LI ESOL Conference

Long Island ESOL Conference 2020

Saturday, February 8, 2020; 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
"Culturally and Linguistically Responsive and Sustaining Practices: Success for All Learners" is the theme for this year's Long Island English to Speakers of Other Languages (LI ESOL) Conference, sponsored by the School of Education and Human Services at Molloy College.

This annual conference will be held on February 8, 2020 on the Rockville Centre campus. Once again, the conference will feature workshops and panel discussions on the teaching and learning of English learners (ELs), Pre-K to Adult. (3.5 CTLEs Offered!)

Call for Proposals
The Planning Committee is seeking concurrent session proposals. There will be 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. Click here to complete a proposal application. The proposal deadline is October 25, 2019.

Nominations for  Awards, LIESOL 2020: ESOL Pre-service, In-service, Administrator and Professor of the Year Awards 
Nominations will be accepted for four LIESOL 2020 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.

Please click here for the selection criteria and to download the nomination form.

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 February 8, 2020 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 December 8, 2019.

Learning Objectives
1. Apply current findings in research in the teaching of English learners (ELs) 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 ELs 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 Theatre Lobby & 2nd Flr Larini Rm)
8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Introduction / Welcoming Remarks / Awards
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Opening Session: Keynote Speaker
10:00 a.m. - 10:15a.m. Break (Public Square, Madison Theatre Lobby & 2nd Flr)
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

Keynote Session (9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., Public Square, Madison Theater)
Dr. Laura Baecher is Associate Professor of TESOL at Hunter College, City University of New York. Her research interests and publications relate to English as a Second/Foreign Language teacher preparation including content-language integration, teacher leadership, the use of video for teacher learning, and practicum and supervision in teaching English learners. Her recent 2017 book is co-authored with Tom Farrell and entitled Reflecting on Problems of Practice in TESOL. Dr. Baecher also develops and directs study-abroad programs for teachers as a means of developing teachers' linguistic and professional expertise. She has served as the TESOL International's Teacher Education Interest Section Chair and as an English Language Specialist for the US Department of State. In addition, she is incoming President of the NYS TESOL affiliate.

Concurrent Sessions
Conference participants can 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. 7 topics are offered in each session. The  concurrent session topics and descriptions are available by clicking here. Sessions will close-out, so please make your selections early!

Participants will also be issued admission tickets to the sessions at check-in and attendees will not be allowed into a session without an admission ticket or until the session starts if there happens to be seat availability.

 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). 

ESOL 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 ELs, 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

Regular Registration, through January 31: $50
Late Registration, February 1-7: $60
After February 7 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 Programs, School of Education and Human Services, 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. Please click here for a list of the Planning 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 email: or by phone: 516.323.3550.

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1000 Hempstead Avenue Rockville Centre, New York 11571-5002