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.
Share your expertise with the Middle School students
As part of the Middle School curriculum, students explore different careers and what they entail, including the education required, typical work environment, responsibilities, and location of jobs. As an addition to their research, we like to host career speakers to come in each month and share about a particular profession. It’s a wonderful way to inspire our students and also talk about something you are passionate about. Whatever your profession, the Middle School students would love to hear from you!
Last year Middle School hosted career speakers where they learned about graphic design, pediatric dentistry, pharmaceutical research, book publishing, finance and risk management, molecular biology, computer science, veterinary medicine and chemistry. Quite a range of professions! Each speaker talked about their journey – what led them to choose their career, their education, pros and cons of their profession, and what their daily work is like. In addition, the students had an opportunity to do an activity or experiment, and also had time to ask questions.
Once again we are reaching out for your help! Please consider signing up by September 21st to be a “career speaker” and to come in for one presentation session. (Feel free to pass this invitation along to someone you know who might be interested in sharing about their profession, too. We would love to get some outside perspectives!) It’s only for one hour and a great way to share your expertise and experiences, as well as inspire passion in our Middle School students.