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 only a $10 registration fee. In support of our presenters who put a lot of work into preparing these workshops, we kindly ask that you log in to the virtual meetings no later than 10 minutes into the presentation and that you contact us with at least 24 hours notice if you are unable to attend for any extenuating circumstances. Thank you.

LILAC also offers two, on-site, three-hour Professional Development Workshop and Networking Events that include lunch to be held in December and May. These workshops are offered at a reduced price to LILAC members.

All participants will leave these PD workshops with something of practical value for their day-to-day instruction. See below for more detailed information about our topics, presenters and registration forms/fees.

After School Workshops

After School Professional Development Workshops

LILAC members pay a $10.00 registration fee and nonmembers pay a $20.00 registration fee

Please use the button below to pay your $10 member or $20.00 nonmember registration fee after you complete the registration form for your After School Workshop.

After School Workshop Nonmember Registration Fee


  • ​​​​Wednesday, November 16, 2023 from 3:45 - 5:15 PM
    Virtual PD - Teaching with Books of Choice with Amy Benjamin and Dana Musso
    Register Here: https://forms.gle/SpLs5PEJfeyH9qrp7
    *Please pay the registration fee using the PayPal button above
  • Thursday, January 17, 2024, from 3:45-5:15 PM
    "Fostering a Community of Writers" with Gina Mingoia
    Register Here: https://forms.gle/FhEBrCpctkPireUKA *Please pay the registration fee using the PayPal button above
  • Thursday, February 8, 2024 from 3:45- 5:15 PM
    Virtual PD - “How to Recenter Student Agency in the Age of AI” with Katy Johnston, SUNY Stony Brook

    Register Here: https://forms.gle/3ebZ1cUQPcP6WJeN6 *Please pay the registration fee using the PayPal button above

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Clarifying Misconceptions and Building Bridges Between Balanced Literacy and the Science of Reading (SOR) with Erik Lepis

Wednesday, January 12, 2023

"Why Teach Literature? Historical Perspectives" with Andrew Newman, Professor of English and History · Stony Brook University

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 

Cultivating Culture: Making Our ELA Classroom Culture Responsive and Engaging with Dr. Ernest Morrell 

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 8, 2023

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

Annually held at the Irish Coffee Pub, East Islip.  Mini-grant winners will present their programs and Keynote Speaker, Jessica Gruttola, will present the workshop "One Sentence at a Time: Improving Writing and Critical Thinking Across all Content Areas."

Friday, May 17, 2024

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

During this professional development and networking event, we will be honoring the local New York State English Council Educators of Excellence and our Kenneth Gambone Writing Contest winners. Our featured presenter is TBA

 

Friday, May 19, 2023

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

During this professional development and networking event, we will be honoring the local New York State English Council Educators of Excellence and our Kenneth Gambone Writing Contest winners. Our featured presenter is local author, Gina Mingoia, who will share her experiences, inspirations, and the power of writing as a path toward healing through her discussion, “On Perseverance, Writing, and Healing.”

Friday, December 9, 2022

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

 
 

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
 
 

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.

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.”