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.
Princeton Montessori School faculty and staff started the new year off in class! During the Inservice day, January 2, they attended a workshop:
Best Tech Tools for Teachers & Students to Share & Demonstrate Ideas Presented by Kristine Scharaldi, Educational Technology Consultant
During the session they learned new ways learners and teachers can express ideas using multimedia tools. The explored current technologies that help produce engaging slide shows, visuals, and other presentations and specific applications and features to use across content areas. Kristine Scharaldi’s energy and enthusiasm was contagious and the faculty was introduced to many tools that they could incorporate in the classroom in terms of teaching children, and also in communicating with parents, and other adults, such as professional development and PCTE work. It was a great way for the teachers to come together and be inspired in the new year!
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.