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Workshop Session 6

Saturday, March 11 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Presenter: Marina Grau

Esta presentación sumamente personal compartirá el recorrido de una joven madre soltera que hace más de 40 años se inspiró a abrir una escuela Montessori en la República Dominicana.

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Presenter: Amy Kelton

This workshop will explain how to recognize the classroom challenges faced by children with learning differences and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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Presenters: Sara Wilson, Peter Piché

Come learn about a new initiative from AMS: The Pathway of Continuous School Improvement—a framework for articulating quality in Montessori schools—and how it can give your school the tools you need to engage in a self-paced, mission-based process that affirms your commitment to excellent Montessori education.

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Presenters: Frank Leto, Pilar Leto

This active workshop will have you on your feet, learning songs and dances that introduce children to other cultures, and exploring pedagogy, rhythm, and movement that you can use to start up the music in your classroom.

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This panel presentation by members of AMS’s Global Task Force will provide helpful information and support to those interested in Montessori schools and teacher education programs outside the U.S.

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Presenter: Susan Tracy McDaniel

This presentation of the 23 techniques of master practitioners will help you to learn how you to stay calm, think clearly, and choose the best response for the many difficult situations young children present. This workshop will also address coordinating consistency between home and school.

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Presenters: Laurie Ewert-Krocker, Hannah Ewert-Krocker

The workshop will detail the ways in which these programs share core principles and frameworks despite their very different settings. You’ll learn about the design structures behind their prepared environments, see samples of projects from each setting, review outcomes, and leave with concrete suggestions for your own adolescent program—regardless of location.

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Presenters: Jonathan Wolff, Michael J. Dorer

Through this experimental performance piece, you’ll be invited to weigh Dr. Montessori’s call for the spiritual preparation of the adult against the pyschological baggage, cultural programming, and other competing voices that we bring to our classrooms.

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Presenter: Ellie Elzerman

Come review fraction operations, then experience designing algorithms with paper fractional pieces.

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Presenters: Tricia Black, Anne E. Carlson

This is a workshop for all public Montessori stakeholders about the overuse and misuse of high-stakes standardized tests in our schools.

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Presenters: Cindy Weiher, Stacey J. Wilker

Learn ideas for incorporating simple activities, such as matching, cooking, and patterning, into the Infant & Toddler environment to prepare the foundations of the young child’s mathematical mind.

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Have you been thinking about starting your own Montessori school but aren't sure if it's the right decision? This panel of school founders—with a variety of backgrounds and using different governance models—will offer overviews of how they started their programs, why they chose their design, and the challenges they faced along the way.

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Presenters: David Zuniga, Sunni Zuniga

Come practice mindfulness and discover how it helps teachers to be peaceful, present, and supportive, too! You’ll learn how to implement contemplative practices in your learning community readily and confidently.

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Presenter: E. McCrae Harrison

But how? This workshop will shine light on the Montessori teacher’s profound needs for support and broadening experiences that are relevant to her Montessori classroom. You’ll learn tips, tricks, and ideas, which any administrator can employ, for designing professional development that meets these needs while coordinating with state and district requirements.

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Presenter: Rosemary Quaranta

In this workshop, review a formula that you can use in your classroom to nurture the caring, loving, and passionate call to action and justice that transforms students into confident and responsible members of society. We’ll look at service projects within schools as well as those in local and international communities.

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Presenters: Betsy Coe, Ann Sutton

Come see demonstrations of sample activities that increase awareness of self, community, culture, and environment to strengthen your school’s culture of peace.

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Presenters: Jack M. Jose, Krista Taylor

This workshop will present strategies for developing healthy collegial relationships and supportive structures—including volunteer piloting, team building, collaborative staff contracting, and mentoring programs—that help classroom and school communities cohere.

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Presenters: Katelyn Shore, Kari Frentzel, Kim Smith

Come learn about the 9 principles that define Wildflower’s experimental and scientific approach. You’ll have the opportunity to take a look at new materials and observation tools developed by Montessorians, designers, and computer scientists, including some with recording sensors linked to web applications that create visual maps of a child’s classroom experience.

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Presenter: Ryan Knight

This workshop will cover basic hand tools, where to easily find lumber, tool storage, and a range of projects that can connect to the curriculum at different levels. We’ll also discuss all aspects of tool and work safety, including jobs that can be performed independently and those that need supervision.

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Presenters: Kathy Carey, Carey Jones

Join the editors of Montessori Life for a session on the “nuts and bolts” of the AMS quarterly magazine.

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