The Johns Hopkins School of Education Newsletter.
Vol. 3, No.14, May 17, 2018
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Henderson-Hopkins Workshop Engages Parents in the Arts
More than thirty Henderson-Hopkins parents and family members attended "Get Smart About Art in the Classroom," a special workshop inspired by renowned artist Romare Bearden.  
Experts in Gifted Education Converge at CTY
Some of the brightest stars in gifted education gathered at the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth's 12th annual Wallace Research Symposium on Talent Development. 
Nancy L. Karweit, Longtime CSOS Researcher, Dies at 77
A pioneering researcher dedicated to improving early childhood education, Nancy L. Karweit was a mainstay at the Center for Social Organization of Schools for more than 30 years. 

Looking for kindergarten options?
Elmer A. Henderson: A Johns Hopkins Partnership School is accepting applications for kindergarten openings for the 2018–19 school year. Families with a parent working within the East Baltimore Development Inc. footprint are given priority consideration for admission to Henderson-Hopkins. Please note: Families in other grades may also apply; however, there is currently a wait list for a majority of the other grades.
Torres' training model named a Zaentz Innovation Challenge finalist 
ESCALERAS, a childcare-provider training model developed by EdD candidate Pilar Torres and her team at FATHUM: Learning Solutions, has been named a finalist in the inaugural Zaentz Early Education Innovation Challenge. ESCALERAS aims to help improve the quality of childcare in low-income, underserved communities by bringing family, friend and neighbor childcare providers who are English-learners into the mainstream early care and education profession. 

The challenge, launched in January, provides funding to recognize promising new ideas that have the potential to transform early education. The Pilot Track is identified for enterprises that have developed or released their proposed idea or approach as a prototype. Pilot Track finalists receive feedback on their proposal and a chance to pitch their ideas for up to $15,000 in funding. Final awards will be announced on June 4.
Princiotta coauthors study on middle school start times 
Daniel Princiotta, School of Education Ph.D. candidate and a principal research scientist at Bethesda Policy Research, is a coauthor of a new study of the relationship between middle school start times and student health. The findings were published in the May 2018 edition of Journal of School Health, the peer-reviewed journal of the American School Health Association. Author Daniel S. Lewin, Ph.D., associate director of sleep medicine at Children’s National Health System, and researchers from Child Trends, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill analyzed the sleep behaviors and attentiveness of nearly 1,000 seventh- and eighth-grade students at 11 middle schools within a diverse suburban school district in the Mid-Atlantic region.  The new review finds that students with later start times get more sleep, feel less sleepy, and are more likely to be wide awake, factors that impact cognitive health and school performance. 
Steve Sozio promoted to Associate Professor
MEHP alumnus and faculty member Stephen Sozio was promoted to associate professor in medicine-nephrology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine on April 25. Dr. Sozio serves in multiple educational leadership roles at the School of Medicine: course co-director for first-year Epidemiology; faculty lead in the Colleges Advisory Program; co-director of the Scholarly Concentration in Clinical Research Program; and associate program director of the Nephrology Fellowship Program. Last year, he was one of 17 faculty members honored by the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association with the Excellence in Teaching Award.
Stephen Sozio, during his presentation at the 2017 MEHP summer session in Baltimore.
Community Conversation: Gender and Title IX at JHU
For the School of Education's May 17 Community Conversation, Assistant Vice Provost Joy Gaslevic will join us at noon in the Great Hall for a conversation on gender, unconscious bias, and JHU’s policies and supports. As part of the university's Office of Institutional Equity, Gaslevic conducts investigations of Title IX complaints filed by individuals at the university and oversees education and training activities related to sex discrimination, including sexual violence. Before coming to JHU in May 2016, she represented University of Maryland System institutions and served as senior counsel for advice in the Educational Affairs Division of the Maryland Attorney General's Office.
May 2018 Technology Training Workshops
Technology workshops are open to all SOE faculty­­ and staff. 
View detailed descriptions for all sessions or register for training.

This month’s workshops include: 
  • Panopto – Basics & Beyond 
  • Blackboard Quick Start 
  • Interpreting SafeAssign Originality Reports 
  • Nearpod – Creating Interactive Lessons & Meetings
Community Conversation: Gender and Title IX at JHU
May 17 | Noon – 1:30 p.m. 
Great Hall 
MATN Spring 2018 Institute
May 24 | 9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Johns Hopkins University | Columbia Campus
6740 Alexander Bell Drive, Columbia, MD

2018 Graduation Ceremonies Information

School of Education
Baltimore Graduation

May 23, 2018 | 9 a.m.
Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore, MD

School of Education
Doctoral Reception

May 23, 2018 | Noon - 2 p.m.
Lord Baltimore Hotel

School of Education
Graduation Reception

May 23, 2018 | Noon - 2 p.m.
Oriole Park and Camden Yards - Club Level Entrance

University-wide Commencement
May 24, 2018 | 1:30 p.m.
Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore, MD

School of Education
Destination Graduation

June 3, 2018 | 5 p.m.
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Dallas, TX

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