GSE Shines Conference

September 22, 2024 12:00pm – 4:30pm ET
09/22/24 12:00 PM 09/22/24 4:30 PM GSE Shines Conference Graduate School of Education GSE Shines Conference
Graduate School of Education
3 Times Square, New York NY 10036

Join us for GSE SHINES, our first annual education conference highlighting excellence, equity, and innovation in the GSE family & beyond!

About the conference

Our theme this year is “GSE Shines! Excellence and Equity, combined with Innovation and implemented by You leads to Transformation.”

We, as educators, need to take a fresh look at how we diversify our teaching methods to suit the needs of various populations, as well as uplift the voices of those educators and scholars not often heard as leaders in their fields. This is an interactive learning conference for Touro University faculty, degree candidates, alumni, school partners, and community stakeholders.

Interactive and poster sessions will explore transformative practices, technologies, and mindsets that make space for proactive agility in meeting the challenges of an ever-changing world. We envision a space for networking and the free and respectful exchange of ideas.

By creating a lived space where all voices are valued, the GSE Shines Conference embodies GSE's mission to prepare a diverse cadre of highly qualified teachers, leaders, knowledge developers, and disseminators, in keeping with the Judaic commitment to social justice, intellectual pursuit, and service to humanity.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Bettye H. Perkins Ed.D., Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Today’s Teachers Tomorrow’s Teachers (TSTT), has been at the forefront in helping to close the teacher diversity gap in America’s schools for more than 23 years.

With an enormous passion for opening doors for young people, Dr. Perkins launched TSTT in 1994 with only 7 students in Westchester County, New York. Today, TSTT’s full-circle collaborative model has been successfully replicated in four states: New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Virginia.

Call for Proposals

The Touro GSE Conference invites you to participate, present and collaborate along with the GSE community and partners across the tri-state area and beyond.

Session Topics

We invite any proposal that ties in with our theme to engage attendees in conversations around “GSE Shines!” Please consider presenting, sharing and discussing ideas related to the conference theme within the following categories, or propose one of your own:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Literacy
  • School Counseling
  • School Leadership
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • UDL
  • Collaborative Teaching
  • Social-emotional Learning
  • Teacher Education
  • Curriculum Development
  • Policy/Advocacy
  • Technology/AI
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching
  • Teacher Recruitment & Retention
  • Bilingual Education/TESOL/ELL

Session Types

Pre-recorded teaching tip (5 minutes maximum) Shares a quick, practical strategy, game, tool, or successful lesson or project that facilitates instruction in the classroom. (5 mins)
Pre-recorded 15 Minute Podcast Shares a brief discussion about a topic in education. (15 mins)
Interactive session (45 minutes + 5 minutes q & a) Provides the audience with a rapid and intensive overview of research, teacher inquiry, or studies in progress, and allows for in-depth discussion among presenters and the audience, OR a workshop or demonstration which provides hands-on learning opportunities, interactive exercises, and specific takeaways that enable participants to gain more expertise in a particular area of interest (45 mins + 5 min Q &A)
Panel (45 minutes + 5 minutes q & a) Explores a specific issue from the diverse points of view expressed by the participants. (45 mins + 5 min Q & A)
Poster session (Gallery walk) Presents a summary of a research project or a concept in education in a poster format. Posters will be displayed for a gallery walk. Presenters will be given a timeslot to provide commentary
Poster/infographic upload A graphic representation of a strategy or tool














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