Forum 1 Friday morning 11.30 – 13.00

Erika Somogyi: Montessori and the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Aligning pedagogy and practice 

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals) have been ratified by countries around the world. These 17 goals outline important initiatives to ensure peace and respect for people, culture, and nature. In this forum participating educators will devise concrete actionable strategies they can use to align Montessori classroom practices with the Global Goals.

Erika Somogyi, Head of School at Guidepost Montessori in Brooklyn, NY, brings a diverse range of international teaching and leading experience to the 2019 ME Dublin Congress. Drawing from her work in Yemen, France, and China, Erika has presented her research on world learning at the Harvard Global Education Conference, CIES 2017, and as part of the World Federation of United Nations Association student training team. Erika completed her AMI Primary diploma in Chennai, India and has a Masters in School Leadership from Columbia University.