Below is the schedule of events from the Summer 2013 Institute and shows an example of topics that may be covered during the Summer 2015 Institute.
Please Note: The content outlined within this schedule is subject to change for the Summer 2015 Institute.
|Sample Schedule Week I (2013 Montessori Summer Institute)|
|Lei of Aloha - Welcoming Ceremony
Star of the Sea Early Learning Center
|Institute Overview: Logistics, Schedule
Purpose - Mission - Outreach - Enrichment
Setting the Stage - Montessori Philosophy
Place-based Education - Why is it important?
Nuturing the Spirit of the Child - Philosophical foundations
ka lokomaika‘i "kindness"
|Huaka I: Tide Pools (Field Trip)
Our Water World - Overview
Culturally Appropriate Practice - Practical life activities - important foundations
Material Resources from Culture and Environment
Grace & Courtesy
"do the right thing"
|Montessori's Cosmic View: The Environment as Classroom
The Cosmos - activities
Sensorial Education - rationale and practice
Preparation for Night Sky Observation Field Trip
Evening Star Party- K9 and environs
Polynesian Voyage Society Presentation
"love of the land"
|Huaka I: Geology & Habitats
Full Day Road Trip around O‘ahu
Land Forms: Pali, Makapu‘u, Hanauma, Diamond Head, Kaimuki
Habitats - Wetlands
|Huaka I: Hawai‘i Nature Center
Wonders of Creation
Ring of Fire
Water Cycle - features, life
Botany - activities
|Sample Schedule Week II (2013 Montessori Summer Institute)|
ka malama "caring"
|Understanding Our Earth Home
Earth Study - Land and Water Forms
Science in the Classroom
|Developing Integrated Curriculum: 5 Perspectives
Time (Historical), Space (geological), Science, Culture, and Cosmic Significance
Math - Overview (numerations, operations, measurement, graphing)
Math is All Around Us - Practical Applications
Preparation for Cultural Experience
ka laulima "cooperation"
|Field Trip - Cultural: Kaipo‘i Kelling (Host)
The Ahupua‘a - From the Mountains to the Sea
Gifts from the Land (lo‘i)
Gifts from the sea (fishponds)
ka lokahi "unity"
|Language and the Arts
Skills and literacy, expressive language (FT follow-up)
Art - Cultural Activies
Music - Gifts of Land and Sea
Zoology - Animal Kingdom
Integrated Curriculum Example
ka ho'omana "spirituality"
Huaka I - Kawaiahao (Historical Perspective)
Needs of man across cultures
Montessori & Peace - Building Peaceful Living Skills Activity
ke kuliana "responsibility"
Creation Story Framework
‘Awa Ceremony - Kaipo‘i Kelling