* Recheck/refresh this schedule on Saturday morning to see what rooms your desired sessions are in. We continue to change room assignments based on the level of interest in each session.

* Use one seat and move to the middle. Every seat will be used in the auditorium and likely in many breakout sessions as well. Please allow as many to sit as possible by using one seat and moving to the middle of a row of seats so others may sit down without climbing over you.

* Be patient. No matter how hard we try, history tells us that some breakout sessions will end up being standing room only for fill up completely.  Please understand that we are trying our very best to make this a productive and enjoyable learning opportunity for you and as many of your fellow Montessorians as possible. Your patience will help the most people receive the most benefit from this conference.
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Saturday, February 25 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Disrupting Segregation, An Arts-based Montessori Partnership

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Inspired by artist Tonika Johnson's Folded Map Project, Montessori Academy of Chicago and The Montessori School of Englewood developed a meaningful partnership to explore Chicago's history of segregation. This collaborative project incorporated visual art, video, google meetups, and field trips to engage students at both schools to use art as activism in order to disrupt segregation and prevent prejudice.

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Jennifer Spikner

Head of School, Montessori Academy of Chicago
Jennifer Spikner is the Head of School at Montessori Academy of Chicago, an AMS accredited school in Chicago's West Loop. Jennifer’s work focuses on authentic Montessori practice, diversity, equity and inclusion and social justice education. She is a Montessori teacher trainer and... Read More →
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Uneq'ka McNeal

The Montessori School of Englewood
Uneq'ka McNeal teaches Art, Music, African American Studies, and Social Emotional Learning at the Montessori School of Englewood. As an educator, vocalist, visual artist and artist-activist, she uses music, art, and psychology to educate and inspire students from kindergarten through... Read More →
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Bridget Breidenbach

Artistic Director, The Montessori Academy of Chicago
Bridget has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Art Institute of Chicago with an Emphasis in Art Education, Art Therapy,  and Community Programming. Bridget Breidenbach, is the Artistic Director at the Montessori Academy of Chicago. She designs curriculum and teaches art for grades... Read More →

Saturday February 25, 2023 3:00pm - 4:15pm CST
Goodwin Hall of Leaders