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AERO Conference June 2021 - Shared screen with speaker view
deborourke
10:38:26
This could get to be a bad habit—starting on time.
Peter Berg
10:38:43
lol
Liza Loop
10:41:31
@Robin, today’s watch word is ‘blended’. We’re pretty good at grokking slides and we’ll flood the chat if we want you to respond.
Dr. Robin Howe
10:41:46
Thans liza
Learning Without Borders
10:43:52
Great!! How are your kids?
Liza Loop
10:44:47
Is there still a split between US and International Montessori ‘schools”?
Al M
10:48:48
I would consider unschooling to be in alignment with the Montessori concepts of featuring the children’ interests — do you?
Alison Snieckus - Liberated Learners
10:50:08
Question; Have you considered not organizing by grades?
Al M
10:51:03
Who decides “…what they need?”
Liza Loop
10:51:24
@Robin, have you considered embedding your program in a microworld like Second Life?
Tim Seldin
10:51:40
Liza asked Is there still a split between US and International Montessori ‘schools”? You mean the American Montessori Society and the Association Montessori Internationale? No, not to the degree that there once was a division. We are part of the International Montessori Council which is a 3rd an inclusive Montessori organization. We are all in partnership
Learning Without Borders
10:52:29
Glad to hear the rifts are healing. They were intense when I was trained many moons ago
Liza Loop
10:53:04
@Tim, thanks. I’ll try not to distract with questions until you give us the go ahead.
Peter Berg
10:54:50
Hi All, be mindful as to whether your cameras are still on. Depending on what you’re doing.
Zoom user Cindy Fadel
11:00:47
We do that in Our program.They take a PE class and then can pick many different opportunities to “apply” their learning .Some examples are Equine, Archery, rock climbing , ect or design their own .Same thing in the arts
Erin
11:00:55
This sounds like the project-based learning that my son’s online High School has implemented 3 years ago. The school doesn’t do anything for it. There is no teaching. The learner does everything from choosing their project to presenting it. If needed, they can choose their own mentors and support.
Dee H
11:02:29
@Erin Did that work well for your son?
Erin
11:03:15
It’s all he needs. He loves it. He doesn’t need busywork distributed by teachers. He’s 16 and rather than take extra courses, he is starting College on July 5th to enrich is learning needs.
Tim Seldin
11:05:22
Nothing that we do is new. It has all been done before audios happening in various forms around the world today and through history. Our goal into create a culture partnership by conscious design that is effective, sustainable, replicable, and adaptable to different communities everywhere.
Tim Seldin
11:05:51
Sorry and is happening
Liza Loop
11:09:19
You mentioned “meeting expectations.” Whose expectations? What are the consequences of not meeting those expectations?
Erin
11:10:29
How will you support learners with special needs?
Alison Snieckus - Liberated Learners
11:11:48
Question: Do the kids have the ability to opt out of studies that they don't want to do? For example, to decide not to study math in any way, whether a specific class or integrated with other studies.
deborourke
11:12:39
I call evaluation the tail that wags the dog in education. I’m wondering where and why the evaluation piece comes from. I’m not a Montessori expert but I don’t recall Montessori talking about measurement/evaluation. Measurement implies an external authority and assumes that learning can be quantified.
Liza Loop
11:14:17
Can you talk very specifically about how you are going to ‘prepare’ the online environment?
Al M
11:14:55
Deb—Nor do I recall assessment in my studies of Montessori—Nor government curriculum requirements.
Al M
11:18:14
IMHO Maria did not believe in “creating passion” but that the passion already existed in the child
Marc Seldin
11:19:07
Al, the three period lesson is the basis of Montessori, it is the typical form of assessment
Liza Loop
11:23:21
The child will select her interests from what is available in the environment. The prepared environment has to be rich enough to intrigue all kids in that environment. Does this capture the spirit?
Clara Charlotte Bichon
11:24:53
Question : Will the elective courses be fully online as well? If so, will you meet the students in person for any occasions?
Peter Berg
11:27:35
Well said Marc
Marc Seldin
11:28:10
Thanks Peter
Al M
11:29:06
Methinks The three-period lesson was developed by Edouard Seguin, a French physician
Marc Seldin
11:29:27
Does it matter who invented it first?
Al M
11:32:16
I wasn’t aware that Maria did anything like that, is the point. Perhaps I’m wrong—did she speak of The three-period lesson?
Marc Seldin
11:32:47
Yes. It is utterly core to her methodology.
Marc Seldin
11:33:55
https://www.google.com/search?q=three+period+lesson+in+montessori&oq=three+period+lesson+&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l8j0i390.4112j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 😀
Tim Seldin
11:34:04
Yes, Al. It was a core element and she gives full credit to the scientists like Itard, Seguin, Pestalozi, and Froebel.
