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.
Did you know? Each month, Middle School has hosted a career speaker where a current parent or friend of the school comes in and shares information and insights about their profession with the MS students. To date, the students have 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.
The final presentation of the year was hosted by Chanelle Jumper, PH.D., a chemist at Princeton University and mother of Shayla in the Primary program. Chanelle spoke about what made her decide upon a career in chemistry, and showed the students several demonstrations illustrating chemical reactions. Then, students were able to build their own molecular models. The students were curious, asked questions, and were able to make connections between what they are learning in their science curriculum and the real-world application presented by Ms. Jumper.
Next year, Middle School will once again host career speakers each month. If you are interested, keep an eye out for more information and the sign-up sheet to be shared in early September.
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Accredited at the highest level by the American Montessori Society
Led by a dedicated Head of School and engaged Board of Trustees
Staffed by a passionate team of faculty that surpasses the recommended teacher-to-student ratio set by the American Montessori Society (AMS)
Connected to PCTE, a world-renowned Montessori teacher training center as a lab school, ensuring the highest standard of a Montessori education
Set in a beautiful, natural, safe setting with state of the art learning environments
An experienced institution and a model for Montessori learning for nearly 50 years
Attended by healthy, happy, engaged, and connected families who strive to give their children the very best educational and developmental experiences available
Committed to providing the best in Montessori education and 21st Century Learning