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2016 Fall SOE ConferenceALBANY (September 6, 2016) — Cross-disciplinary approaches to maximize student engagement in primary and secondary schools will be the focus of a day-long conference at The College of Saint Rose for educators and educational professionals.

The seventh annual Lally School of Education Conference will be held Friday, September 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the College’s Saint Joseph Hall, 985 Madison Ave., Albany, New York.

This conference brings together beginning educators/educational professionals, aspiring educators, P-12 partners and Saint Rose faculty for a day of shared professional development focused on issues facing educational professionals. The program will include a number of break-out sessions, student poster session, keynote speaker, case conference and networking opportunities with peers and representatives of professional organizations.

Topics will examine behavioral and mental health issues, supervision and mentoring, and wellness and self-care. Break-out sessions will look at such matters as the impact of poverty, literacy strategies and understanding the mindset of millennials.

Dr. James Allen, professor of educational psychology, will deliver the keynote address. A professor at Saint Rose since 1988, his primary areas of expertise are learning, instruction, motivation and classroom management. Allen earned his doctorate at the University of California.

The conference is open to the public, and registration is required. Conference fees are $10 for students and $20 for district professionals and include lunch and all materials. Visit to register.

For more information about the September 23 conference, contact Maria Fast in The College of Saint Rose Thelma P. Lally School of Education at


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