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  • Tying It All Together: The Three Period Lesson in Secondary STEM Classes

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This presentation will explore the cornerstone of Montessori education, the three period lesson, and how it can be impactful in the secondary learning environment.

    1.5 CPDs  Run time: 30:26

    Presenter John Branch will use years of experience as a secondary educator to share how the three period lesson is relevant in the secondary environment. Participants will explore several points of confusion about using it in secondary, will dig a little deeper into the connections that allow it to work, will explore the role of essential questions, and finally will discuss grading practices as they relate to the three period lesson. John Branch, EdD, is a Secondary math and science teacher at School of the Woods in Houston, TX. AMS-credentialed (Secondary I – II).

  • Integracion de las artes visuales al curriculo Montessori de taller / Integration of art to elementary Montessori curriculum with Rebecca Orro (Recorded in Spanish)

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    A reconocer que el conocimiento se adquiere por hacer, crear, experimentar y explorar, este taller explora la integración del arte en el currículo de estudios Montessori. Recognizing that knowledge is acquired by doing, creating, experimenting, and exploring, this workshop explores art integration in the Montessori curriculum.

    1.5 CPDs, Run time 27:17

    Obtendrás practica en la expresión creativa y discutir cómo integrar el arte con otras materias que puede mejorar las habilidades de análisis, comparativos, asociación, resolución de problemas y el pensamiento creativo de los estudiantes de la escuela primaria. Volverás a tu casa con ideas y estrategias para integrar el arte en tu currículo de estudios Montessori de la historia, la geografía y la ciencia. 

    You’ll get hands-on practice in creative expression and discuss how integrating art into other subjects can enhance Elementary students’ skills of analysis, comparison, association, problem solving, and creative thinking. You will return home with ideas and strategies for integrating art into your Montessori history, geography, and science curricula.

  • The Best Montessori for Your Children—Pandemic or Not

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This presentation with one time AMS Living Legacy, John Chattin McNichols, will consider how we, as educators, can best respond, and demonstrate how Montessori can succeed, even when we, our environment, and our materials are imperfect.

    1.5 CPDs, Run time: 31:08

    Montessori educators have always had to struggle because of the radical nature of the method. Parents often have one set of needs and expectations; schools, school districts, school boards, and administrators have others. This presentation with one time AMS Living Legacy, John Chattin McNichols, will consider how we, as educators, can best respond, and demonstrate how Montessori can succeed, even when we, our environment, and our materials are imperfect.

  • Oppression, Power, and Privilege In Montessori Environments Part 2

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Part two will continue to look at the ways in which oppressive systems, power dynamics, and privilege affect Montessori teaching, learning, and leadership.

    1.5 CPDs, Run time: 38:10

    Part two will continue to look at the ways in which oppressive systems, power dynamics, and privilege affect Montessori teaching, learning, and leadership.

  • Oppression, Power, and Privilege In Montessori Environments Part 1

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This video will look at the ways in which oppressive systems, power dynamics, and privilege affect Montessori teaching, learning, and leadership.

    1.5 CPDs, Run time: 47:37

    This video with Maati Wafford will look at the ways in which oppressive systems, power dynamics, and privilege affect Montessori teaching, learning, and leadership. It will be a space for those who are ready to think deeply, ask and answer hard questions, and move more fully into their work and responsibilities as risk-taking allies.

  • Building Resilience in Children During Challenging Times

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In this video, you will learn what trauma is, how it manifests in the Elementary classroom, and explore ways to mitigate its impact.

    In this video, you will learn what trauma is, how it manifests in the Elementary classroom, and explore ways to mitigate its impact. You will leave with knowledge and tools to implement social emotional learning in the classroom, create communities of care, and build resilience in our children—even during these challenging times of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and the continued harm of institutionalized racism in our communities.

  • The Effect of Parenting Styles on Students in the Classroom

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This video will present 4 basic parenting styles and how they impact children in the classroom. Learn how these styles present themselves in the areas of discipline, communication, nurturance, and expectation.

    This video will present 4 basic parenting styles and how they impact children in the classroom. Learn how these styles present themselves in the areas of discipline, communication, nurturance, and expectation, then examine the effects each style has on child development and how this plays out in the classroom. Finally, you will explore how to determine additional support or accommodations that may be needed as a result of parenting style—and how parent education can be a tool to help families provide a solid foundation for their children.

  • Montessori Aligned Administration: Honoring the Lifelong Learner Part 1: Adaptation

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    How do we work with adults in a Montessori way? How do we lead, using the same principles we use in our Montessori classrooms? In this learning video, Tess Igarta, Emerging Leaders Fellow, Former Elementary Program Coordinator at Valencia Montessori School and current Interim Director at Ciudad Jardín Montessori… will lead you through part 1 of a three part series on Montessori Aligned Administration.

    1.5 CPDs

    How do we work with adults in a Montessori way?  How do we lead, using the same principles we use in our Montessori classrooms?  In this learning video, Tess Igarta, Emerging Leaders Fellow, Former Elementary Program Coordinator at Valencia Montessori School and current Interim Director at Ciudad Jardín Montessori… will lead you through part 1 of a three part series on Montessori Aligned Administration.

     

    In Part 1: Adaptation you will familiarize yourself with the process of adapting to your new team as a leader through:

     

    Learning about using observation to better understand your team.

    Understanding how practicing patience is essential to cultivating a community

    Exploring how consistency and dependability help prepare the environment for your team.

     

    Tess Igarta served as the Elementary Program Coordinator at Valencia Montessori School in Valencia, Spain, serving the community for six years. She is currently the Interim Director at Ciudad Jardín Montessori School in Valencia, Spain. Tess holds an undergraduate degree in Modern Dance Performance and later earned her AMS credential for Elementary I in New York

  • Art and the Cosmic Curriculum

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This presentation explores the interconnected relationship between art and the Montessori cosmic curriculum at the middle school and high school levels.

    1.5 CPDs

    Danielle Manzo draws upon experience as an art educator and a Montessori career to lead participants to face their fears of integrating art into their subject area lessons.  You’ll be led to appreciate the way art is necessary to sustaining our human story our improving our understanding of the universe.    

    Danielle Manzo, MA, is a secondary studio support coordinator at Community Montessori Charter Public School in New Albany, IN and is Montessori credentialed Secondary I-II.

  • Sustainability in the Secondary Classroom

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    You may not realize it, but if you are following the principles of a Montessori secondary environment, then you are working toward sustainability! This presentation will help you better understand how.

    1.5 CPDs

    What do you think of when you hear the word sustainability?  Dr. Ann Sutton will explore this as it relates to your work with adolescents.  In this presentation you’ll explore the origins and definition of sustainability.  Dr. Sutton will also introduce you to the new field of biomimicry.  Finally, you’ll take a closer look at how Montessori educators are working toward sustainability in their secondary classrooms.   

    Ann Sutton, PhD, is a secondary instructor and field consultant at Houston Montessori Center in Houston, TX and is AMS credentialed Secondary I-II.