This page is updated throughout the year to reflect current and upcoming professional learning opportunities.
Why Choose Montessori?
March 9, 2024
A workshop to better understand the unique aspects of Montessori education. Whether new to Montessori or needing renewal, come meet and learn with Laurie Campiformio, Director of Training for the upcoming AMI 3-6 diploma Course to be held at Melrose Montessori School starting in June 2024.
When: March 9, 2024 | 9AM-12PM
Delivery Method: Live In Person
Where: MTCNE @ The Melrose Montessori School, 70 W Emerson Street, Melrose, MA 02176 06002
Cost: FREE, registration required
REGISTRATION CLOSES MARCH 1st!
2-Day Nature Workshop
April 20, 2024 and April 27, 2024
presented by AMI Trainers, Laurie Campiformio and Gerard Leonard
When: Saturday, April 20, 2024 and Saturday, April 27, 2024 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET
Where: Online – Zoom link confirmed upon registration
Cost: $150 per
This Nature Workshop is an excellent opportunity for teachers to learn how experiences in nature and nature study can benefit both their students and themselves. During the workshop, there will be lectures on the benefits and importance of outdoor learning and activities, as well as discussions about how to incorporate nature study into the classroom. You will spend a little time outside during each session with directed activities, followed by reporting back to the group. This comprehensive approach is designed so that all participants come away from the workshop better informed and prepared to bring more elements of nature study and of experiences in nature into both their own lives and into the lives of the children in their classrooms.
- History of Nature and the Child
- Current trends How nature benefits social, emotional, and academic growth in children
- What is Nature Study?
- Bringing the natural world into the life of the classroom
- Accessing nature in the schoolyard; solutions and making connections
- Outdoor activities / “Going out” into Nature
- Observing as a naturalist; Writing and Drawing in a Nature Journal
0-3 Language & Material Making Workshop
May 4, 2024
presented by AMI Trainer Toko Odorczuk
When: Saturday, May 4, 2024 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET
Where: MTCNE @ The Atrium, 1300 Hall Boulevard, Bloomfield, CT 06002
Cost: $15 per person
It is a human tendency to communicate with others. Dr. Montessori realized this, declaring “To talk is in the nature of man.” In this workshop, we will explore the extraordinary means by which the young child acquires language skills and how we might best foster this in the home and school setting. The importance of real experiences and using rich vocabulary will be discussed. Alongside the adult model, the most important language material in the environment, objects and cards may be presented to enhance language development. During this workshop, you will learn how to create a series of language materials for the toddler environment. We will discuss the basic criteria for choosing nomenclature objects and creating language cards, both identical and similar matching. Join other teachers and adults working with young children as we explore the wonder of language development for children under three years and leave with one full language set to bring back to your community or home environment.
The workshop will be led by Toko Odorczuk, Auxiliary Trainer. Most materials will be provided for the projects. Along with registration, attendees will receive a list of materials to bring for the workshop.