 Our Vimeo channel hosts short videos that highlight key insights and takeaways from our professional learning opportunities. LOTE Resources

View a video compilation (DOE Login required)


In honor of National Poetry month, the ELL Division at the Queens South Field Support Center gathered “I Am” Poems from our English Language Learners/Multilingual Leaders. To celebrate our students’ diversity, we compiled students’ personal stories that reflect their cultural backgrounds and educational experiences, as told in their own voices through “I Am” Poems.

View a video compilation of some of the "I Am" Poem Submissions
(DOE Login Required)

Important Reminders

2018 Edition of the Level I New York State Identification Test for English Language Learners (NYSITELL)

The memorandum provides essential information concerning the administration of Level I of the new edition of the New York State Identification Test for English Language Learners (NYSITELL), which will be administered by schools beginning June 1, 2018.  http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/nysitell/2018/1317-level1-18.pdf   

Ordering of the 2018 Edition of the NYSITELL
Effective February 1, 2018, a new edition of the NYSITELL will take the place of the 2014 edition of the test currently used for the statewide identification of ELLs/MLLs. Until January 31, 2018, continue to use the 2014 Edition of the NYSITELL.  Orders of the 2018 Edition of the NYSITELL must be placed by December 15, 2017

Procedures for Requesting, Shipping, and Storing the 2018 Edition of the New York State Identification Test for English Language Learners (NYSITELL):
 http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/nysitell/
Ordering of the 2018 NYSITELL Edition: http://portal.nysed.gov/

Ordering of the 2018 NYSESLAT
In accordance to CR Part 154, schools are required to administer the speaking Component between April 9 and May 18; reading, listening, and writing components are to be administered between May 7 and May 18.

As noted in the NYSED memo, you will be required to order NYSESLAT materials through MetriTech's online ordering system.  
Procedures for Administering the 2018 edition of the New York State Identification Test for English Language Learners (NYSITELL) http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/nysitell/2018/1317-18.pdf 
2018 NYSESLAT School Administrator's Manual 

Key NYSESLAT Dates:
 2018 DatesActivity 
 March 28 - April 5Speaking materials delivered to schools
 April 9 - May 18Speaking administration period 
 April 24 - April 27 L/R/W materials delivered to schools
 May 7 - May 18 L/R/W administration period
 May 15 - May 18Writing scoring materials delivered to schools 
 May 21 - May 31Scoring of Writing responses 
 May 31Deadline to scan answer documents 
 June 15Deadline to return secure materials to
MetriTech, Inc. 

NYSED NYSESLAT Page

NYC NYSESLAT Page
NYSESLAT Scanning Handbook

2017-18 PLO Resources

  Professional Learning Opportunities Description 
Content and Academic Language Institute (CALI) For Middle, Secondary & High Schools

CALI Resources
http://bit.ly/CALI-QFSS
The Content and Academic Language Institute (CALI) will provide an overview of disciplinary literacy, essential concepts related to proficient reading and writing in the four content areas, and general instructional practices that support literacy development for English Language Learners.
This year-long institute is designed to support secondary learning teams that include an ENL and a content area instructor or coach.  Topics presented will focus on literacy and academic language instruction with specific aligned actions for the unique learning that each content area demands.

October 10th - Discussion Techniques
November 16th - Interacting with the Text 
January 18th - Scaffolding Text Accessibility
March 23rd - NYSESLAT & Impact Share
ELL Instructional Leadership Institute
(EILI)
For Elementary & K-8 Schools

EILI Resources
The ELL Instructional Leadership Institute's primary focus is to build school capacity around best practices for language instruction by ensuring that all leaders have a shared understanding of best practices for English Language Learners.
This year-long institute is designed to support Elementary and K-8 Assistant Principals and ENL Coordinators in advancing a comprehensive ELL program that aligns both compliance and instruction.  Topics presented will focus on building a robust instructional core through the lens of facilitative leadership.

