MBTS at the 2017 PSA Conference

The entire staff of MBTS was very fortunate to be able to attend this year’s Private Schools Association Educators’ Conference, which was held at the ARC in Camana Bay on October 20th. The focus of the conference was the essential role that educators play in making sustainability possible on a global scale, with Dr. Mike Johnston (Director, Colegio Maya in Guatemala) as the keynote speaker. In his words, “We must ensure students are properly prepared for the world’s most pressing issues and that they have the skills and desire to take action to make a difference.”

After an inspiring and interactive keynote speech, participants joined fellow educators from schools across Cayman in “job-alike” discussion groups, and took part in specialized sessions in the afternoon. Teachers Denise Orosa (Lower Elementary) and Chad Pollard (Upper Elementary) represented MBTS and led a workshop focusing on the Montessori approach to teaching abstract mathematical concepts. Workshop participants, which included teachers from CIS, St. Ignatius, Cayman Academy and Truth For Youth, had the chance to experience the unique concrete materials and hands-on approach that are integral to the Montessori way of learning.

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