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2019 Sarah D. Barder Conference

Friday, March 1, 2019

4 - 5:45 p.m.

New Fellows Salon
(All fellows, new and veteran, are welcome)

6 - 7 p.m. 


7 - 9:15 p.m.

Welcome and Introduction to Keynote Speaker by Dr. Amy Shelton, Interim Executive Director, Director of Research, Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

  • Keynote Address by Dr. David Steiner, Director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy and Professor of Education, Johns Hopkins University
  • Introduction of New Fellows
  • Veteran Fellow Self-Introductions

Saturday, March 2, 2019

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.


8:30 - 9 a.m.

Introduction - How to Build an Educator: Tough Issues in Teacher Training

9 - 10:30 a.m.

Panel I: Teacher Certification Models and Pre-Service/In-Service Training


  • Chris Battaglia, Principal at Benjamin Franklin High School in Baltimore City
  • Mary Ellen Beaty-O’Ferrall, Associate Professor and faculty lead for the Master of Arts in Teaching Program at Johns Hopkins University's School of Education
  • Courtney Cass, Executive Director of Teach for America Baltimore
  • Dennis Jutras, Coordinator of Gifted and Advanced Learning for Baltimore City Public Schools
  • Jamila Sams, Education Consultant and founder of Go to Ms. Sams Inc.

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.


10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 

Panel II: The Role of the Teacher in the 21st Century


  • Esra Kanlı, Assistant Professor, Department of Special Education, Istanbul University and Visiting Scholar at Johns Hopkins University
  • Rae Lymer, Gifted Education Specialist for Baltimore City Public Schools
  • Chris Swanson, Director of the IDEALS Institute in the Johns Hopkins School of Education

12:15 - 1:15 p.m.


1:15 - 2:30 p.m. 

Working Groups

2:30 - 2:45 p.m.


2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

Full Group Discussion

3:45 - 4 p.m.