Professional Learning and Development Events

Professional learning and development events for kaiako and parents/whānau involved in Montessori early learning services and schools in New Zealand. You will find information below on our workshops and courses available and how to register for these events.

The Primary Aged Child through a Montessori Lens

Do you wonder what goes on in that Montessori unit at your school or the Montessori primary school down the road? Have you ever wondered about some of the terms you hear used to describe what happens in a Montessori primary class? Have you ever felt that you wanted to understand your child more as they transitioned from preschool to primary class and beyond? If you have answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions then this is a course for you.
Date: Wednesday 12 May, 19 May, 26 May and 2 June 2021
Location: Online via Zoom at your place, Aotearoa New Zealand and international
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PLD 0-6 Years: Building Social Cohesion – the Montessori way!

Join these online Zoom workshops and become more familiar with MoE document He Māpuna te Tamaiti: Supporting Social and Emotional Competence in Early Learning and ERO document Te Ara Poutama – indicators of quality for early childhood education: what matters most in an interactive fun way.
Date: Saturday 15 May 2021
Location: Online via Zoom at your place, Aotearoa New Zealand
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PLD 0-18 Years: Getting Started on the Professional Growth Cycle

Many of you have asked for support with the Professional Growth Cycle. MANZ is delighted to announce an online Zoom workshop on this with a member of the Teaching Council’s Teacher Capability and Collaboration team.
Date: Wednesday 16 June, 2021
Location: Online via Zoom at your place, Aotearoa New Zealand
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PLD 0-3 Years: Social-Emotional Development

Have you ever wondered how social–emotional development unfolds in the first 5 years and the brain’s role in this process? This workshop will give you an understanding of this and how you can work to help develop this in the early years.
Date: Saturday 9 October 2021
Location: Online via Zoom at your place, Aotearoa, NZ & International
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Montessori Sports

MANZ is delighted to partner with Montessori Sports to be able to offer you this very unique AMI certified course.
Date: Anytime
Location: Online, At your place
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Montessori Dementia Care

MANZ is delighted to partner with the International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (ICCDP) to offer you a global Montessori certification in Montessori Dementia Care.
Date: Anytime
Location: Online, At your place
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Strengthening Biculturalism in your Centre/Kura – The Next Step Te Ao Māori(TAM) Practice Health Check for Centre/Kura and Kakano (the child)

For MANZ to continue to support service/schools who have attended the Strengthening Biculturalism in Montessori Wananga the next step is the ‘Health Check.’ This is an opportunity to have a specialised kaiako in this field come and assist with development in your service/kura of blending Montessori and biculturalism together. Anaru, and possibly Maria Kapa, will visit your service/school observing practice and principles using a Te Ao Maori lens (TAM). It will be kakano (child) centred.
Date: On request
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