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Friday, March 23 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Encouraging Spontaneity in the Elementary Environment

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What does productive spontaneity look like, and how can it light a child’s spark of inspiration in Elementary environments? We’ll discuss the essential nature of the prepared environment in nurturing creativity and examine examples of student work and concrete tools that provide a structural base for imaginative exploration.

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Adam Diamond

Upper Elementary Director, Northern Kentucky Montessori Academy
Adam Diamond, MEd, is Upper Elementary Director at Northern Kentucky Montessori Academy, in Crescent Springs, KY. AMS-credentialed (Elementary I–II). He grew up a Montessori student through age 12 and has been teaching in Montessori upper elementary environments for 10 years. He... Read More →
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Laura Opfer

Laura Opfer, MEd, is a teaching professor at Xavier Montessori Institute and a head Lower Elementary teacher at Xavier University Montessori Lab School, both in Cincinnati, OH. She is the recipient of an AMS Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award (2004). AMS-credentialed (Elementary... Read More →



Friday March 23, 2018 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Plaza D Plaza Concourse Level

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