THE 4TH LEAD MONTESSORI
- CzechAll the main sessions and keynotes + selected workshops
- RussianAll the main sessions and keynotes + selected workshops
- SpanishThe WHOLE conference and ALL the workshops
- Hebrew (to be updated soon)
- Bulgarian (to be updated soon)
"TO LEAD THE WAY"
Building Healthy Teams
and a Vibrant School Community
What is the conference about?
The past school year presented a great challenge; and we still don't know whether it is over. We are entering a door to the future that is still unknown, but it is there if we look closely enough. The external framework of the world has changed greatly. The way we communicate, the way we lead, the way we maintain close relationships have changed. This crisis gives us an opportunity to get out of a rut and focus on what is most important to us.
In Maria Montessori's legacy, we take great care to ensure that the environment meets the developmental needs of the "new child" as perfectly as possible, and we can see every day how the child is being formed, how the child is emerging. But the school community is not made up only of children. We adults are there, too, and this has a tremendous impact on the children.
The main theme of the conference will be Building Healthy Teams and a Vibrant School Community. How To Lead The Way, so that we support the uniqueness of everyone, the professionality of the team and cohesion of the community? What creates safety and belonging that enables this? Through lectures, panel discussions, workshops and community activities, we will discover what "formative" means in a wider sense. And, as every year, we will share our experience with people from all over the world, laughing and being close to each other because that is what we all enjoy and need.
At this year's conference, we will be interpreting into 5 languages! Thanks to our dear affiliates all over the world, we will manage to bring the conference to people who do not speak English. You can be looking forward to interpretation into: Spanish, Czech, Russian, Hebrew and Bulgarian!
These are the details:
All tickets include:
November 5, 2021
November 6, 2021
Who is the conference for?
- All great past, present and future Montessori leaders.
- Enthusiastic Montessori school owners, principals and administrators.
- Tireless Montessori teachers, assistants and methodologists.
- Creative afternoon educators and leisure activities lecturers.
- Loving Montessori parents and other relatives.
- Wise Montessori trainers.
- All those who are opening or planning to open their own Montessori school.
- Montessori advocates and enthusiasts.
Keynote speaker: prof. Dylan Wiliam
Dylan Wiliam is Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment at University College London.
After a first degree in mathematics and physics, and one year teaching in a private school, he taught in inner-city schools in London for seven years.
In 1984 he joined Chelsea College, University of London, which later merged with King's College London. From 1996 to 2001 he was the Dean of the School of Education at King’s, and from 2001 to 2003, Assistant Principal of the College. In 2003 he moved to the USA, as Senior Research Director at the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, NJ. From 2006 to 2010 he was Deputy Director of the Institute of Education, University of London.
Over the last 15 years, his academic work has focused on the use of assessment to support learning (sometimes called formative assessment). He now works with groups of teachers all over the world on developing formative assessment practices.
Keynote speaker: Dr. Jennifer Garvey Berger
Jennifer has been researching, writing and working with leaders in complex settings for 20 years. Her first real job was as a middle school English teacher, but her core interest became supporting adults rather than adolescents, first at a university (as associate professor at George Mason University in the US) and then as a consultant, researcher, and writer (like at the New Zealand Council for Educational Research).
Starting with a doctorate in ways adults make sense of complexity (Harvard University, 2002) and building through three books (and soon a fourth), Jennifer has developed a series of tools and approaches that help leaders around the globe use complexity to their advantage.
From high school leadership teams in Wellington New Zealand to senior leaders at large global organisations, the thing all these leaders have in common is their need to increase their ability to thrive under conditions of growing complexity, uncertainty, and change. Jennifer now mostly works with executives and executive teams in private, non-profit, and government sectors around the world, like Google, Novartis, Wikipedia, and Oxfam International. Jennifer also speaks about leadership in complexity at conferences, guest lectures at universities around the world, and advises learning and development leaders about designing workplaces for complexity.
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