Parenting Lecture: "Personalizing 21st Century Education"
September 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm R Crescendo [Built In speakers, DVD player, Microphone, Projector, Pull down screen]
Free and open to the public
Presented by Dr. Dan Domenech
For our 50th anniversary year, we are hosting Dr. Dan Domenech, author of ‘Personalizing 21st Century Education’, and grandfather to two students in our school, as our guest speaker. He was chosen as he has a message, based on his many years of experience as a leader of public schools, that the schools of the present and future should embody a model of personalized learning, modeled in Montessori schools.
Bio of Dr. Domenech:
Dr. Daniel A. Domenech, also known as Dan, Ph.D., serves as the Executive Director of the American Association of School Administrators. Dr. Domenech has more than 40 years of experience in public education. He served as senior vice president for national urban markets with McGraw-Hill Education and was responsible for building strong relationships with large school districts nationwide. He served as Superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools, among other career positions.
The children in the Primary Rose room had a special visitor for African-American History Month. Maxwell’s family, including Aunt Kweli Archie, came in to do a fun art project with the class and to read the book I’m Like You, You’re Like Me, by Cindy Gainer. The book is about understanding and appreciating each other and how we are all different and beautiful, but also very much alike. The family donated the book to the Rose Room library for the children to enjoy.
This colorful book teaches children about diversity in terms they can understand: hair that’s straight or curly, families with many people or few, bodies that are big or small. After the story the children made a self-portrait, using skin-toned paints and yarn for hair.
The Montessori Method of education, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood.