A Montessori conference in March.
As usual, I am drooling at this event which will be held in two months in London, England. MAS airlines ended a promising fare deal of return ticket today. So, other than drooling, I am also kicking myself in the air and biting my fingers. If any one wishes to sponsor me in exchange of a one day workshop highlighting the agendas covered in the event, I will be utterly grateful to receive a message from you. 😉
The MSA (Montessori School Association) conference on 21st March 2015 will discuss topics on Technology and Play, as well as matters relating to Montessori’s materials and principles. Besides this event, there is also a topic on School Readiness which will be given by Barbara Isaac a month after the conference. Both topics, Technology and School Readiness, are currently content of assignments that are related to my studies.
To know more about the conference, you can visit the website at http://www.montessori.org.uk/msa/msa/conference.
I have also added pertaining information here, including regular workshops and a Twitter chat on Peace & Education on 28 January.
MSA Conference on “Technology and Montessori in the 21st Century’ 21st March 2015.
Only a few days left for the MSA member’s early bird discount (only £45 per member) valid until 31 January 2015. £20 for current MCI students booking before 28 February 2015. Regular tickets cost £55 for MSA members and £85 for non-members.
Our keynote speakers: Drs Christine Stephen and Lydia Plowman will show ways in which educators can support children’s play and learning with technologies in early years settings. David Gettman and Melanie Simpson will talk about how technological tools such as ‘My Montessori Child’ can enable teachers, parents and educational professionals to become companions of each child’s personal learning journey. Noureddin Khassal will talk about safeguarding children, teachers and parents in the digital world with particular importance on e-safety in the EYFS. And finally, Dr Paul Epstein will show how recent technological advances impact on children’s development and their learning and what this means to our time-honoured and treasured Montessori materials and principles.
Other MSA Events:
Sat 24 January 2015 R12– Positive Language Workshop with Sarah Rowledge
Sat 7 and 14 February 2015 R7 – First Aid training
Sat 21 March 2015 Childminder Network meeting – afternoon after the MSA Conference
Sat 18 April 2015 R7 – Gini Trower Nature with Children workshop
Sat 18 April 2015 R9 – School Readiness with Barbara Isaacs
Sat 25 April 2015 R10 – Positive Language and Communications with Sarah Rowledge
Sat 16 May 2015 R8 – Ali Golding, Movement Works
Sat 16 May 2015 R3 – Dance workshop
Sat 13 June 2015 Childminder – Topic to be announced
Sat 10 October 2015 Childminder – Cultural ideas exchange
Contact your regional chairs to find out more about region events in your area http://www.montessori.org.uk/msa/msa/msa_regions
Follow us on https://twitter.com/montessoriuk
Join us for a Twitter Chat about ‘Peace’ 28 January 2015 from 1-2pm
When we decided to feature Peace Education in the current issue of the Montessori International magazine it was prompted by the on-going conflict in Syria. We wanted to prompt the Montessori community into revisiting Montessori’s writing which urges educators to create condition enabling the child to become the herald of peace.
For many this will seem a utopian view of the world where the child has the capacity to reverse the historical trend of on-going conflict . In our Twitter Chat @MontessoriUK using #peace hashtag on 28 January 2015 from 1-2pm we hope to engage our readers and followers in considering:
Is it really possible to influence global trends and historical patterns through education?
Do children have the power to promote change in global attitudes to war?
Can the United Nations Charter for the Rights of the Child foster understanding of not only rights but also of responsibilities in children and young people?
What attitudes should be fostered in education to promote peaceful co-existence on our planet?
What can each one of us do to ensure children are aware of their unique power to affect change in the world?
Don’t forget to use the #peace hashtag to post a reply.
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