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Workshop Session 2

Friday, March 10 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Presenters: Maria Lucia Bernal Quintero, Maria Elena Bustos Davila

En este taller exploraremos las mejores prácticas de los programas Montessori de lenguaje dual e inmersión, y específicamente, el papel esencial de la guía como modelo de la riqueza del lenguaje oral.

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Presenter: Joni Harris

This workshop will give you an understanding of different types of communication disorders and offer strategies for expanding the vocabulary, working memory, and writing skills of students struggling with them.

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Come learn about research on Montessori and the brain, and in particular, how Montessori practices and materials can be used to better the lives of adults with dementia.

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Presenter: David Chorney

This workshop will introduce activities of increasing difficulty—for any space and budget—that develop balance, stamina, agility, motor planning, strength, teamwork, and endurance!

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Presenters: Tara Lamoureux Hartley, Seth Johnson

Come learn mini-lessons, games, and songs to encourage “systems thinking” and learn how to reduce your school’s ecological footprint through student-led “green teams.”

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Presenter: Betsy Lockhart

This workshop will examine several aspects to maintaining positive environments: knowing when to intervene; important and sometimes subtle differences between positive, neutral, or negative reinforcers; intended and unintended outcomes of natural, logical, or punishing consequences; a 3-step intervention for negative behavior; and techniques for making redirection “stick.”

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Presenter: RB Fast

Together we’ll explore clear and consistent policies and procedures that ensure your school is recruiting right-fit teachers and supporting them—while also protecting itself at the end of employee tenure.

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Presenter: Carol S. Woods

This workshop will present a sequence for guiding children in refining their spelling skills.

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Presenter: John Chattin-McNichols

This workshop will tackle a number of challenges that traditional school culture poses to the public Montessori Movement and demonstrate that children's hunger for work, creativity, and intrinsic motivation shine through.

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Presenter: Stephen Rich

Come listen to the research, imagination, and teamwork it takes to achieve this successful learning experience, and examine artifacts and student work that it has produced.

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Presenter: Joan Rodriguez-Grau Malone

Deepen your appreciation of how appropriate design and modest materials assist the child’s maximal psychological and physiological development in the first plane of development.

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Presenters: Peter Piché, Catherine Ibes

Come explore Montessori’s concept of “supranature”—that which we construct, alter, and mold out of nature—to discover a meaningful way to integrate the best of Montessori with the truth of environmental destruction.

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Presenters: Jonathan Wolff, Tanya L. Ryskind

This workshop will identify strategies that foster classroom and school cultures in which all individuals, children and adults alike, feel confident to manage up, and enable you to create an action plan for cultivating this skill in your school community.

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Presenter: Katie McDonnell-Manson

This session, for beginning and veteran teachers and anyone else working with our youngest children, will focus on gently incorporating peace into the Infant & Toddler Environment.

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Presenters: Marie Conti, Dot Thompson

In this lively conversation, 2 Montessori doyennes will take opposing positions on supplemental materials in Montessori Early Chlidhood environments.

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In this panel discussion, education policy experts and advocates will address public policies that affect both public and private Montessori schools in the United States.

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Presenters: Gina Lofquist, Mary Schneider

This workshop is designed to engage TEP directors and faculty in reflection, idea sharing, and open discussion of ways in which you can strengthen your adult learning environments to impact your student’s growth and commitment.

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Presenter: Tammy Oesting

Come discover how to define the roles that optimize your classroom environment and learn simple communication techniques to build an effective working relationship.

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