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Workshop Session 6

Saturday, March 24 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Presenter: Alice Renton

Maria Montessori habló de "la nueva guía" como "santo y científico." La mayoría de nosotros no nos identificamos con ninguno de los dos, pero ¿qué quería decir? Consideraremos las actitudes y cualidades a las que se refería, en forma de un "triángulo constructivo": nuestro papel en el ambiente preparado, nuestra preparación como adultos conscientes, y nuestra preparación práctica.

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Presenter: Gwen Shangle

This presentation of character-building ideas and lessons will address common issues such as peer pressure, bullying, feeling left out, and fitting in.

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Presenter: Teresa Noble

In this workshop, be entertained and inspired as you listen to and participate in stories from around the world and learn how stories can enrich cultural studies, art, music, science, and other curriculum areas.

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Presenter: Andrea N. O'Brian

Come be introduced to dashboards—technology tools you can use to harness data to help you monitor and analyze all aspects of school operations, from admissions to finance, development, advertising, and even facilities.

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Presenter: Michelle Battistone

This workshop will look at Infant and Toddler environmental design through a new lens: Dr. Montessori’s sensitive periods of movement, language, and order.

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Presenter: Lisanne M Pinciotti

Explore the rationale for and process of making AMS’s new Montessori Inclusion Endorsement a part of your existing teacher education program.

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Presenter: Anna Perry

In this workshop, let’s sort through some of Dr. Montessori’s own writings on peace and explore the influence of the Montessori Movement in the United States on this topic.

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Presenters: Kathy Farfsing, Beth Tracy-Kaliski

This workshop will move you beyond 3-part cards and zoology puzzles, offering numerous ways to prepare a science-rich curriculum that spans all areas of the classroom, introduces children to the natural world, and promotes exploration, observation, and scientific inquiry.

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Presenters: Deb Cyrier, Lisa Vukmirovich, Kurran Strunk

In this workshop, you’ll create a jargon-free 30-second speech about Montessori—short enough for you to convey in the course of an elevator ride!

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Presenter: Gideon M. Smith

This workshop will offer strategies for utilizing assessments, preparing your classroom for all learners, and differentiating lesson plans and instruction.

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Presenter: Trisha Moquino

This workshop will explore the processes of truth and reconciliation (urged by keynoter Bryan Stevenson, at the AMS 2016 Annual Conference, as the essential starting point in the quest for American equality) by focusing on the indigenous peoples of the United States.

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Presenters: Angela Murray, Carolyn Daoust

This panel discussion brings together members of the Montessori Research Working Group and other active researchers to review projects that are currently underway as well as those that are being planned.

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Presenters: Lynne Reeves Griffin, Renee DuChainey-Farkes

This presentation will introduce ways teachers can embed SEL core competencies, like building empathy and resilience, into health, literacy, media, Cultural, and STEM curricula, as well as positively influence the culture of your school.

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Presenter: Brenda Bernstorf

This presentation will cover all you need to consider in times of transition, including managing financial resources, guiding the board and and staff, and maintaining strategic vision and mission-fidelity through the process.

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Presenter: David Ayer

This panel of dedicated educators and advocates, who hold district, charter, and national perspectives, will tackle several of the biggest current issues in public Montessori education in the U.S.

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Presenter: Michael J. Dorer

In this workshop, learn why, when, and how to use stories in Math work, and listen to engaging arithmetic and geometry stories that exemplify the power of this approach.

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Presenters: Brandt Smith, Maribeth Brown

You’ll be on your feet in this active workshop, experiencing and learning about group initiatives as a means to deepen the relationships within your classroom community.

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Presenter: Aimee Allen

This workshop will give a framework for service learning and its 3 distinct and equally important components—education, direct service, and reflection—which are all necessary to help individuals move from volunteers to active citizens.

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Presenters: Christine Daisy Han, Darnisa L. Amante

In this workshop, you’ll explore the basis of your own racial identity and purpose to uproot prejudice and practice tangible action steps for cultivating equity in your classroom.

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Presenter: Luz Casquejo Johnston

In this workshop, you will become acquainted with Human Motivation Theory.

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Presenter: Megan Knight

This workshop will cover the nuts and bolts of creating an investigative science classroom—one in which the students are the scientists and the lab belongs to them.

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Presenters: Marcy Bourdo, Svetlana King

This workshop will help you support children in the sensitive period for language by analyzing the words you use and identifying common “teacher” phrases that do not always align with Montessori philosophy.

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