Following All the Children: An Introduction to Child Study
Child Study is a Montessori-based approach to meeting the needs of all children, resolving difficulties early, and using a wide range of data to support student development, analogous to RTI or MTSS. A commitment to serving children through Child Study has the power to help a school shift toward curiosity-based solution finding.This workshop will provide an introduction to the theory underlying Child Study and an overview of the process at the classroom and school levels. ~ ~ ~ Katie holds a PhD in urban education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where she studied outcomes for African American students in public Montessori schools. She is an adjunct faculty member at Whitworth University, where she teaches the Montessori Surround arc of graduate-level courses. Her recent research projects have focused on creativity, executive functions, and distance learning in Montessori schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. Katie has been working in Montessori since 2012, and with NCMPS since 2015. She also has the pleasure of being a Montessori parent. Katie lives in Cary, NC with her partner and two first-plane children.