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.
Elementary After School children create upcycled bird feeders
Ecology students improve environment!
Elementary After School students found a way to invite their feathered friends into their outdoor learning space. They made bird feeders out of recycled bowls and plates and hung them in the new gazebo, hoping to attract some winter birds. Misimi demonstrates the process below:
Over the past year Mrs Hammer and the Elementary students have been working hard to create an outdoor space to attract birds and wildlife. The students spent a lot of time in Ecology class talking about how this could be done, working with the Head of School and the Facilities Manager to purchase new trees and create a space that is welcoming to birds and wildlife. All their hard work is paying off!
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.