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MMUN Connects Year-round – Working Session & Meet-Up Registration

November 6th, 2020 - April 11th, 2021

MMUN Connects Year-round!

At No Additional Cost*! 

*All of these events are available to registered teachers, parents, and delegates free of charge. 

MMUN has expanded its program to grow international connections throughout the school year through dedicated working sessions and group activities for student participants. In addition, we are providing additional scaffolding to support teachers throughout the entire process of preparing students from the point of country selection to the actual committee sessions and beyond .. all in one complete program which is included with conference registrations. Now delegates, teachers, and parents can come together to learn, share, and exchange ideas at no additional extra cost! Our goal is to ensure that our participants stay connected as a global community, whether or not we are able to meet in person.

The MMUN Conference Package now includes optional support and activities to accompany the preparation process and the sense of belonging to a larger community:

  • For teachers and parents: live interactive discussions about preparations and procedures with teacher exchanges on best practices for MMUN in the classroom
  • For students:
    • Working sessions where students apply committee protocol to pressing societal questions with their peers, engaging them to think creatively about global issues that specifically affect young people.
    • Community meet-ups with informal exchanges and social activities to strengthen the sense of belonging to a larger community beyond their classroom
  • For all participants: A library of informative webinars and documents
  • For English Language Learners – new resources to support our international community members who have the challenging task of preparing for MMUN when English is a foreign language.

You will find all of the links to register for the free online Working Sessions and Meet-ups included in the MMUN Connects Year-round program on the MMUN Eventbrite Organizer page.

If you are a Chinese Delegations and you would like to join us for the Meet-ups and Working Sessions please contact us at mmunconnects@nullmontessori-mun.org

Schedule of 2020-21 MMUN Teacher/Parent Meet-ups

Open to all registered teachers and parents, these meet-ups will include short presentations on specific topics helpful for preparing students for the MMUN experience, as well as opportunities for Q & A and discussions with each other.

Saturday December 5th 
1st Meet-up for Certified/Registered Teachers & Parents – All Conferences
Research/Position Papers 
11 am – 1 pm ET

Open to all registered teachers and parents, this two-hour meet-up will include short presentations on Researching Countries and Topics as well as writing Position Papers. There will be opportunities for Q & A with MMUN Staff, and also time for discussions with colleagues in smaller groups.

Register Now following this link

Saturday January 9th
2nd Meet-up for Certified/Registered Teachers & Parents  – All Conferences
New Committee Procedures
11 am – 1 pm ET

Open to all registered teachers and parents, this two-hour meet-up will include a short presentation on the new negotiation process in MMUN’s updated Rules of Procedure. There will be opportunities for Q & A with MMUN Staff, and also time for discussions with colleagues in smaller groups.

Register Now following this link 

MMUN Delegate Community Meet-ups

Open to all registered MMUN student participants, these meet-ups offer a chance for students to get to know each other in an informal way during the months preceding the culminating conference events. During each meet-up, delegates will participate in games, activities, and informal discussions geared toward connecting them with peers outside of their own communities.

Sunday December 6th 
Student Meet-up 
12 pm ET UE – Register Now following this link

1 pm ET MS – Register Now following this link

Sunday January 10th 
Student Meet-up 
8 am ET UE – Register Now following this link

9 am ET MS – Register Now following this link 

 

Sunday February 28th
Student Meet-up 
12 pm ET UE – Register Now following this link 

1 pm ET MS – Register Now following this link

 

Sunday April 11th
Student Meet-up 
8 am ET UE – Register Now following this link 

9 am ET MS – Register Now following this link 

MMUN Student Working Sessions  

Live 3.5 hour working sessions where students address current hot topics facing the world’s youth today by applying committee procedures to facilitate consensus building. (No independent work is required in advance.) Each session will focus on creating a short resolution by consensus. For these sessions, delegates will represent their personal perspectives on the issue at hand, and work to create agreeable solutions for everyone. The students will choose an NGO of their choice, real or self-created, which they will represent during the session.

