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Workshop Session 5

Saturday, March 11 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Presenters: Karen Simon, Mariel Gutierrez

Acompáñenos para una conversación sobre la mente enfocada en el salón de clase y actividades y experiencias concretas para ayudar a los niños a comprender los conceptos del amor y la bondad en acción.

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Presenter: Joyce S. Pickering

This workshop will offer a model for integrating Montessori with a multisensory language approach that has proven effective at helping at-risk and learning-different children achieve success in reading, writing, and spelling.

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Presenter: P. Donohue Shortridge

This session offers a blueprint for Montessorians seeking excellence in their practice.

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Presenters: Olga T. Antonetti, Jolene Tollett

Come learn growing techniques, ideas for using the plants, and activities like researching the history of plants. We will discuss gardening’s effect on children’s healthy behavior and share stories, research, ideas, and files to help you start your own classroom garden.

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A panel of Montessori teacher educators and university professors will provide an overview of action research and how to incorporate it into your teacher education program and/or classroom investigations.

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Presenters: Rebecca Alukonis, Megan Pentz

Come discover creative movement activities that will meet the motor needs of your students and are inexpensive, easy to make, and integrated across several curricular areas (Language, Art, Sensorial).

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Presenters: Chuck Goehring, Hillary Whittington

Learn how to create a classroom environment where all gender identities feel welcome and appreciated.

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Presenters: Vicki Rehkopf, Katherine Rader

This workshop will illustrate how to use kits, games, and experiments to reveal geology, engineering, zoology, chemistry, and anatomy principles.

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Presenters: Kristin La Berge, Tara Valentine

The concept of homework is surrounded by myths and strong feelings, so we’ll look closely at what the research (from K –12) really says and demonstrate a flexible, adaptable homework model that adheres to Montessori principles.

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Presenters: Robyn Mernick, Lisanne Pinciotti

We’ll share examples of imaginative, playful classroom opportunities that incorporate the Montessori values of structure and freedom within the context of spontaneous activity and supportive scaffolding.

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Presenters: Ally Webb, Sylvia Loveless

Come learn and play games and songs that introduce math concepts and higher-order thinking skills, all linked perfectly to Montessori math.

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Presenters: Pamela Dunbar, Candace Proctor

This workshop will explore prepared adult learning environments that foster connections between the school and parent.

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Presenters: Teri Canaday, Judi Bauerlein

This workshop will explore how the Montessori Flower of Peace model can be used in Lower and Upper Elementary communities.

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Presenter: Julie Iraninejad

Come experience the power of establishing connection before correction, encouragement, validating feelings, positive time out/self-regulation, curiosity questions, and focusing on solutions instead of blame and shame.

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Presenters: Jan Selby, Matty Selman

Join us for the unique privilege of sampling selected scenes from 2 dazzling Montessori works-in-progress: a documentary film, Building the Pink Tower, which aims to shine a light on the beauty and relevance of Montessori education; and a live musical, “La Dottoressa,” about the life and work of Maria Montessori.

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Presenter: Alissa Stolz

This workshop will address how to construct beneficial feedback loops that engage and empower adolescents as well as how to test for cohesion in the adolescent community.

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Presenters: Michelle Morrison, Lisa A. Lalama, Beverly Smith, Alexa Huxel

Four current heads of school will share thoughts on Montessori school leadership: what it takes, what they wished they'd known before making the leap from classroom to administration, and other considerations for anyone contemplating this major career and life change.

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Presenters: Tiffany Fennig, Julie Spradling

Join teachers from the nation’s first AMS-accredited public school to hear how they satisfy district mandates while maintaining fidelity to Montessori principles.

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Presenter: Claudia Mann

This workshop will offer practical ideas for connecting the dots of language, math, history, geography, and cultural studies in the Elementary classroom.

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