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.
You may have noticed that the old Stegosaurus climber on the Primary playground is being transformed into a dinosaur topiary! With time, it will become a big green topiary. Mrs. Hammer came up with the idea and has been working hard to make it a reality, brainstorming with Mrs. Luke and Mrs. Robinson.
Underneath the Stegosaurus belly, there is a sandpit which will be used for archeological digs. The elementary After School children are making “fossils” of ammonites and trilobites.
The pit is covered with a tarp, which can easily be removed by a teacher to lead a dig. There are also plans to make dinosaur footprint stepping stones! Stay tuned as this project evolves!
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.