Al M
11:34:40
I know it is core to Montessori Organizations but I read her own original writings—maybe I missed that part?
Al M
11:35:23
Ok = I get it—thanks
Marc Seldin
11:37:05
No problem, Al. 😃 She was a scientist, a certainly tried to follow the best practices of her era.
Liza Loop
11:37:22
As the mother of two middle-aged men who started in Montessori schools and later choose not to go to college, I can testify that promoting self-direction in the Montessori way has been successful in their lives.
Marc Seldin
11:38:17
Liza that’s wonderful!
Learning Without Borders
11:39:39
Two of my kids who went through Montessori and both were able to easily move in and out of both structured and unstructured learning environments
Learning Without Borders
11:40:45
and transition to adulthood
Liza Loop
11:41:21
Would it be more accurate to say these kids moved in and out of externally structured and self-structured learning environments?
Marc Seldin
11:41:54
Liza — YES, well said
Marc Seldin
11:42:08
I may speak to that if there’s time :-)
Marc Seldin
11:42:38
“Learning Without Borders to Everyone (8:04 PM)
Marc Seldin
11:42:47
Learning Without Borders - thank you for sharing that!
Liza Loop
11:45:21
There is an important aspect to learning how to conduct oneself in a self-directed, multi-person environment. Having people ‘pop in’ to such an environment creates a burden on the socialization activity and detracts from the ongoing activities.
Erin
11:45:47
How often will the learners be able to meet one on one with the teachers? I worked for an online high school a few years ago where the numbers of students/teachers were so high, we had 90 seconds/week/learner.
Learning Without Borders
11:45:56
@ Liza…My kids are adults now and they moved through a variety of learning environments . We followed much of the Montessori philosophy from infancy. The key thread was that they had agency and choice in the environment s and understood the parameters of the the choice….Does that clarify what I was trying to say?
Tim Chen
11:49:51
What are your challenges and opportunities when you go international ? What supports do you need from your international partners? What's the time line and where will you go first?
Liza Loop
11:49:58
@Learning Without… Yes, we keep re-expressing these ideas. Each time we say it, it gets clearer to ourselves and those listening to us.
Liza Loop
11:51:55
@Robin, would it be accurate to compare the way kids attend online school to the way those of us who are working from home keep in touch with our co-workers?
Tim Chen
11:52:15
We are a homeschooling family in Taiwan and Japan.
Tim Chen
11:55:04
My wife is a 3-6 Montessori teacher so we follow our children in our homeschooling.
Liza Loop
11:55:55
You can not “demonstrate mastery”. You have to demonstrate mastery of something. The question I have is who chooses that something?
Marc Seldin
11:56:56
It depends on the subject, Liza. Sometimes it will be solely the school (EG the causes of the civil war). Other times, the subject will be determined cooperatively. Other times the child may pick entirely.
Liza Loop
11:57:38
I worry that Moodle does not have a well-enough developed social media function to support the social needs of students.
Zoom user Cindy Fadel
11:58:17
Exactly what Jerry said!!! We founds kids need time to network with nothing to do with the classes
Marc Seldin
11:58:20
Moodle has many plugins, but we expect the children to be online in zoom rooms or to use social media of their choice for some things.
Peter Berg
11:59:13
I think it goes back to what Marc said. What does this human need.
Tim Chen
11:59:33
I have been setting up experimental education in Taiwan since 2015. I launched an experimental high school under public and private partnership. I am now setting up an experimental university in 2022.
Erin
12:01:09
Maybe I didn’t hear, but is the school free?
Dee H
12:01:11
Preparing the environment- we need a model that will work in low resource communities. For older youth. Where even books are scarce, let alone internet/computers.
Liza Loop
12:02:47
@Dee H, I’m working on resource access. Let’s talk.
Liza Loop
12:03:52
I find your Beta and observation approach very reassuring.
Tim Seldin
12:05:46
Dee H wrote Preparing the environment- we need a model that will work in low resource communities. For older youth. Where even books are scarce, let alone internet/computers. So true. We are making progress in helping to spread Montessori to a much wider community. At adolescence, technology will be important to create online communities, which is there focus of this project. At the same time, we are helping people to establish in person schools worldwide
Tim Seldin
12:06:55
timseldin@montessori.org
Tim Seldin
12:08:54
Jerry, did you still want me to address the issue of Alexander Graham Bell?
Marc Seldin
12:10:07
Info sessions: https://www.bridgemontschool.com/information-sessions/
Marc Seldin
12:10:12
info@bridgemontschool.com
Zoom user Cindy Fadel
12:12:32
Thank for the great session