About this Conference
This one-day conference is designed to bring together educational professionals, aspiring educators, P-12 Partners and College of Saint Rose faculty for a day of shared professional development focused on issues facing educational professionals. The day will include a number of break-out sessions, raffles, a keynote speaker, and networking opportunities with peers and representatives of professional organizations.
We invite you to submit a proposal for a break-out session or activity that will engage educational professionals from a range of disciplines.
Register for Infinity of Inclusion
- $15 students
- $25 faculty and professionals
Attendees will receive a certificate of Continuing Education Credits.
Registration is now closed, thank you for your interest!
Dr. Neenah Estrella-Luna
Dr. Neenah Estrella-Luna is a participatory action scholar focusing on questions at the intersection of social justice, social relations, and governance. She has been extensively involved in the development of community engagement, public dialogue, public learning, and public communication initiatives related to racial equity, social justice, and democratic governance. She has also served in formal and advisory capacities to community based organizations, foundations, and public institutions on a variety of equity issues.
She has recently co-authored book describing the history of evacuating and admitting US allies to protect those who work with and for the US government and evaluating the refugee resettlement process for those allies. Her current research explores rightwing and anti-social organizing and its influence on intellectual and political spaces and processes. Dr. Estrella-Luna is currently a Visiting Associate Professor at Salem State University in the Department of Sociology.
Assumptions Aren’t Always Accurate: A Teacher’s Reflections on Diversity, ELLs, and Children Living in Poverty.
Sophia Paljevic holds a B.S. (Childhood Education) and an M.S. Ed. (Literacy) from The College of Saint Rose. She has worked as both an academic intervention services teacher and classroom teacher in the New York City School District and is currently a third grade teacher. Sophia holds NYS professional certification in Childhood Education, Literacy, and Early Childhood Education. She is committed to staying active in her school community and serves on a variety of committees including being the Student Teacher Liaison at her school. She is also active nationally and is currently on the board of directors for the Association of Teacher Educators as the school-based representative.
Call for Proposals
The planning committee seeks proposals that foster the authentic inclusion of diverse students. Proposals that address practices in the inclusion of the following student groups will be given precedence:
- Engaging English Language Learners
- LGBTQ and safe-space practices
- Trauma and mental health concerns
- Students with exceptionalities
Submit a Proposal
Proposals will be reviewed* until March 15, 2019
* Proposals will be reviewed immediately following submission.
Get in Touch
Of course, if you have any questions, please reach out.