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Increasing Independence, Motivation, and Differentiation: Using Montessori Methods in Primary Grades Teaching

Friday, November 10
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Location: 202 B

Primary grades (K-3) teachers - come explore how aspects of the Montessori method such as independent work time, individualized lessons, learning centers, and hands-on materials can be modified to help you create rigor in the differentiation you provide gifted learners in your regular or pull-out classroom. Discuss how classrooms can be modified to create peaceful environments that increase children’s sustained attention, motivation, and self-discipline. Finally, jump in and try out the methods and materials discussed, and receive practical materials to bring back to your classroom.

Elizabeth A. Fogarty

Lecturer
University of Minnesota

Dr. Elizabeth Fogarty is a Lecturer in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Minnesota where she coordinates the Reading Licensure. Liz was an associate professor of Elementary Education in the College of Education at East Carolina University. Her education includes a B.A. Elementary Education, Psychology, College of St. Benedict; an M.S. Gifted Education and Talent Development, Minnesota State University, Mankato; and a Ph.D. Educational Psychology, Gifted Education, Literacy concentration, University of Connecticut.

In 2006, she was recognized by the National Association for Gifted Children with the Outstanding Doctoral Student Award and in 2010 with the Early Leader Award. In 2013, she received the East Carolina Alumni Association Outstanding Teaching Award. Liz lives in Chaska, Minnesota with her husband and two children.

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