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Integrating MakerSpaces into Montessori Classrooms

Thursday, March 22 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Presenter: Melanie Thiesse

Target Audience: Elementary I, Elementary II

MakerSpaces give students an opportunity to learn science and engineering through hands-on, collaborative exploration—in many ways an embodiment of the Montessori approach. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to set up a MakerSpace in your classroom as well as how to integrate its use into your regular daily routine by presenting your students with specific weekly challenges. You’ll leave informed about how to create your own fully accessible center for discovery, collaboration, and creation and inspired to get started.

About the Presenter

Melanie Thiesse

Melanie Thiesse, MEd, is curriculum coordinator for the Westmont Montessori School, in Mendham, NJ. AMS-credentialed (Elementary I). NCME-credentialed (Elementary I–II).

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