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Workshop Session 5

Saturday, March 24 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Presenters: Gabriela Iturralde-Espejo, Amneris N. Almodovar, Paola Montoya

Este taller presentará la Disciplina Consciente, un acercamiento al auto-disciplina basado en el cerebro y alineado con Montessori. Vengan a explorar algunos de sus aspectos prácticos-- rutinas, rituales y estructuras, intervención positiva, opciones y consecuencias--que apoyan la normalización en la Niñez Temprana y Elemental I, al motivar la libre voluntad; mejorar la atención, las destrezas de tomar decisiones, y el logro de metas; reducir las luchas de poder; y re-dirigir la conducta.

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Presenter: Tammy Oesting

Come discover how to mentor the people who optimize your classroom environment—substitutes, assistants, specialists, and child-care staff—and raise their awareness of Montessori philosophies and cultures.

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Presenter: Joel Wilkinson

Join in this fun, participatory session and experience ways to build community through games and problem-solving initiatives.

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Presenter: John Chattin-McNichols

Bring your experiences with Montessori insiders and outsiders to this dialogue about how to explain Montessori without defensiveness or jargon in order to reach the widest population.

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Presenters: Michelle Morrison, Pamela Dunbar

Learn about the efforts of one Montessori school to develop team leaders among their staff.

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Presenters: A. Faybra Hemphill, Nicole E. Evans

This workshop will explore how to develop common antibiased, antiracist (ABAR) language that can be enacted by community ground rules for dialogue.

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Presenter: Patricia West

This workshop will explore children’s development in a different world than we have known before, comparing the characteristics of Montessori’s New Child with those that theorists such as Seymour Papert have described—children whose computer use has changed the way they learn.

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Presenter: Angela Murray

In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to apply your understanding of findings from current research as you plan communication strategies that spread the word about Montessori evidence.

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Presenter: Bob Nardo

Come hear about one Montessori charter school that has accessed over $2 million in public grants to support its mission.

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Presenters: Betsy Lockhart, Visser Diana

Learn how to apply principles of neuroscience to traditional Montessori lessons to mindfully close the gap, resulting in deeper, more resilient comprehension.

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Presenters: Peter Piché, Sara S. Wilson

Learn how participation in AMS’s Pathway of Continuous School Improvement can provide you with personalized coaching to help you take your school to new levels of excellence.

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Presenter: Sharon Damore

In this panel discussion, representatives from leading Montessori organizations will discuss public policies that affect both public and private Montessori schools in the United States.

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Presenter: Kelly De La Cruz

This workshop will explore how role-play—acting out another person’s identity or situation—deepens learning while offering opportunities to increase self-awareness, explore multiple viewpoints, and practice social skills, all with immediate and natural peer feedback.

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Presenters: K. T. Korngold, Mary Beth Ricks

This workshop is designed to assist second-generation school leaders in a successful transition and outlines proven leadership tools and techniques to help move the school toward stability and growth.

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Presenters: Sara Aronson, Emily Breaux

Taking a close look at the environments we provide for the youngest children, this workshop will discuss how best to foster the natural development of their senses.

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Presenter: Julie Karlonas

In this workshop, you will learn how to prepare yourself and the environment to provide students with meaningful and developmentally appropriate creative experiences.

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Presenter: Marta Donahoe

This workshop will examine our work as Montessorians to connect children to their cosmic task and remind us that we have the same responsibilities as teacher educators—to study ourselves and find our own authentic vocation in order to be available to help others.

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Presenters: Ann Epstein, Pam Shanks

In this presentation of several topics addressed in the AMS Montessori Inclusion Endorsement, use a composite case study and role-play to learn new strategies for supporting families of children with exceptionalities.

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Presenter: Anya Bartlett

This workshop will compare Dr. Montessori’s determinations of its basic principles and value to current research and the debate about teaching cursive.

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Presenter: Pamela Esterline

This workshop will explore how the Sensorial curriculum helps children acquire the skills to become emotionally secure and equipped for lifelong learning.

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Presenter: Debra Coe Loewenstein

This presentation will offer pointers and encouragement to trust the Montessori process, with specific examples of lesson planning, student accountability, time management, coaching, and group work that have proved successful in established public and charter Montessori middle school programs.

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Presenters: Elizabeth Norman, Eva Parrucci

This workshop will offer an in-depth discussion of each key ingredient as well as a useful format for presenting this information to your parent community.

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