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Workshop Session 3

Friday, March 23 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Presenters: Karen Simon, Mariel Gutierrez , Maria Gabriela Vilchez

Experimenten una secuencia de costura e hilado que comienza con actividades sencillas para alumnos de Niñez Temprana y sigue avanzando hacia trabajos más complejos para el alumno de Elemental. En este taller de ¨hacer y llevar", ustedes podrán hacer muestras de algunas de las actividades presentadas, mientras aprenden de los beneficios de la Vida Práctica y las oportunidades de explorar culturas alrededor del mundo por medio de labores manuales de interés.

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Presenters: Gay Ward, Melina Papadimitriou , Cate Epperson

Talk to experts who can guide your current or potential action research projects in university and non-university Montessori teacher certification programs.

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Presenters: Sibyl Buckner, Michelle Hammons

Join veteran public Montessori educators to explore their success in maintaining Montessori authenticity while meeting Common Core State Standards and other public-sector requirements.

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Presenters: Elizabeth Norman, Amy Allison

In this hands-on workshop, come see and make art derived from and responding to the natural world, and learn how to support the creative development of children birth–age 6, from the outside in!

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Presenter: Jean Rashkin

Learn how to listen to what children say and how you can use those very words in developing their grammar work.

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Presenters: Carrie Kries, Audra Walsh

This session will explore specific customer service tools that you can employ to increase parent satisfaction, student retention, and school sustainability.

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Presenter: Casey Barnett

Come review these essentials for serving all your students, and learn simple modifications to presentations of Montessori lessons to best serve children with learning differences.

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Presenter: Erin R. Trondson

This workshop will give school leaders an understanding of issues, vocabulary, and systems to support diversity and equity in our schools.

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Presenters: Mara Fulk, Jayne Cobb

Learn how to create, sustain, and/or expand an organic kitchen garden program, a delicious and healthy way to motivate interest in math, culture, language, and science.

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Presenter: Mindy Mahar

Explore the basic neuroscience underlying the Third Plane of Development, and identify specific strategies for teaching adolescents about the inner workings of their brains.

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Presenters: John Branch, Olivia Christensen

This workshop will engage you in exploring phenomenological inquiry through multisensory participation, including games, timelines, comparisons, and dialogues.

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Presenters: Shanna Honan, Aliceyn Applewhite

This workshop will provide an organized, manageable approach to the massive amount of material covered in the 3-year Upper Elementary curriculum, broken down into annual, monthly, and weekly lessons.

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Presenter: Elizabeth Hamel

This workshop will explore the value of handmade materials for both students and teachers and offer step-by-step instructions for simple, beautiful “DIYs” that can transform all areas of your classroom.

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Presenters: Marlyn Rodríguez Fernández, Ana María García Blanco

This workshop will explore the successes and challenges of the Secretaría Auxiliar de Educación Montessori—the Montessori Education Auxiliary Secretariat—established in Puerto Rico’s Department of Education in 2014.

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Presenter: Mary Ellen Kordas

Learn about developments in the Montessori Movement from representatives of the Montessori Leaders Collaborative—a group working on behalf of key associations, including the American Montessori Society and the Association Montessori International/USA, as well as individuals representing Montessori research, teacher education, public policy, and more.

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Presenter: P. Donohue Shortridge

This workshop will address key factors in the time-consuming, sometimes-challenging, but always-worth-it process of nourishing constructive relationships with parents.

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Presenters: Tracey J. Hall , Lynne Aiken

This workshop will explore the work of both Maria Montessori and current scientists to present skills, tools, and beautiful materials that create language- and conversation-rich environments.

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Presenter: Abigail Miller

This workshop will address how to identify children in states of hyper- and hypo- arousal, what the child’s behavior is communicating, and how to effectively assist children in regulating their behavior—as well as how the traditional Montessori Method assists children in re-patterning their nervous system and normalizing their behavior.

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Presenters: Cameron J. Camp, Alice M. Roberts

This workshop will compare prepared Montessori classrooms with residential environments prepared for adults living with dementia.

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Presenter: Megan Knight

Come review this unfolding process and explore concrete ideas for meaningful adolescent ecological stewardship.

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Presenter: Joan A. Cotter

This workshop will explore visualization activities for arithmetic and use Montessori’s decimal cards and other materials to replace the imperative to memorize with more concrete and intuitive understanding.

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Presenters: Cara L. McCain, Tyson Hughes

Step into your students’ shoes for this hands-on history workshop for visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners.

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