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Globaledcon 2013

  1. 1. One Montessori World: Connecting Montessori Students & Teachers from around the World GLOBAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE 2013 COUNTRY DAY WORLD SCHOOL LARGO, FLORIDA BETTY JANE MACKAY JENNIFER WILLIAMS MONTESSORI SCHOOL
  2. 2. Today’s Agenda  Montessori Education  Importance of Global Collaborations  One Montessori World Project
  3. 3.  United States & Spain  Montessori Programs  Lower Elementary 1st- 3rd grades  Instruction in English & Spanish  Global Project with Integration of Technology
  4. 4. What is Montessori Education? Investigation… Discovery…
  5. 5. Country Day World School International Program 21st Century Skills  Critical thinking  Problem solving  Collaboration  Communication
  6. 6. Significance of International Programs  Knowledgeable about other cultures  Sensitive to other cultures  Comfortable communicating in a world language  Familiar with major global issues and current events  Able to examine issues from different perspectives using critical-thinking skills
  7. 7. International Program Pillars  Sister Schools  International Travel  International Students  World Languages  Global Projects
  8. 8. Global Projects Through these collaborations and projects with students in schools across the globe, we prepare our students to be competent and compassionate citizens in an increasing global world.
  9. 9. One Montessori World Lessons in:  Language  Geography  Biology  Math  Practical Life *with integration of technology throughout all
  10. 10. Goals & Objectives              September/October: Identify Friendship Schools October: Global Handshake: A Lesson in Language November: My Place in the World: A Lesson in Geography December: International Festivities: A Lesson in Cultural Studies January: Global “Exchange”: A Lesson in Mathematics February: Backyard Biomes: A Lesson in Biology March: Our Montessori World Celebration: A Lesson in Practical Life
  11. 11. Global “Handshake”: A Lesson in Language Hello from Florida Hola from Spain
  12. 12. Next Steps… Working Collaboratively… Independent Study…
  13. 13. Toolkit: How to Start your Own Project 1. WEBCAM: Videoconferencing, Skype, Facetime 2. COLLABORATIVE WORKSPACE: think.com, google sites, wikispaces, blogger 3. NETWORKS: iEARN, TakingITGlobal, GlobalEd Ning, ISTE 4. Web 2.0 TOOLS: VoiceThread, Voki, GoogleDocs, GoogleMaps, GoogleEarth
  14. 14. Essential Readings for Teachers
  15. 15. Connect with Us! www.onemontessoriworld.blogspot.com Betty Jane Mackay Lead Montessori Teacher bjmackay@countrydaylargo.com Jennifer Williams Director of Education jwilliams@countrydaylargo.com

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