AMS Live- Tech Talks - "Navigating Tech in Montessori: A Critical Dialogue for Today's Educators"
1.5 CPDs, Run Time 41:54
In an era where technology's influence permeates every aspect of life, it's imperative for Montessori educators to engage in meaningful conversations about its role in education. This open forum, led by Eric J. Rodriguez, explores how the Montessori community can effectively integrate technology while staying true to its core principles of human-centered learning. We'll delve into the Crucial Conversation model as a framework for discussing the integration of tech tools in Montessori settings. The focus will be on not just how children can use technology, but also on how they can critically assess and balance these tools with their cognitive, emotional, and ethical development. Eric's unique perspective, blending his tech expertise with a deep understanding of human-centric education, will guide a discussion on why and how Montessori education can embrace technology. This forum aims to empower educators with strategies to foster a balanced and thoughtful approach to tech, ensuring it enhances rather than overrides the Montessori philosophy of nurturing the whole child. Join us in this vital dialogue to explore how we can harness technology to enrich the Montessori educational experience, preparing students to thrive in a tech-driven world while retaining their innate human values and creativity.
Eric J Rodriguez, is the former Regional Director of Education at Intel Corporation and Montessori parent, and was one of our Montessori Voices keynote speaker at #themontessorievent 2023 in Boston. Eric is an education speaker with a message about developing a human-centered future as exponential technologies become more relevant.