THE HEART OF THE MONTESSORI MOVEMENT: WHAT DO WE HAVE TO TEACH AMERICA?
All across American families are asking why our children aren't being better educated, and yet Dr. Maria Montessori had the answer nearly a century ago.
With new initiatives through AMS, we are poised to lead an American revolution in education with the insights we share from our classroom practice. A dedicated group of Montessorians gathered in Ft. Lauderdale to address our most personal, professional, organizational, and cultural issues related to the practice and promise of Montessori in America at our upcoming conference, "The Heart of the Montessori Movement: What do we have to teach America?"
Our conference Open Space format featured a, a virtually a Montessori-like environment for adult collaboration where everyone present had a hand in creating the agenda; coming to learn, to teach, to network together with colleagues … truly a free exchange of ideas! No pre-assigned workshops! No tours! No expensive luncheons! No hassles! Instead, we put ourselves into a conference environment that calls on participants to self-manage activities, form and prioritize individual agendas, let interest drive activity, and then take a visualization of the learning with us. Our agenda was determined each day with the total flexibility to choose/create the small, issue-oriented working groups that serve our own immediate needs and interests.
What can you do with a group of committed colleagues who share your passion for Montessori Education? What do you want to learn? It starts with conversation. Are we poised to lead an American revolution in education with the insights we share from our classroom practice? Join us as we come together with burning questions, pressing needs, and thriving passions to address our most personal, professional, organizational, and cultural issues relating to Montessori’s vision in today’s world. Your specific interest will be on the agenda at this conference ... because you will put it there.