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.
Children at all levels are happy to be back and excited about the new year!
Back to School
The new year has started and students are already hard at work! Children at all levels are happy to be back and excited about seeing their teachers and friends and discovering what’s new in their classroom environments.
Don’t miss Back to School Night, Friday, September 28 from 7:00-9:00
Back to School Night provides an opportunity for parents to learn more about curriculum, procedures, and practices, as well as get to know the teaching staff and fellow parents. The evening will conclude with a wine and cheese social gathering for parents and teachers.
“Human beings want to know their relationship to their environment. When children enter a new space, they often want to look at and touch everything around them. They enjoy knowing “where” they fit in – from their own cubby and coat hook to their chosen place on the circle. Classrooms and schools should be designed for this important tendency to unfold. This fits within the overall task of the teacher, which is to observe the needs of the child and make adjustments in the environment to better suit those needs.“ – Maria Montessori
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.