Symposium Theme: Montessori Interrelatedness

The fundamental Montessori concept of interrelatedness was explored in a day-long dialogue. Following a keynote address by David Kahn entitled, "Montessori Interrelatedness Across the Planes of Development" (see below for audio), three panel sessions focused on key concepts:

  • Whole School Montessori
  • Indoor/Outdoor Relatedness Across the First, Second, and Third Planes of Development
  • Unifying the Mission of a Montessori School

Keynote Speaker and Panel Discussion Facilitator

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David Kahn
Executive Director, North American Montessori Teachers' Association (NAMTA)

For over 40 years David has served as the Executive Director of NAMTA. As a teacher, administrator, writer, and consultant, his work has profoundly influenced the development of Montessori adolescent programs worldwide. More information and links to his work can be found through Montessori Development Partnerships.

 

Schedule

8:00 - 9:00

9:00 - 10:15



10:30 - 11:50

12:00 - 1:00

1:00 - 2:20


2:30 - 3:50

3:50 - 4:00


4:00 - 5:00

 

Registration, Coffee & Muffins, and Building Tours

Opening Session
Welcome by Daniel W. Driscoll, GSMS Head of School
Keynote Address by David Kahn, Executive Director of NAMTA

Panel #1  "Whole School Montessori"

Lunch Provided by GSMS

Panel #2  "Indoor/Outdoor Relatedness Across the First, Second, and Third Planes of Development"


Panel #3  "Unifying the Mission of a Montessori School"

Closing Remarks by Dr. Eric N. Oglesbee, Director of Development for Montessori Consortium of the Great Lakes

Social Hour
Beverages provided by South Bend Brew Werks