New York University: NYU - NY: Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and
Human Development: Office of Research: Metropolitan Center for Research and
Equity and the Transformation of Schools
New York, NY
Mar 01, 2021
2 POSITIONS AVAILABLE (Full-Time)
The NYS Statewide Language Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network
(RBERN) at NYU Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the
Transformation of Schools (NYU Metro Center) invites applications for two
Resource Specialist positions, with priorities given to Arabic and
Bengali language specialists.
As an integral member of the team, the Resource Specialist will provide
specialized technical assistance, guidance and support to schools and
districts throughout the New York State aimed at improving educational
opportunities and outcomes for Multilingual Learners/English Language Learners
and World Language Students (formerly, Languages Other Than English
Who We Are
The NYS Statewide Language RBERN is funded by the New York State Education
Department (NYSED) Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages
(OBEWL) to provide support for the education of Multilingual
Learners/English Language Learners (MLLs/ELLs), and students of Languages
Other Than English (LOTE) (aka World Languages). In order to support the
commitment of the New York State Education Department to higher standards for
all students through the Commissioner's Regulations and the Regents Reform
Agenda, the Language
RBERN aims to develop and strengthen the skills, knowledge, and competencies
of educators, parents, and local communities.
Our vision is to build the capacity of the educational community to enable
MultilingualLearners/English Language Learners and World Language students to
reach their full potential, become life-long learners, and successfully
contribute to an ever-changing competitive global society.
Districts and schools statewide are offered technical assistance, professional
development and resource materials, including information that strengthens the
teaching and learning of students of English as a new language and students of
languages other than English.
For more information about NYS Statewide Language RBERN, please visit:
https: // steinhardt.nyu.edu/metro-language-rbern
Summary of Responsibilities
Provide guidance and technical support to school and district leaders in
comprehensive school improvement plans around MLLs/ELLs success and/or world
languages, including strategic plans for curriculum, instruction, and
Conduct on-site monitoring reviews for CR Part 154, Title III, and TSI/CSI
districts to assess and support district/school implementation of
Serve as an expert in research-based trends and best practices for ELLs
languages, while recognizing the diversity among students with respect to
schooling, immigration experience, culture and socioeconomic status.
Develop materials and conduct professional development workshops and on-site
school administrators, instructional and other school-based staff on special
MLLs/ELLs and World Language students.
Collaborate with NYSED OBEWL staff in addressing critical topics, such as
SIFE, NYSITELL, Long-Term ELLs, and ELLs with disabilities.
Translate informational and educational materials for students and families,
and assist in
translating and responding to ELL Parent Hotline and Website inquiries.
Assists parents and educators to access the resources available at the
school and district
Serve as liaison in matters related to parent rights.
Attend all required meetings and conferences, including two (2) two-day
(all staff) network-
wide meetings in Albany and/or other venues.
Please note that this is not the exclusive list of job functions for this
Master's degree or above in at least one or more of the following: Bilingual
Education, TESOL, Applied Linguistics, Foreign Language Instruction,
Curriculum and Instruction, International/Global Education, or other related
education and language fields.
Valid New York State certification as a teacher of MLLs/ELLs (teaching
certificate in English to Speakers of Other Languages ESOL-Grades K-12, or
Bilingual Extension Certificate, or teacher of world language in Arabic or
Bengali, or its equivalent).
Minimum of five (5) years of teaching experience in bilingual education
Demonstrated literacy and fluency in English and, if applicable, one of the
target languages - Arabic or Bengali.
Ability and willingness to travel to and participate in required meetings in
other venues (such as a two (2) two-day (all staff) network-wide
meetings) and to
districts/school (such as multi-day district/school reviews) within New York
schools within New York City.
District and/or school-based program supervision of ELL and/or world
Comprehensive knowledge of legislative, judicial, and outside agency
those of the federal government, the State Education Department (SED) and
the New York
State Board of Regents affecting MLLs/ELLs, including:
- Commissioner's Regulations Part 154;
- ESSA Title III: Language Instruction for MLLs/ELLs and Immigrant Children;
- New York State Strategies for Raising Standards;
- The Blueprint for ELL/MLL Success
- Bilingual Progressions
- Culturally Responsive-Sustaining (CR-S) Framework
Understanding of issues related to access, equity, and excellence for
MLLs/ELLs and world
Comprehensive knowledge of the educational needs of the diverse segments of
in grades K-12, including newly identified and emerging groups of ELL
ELLs, and Students with Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE).
Strong content knowledge of instructional and operational best practices
academic, linguistic and cultural needs of MLLs/ELLs and World Language
Extensive experience in instruction of English Language Learners at all
stages of English
Knowledge of and experience with administering and analyzing student
assessments and data.
Experience working with diverse populations of students, parents and
Please submit Resume and Cover Letter
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