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Registration | Montessori Congress 2013

Registration | Montessori Congress 2013.  Details and pricing out today, in the newsletter and on the site. Out now.  Looks pretty fantastic.  Look it over here.

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Dr. Angeline Lillard: High Fidelity Montessori Programs

Dr. Angeline Lillard has a new article out in the (peer-reviewed) Journal of School PsycholoyPreschool children’s development in classic Montessori, supplemented Montessori, and conventional programs. It is a professional journal, so they charge $35 for the full version.  From the abstract:

Research on the outcomes of Montessori education is scarce and results are inconsistent. …To test whether outcomes vary according to implementation fidelity, we examined preschool children enrolled in high fidelity classic Montessori programs, lower fidelity Montessori programs that supplemented the program with conventional school activities, and, for comparison, conventional programs. … children in Classic Montessori programs … showed significantly greater school-year gains on outcome measures of executive function, reading, math, vocabulary, and social problem-solving, suggesting that high fidelity Montessori implementation is associated with better outcomes than lower fidelity Montessori programs or conventional programs.

h/t Julia Volkmann

Upcoming AMS Webinar: Outcomes

Upcoming AMS Webinar “Seeing the ‘Invisible’: Demystifying Montessori Outcomes” streams this Thursday, September 27 at 7:00 pm ET.  Registration, at $45 (members)/$65 (non-members), at the link above.  AMS hosts a series of Webinars once or twice a month.

“Montessori Charter Schools Thriving in Lakeland”

An article in The Ledger, a small daily in Polk County, Florida, ran a detailed article about two long-standing Montessori charter schools in Lakeland, Florida (Lakeland Montessori and Lakeland Montessori Middle School) moving towards AMS certification.  Not world news, but nice coverage of public Montessori in local media.

Montessori Materials at the Museum of Modern Art in New York

Montessori materials on display at MoMA

From a posting on the Montessori Administrators Association Google group:

MoMA’s new exhibit, Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000 … A sampling of Montessori materials is included.

The exhibit is up from July 29 to November 5.

New Milwaukee Public Montessori School to Open in September

From the Milwaukee Public Schools website:

Howard Avenue Montessori is scheduled to open to 120 half-day 3- and 4-year-olds in September. … The school was created as a response to strong demand and demonstrated success among MPS Montessori Schools.

Milwaukee Public Schools already includes seven Montessori programs as well as a charter school (Downtown Montessori Academy), making this number eight.  According to an article in the Bay View Compass, the new program was fast-tracked by the Superintendent of schools after an unexpected vacancy in a school building.  More on Milwaukee Public Schools at this Wisconsin education blog.

tags: public Montessori • Milwaukee