Welcome to Beautiful Sarasota, Florida
Welcome to beautiful Sarasota, Florida
4 Days | 7 Community-building Meals | An AMAZING Banquet | CEU's | + Full-Day Thursday Leadership Seminars
If you can attend only one conference a year, this is the one!
If you didn’t attend last year, take a look at what you missed …
Registration is open!
Our schedule is ready for your review. To aid you in your decision-making we’ve attached two PDFs here. First is the full descriptions of the Thursday All-Day Leadership workshops and the second is for the Full Conference. You may print these out and share with staff.
We are so pleased to host our event at
The Hyatt Regency on Sarasota Bay
This year’s keynote speakers …
Dr. Valaida Wise
Dr. Fred Luskin
Thursday All-Day Leadership Workshops
Thursday Leadership Day
Last year’s all-day Thursday workshops were such a success that we’ve designed three new interactive experiences. You may register for this day as part of the whole conference package or just attend this day. $200 (IMC Members) | ($275 Non-Members)
Inclusion: Supporting Diverse Learners
Presented by Christine Lowry
The Applied Mind: Adult Learners
Presented by Jonathan Wolff
and Dana Kaminstein
This full-day workshop intensive will be led by Dana Kaminstein, Ph.D. and Jonathan Wolff. Dana Kaminstein is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania, and has been working and teaching graduate students and other adults for over thirty years. Dr. Kaminstein’s wife is a long-time Montessori teacher, and their two sons attended Montessori schools, where he served as a board member. Jonathan Wolff, Montessori school consultant and leadership educator, has consulted to Montessori school leaders and classroom teachers in Montessori schools across the USA and around the world. He will share current research and best practices in adult learning, as it applies to the work of the Montessori teacher trainer, school instructional leader, lead teacher, and parent educator. The workshop is designed to be highly experiential, interactive and applied. Participants will have the opportunity for self-reflection, and will learn about the major principles of adult learning and the main approaches to learning. They will participate in group discussions, a short simulation, and engage in coaching colleagues. The workshop is designed to ensure that all aspects of it can be applied, and participants will engage in action planning, i.e., how to take back what they learned as they enhance their adult learning practices.
Supporting Parents as Partners
Presented by Renee
Maria Montessori believed the school and family partnership was essential to help each child reach their greatest potential. She believed that the sharing of first-hand observations from home and school brings the school to the home and the home to the school. We have seen how this works in schools to strengthen retention and support admissions for new enrollment This workshop will share the latest research on the “parent experience” in schools. We will open your mind to the potential benefits of embracing the parent partnership by introducing strategies and the process to implement school-wide.
What is it that the parents want from the school? Research shows that the parent has two relationships with the school: the first is their relationship with the school about their child/student and how the school meets the needs of the student both academically and social/emotionally (My Child). The parent is the customer, and the child/student is the consumer. The second relationship is the parents’ own experience with the school (Me as a Parent/Self) and how this relationship supports the needs of the parent who is also growing and learning as a parent. We will share ways that every school can take a new look at the unique relationship, the Parent Experience, in “the Montessori way” and show ways to adjust the way they present their programs to better meet the needs of parents. We will look at programs through the domains of learning: Feel, Know, Do.
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