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CME|NY CONFERENCE

CME|NY: One-Day Regional Montessori Conference

PATHWAYS TO A PEACEFUL SCHOOL

"Peace is what every human being is craving...and it can be brought about by humanity through the child."--Dr. Maria Montessori

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Crowne Plaza Hotel, 66 Hale Avenue, White Plains, New York 10601

8:30am - 6:00pm

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KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Meeting the Changing Needs of this Generation of Learners through Total Body ActivationTM: Scaffolding Sensational Learning Presented by Aubrey Schmalle, OTR/L 

Objectives to help Montessori educators and parents:

  • Understand the overlap between sensory integration theory and the Montessori learning model
  • Integrate new skills to scaffold learning for student success
  • Learn simple low cost strategies for supporting self-regulation and sensorimotor development 

Four Break-Out Groups following the keynote:

  1. Scaffolding learning to support independence in the classroom for children with praxis deficits
  2. Understanding factors impacting self-regulation and implementing strategies to supporting classroom participation
  3. Creating a sensory supportive school environment: Optimizing classroom set-up, materials, and curriculum to create a better community that serves individual needs
  4. Implementing parent strategies supporting children's self-regulation

PLUS a book signing with CAROLE WOLFE KORNGOLD!  Purchase a copy of The Illustrated Maria Montessori to support  the CME|NY scholarship fund for teacher education and Carole will personally sign your book.

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AND YOU CAN SHOP SHOP SHOP your favorite Montessori Vendors!

Allison's Montessori * Community Playthings  * Montessori Images * Schoolhouse Pictures

and still more to come!

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Certificate of attendance with 7 Professional Development Hours from CME|NY and AMS for those who hold an AMS credential.

FEE: $295* per person, continental breakfast and lunch included 

 *Send 4 people from one school, the fee for the fourth participant is only $100.00 (or 4 people for $985.00)

Registration Deadline: JULY 10, 2015

To register please click this link: http://www.cmteny.com/enrollment-applications/online-registration.html

To pay your registration fee online click this link: http://www.cmteny.com/online-payment.html

 

Schedule

8:30-9:30am Check-in * Breakfast * Vendor Booths

9:30am-Noon Workshop Sessions (select one):

For Parents: Making the Most of Your Time as a Montessori Mom (or Dad), Presented by Susanne Phelps Gregory, MPH

For Montessori Infant and Toddler Guides: Finding Peace through the Spiritual Preparation of the Montessori Guide, Presented by Virginia Varga, Ph.D.

For Montessori Early Childhood Teachers: Building a Better Circle, Presented by Nancy Rose

For Montessori Elemenentary Teachers: Soothing Over Excitability in the Elementary Environment, Presented by Kristin Berman, Ph.D.

For Montessori School Heads and Directors: Collaborative Leadership, Presented by Mary Ellen Kordas

Noon-1:00pm Catered Lunch * Vendor Booths

1:00-1:30pm Book Signing * Vendor Booths

1:30-3:00pm Keynote Address: Meeting the Changing Needs of this Generation of Learners through Total Body ActivationTM, Presented by Aubrey Schmalle, OTR/L

3:00-4:45pm Break Out Sessions and Closing

  1. Scaffolding learning to support independence in the classroom for children with praxis deficits
  2. Understanding factors impacting self-regulation and implementing strategies to supporting classroom participation
  3. Creating a sensory supportive school environment: Optimizing classroom set-up, materials, and curriculum to create a better community that serves individual needs
  4. Implementing parent strategies supporting children's self-regulation

4:45-5:30pm Meet and Mingle * Networking * Cash Bar

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ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:

Susanne Phelan Gregory, MPH served Richmond Montessori School as Head of School between February 2008 and June 2014 after being part of the school community as Ombudsman (2007), Trustee (2005-2007) and parent (1998-2002).  Susanne earned her AMS Certification in Montessori School Management (CMTE/NY) in 2008. She received a B.S. from the University of Massachusetts - Amherst and a Masters in Public Health/Maternal and Child Health from the University of Minnesota.  For over twenty years, she has worked with independent schools and non-profit organizations serving children and families to build systems, policies, and practices for sustainability and excellence.  Susanne has expertise in accreditation, long-range planning, school management, evaluation, non-profit governance, human resources, facilitation, philanthropy, and leadership development.   She is a presenter for CME|NY’s Course for Montessori School Management and Leadership (CMSM).

Mary Ellen Kordas is the former Head of School at Valley Montessori School in Livermore, CA completing a 33 year career in 2011. The school was the first AMS accredited school in California providing an educational setting for 500 students from infant to eighth grade. She holds a degree in Business Management from St. Mary's College in California.   Mary Ellen also holds a certificate from California State University Program in Nonprofit Management and an AMS Montessori Administrator's Credential as well as a Program Director Credential from the California Commission on Teaching.  She has consulted with numerous Montessori schools throughout the country.  She is an elected member of the American Montessori Society International Board of Directors, serves on the Executive Committee, and is the current Treasurer.  She was awarded the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2010 from the Women's Initiative for innovation in a nonprofit organization. Mary Ellen provides extraordinary visionary leadership to the Montessori community.  She is a presenter for CME|NY’s Course for Montessori School Management and Leadership (CMSM).

Nancy Rose is the Executive Director of New England Early Childhood Associates (NEECA) an organization providing a variety of outreach services to individuals and organizations serving young children and their families in the New England area.  In addition to a BA in distributed studies, Nancy Rose holds a Masters degree in special education and teaching certificates from both the American Montessori Society and the Association Montessori Internationale. She has served as a faculty member and has been a guest lecturer at several colleges, universities and teacher training programs and has been involved in all facets of early childhood education for more than 40 years. Nancy has conducted numerous  professional and parent workshops. She serves as a consultant to teachers, school systems and local community agencies and has served as a board member of the Rhode Island Association for the Education of Young Children, the American Montessori Society and the Rocky Mountain Montessori Teachers Association. She was a co-founder and academic director of the Montessori Teacher Training Program of the Rockies and a co-founder of the AMS Peace Committee. Nancy is a consultant for CME|NY

Aubrey Schmalle, OTR/L, is the owner of Sensational Achievements and has been specializing in evaluation and treatment of sensory processing disorders since 2005.  She is certified in sensory integration theory and practice as well as has advanced clinical knowledge in the areas of functional visual skill development and sensory-based learning disabilities such as dysgraphia, dyspraxia, and deficits in executive functioning.  Sensational Achievements is responding to parent and teacher feedback by developing programmatic interventions for schools that are designed to support the growing number of children whose learning is being impacted by deficits in sensory processing.

Virginia Varga, Ph.D., is founder and former Director of Gloria Dei Montessori School in Dayton, OH. Ginny is an internationally known Infant and Toddler specialist. She began the first Montessori Toddler Class in the U.S. in 1966. A member of the school consultation team of AMS since 1966, she served on the AMS National Board of Directors from 1964-1972. She has a B.S. in education (University of Dayton), AMS/AMI Primary credentials (Greenwich) and an AMS Infant and Toddler credential. Ginny was inducted into the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame. In 1999, she received an Honorary Ph.D. from the University of Dayton, Dayton, OH.

 


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