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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.


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 →

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 MDT
Plaza D Plaza Concourse Level