Looking to Montessori to Guide Education Reform: Anna Lee at TEDxMidAtlantic

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Published on Jan 7, 2013

Anna Lee has been described as an “educator to the bone.” Lee is a first generation Korean-American from the DC region. She believes that the human potential begins within the hands of a child. In 2010, she was appointed the Director of Education at Meadows Montessori in Frederick. With thirteen years experience teaching Montessori, her dedication to early childhood education spans far beyond her years. She has also served as an Intensive Individual Support counselor for Autistic teens. An avid world traveler, she advocates and consults for Montessori programs for schools all over the world.

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Summer Animation Camp Days 3 and 4

On day 3 of camp we reviewed the animations that the students made on Monday and Tuesday. We talked about what they accomplished so far and what they wanted to learn to do better. We brainstormed ideas on how to make smoother animations, such as keeping the camera and tripod still or marking positions with tape on the floor. Then the students practiced these skills by making the animation called “In Your Face.”

Then the students were given the goal of working together to create and animation that was longer than a few seconds and challenged their editing skills. The result was the animation called “In Other News.”

 

 

 

Photos from Summer Animation Camp

SAC – Day 2 – Stop Motion Scavenger Hunt!

Today’s prompt was a scavenger hunt. Students were broken up into groups and given the following list of stop-motion exercises to complete:

  • Give life to an inanimate object.
  • Turn a person into someone else.
  • Disappear and reappear while walking.
  • Photobomb the other group.
  • Float over a picnic table.
  • Slide backward across grass or down a long hallway.
  • Make a talking hand.
  • Do something creative on the playground.
  • Defy gravity or teleport on the hill.
Students used creative problem solving and the varying experience levels in each group to figure out how to complete the list. During the second half of class the groups experimented with sound effects.
Check out their responses:
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