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.
Recently, Lower Elementary teacher, Lisa Stolzer, visited Cuba and saw first-hand that art supplies are very limited to children who want to participate in art classes at the Museo de Bellas Artes. To encourage creativity and opportunity for art classes for Cuban children, the Parent Association Community Service committee worked with the Elementary classes to collect quality art supplies for these students. Thank you to all who donated!
Ms. Stolzer reported that “the art supplies have arrived in Cuba and they are absolutely bowled over by all of the bounty they’ve received! So many of the things that were sent are difficult and/or expensive to find in Cuba. They are thrilled.” The plan is to now conduct a joint art project with the Cuban students. Stay tuned!
Find out more about the Center for Cuban Studies, the organization that we’ve been working with to get the supplies to the children.
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.