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
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.
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
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
Beverages provided by South Bend Brew Werks