Montessori Near You Workshop
For teachers and centres who feel their outdoor programmes are not yet fully evolved or need refreshing, this one-day workshop will focus on bringing Montessori culture outside, using the power of the prepared environment, the liberty of the child, and the skilful support of the teacher/guide.
This is an opportunity to closely examine and work through the issues of establishing, maintaining and developing YOUR Montessori programme in the outdoors. You will look at the possibilities offered by the outdoors, while critically examining the unique opportunities and limitations of YOUR outdoor area. You will make decisions about which activities will best meet the needs of your community right now.
You will develop an “always on,” basic programme and you will explore possibilities for future development. You will plan with team members how to share responsibilities, maintain consistencies and develop a culture outside which complements your already established culture inside. You will go home with plans for your “first steps” as well as ideas for future developments.
As you can tell, this workshop is designed for school TEAMS. Effective implementation requires that those who are responsible for delivering the lessons and maintaining the culture outside, be responsible for the analysis, decision making and creation of the programme from the start.
This workshop will be led by Pam Shand, who offered the Montessori Near You series in 2014.
If your centre is interested in hosting this workshop either between September to late November, 2015 or February – April 2016 please be in touch email@example.com. Host centres received one free workshop registration.
When we have some dates and venues, the workshop will be opened for registrations with the aim of over 20 teachers per workshop.
Supporting Children with Literacy in Montessori 3-12
From Constructive Triangles to Pythagoras
Montessori May 15-16 and May 21-22, 2016
Another set of weekend workshops are being organised with Carla Foster, director of training from the Montessori Centre of New England for 2016. Carla will led two workshops that are for teachers from three to 12 including the Montessori approach to literacy and a workshop that focuses on geometry in the Montessori environment – From Constructive Triangles to Pythagoras. The workshop details and venues still to be confirmed.