PD Workshops

Professional Development for Teachers & Administrators

LILAC is a CTLE certified organization, meaning that our professional development workshops can be used for teachers or administrators who need to log hours in order to maintain their teaching licenses.

LILAC offers three one-hour After School PD Workshops held in the fall and winter. These workshops are complimentary for LILAC members, and only $10 for nonmembers.

Each participant will leave these workshops with something of practical value for his or her day-to-day instruction. See the above "After School Workshop" link for more details about upcoming workshops.

LILAC offers two three-hour Workshop /Luncheons held in December and May. These workshops are offered at a reduced price to LILAC members. Each participant will leave these workshops with something of practical value for his or her day-to-day instruction. See the above "Luncheon Workshop" link for more details about upcoming workshops.

After School Workshops

After School Professional Development Workshops (Complimentary for LILAC members or a $10.00 registration fee for nonmembers)

Nonmembers please use the button below to pay your $10.00 registration fee after you complet the registration form for your After School Workshop.

After School Workshop Nonmember Registration Fee



  • ​​​​Wednesday, November 16, 2022 from 3:45 - 5:15 PM
    Virtual PD - Cultivating Culture: Making Our ELA Classroom Culture Responsive and Engaging with Dr. Ernest Morrell
    Register Here: https://forms.gle/1URvyAfNtxwB6HUM8
    *Nonmembers please pay the registration fee using the PayPal button above
  • Thursday, January 12, 2023, from 3:45-5:55 PM
    Virtual PD - TBD

    Register Here: https://forms.gle/45KGtMH7q9S4pgPA7 *Nonmembers please pay the registration fee using the PayPal button above
  • Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 3:45- 5:15 PM
    Virtual PD - TBD
    Register Here: https://forms.gle/gp6jmgSmtskxZX7w9 *Nonmembers please pay the registration fee using the PayPal button above

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Using Bibliotherapy to Help Students Heal in These Unprecedented Times with Sarah Cordova

Thursday, January 13, 2022

In Words and Color: Pairing Poetry and Art for Analysis with Robin Aufses and sponsored by Marina Litvinskaya of Bedford, Freeman and Worth

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Introduction to Mindfulness for LILAC Educators with Melanie Anderson 

Thursday, February 10, 2021, 3:30 - 4:45 PM
"Re-imagining The Magic of the Workshop Model" with Lauren Kaufman

Thursday, January 14, 2021, from 2:30-4:00 pm. "Facilitating Active Learning and Pre-Advanced Placement/Advanced Placement Preparation in a Virtual Learning Environment” with Kate Cordes

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 3:30 - 3:40 PM
Virtual PD - "Up-Close and Personal": Building Connections During Distance Learning" with Duncan MacDougal

All workshops cancelled due to Covid-19 Pandemic

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 4:00 - 5:15 PM
Fall PD Workshop with Jeanie Flood, "The Escape Room in the ELA classroom" at Molloy College - Suffolk Center in Farmingdale

January 31, 2018, 4:00 - 5:15 PM
LILAC After School PD Workshop at Hofstra. University“Making Grammar Stick: Embedding Grammar into our Everyday Practice” with Sarah Cordova.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 4:00 - 5:15 PM
Fall PD K-12 Workshop at Molloy College, Farmingdale Campus. A collaborative group of teachers from six Long Island districts will present a workshop entitled “Growing a Collaborative Learning Community” where they will demonstrate how to use tools such as Google Drive to collaborate, reflect on practice, and support one another through their teaching journeys. Sponsored by Curriculum Associates.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 4:00 - 5:15 PM
Winter PD Workshop at Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY. Sarah Cordova, founder of Distinctive Educators Institute, and literacy consultant will present a workshop titled “Making Grammar Stick: Embedding Grammar into our Everyday Practice”

LILAC ProfesSional Develpoment  Workshop & Networking Events (lunch Included)

LILAC Professional Develpoment Workshop & Networking Events have a registraion fee that must be paid at the time of your registraiton by mailing a check made out to LILAC for the event amount to:

LILAC, C/O Kyrie Siegel
288 Holbrook Avenue
Ronkonkoma, New York 11779
(must be postmarked one week prior to the event)

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Use the button below to pay your registration fee after you complete the registration form below for your event.


PD Workshop & Networking Event Registration Fee (Includes Lunch)




Winter PD Workshop & Networking Event

Friday, December 9, 2022

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Harnessing the Power of Emotions in the ELA Classroom with Kate Cordes

Friday, May 19, 2023

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Details TBA

 

MAY PD WORKSHOP/LUNCHEON

Friday, May 20, 2022
12:00 - 3:00 PM.

Don’t miss our annual Kenneth Gambone Writing contest awards celebration along with a featured presentation by Sarah Cordova and Suzanne Hutt from Literacy Matters, at Captain Bill’s scenic waterfront setting.

DECEMBER PD WORKSHOP/LUNCHEON

Cancelled due to the Covid-19 Pandemic
 
 
Cancelled due to the Covid-19 Pandemic
 
 
Cancelled due to the Covid-19 Pandemic
 
 

MAY PD WORKSHOP/LUNCHEON

Friday, May 17, 2019
12:00 - 3:00 PM.

Don’t miss our annual NYSEC Educators of Excellence and Kenneth Gambone Writing contest awards celebration along with a featured local author presentation by Scott Starkey, author of How to Beat the Bully Without Really Trying, The Call of the Bully, and Revenge of the Bully, at Captain Bill’s scenic waterfront setting.

DECEMBER PD WORKSHOP/LUNCHEON

Friday, December 14, 2018
12:00 - 3:00 PM.

You are cordially invited to attend LILAC’s 2018-2019 “Winter Professional Development and Networking Event.” This year, we are pleased to offer “Inquiry and Research: Developing Great Questions and Using Reliable Sources.” In addition to this professional development workshop, last year’s mini-grant winners will present the programs which the mini-grants supported. The keynote workshop entitled, “Inquiry and Research: Developing Great Questions and Using Reliable Sources” will be presented by Victor Jaccarino, ELA Consultant, and Ed Schmieder, English Chair at Sayville Schools.

During this workshop presented by two LILAC Past Presidents, participants will focus on two shifts in how we teach research. The Next Generation Standards emphasize the need to develop inquiry questions and work with reliable sources. The presenters will address both issues and will explore the concept of “fake news.”