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Workshops: Session 3

Friday, March 25 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Interest Groups: Early Childhood, Elementary, Heads and Administrators, Parents

Montessori’s use of the word “work” for the child’s activities in the classroom still confuses people, and society makes understanding the world of work even more difficult.

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Interest Groups: Secondary, Teacher Educators, Heads and Administrators, Public Schools

Montessori schools have amazing alumni/ae who do incredible things. Discover how to connect with them and keep them engaged with your school community.

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Interest Groups: Elementary, Secondary, Teacher Educators

Biologists have replaced traditional Linnaean classification with a tree-of-life classification, called phylogenetics. Discover this new approach to classification.

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Interest Group: All

Join members of the AMS Public Policy Committee to learn about new developments on current policy topics.

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Interest Group: Early Childhood

Montessori's rich musical heritage, based on the bell materials, provides an entry point to a lifetime of musical self-expression.

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Interest Groups: Early Childhood, Elementary, Teacher Educators, Heads and Administrators, Public Schools

To responsibly prepare students for the challenges of a global society, we must provide them with meaningful and authentic technology experiences. This workshop focuses on the capabilities of the interactive SMART™ Board.

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Interest Groups: Elementary, Secondary, Heads and Administrators, Parents

Since 1965, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) has ensured federal education benefits and services to students and teachers in nonpublic schools. Is your school taking full advantage of ESEA opportunities?

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Interest Groups: Elementary, Teacher Educators, Public Schools, Parents

The Cosmic Education curriculum developed by Maria and Mario Montessori is the foundation for the elementary program, but understanding its big ideas can be challenging.

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Interest Groups: Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, Teacher Educators, Heads and Administrators, Public Schools, Parents

Art in Montessori schools is essential—and possible. From make-and-take projects to whole-school arts integration strategies, this workshop will offer ideas to suit every need.

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Interest Group: All

What are researchers learning about Montessori education in 2011? How are they bringing this research to practice?

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Interest Group: All

If we approach the teaching of reading as a primarily mechanical process, we might teach students to read but we will fail to instill a lifelong love of language and literature. This workshop will explore a broader approach.

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Interest Groups: Elementary, Teacher Educators, Heads and Administrators, Public Schools

State-mandated standards and concept mastery timetables are not what Maria Montessori envisioned. What is a Cosmic-curriculum-minded teacher to do?

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Interest Groups: Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, Teacher Educators, Heads and Administrators, Public Schools, Parents

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) has designated 4 processes—communication, reasoning, problem solving, and connections—as the essentials for 21st-century math fluency.

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Interest Groups: Secondary, Teacher Educators, Public Schools

How can we prepare secondary students for meaningful service?

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Interest Groups: Infant and Toddler, Teacher Educators, Heads and Administrators, Public Schools, Parents

Montessori parent/infant programs, which serve parents from pregnancy through the child’s third year, give families tools to create an ideal start at home.

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Interest Group: All

Initiated in 2010 by The Institute of Montessori Education in Houston, TX, the Montessori Leadership Forum aims to be a catalyst for action on issues that foster Montessori development. Come help shape current perspectives and refine best practices in Montessori education.

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