October 17th  - Setting the Stage
November 10th - Building ENL Coherence
December 18th - Planning Stand-alone ENL Instruction
February 13th - Engaging ELLs through Quality Interactions
March 27th - Preparing for Impact & 2018 NYSESLAT
Mini Language Development Institute
(MLDI)
For All Teachers and Administrators K-12

MLDI Resources
Click on session topic --->
 The Mini Language Development Institute (MLDI) exposes small groups of teachers to specific English language development strategies.  Topics are selected based on data and trends gathered during school visits and ENL Program Walkthroughs.
October 24th & November 2nd - Integrated ENL: Co-Teaching Basics - Day 1
October 26th - District 27 APs: Elevating Language Learning: Are you Maximizing Potential? in collaboration with Superintendent Barton
January 3rd - Response to Intervention (RtI): ELL Focus in collaboration with Special Education
January 30th - District 29: Imagine Learning for Our ELLs
ELL Compliance Support Institute (ECSI) Varied audiences ECSI Resources are made available to participants at each session

Additional ELL compliance resources can be found on the DOE Intranet
The ELL Compliance Support Institute (ECSI) is offered in collaboration with our Senior ELL Compliance Performance Specialist.  This ongoing session for teachers, administrators, secretaries and other school staff provides up-to-date information regarding a variety of ELL compliance initiatives.    

August 31st, September 7th & 8th - ELL Identification Process Webinar
September 18th & 28th - Nuts & Bolts: Critical Components for ELL Compliance
October 2nd - ELL Monitoring & Support for School Leaders
October 17th - ELL Data Analysis Tool (EDAT)
November 21 - ELL Data Analysis Tool  (EDAT)
January 8th - ELL Data Analysis Tool  (EDAT) 
February 13th - 2018 NYSITELL
March 13th - Determining NYSITELL Eligibility & the ELLO screen in ATS
March 22nd, 23rd, 26th, 27th & 29th - 2018 NYSESLAT Scoring Training
 Advanced Collaboration for ELLs (ACE)
For School Administrators (K-12)

ACE Resources
Advanced Collaboration for ELLs (ACE) convenes ELL Supervisors throughout the year, in collaboration with District Superintendents. Sessions examine research, tools/guidance and high-quality instructional practices that promote the growth and success of ELL/MLLs. These sessions support school administrators in building a robust instructional core inclusive of English Language Learners.
September 26th - ELL Instruction 101 for School Leaders
November 13th - Deliberate Engagement for ELLs
January 22nd - Advanced Literacy Instruction

2016-17 PLO Resources

  Professional Learning Opportunities Description 
Content and Academic Language Institute (CALI) For Middle, Secondary & High Schools

CALI Resources
http://bit.ly/CALI-QFSS
The Content and Academic Language Institute (CALI) will provide an overview of disciplinary literacy, essential concepts related to proficient reading and writing in the four content areas, and general instructional practices that support literacy development for English Language Learners.
This year-long institute is designed to support secondary learning teams that include an ENL and a content area instructor or coach.  Topics presented will focus on literacy and academic language instruction with specific aligned actions for the unique learning that each content area demands.

September 22nd 2016 - Introduction to Disciplinary Literacy
December 13th 2016 - Reading Like a Historian
January 30th 2017 - Reading Like a Historian 2
May 30th 2017 - Extending the Learning
June 20th 2017 - Impact Share
ELL Instructional Leadership Institute
(EILI)
For Elementary & K-8 Schools

EILI Resources
The ELL Instructional Leadership Institute's primary focus is to build school capacity around best practices for language instruction by ensuring that all leaders have a shared understanding of best practices for English Language Learners.
This year-long institute is designed to support Elementary and K-8 Assistant Principals and ENL Coordinators in advancing a comprehensive ELL program that aligns both compliance and instruction.  Topics presented will focus on building a robust instructional core through the lens of facilitative leadership.

September 29th 2016 - Literacy & Leadership
November 23rd 2016 - Interacting With Text
January 17th 2017 - Interacting with Text 2
February 28th 2017 - Purposeful Planning
May 31st 2017 - Preparing for Impact
June 16th 2017 - Impact of Everyday Leadership
Essential Elements of Effective Instruction for English Language Learners
(E3IE)
For K-12 New Teachers (1st or 2nd year)

E3IE Resources
 The primary focus of the E3IE Series for new teachers is to improve teacher effectiveness by integrating the essential elements of language instruction and the characteristics of standards-based instruction.
This year-long institute is designed to engage new teachers in strategies to support language development and literacy learning to enhance the academic opportunities for English Language Learners through standards-based instruction.

