LI ESOL Conference

Long Island ESOL Conference 2019

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Saturday, March 23, 2019; 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
"One Size Doesn't Fit All: Multimodal, Multilingual, Multilevel Instruction for ELs" 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 23, 2019 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
The Planning Committee is seeking concurrent session proposals. The concurrents sessions are each 1 hour and 15 minutes. Speakers who have their proposal accepted will have their conference fee waived.  Click here to complete a proposal application. The proposal deadline is November 20, 2018.

Nominations for  Awards, LIESOL 2019: ESOL Pre-service, In-service, Administrator and Professor of the Year Awards
New this year!
Nominations will be accepted in the near future for four LIESOL 2019 awards for the ESOL: 
- Pre-service Teacher of the Year Award
- In-service Teacher of the Year Award
- Administrator of the Year Award
- Professor of the Year Award.

These awards have been established by the Molloy College's LIESOL Committee to recognize the efforts of outstanding ESOL Pre-service Teachers, In-service Teachers, Administrators and Professors.  Award winners will be honored at the March 23, 2019 LIESOL Conference during the opening ceremony.

Click here to download the award criteria and nomination forms.  All submissions for the awards must be received via email by 4:00 p.m. on January 8, 2019.

Learning Objectives
1. Apply current findings in research in the teaching of English learners to practical classroom practices.
2. Evaluate the use of new tools and techniques for the assessment of student learning and program development.
3. Relate the personal teaching experiences of others in the instruction of ELLs and apply strategies to engage both students and their families
4. Employ new developments in the ESOL field that provide targeted, individualized, and differentiated instruction for English learners.

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)

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)

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

Xiomara Flowers; Bilingual/ENL Strategist/ Teacher; Uniondale Schools
Kelley Cordeiro,
Resource Specialist, L.I. RBERN, Eastern Suffolk BOCES
Dr. Jimmy Kalamaras,
Director of ENL and Foreign Languages, Baldwin Schools
Dr. Martin Murphy
, Director, LI RAEN

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.  The list of the concurrent session topics and speakers will be available on or around March 1, 2019. If you register prior to March 1, you will be contacted regarding the topics that you wish to attend.

The following   strands will be offered:

-  ESOL in Elementary Education
-  ESOL in Secondary Education
-  ESOL in Adult Education
-  Bilingual Education §  Immigration 
-  Pre-Service Teachers

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). 

ESL or bilingual teachers must complete a minimum of 50% of the required CTLE hours in language acquisition,   including a focus on best practices for co-teaching strategies. All other certificate holders must complete a minimum of 15% of the hours dedicated to language acquisition addressing the needs of ELL learners, including a focus on best practices for co-teaching strategies. This conference will satisfy 3.5 hours in those areas.   Click here for further information on the CTLE requirements.

Conference Tuition Rates

Early Registration,  until January 11, 2019: $40
Regular Registration,  January 12 -March 15, 2019: $50
Late Registration, March 16-March 22: $60
After March 22 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 Chair
The LI ESOL Conference Chair is Carrie McDermott, Ed. D., Assistant Professor & Coordinator of Graduate TESOL ProgramsDivision of Education, Molloy College.

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.

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