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Understanding Montessori’s Cosmic Vision with the Cosmic Egg (Part 2/2)

Michael Dorer


“… when I look up in the universe, I know I’m small but I’m also big. I’m big because I’m connected to the universe, and the universe is connected to me.” Neil deGrasse Tyson

This strikingly original interpretation of the five Cosmic Themes uses a set of originally designed nesting eggs with original art. The presentations will begin with an overview of what the Cosmic program is, its components, and the application of Montessori’s Cosmic Vision. The Cosmic Egg itself will be accompanied by an original story written for the egg. Original, new children’s literature created especially for the Cosmic Egg will also be displayed. The Master Classes will alternate between presentation, interviews, discussion, and storytelling.


Michael Dorer

Michael Dorer is a Senior Consultant in the Montessori Foundation and Executive Director of Sarasota University’s Montessori programs. He is credentialed by AMI, AMS and Independent. Additionally, Michael has a doctorate in Instructional Leadership. Michael’s pedagogical interests include imagination, holism, classroom leadership, cosmic education, mathematics, and storytelling. He is very active in school consultation and presenting to schools and conferences.

Michael is very involved in teaching online classes. One of these classes is You Can Teach it All. This is a course on curriculum management for elementary Montessori guides.

The other course is The Great Lessons: Inspiring a Sense of Wonder. This is a course for anyone at all interested in the Great Lessons.

Michael has authored two books, The Deep Well of Time: The Transformative Power of Storytelling in the Classroom and his latest, an illustrated children’s book, Hatching the Cosmic Egg. Presently Michael is working on a new book focusing on Storytelling in Montessori Grammar.

This is Michael’s 50th year of activity in Montessori. You can reach Michael at +1 651-353-2109 or at

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