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Workshop Session 4

Saturday, March 11 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Presenter: Monica Gargiulo-Benitez

Este taller para asistentes actuales o aspirantes explicará las dinámicas del salón de clase Montessori. Aprendan cómo trabajan las/los asistentes para apoyar a las guías Montessori al proveer un ambiente propicio y ricamente preparado que alienta el aprendizaje y desarrollo auto-dirigido del niño.

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Presenter: Amy Kelton

This workshop will draw upon recent research to examine how the Montessori classroom can provide a rich environment for the development of the awareness of the phonology (sound structure) of words, which is essential to the acquiring of reading skills.

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Presenter: Tracey J. Hall

This discussion will investigate best infant-care practices such as primary caregiving, consistency of care, informed observation, the prepared environment, and the development of meaningful relationships with families.

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Presenters: Kendra Wheeler, Jennifer Duffield

his workshop will explore 10 years of research to uncover the hidden needs of adults, offering proven tools and implementation strategies to inspire and motivate teachers so that they can give their best to their students.

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Presenters: Gwen K. Carr, Linda Davis

This presentation will explore how student-led research and Going Out experiences can extend classroom borders and lead to deeply satisfying and inspiring learning.

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Presenters: Gay Ward, Margaret Yatsevitch Phinney

In this interactive workshop, participants will practice differentiated instruction techniques that support elementary students’ literacy growth in engagement, comprehension, and connecting language-to-print.

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Presenter: David Kisor

This workshop will demonstrate how music can support your efforts to nurture children’s skills to become a good friend, student, partner, parent, and citizen.

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Presenters: Susie Shelton-Dodge, Sydney Seidel

Come reflect on the closely related concepts of inner peace, spirituality, and mindfulness along with Montessori’s conviction that the child’s spirit is best nourished by his environment.

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Presenters: Robyn Breiman, Biff Maier, Joel Wilkinson, Sheila Reed

This panel will offer school leaders, particularly those without Montessori Elementary certification, the tools to understand and support Montessori principles, philosophy, method, and materials in the Elementary program.

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Presenters: Crystal Dahlmeier, Heather Gerker

This workshop will help teacher educators define the roles and potential impact of both parties in Montessori mentor relationships.

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Presenters: Cameron Camp, Alice M. Roberts

After examining 20+ years of research on using the Montessori Method with adults with dementia, this workshop will trace the approach’s evolution in international settings in Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America.

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Presenter: Anna Perry

Come learn about 10 ways that schools commonly miss the mark, then discuss ways to cultivate normalization, respectful interaction, and collaboration that are necessary for a quality Montessori community experience. Montessori can work for every child—let’s make it work better for the adults!

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Presenter: Geoffrey E. Bishop

This workshop will present the case for nature’s essentiality to children’s well-being and show you how to bring nature discovery back to children through stories, art, writing, silence and listening activities, and creative play.

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Presenters: M. Beth Bonnette, Krystal Perkins

This workshop will show you how to retain your best faculty by transforming your professional learning community, cultivating spirit, building community, and addressing each teacher’s unique needs.

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Presenter: Teresa Ripple

Participate in presentations in physics, technology, and engineering that bridge the gap between theoretical and applied science for young students.

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Presenters: Anna Clarke, Nancye Blair Black

From diverse peer groupings and superordinate tasks to meaningful student reflection, you’ll gain practical resources for designing and tweaking class activities, discover innovative technologies for collaboration both in and out of the classroom, and learn how to participate in an international AMS Peace Seed Grant-funded problem-solving project!

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Presenters: Krissy Canastar, Ruth Clifford

Children notice differences: This presentation will offer ways to navigate their observations and create an inclusive, appreciative, respectful classroom culture.

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Presenter: Wesley Simmons

Ensure the best possible future for the school you’ve worked so hard to build—and for yourself—as you begin to think about moving on. Topics will include the “value drivers” that generate school business worth, maximizing earnings, and key real estate considerations for property owners and tenants. We will also consider bookkeeping, staffing, and enrollment issues as you plan and execute a graceful exit that meets the needs of all your stakeholders.

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Presenters: Laura Lackner Saylor, Cathy Cebulski Sacco, Ginger Kelley McKenzie

Come learn about “teacher-centered mentorship”—empowered professional development that utilizes the many skilled and specialized teachers that make up your faculty to support and motivate each other.

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Presenters: Angela K. Murray, Brooke Culclasure, Katie Brown

Join AMS Research Committee members and guests to hear high-level summaries of the latest academic research relating to Montessori theory and practice.

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