Read more about How “Working Sessions” Can Help Your Delegates.

Friday November 6th
COVID-19 and Misinformation
11 am – 2:30 pm ET

A Live 3.5-hour working session open to all registered students where MMUN’s new negotiation procedures will be used to address COVID-19 and Misinformation from a youth perspective. Delegates will represent their personal impressions and opinions related to COVID-19 and Misinformation. Each student will act as a representative of an NGO, real or self-created, during the session. Students will be asked to create an NGO name prior to the session and MMUN will provide background readings on the topics to be discussed.

Register now following this link

Friday December 11th
Student Mental Health 
11 am – 2:30 pm ET

A Live 3.5-hour working session where students will learn about MMUN’s new negotiation procedures while addressing Student Mental Health. Delegates will represent their personal perspectives and opinions on Student Mental Health

In an effort to keep the committee sessions formal, we are asking students to use an imaginary NGO or non-profit organization rather than their own name during the session. They will be called upon by that name (just as during a conference they would be addressed by their country name). Identifying a student as an imaginary organization is a simple way to support the formality of the committee procedures, rather than addressing students by their own names which can be less formal and distract from the process. Students are able to create any name for their organization, but preferably one that expresses their position on the topic. Some examples of names are Student Health First, Youth in Media, or Hands Across the World. 

An NGO or non-governmental organization (NGO) is a non-profit entity that functions independently of any government. NGOs, sometimes called civil societies, are organized on the community, national or international levels to serve a social or political goal such as humanitarian or environmental issues.

Students must have an organizational name prepared in advance of the meeting.

MMUN will be sending out materials for the working sessions as soon as we receive your registration, but no zoom link will be sent at that time. The zoom links will be sent out 24 hours before the session, to ensure that we can place everyone into appropriate groupings. Please do not worry if you have not received the zoom link when you receive the other materials. We will ensure that everyone receives the link the day prior to the meet-up.

MMUN recommends that each student uses their own computer to participate in the working session. Students may share a computer if necessary, but in this case, they will need to represent only one NGO and work together throughout the session.

Register now following this link 

Friday January 22nd
How Do We Create Inclusive Classrooms
11 am – 2:30 pm ET

A Live 3.5-hour working session where students will learn about MMUN’s new negotiation procedures while tackling the question of How Do We Create Inclusive Classrooms. Delegates will represent their personal perspectives and opinions on creating inclusive classrooms 

In an effort to keep the committee sessions formal, we are asking students to use an imaginary NGO or non-profit organization rather than their own name during the session. They will be called upon by that name (just as during a conference they would be addressed by their country name). Identifying a student as an imaginary organization is a simple way to support the formality of the committee procedures, rather than addressing students by their own names which can be less formal and distract from the process. Students are able to create any name for their organization, but preferably one that expresses their position on the topic. Some examples of names are Student Health First, Youth in Media, or Hands Across the World. 

An NGO or non-governmental organization (NGO) is a non-profit entity that functions independently of any government. NGOs, sometimes called civil societies, are organized on the community, national or international levels to serve a social or political goal such as humanitarian or environmental issues.

Students must have an organizational name prepared in advance of the meeting.

MMUN will be sending out materials for the working sessions as soon as we receive your registration, but no zoom link will be sent at that time. The zoom links will be sent out 24 hours before the session, to ensure that we can place everyone into appropriate groupings. Please do not worry if you have not received the zoom link when you receive the other materials. We will ensure that everyone receives the link the day prior to the meet-up.

MMUN recommends that each student uses their own computer to participate in the working session. Students may share a computer if necessary, but in this case, they will need to represent only one NGO and work together throughout the session.

Register now following this link

Download the MMUN Connects Year-round PDF

Questions? 

Please contact mmunconnects@nullmontessori-mun.org

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