LI ESOL Conference

Long Island ESOL Conference 2018

"Best Practices for Diverse English Learners"

Saturday, March 24, 2018; 8:00 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Molloy College, Rockville Centre Campus

In Cooperation with: New York State TESOL, Long Island-R BERN, Long Island Professional Committee on ESOL Education, Long Island Regional Adult Education Network, Long Island Educational Opportunity Center at Farmingdale State College and Nassau Community College.

Conference Description
"Best Practices for Diverse English Learners" is the theme for this year's Long Island English to Speakers of Other Languages (LI ESOL) Conference, sponsored by the Division of Education at Molloy College.

This annual conference will be held on March 24, 2018 on the Rockville Centre campus. Once again, the conference will feature workshops and panel discussions on the teaching and learning of English language learners (ELLs), Pre-K to Adult. (3.5 CTLEs Offered!)

Call for Proposals
Proposal deadline: Monday, January 22, 2018.
The LI ESOL Conference Planning Committee will be reviewing proposal applications on an ongoing basis until all the sessions are filled and the review should be completed by the end of January/beginning of February 2018.  Click here to complete a proposal application.

Concurrent Sessions: There will be two concurrent sessions and each session will be 1 hour. The concurrent sessions will be announced in February 2018.

Audiovisual Equipment:  Each classroom will be equipped with an LCD projector/screen or interactive whiteboard, PC, sound capability, and DVD player.  There will be no charge to the presenter for this equipment.

Presenter's Registration Fee:  The registration fee will be waived for presenters.

Application Deadline: January 22, 2018

Notification of Acceptance:  Notification regarding the status of your proposal will be emailed in January 2018.

Nomination Award, LIESOL 2018: ESOL Teacher of the Year Award
Nominations are now being accepted for the LIESOL 2018: ESOL Teacher of the Year Award. This award was established by Molloy College's LIESOL Committee to recognize the efforts of outstanding ESOL and Bilingual teachers in the classroom setting.  Award winners will be honored at the March 24, 2018 LIESOL Conference during the opening ceremony. Click here to download the award criteria and a nomination form.  All submissions for this award must be received via email by 4:00 p.m. on February 1, 2018.

Learning Objectives
To Come

Intended Audience
Pre-K to Adult teachers and administrators.


8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.          Check-in, Registration, Continental Breakfast 
                                                (Public  Square, Madison Theater Lobby and 2nd Floor Larini Room)

8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.          Introduction / Welcoming Remarks / Awards

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.        Opening Session: Panel Presentation

10:00 a.m. - 10:15a.m.       Break (Public Square, Madison Theater Lobby and 2nd Floor Larini Room)

10:15 a.m. - 11:30a.m.       Concurrent Session I (various classrooms)

11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.      Break

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.        Concurrent Session II (various classrooms)

Panel Session (9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., Public Square, Madison Theater)
Panel Moderator:
Andrea Honigsfeld. Ed.D., Associate Dean, Director of the Doctoral Program in Education, Division of Education, Molloy College

Claudia Leon, Middle School ESOL Teacher, Bayshore UFSD
Amy Eckelmann, Elementary ESOL Teacher, Rockville Centre UFSD, NY
Sister Laura Helbig, O.P. Adult  ESL Educator and Site Coordinator, Opening Word, Amityville, NY
Eudes Budhai, Superintendent, Westbury Public Schools, NY   

Concurrent Sessions
Conference participants will be able to pick from a variety of topics presented during two (2), 1.25 hour concurrent sessions: from 10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and from 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 6-7 topics will be offered in each session. Participants are asked to pre-register for the topics that they would like to attend since seating will be limited in most of the sessions.  We anticipate that the concurrent session topics and speakers will be listed on this webpage by mid-January, 2018. If you register early, prior to the topics being finalized, you will be contacted concerning your choices and will be guaranteed a seat in your sessions.

The conference Opening Session and Check-in will be held in the Madison Theatre in the Public Square Building on the Rockville Centre campus of Molloy College located at 1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11571. Travel directions will be sent with your confirmation, but can also be downloaded by clicking here.

If you should need hotel arrangements, please click here for a list of area hotels or call 516.323.3554.

CTLE Credit
This conference is approved for 3.5 hours of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE). Click here for further information on the new CTLE requirements.

Conference Tuition Rates
Regular Registration, until March 16: $50
Late Registration, March 17-March 23: $60
After March 23 or at the Door: $70
Molloy Full-Time Students (provide copy of student ID at check-in): $20
Non-Molloy Full-Time Students (provide copy of student ID at check-in): $30
Molloy Faculty and Staff: No Charge
Molloy Alumni: 25% discount

Please note that completing the information for this conference through a program such as My Learning Plan Inc. is mainly for you to receive permission to take this conference from your district.

Once you receive permission to take the conference from your district you will still need to register for the conference. There is no connection between My Learning Plan Inc. and your official registration for this conference.

Click here to register online. Click here to register in person, by phone, fax or mail.

Please also note: if your district will be paying for you to attend the conference, we know that it can take some time before your district might issue a check. Therefore, it would be advisable for you to send in your registration first, even though the check from the district might not have been processed yet, to avoid being closed-out of the conference or to take advantage of any early registration discount. If multiple registrations from the same district will be paid through a purchase order, all the registrations should be sent at the same time.

Confirmation of your registration and travel directions will be sent to you upon receipt of your registration.

Refund Policy
A full refund will be granted as long as you contact us one week prior to the start of the conference. However, substitutions can be made until the day of the conference at no charge. 

LI ESOL Conference Planning Committee
Molloy College would like to acknowledge and thank the members of the LI ESOL Conference Planning Committee for all the work they did in bringing this conference from concept to reality. Please click here for a list of the committee members.

Conference Details 
The most up-to-date scheduling information can be found on this conference web page. We will also email out the conference information if you are on our mailing list.  Join our mailing list online or contact Cindy Thomas, Assistant to the Director, Summer Sessions and Conference Services by email: or by phone: 516.323.3554.

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Continuing Education and Professional Development
1000 Hempstead Avenue Siena Hall, Room 106 Rockville Centre, New York 11571-5002