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  • Monday, May 13, 2019 6:16 PM | Anonymous

    For the complete MPPI newsletter, see:

    Articles to be Found in this Issue

    Advocacy in Action: Cheers to Pennsylvania!

    All Things Advocacy

    • MPPI has been busy on the Montessori conference circuit.
    • Wendy Shenk-Evans, MPPI Executive Director, and Kandyce Jones, MPPI Policy Associate, attended NAEYC's 2019 Public Policy Forum.
    • Wendy Shenk-Evans was a panelist at an event coordinated by the Trust for Learning and the National Association of State Boards of Education.

    The American Educational Research Association (AERA) now has a Montessori Education Special Interest Group (SIG)!

    Announcement of new and incoming members to the MPPI Board of Directors:

    • Razan Abdin-Adnani, M.Ed
    • Dr. Noelle Kendrick
    • Iana Philips
    • Martha Teien, M.Ed.
  • Wednesday, May 08, 2019 9:59 AM | Anonymous

    Why the approach is sometimes misinterpreted as a step toward replacing teachers with technology

    In 1907, a teacher from Italy proposed a new vision for the modern classroom.

    The age of industrialization was winding down, but schools were still turning out students in the same way that factories were turning out cars: uniform, and en masse. So she designed a teaching style intended to identify and cultivate the unique potential, interests and aspirations of each learner. She named it after herself: the Montessori Method.

    Sadly, most schools today grapple with the same instructional models Montessori sought to replace more than a century ago. Students at different levels, with different backgrounds and interests, receive the same lessons. Teachers are boxed in by grades, class sizes, or the invisible hand of assessment nudging them to teach to the average.

    In response, a growing number of educators are implementing a modern-day version of Montessori’s method called personalized learning.......

    Click here or copy and paste the following link to read the whole story: 

  • Wednesday, May 01, 2019 2:43 PM | Anonymous

    Montessori education is about to get a significant jumpstart in the form of $1 billion from Jeff Bezos, the wealthiest man in the world.

    That means the release of a new book on Montessori is well timed.....

    Click here or copy and paste the following link to read the whole story:

  • Wednesday, January 09, 2019 8:50 AM | Anonymous

  • Wednesday, October 03, 2018 3:51 PM | Anonymous

    DCFS has announced dates for the October 2018 Forums. Look for one in your area!

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  • Tuesday, September 25, 2018 9:54 AM | Anonymous

    Here is an article written by Mira Debs from the Yale Education Studies Program...

  • Friday, September 21, 2018 8:53 AM | Anonymous

    Jeff Bezos announced the Day One Fund this week, which will support "Montessori inspired" preschools in under served communities. The Montessori world is responding with offers of support to ensure the quality and scaling of the program.

    Check out this NY Times Article!

    Also, the Montessori Leaders Collaborative met this week and based on that meeting, funder, the Trust for Learning, submitted this letter to Bezos.

    Letter to Day One Fund.pdf

  • Thursday, June 28, 2018 6:04 PM | Anonymous

    The dates have been set for the 2019 AIMS Conference. Mark your calendar for February 22nd and 23rd, 2019. 

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