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Workshop Session 4

Saturday, March 24 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Presenters: Gabriella Romero, Marisol Sharp, Susana Ivanovich

Este taller descifrará el misterio de cómo los infantes y ambulantes pueden aprender a expresarse no únicamente en su idioma primario sino en un segundo y hasta un tercer idioma. Vengan a aprender cómo el Lenguaje de Signos (American Sign Language), el inglés, y el español se pueden entretejer ricamente en un ambiente Montessori para apoyar la fluidez del intercambio de la comunicación expresiva y responsiva.

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Presenters: Amelia Sherwood, Katie Kitchens, Tiffany M. Jewell, Britt Hawthorne

Learn how to fully embody Maria Montessori’s vision for peace education as you explore philosophies of social justice and equity work in Montessori communities.

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Presenter: Dorothy Paul

This panel of expert TEP leaders, representing Montessori on several continents, will explain different pathways to getting new international programs off the ground.

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Presenter: Pauline Novak

This workshop is for the Montessori teacher who seeks knowledge and skills for fully integrating an inclusive classroom model that meets the needs of diverse learners.

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Presenter: Stephen Rich

Come listen to a master storyteller share some of the countless stories of his own that he uses to help students interact with their world and reassure them that they are never alone.

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Presenter: Cassi Mackey

In this transformative workshop, you will learn how to integrate open communication into your school community to the point where the expression of honest concerns is expected, required, and desired by everyone involved. We will discuss how to ensure all voices are heard, while building “relational capital” that will improve the community’s well-being, civility, and prosperity. You will leave feeling empowered and equipped to have those difficult and meaningful conversations you’ve been long avoiding!

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Presenter: Gina Lofquist

Come learn the basics of developing an inspirational and rigorous curriculum, from your mission, your syllabus, and stated learning outcomes to writing your program’s handbook for adult learners.

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Presenters: Sylvia Loveless, Ally Webb

Get ready to move and play through original games and songs that illustrate and enliven the Montessori Lower Elementary geometry curriculum.

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Presenters: Nancy Rose, Misse Carolan

This workshop will explore appropriate ways to respond to students in all kinds of situations, how we can deepen our feedback and assessments with specific, useful information, and when saying nothing might provide the best message of all.

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Presenters: Biff Maier, Seth Johnson

This workshop will examine the approaches of these programs and offer Montessori ways to elicit Russian-style problem solving, Singapore-like deep conceptual learning, and Kumon’s focus on automaticity.

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Presenter: Bill Simmer

Come discover the often counterintuitive research on what makes an effective head of school, and learn how to create an environment of self-reflection and analysis that will support your growth.

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Presenter: Rebecca Thompson-Stewart

Come learn pedagogical methods for supporting freedom and discovery, procedures for moving the child beyond exploratory behaviors, and strategies to model, guide, and assist while enabling the child to make connections across domains.

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Presenter: Erin Conway

This workshop will review basic mathematical concepts for young children, including number sense, measurement, and representation.

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Presenters: Susan Kambrich, Sandra M. Stevenson

Join a New York Times journalist and a Montessori educator in conversation about how to help students navigate the media landscape, including the Internet and social media, where even adults struggle to discern between credible sources, ”fake news,“ and opinion.

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Presenter: Beth Tracy-Kaliski

This workshop will look at Orton-Gillingham, a specialized approach to language remediation, and how to integrate it into the Montessori environment.

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Presenters: Vanessa Callaghan, Judi Bauerlein

In this workshop, you’ll examine the benefits of gratitude practice in the First Plane of Development, learn what research says about teaching students to think gratefully, and try out several gratitude activities for the peace curriculum, including songs, poems, and role-plays.

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Presenter: Mercedes Dugan

Join us to find what will work best for you, based on your strengths and weaknesses, and learn how you can can customize your own systems to produce effective and meaningful conference forms.

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Presenter: Leah Johnson

Come discover how to help students ask the right questions to undertake independent work, and examine practical resources like rubrics and sample projects.

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Presenters: Kathy Carey, Carey Jones

Join the editors of Montessori Life to review the nuts and bolts of the AMS quarterly magazine.

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Presenter: Allison Jones

Take a close look at trauma and other contributors to extremes of student behavior in Montessori classrooms, and examine the components of a school-wide protocol for monitoring and nurturing self-regulated student behavior.

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Presenters: Jack M. Jose, Krista Taylor

This presentation will explore Montessori’s vision of dynamic, real-world field experiences for adolescents.

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Presenters: Angela Murray, Brooke T. Culclasure, Angeline S. Lillard

This presentation was designed to answer a common demand on Montessorians: to produce evidence of established outcomes.

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