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.
Middle School students visited The Watershed Institute
Middle School Connects as a Team
Middle School Community Building
Maria Montessori called on all Secondary teachers to take students out into the world
and to begin their year by building community.
Middle School students visited The Watershed Institute in Pennington, providing the students the opportunity to get to know each other and to start the year off with some biology study. Students were presented with a problem (“Would you release a bluegill sunfish in this stream?”) and they decided what they needed to know about the fish and about the stream. Then, students conducted tests to determine the health of the stream and also found biotic factors in the area in order to the answer to the question (they were divided as a result of their collected data). Students enjoyed a pizza dinner upon their return to school.
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.