MANZ Professional Events
Professional events for teachers in Montessori centres and schools in New Zealand
Montessori Aotearoa New Zealand 2014 Professional Learning
Crafting and Presenting Workshops
Saturday 15 March: Casa Montessori Preschool, 1 Larch Street, Avondale, Auckland
Sunday 30 March: Seminar Suite, Main Entrance A, Massey University, Wallace Street, Mt Cook, Wellington
Do you want to gain some skills crafting and presenting workshops or information evenings for parents, peers or colleagues?
This workshop is for teachers of all ages, parents, centre or school leaders who wish to become more skilled at presenting workshops for difference audiences.
You will be guided through the process of crafting a workshop, beginning with the seed of an idea and then developing content and a programme to suit your intended audience; colleagues, parents, general public. You will work with other Montessori colleagues to experience and practise presentation skills that can be used when presenting a workshop.
This will be a practical workshop with a focus on skills that will be immediately be applied to your workshop ideas and future presentations. In order to receive maximum benefit from the day, you will be asked to complete two short tasks before the workshop.
Full registration $200
MANZ member schools and student members special rate $100
MANZ individual members special rate S150
Workshop leader: Ed Stanford, Titoki Montessori School, Auckland.
AUCKLAND workshop REGISTER HERE and pay by March 7
WELLINGTON workshop REGISTER HERE and pay by March 21
2014 Montessori Near You –Children Who Push Our Buttons
Montessori @ Bethlehem, Tauranga, Saturday April 5
Capital Montessori School, Wellington, Saturday May 17
Puddleducks' Montessori Preschool, Palmerston North, Saturday May 24th
Montessori House of Children, Hamilton, Saturday September 20
Little Star Montessori, Auckland, Saturday September 27th
Workshops will run from 9-4pm
There are always children who ‘‘push our buttons’’. There is always someone who seems to need special attention - who challenges our capacity to respond effectively and patiently. But we can improve how we respond and try to find ways that are positive and calming, to avoid what is confrontative or negative - for ourselves, for the sake of the children in our care, and in communication and partnership with parents who may also need our support and insights.
There is always an upside to those children who push our particular buttons - our job as Montessori teachers is to find it. Pam Shand will help you to focus on working in a Montessori way with the children who push your buttons…
More dates and venues are being negotiated for Wellington, Palmerston North and Hamilton and will be announced in 2014.
Full registration $300
MANZ member schools and student members special rate $150
MANZ individual members special rate S200
Workshop leader: Pam Shand
IN-CENTRE SUPPORT FOR MONTESSORI EARLY CHILDHOOD
Pam will also be available to offer in-centre support while she is in your town or city. She can support to your team in a number of way including exploring Montessori curriculum topics, your centre outdoor programme, developing your Montessori programme for five year olds, reviewing your Practical Life area, refreshing the more advanced Montessori materials, developing Montessori-style teamwork….. Pam is also happy to discuss specific needs with any centre.
The cost of this in-centre support is $500 per day. If two or more centres in one location wish to engage Pam’s support in the same week, then this daily rate may be reduced. If you are interested in engaging Pam please email: email@example.com
Pam will be available the week prior and after the Montessori Near You workshops
PARENT EVENINGS WITH PAM
Your centre may also like to collaborate with other centres in your area to offer a parent evening led by Pam Shand or you may wish to provide this for your own parent community. The topic for the evening can be negotiated in advance and again, Pam will be available to offer a parent evening prior to or after the Montessori Near You workshop offered in your area. The rate for the parent evening is $300.
Pam can present on the following topics or develop an evening for your centre or a group of centres.
- Basic Montessori; how a classroom works, the learning that happens, and what the teachers are observing for and responding to….
- Supporting early literacy at home
- Exploring the possibility of a primary initiative in your area
- Montessori principles for managing behaviour at home
- Creating a Montessori-like environment at home
- Transition to school - when, why, how, what questions to ask, what to expect…..
- “What did you do today?” Learning your child won’t tell you about because they don’t know it’s happening.
You can see Pam’s talk for parents at the MANZ Conference in 2013 at www.montessori.org.nz/discover-montessori.
If you are interested in engaging Pam please email: firstname.lastname@example.org