Neuroscience and Physical Development
1.5 CPDs, Run time 57.02
Physical development is visibly noticeable and observable in young children and happens right before our eyes; however, there is much to be learned about behind the scenes! We will take a deep dive into the history and theories of motor development, the phases of motor development, and the "why" and "how" of supporting motor development and learning in the classroom, using neuroscience as the foundation.
Dr. Ashley Morris is the Executive Director of the Montessori Teacher Education Institute of Atlanta. Ashley holds degrees from the College of William and Mary in neuroscience (B.S.) and Kennesaw State University in early childhood education (ME,D, Ed.S, Ed.D), as well as AMS and PAMS early childhood credentials. She serves on the board of the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) and enjoys working with Georgia’s Montessori advocacy group, Montessori Administrators of Georgia. She also serves on Grow Montessori's board and The Suzuki Schools' executive committee. Before adult education, she worked as a Montessori primary teacher and then moved into administration as curriculum director at the Suzuki School in Atlanta.