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2022 Schedule of Events


8:30 - 9:15 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks 


9:15 - 10:30 AM

How to Build a Community Connection Around Montessori

Dr. Ana María García Blanco

11:00 - 12:00 PM

Who We Are In This Tumultuous World We Live In

John Hunter, founder of the World Peace Game

1:15 - 2:30 PM

The Vital Role of Knowledge: How Montessori Education Aligns with Contemporary Science

Dr. Daniel Willingham

2:30 - 3:30 PM

Let’s Get Down to Business, Role of the MACTE Board of Directors: Why Accreditation is Such a Key to Quality

Dr. Mark LaCelle-Peterson, President of the Association of Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), Katie Keller Wood - Vice Chair and Director of CMStep: Cincinnati Montessori Secondary Teacher Education Program

5:00 - 7:00 PM

Welcome Celebration and Reception

Presentation of the Wisdom of the Elders Awards and Dennis Schapiro Award for Innovation in Montessori Teacher Education

8:30 - 9:00 AM

Opening Remarks

Dr. Rebecca Pelton

9:00 - 10:15 AM

Embracing our Connections: Educating our Teachers in a Time of War

Ginny Cusack and the faculty for the Ukraine Montessori Center

10:45 - 12:00 PM

Why Accreditation is Evidence of Quality

Dr. Herman Bounds, Director of the Accreditation Group, Office of Post Secondary Education, US Department of Education

1:00 - 3:45 PM

Table Talks

3:45 - 4:00 PM

Closing Remarks and What's Next

Dr. Rebecca Pelton


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