 October 21st 2016 - Instructional Norms
December 21st 2016 - Purposeful Planning & Student Engagement
February 16th 2017 - Use of Effective Questioning Techniques
May 24th 2017 - Creating a Language Rich Classroom
June 20th 2017 - Impact Share
Mini Language Development Institute
(MLDI)
For All Teachers and Administrators K-12

MLDI Resources
Click on session topic --->
 The Mini Language Development Institute (MLDI) exposes small groups of teachers to specific English language development strategies.  Topics are selected based on data and trends gathered during school visits and ENL Program Walkthroughs.

January 12th 2017 - NYSESLAT Routines & Activities
January 20th 2017 - Academic Language Rich Classroom (District 27) in collaboration with Superintendent Barton
February 2nd 2017 - District 27 Principals' Conference in collaboration with Superintendent Barton
February 6th 2017 - Instructional Leadership for ELLs (District 29) in collaboration with Superintendent Murray
February 27th 2017 - Building Academic Language through Word Study (District 27) in collaboration with Superintendent Barton
ELL Compliance Support Institute (ECSI) Varied audiences ECSI Resources are made available to participants at each session

Additional ELL compliance resources can be found on the DOE Intranet
 The ELL Compliance Support Institute (ECSI) is offered in collaboration with the Senior ELL Compliance Performance Specialists.  This ongoing institute for teachers, administrators, secretaries and other school staff provides up-to-date information regarding a variety of ELL compliance initiatives.

September 7th, 9th, & 13th 2016 - ELL Identification Webinar
September 20th & 30th 2016 - Secretary Training on ELL-Specific Topics (DELLSS)
September 23rd & 30th 2016 - ELL Data Systems
September 27th 2016 - Nuts & Bolts of Creating ELL Programs: Critical ELL Components of Compliance (DELLSS)
October 7th 2016 - Secretary Training on ELL Specific Topics (DELLSS)
October 28th 2016 - NYSITELL Training (DELLSS)
November 21st 2016 - Parent Coordinator Training on ELL-Related Items (DELLSSS)
November 21st 2016 - Secretary Training on ELL-Specific Topics (DELLSS)
December 1st 2016 - Secretary Training on ELL-Specific Topics (DELLSS)
December 9th 2016 - Scheduling ENL Programs - STARS Lab
December 13th 2016 - Nuts & Bolts of Creating ELL Programs: Critical ELL Components of Compliance (DELLSS)
January 13th 2017 - Nuts & Bolts of Creating ELL Programs: Critical ELL Components of Compliance (DELLSS)
January 27th 2017 - ELL Data Analysis Tool: EDAT (DELLSS)
February 10th 2017 - Parent Coordinator Training on ELL-Related Items (DELLSS)
February 10th 2017 - Secretary Training on ELL-Specific Topics (DELLSS)
February 14th 2017 - An ELL-Specific Overview for Guidance Counselors (DELLSS)
March 3rd 2017 - Mid-Year Compliance Checkup
March 6th 2017 - Nuts & Bolts of Creating ELL Programs: Critical ELL Components of Compliance (DELLSS)
March 24th 2017 - Language Allocation Policy (LAP) Training (DELLSS)
June 2nd 2017 - Language Allocation Policy (LAP) Training (DELLSS)
June 9th 2017 - Nuts & Bolts of Creating ELL Programs: Critical ELL Components of Compliance (DELLSS)
June 15th 2017 - Language Allocation Policy (LAP) Training (DELLSS)
 NYSESLAT Scoring Training
For all schools by grade band

Session Resources
http://bit.ly/2017NYSESLAT
 NYSESLAT Scoring Training is being offered for schools across Districts 27, 28 and 29.  In-person and web-based training sessions are offered based on grade bands with a session specifically for new ENL teachers.

March 23rd 2017 - K-8 Grade Bands (AM) & 6-12 Grade Bands (PM) - In-Person
March 24th - K-8 Grade Bands (AM) & 6-12 Grade Bands (PM) - Web-Based
March 28th - 9-12 Grade Band (AM) & K-8 Grade Bands (PM) - Web-Based
April 3rd - 9-12 Grade Band (AM) - In-Person (with DELLSS)
April 4th - New ENL Teachers: K-12 Grade Bands - In-Person (with DELLSS)
April 5th - 6-12 Grade Bands (AM) & K-8 Grade Bands (PM) - In-Person (AM with DELLSS)
April 7th - 6-12 Grade Bands (AM) & K-8 Grade Bands (PM) - Web-Based

2015-16 Archive of PLO Resources


 Professional Learning OpportunitiesDescription 
 ELL Instructional Leadership Institute (EILI)
For Elementary & K-8 Schools

2015-16 EILI Resources
The ELL Instructional Leadership Institute's primary focus is to build school capacity around best practices for language instruction by ensuring that all leaders have a shared understanding of best practices for English Language Learners.
This year-long institute is designed to support Elementary & K-8 Assistant Principals or ENL Coordinators in their role in creating a comprehensive ELL program that is aligned to CR Part 154.2 and the Blueprint for ELL Success.

