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2016 Sarah D. Barder Conference

Friday, February 19, 2016

3:00 - 6:00 p.m.               Registration Open

4:30 - 5:45 p.m.               New Fellows Salon

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.               Reception

7:00 - 9:15 p.m.               Dinner

  • Welcome by Dr. Elaine Hansen, Executive Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth
  • Introduction of new Fellows
  • Keynote address: "Making a Difference One Student at a Time," by Giuseppe “Seppy” Basili, Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
  • Fellow self-introductions


Saturday, February 20, 2016

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.                Breakfast

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.                Setting the Stage: “Close the Gap” video and introduction

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.              Session I:  What does it mean to identify academic potential?  

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.            Break

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    Session II:  What are key factors in the schools that contribute
                                                             to the excellence gap?

12:00 – 1:15 p.m.              Lunch

1:15 – 2:45 p.m.                Session III:  What programs & initiatives might close
                                                              the excellence gap?

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.                Break

3:00 – 3:45 p.m.                Session IV: What are we missing?

3:45 – 4:00 p.m.                Closing