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Using Technology in Montessori Observation

Friday, March 23 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Presenters: Mary Rockett, Nazmus Saquib, Theodore Quinn

Target Audience: All

In recent years, Wildflower Schools have been experimenting with technological supports to supplement teacher observation in Montessori-based classrooms. This demonstration will show you how Wildflower has used wireless radio sensors and computer vision to gather classroom information—and how algorithms convert this data into Web-based visualizations for teachers. Learn about usability and impact, teacher insights, and future research and development plans to expand upon Wildflower’s initial findings.

About the Presenters

Mary Rockett

Mary Rockett, MEd, is head of Wildflower Montessori School in Cambridge, MA, and a partner at the Wildflower Foundation. AMS-credentialed (Early Childhood).

Nazmus Saquib

Nazmus Saquib, MS, is a doctoral candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and works with Wildflower Montessori Schools at MIT’s Laboratory for Social Machines, in the MIT Media Lab.

Theodore Quinn

Theodore Quinn, PhD, is a partner and director of classroom research and development at the Wildflower Foundation. He is based in Minneapolis, MN.

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