October 16th & 20th 2015 - Building Capacity through Everyday Leadership
December 11th 2015 - Instructional Approaches
February 12th 2016 - Instructional Moves
March 17th 2016 - Instructional Moves 2
May 27th 2016 - Phases of Learning
June 10th 2016 - Impact of Everyday Leadership
  ELL Instructional Leadership Institute (EILI)
For Middle, Secondary & High Schools

2015-16 EILI Resources
The ELL Instructional Leadership Institute's primary focus is to build school capacity around best practices for language instruction by ensuring that all leaders have a shared understanding of best practices for English Language Learners.  We are pleased to offer this institute in partnership with the Division of English Language Learners and Student Support (DELLSS).
With the advance of Common Core Learning Standards, ELLs are once again being asked to engage in more complex inquiry that calls for the use of multiple texts, often on a single topic.  In this 3-day institute, Middle/High School Assistant Principals or ENL Coordinators will explore the following questions: What is the difference between academic language and academic vocabulary?  Why is it important to teach academic language explicitly?  What approach should we employ when teaching academic language?

October 26th 2015 - Academic Language
November 19th 2015 - Oral Language
December 17th 2016 - Academic Language and Text
 Essential Elements of Effective Instruction for English Language Learners
(E3IE)
For K-12 New ENL Teachers (1st or 2nd year)

2015-16 E3IE Resources
http://bit.ly/E3IE-QSBFSC
 The primary focus of the E3IE Series is to improve teacher effectiveness by integrating the essential elements of language instruction and the characteristics of standards-based instruction.
This year-long institute is designed to engage new ENL teachers in strategies to support language development and literacy learning to enhance the academic opportunities and achievement of English Language Learners through standards-based instruction.  It is designed for ENL teachers who are in their first or second year of teaching.

December 9th 2015 - Scaffolds for Language Learning
February 26th 2016 - Language and Literacy Demands and Objectives
March 29th & 30th 2016 - Preparing for the NYSESLAT
 World Language/LOTE Series
For Middle, Secondary & High Schools

2015-16 WL/LOTE Series Resources
http://bit.ly/WL-LOTE-QSBFSC
This three-day institute will provide High School and Middle School LOTE lead teachers with an overview of the current World Language/LOTE standards, as well as Danielson's Framework for Teaching and the CCLS instructional shifts in the WL/LOTE classroom.  We are pleased to offer this series in partnership with the Division of English Language Learners and Student Support (DELLSS).

October 21st 2015 - Changing Paradigm of LOTE
November 18th 2015 - The Assessment Cycle & Looking at Student Work
December 7th 2015 - Designing Assessment and Instruction for Performance (Dr. Jennifer Eddy, Queens College)
 Effective Instruction for ELLs - Content Area Teachers (EIECA)
For New High School Content Area Teachers

Session Resources
http://bit.ly/EIECA-QSBFSC
 This session is designed to engage New High School Content Area Teachers in teaching strategies to support English Language Learners as they acquire important information and skills, make meaning of content and effectively transfer their learning to new situations.  It is designed for HS content area teachers who are in their first, second, or third year of teaching.

February 24th, 2016
 NYSESLAT Scoring Training
For all schools by grade band

Session Resources
http://bit.ly/2016NYSESLAT
 In collaboration with the Division of English Language Learners and Student Support (DELLSS), NYSESLAT Scoring Training is being offered for schools across Districts 27, 28 and 29.  Sessions are being offered based on grade bands.

April 12th 2016 - K-8 Grade Bands
April 14th 2016 - 9-12 Grade Band (High Schools Only)
April 18th 2016 - K-8 Grade Bands
April 19th 2016 - 6-12 Grade Bands

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