What is the broad view of Montessori education during the critical elementary years (ages 6-12; grades 1-6)? How does the Montessori approach, which is learner-centered, differ from more “traditional” approaches, which tend to be program-centered? How are the academic subjects taught? How do we measure progress and success? How are curriculum areas inter-related? How do students develop socially and emotionally during these important years? What do we mean by the Montessori term “cosmic curriculum”? (Hint: has to do with the natural inter-relatedness of all living and non-living things and the child’s ability to make these connections during the Elementary years).
For a response to these questions, and more, please plan to join us on Tuesday, March 20 from 6:30-8 pm for an overview of Montessori in the Elementary Years. Our presenter and discussion leader will be Joyce Nett, current Summit Board of Trustees member and Middle School teacher at Cambridge Montessori School. Joyce holds Montessori teaching credentials on both the 6-9 (Lower Elementary) and 9-12 (Upper Elementary) levels. She served as Upper Elementary teacher and Elementary Coordinator at Lexington Montessori School between 1999 and 2011. Joyce also served as a teacher trainer and internship mentor on the Elementary level for the Center for Montessori Teacher Education (NY) from 2001-2011.
Please join us for what promises to be a very stimulating and engaging evening!