Webinars

Introduction to Montessori Education

A history of Montessori education as presented by Gerry Leonard. Click the title above to view the webinar.

The Art of Story Telling in the Montessori Elementary Classroom

Learn about the importance of story telling for the 6-12 year old, guidelines for writing your own stories, and becoming a good story teller.  This webinar is ideal for anyone who is interested in learning more about Montessori theories and practices used in the classroom as presented by Gerard (Gerry) Leonard.  Click the title above to view the recorded session.

Quality Montessori in the Public Sector

Tim Nee provides an overview of the following topics related to quality Montessori public schools:

  • Where are public Montessori schools in the USA?
  • Types of public Montessori Schools
  • The Essential Elements of Quality Montessori in the Public Sector
  • The alignment on Montessori with state requirements and standards
  • The strengths of public Montessori programs and common pitfalls
  • Supporting public Montessori programs and state advocacy work

Click the title above to view the recorded webinar.   

Guiding the Writing Process

Learn more about the writing process and how it unfolds in a Montessori Primary environment as presented by Gretchen Hall.  Click the title above to view the recorded webinar.

Spontaneous Reading: A Joyful Journey

Gretchen Halls shares how to identify the skills necessary for becoming a reader and how to align these skills to the Montessori materials, as she reviews the progression that leads to spontaneous reading.  You will come away with proven techniques and strategies for developing the reading skills of children that can be used immediately in your classroom.  Click the title above to view the recorded webinar.

Research and Advocacy: Montessori Teacher Experiences and Professional Pathways

Learn about research illuminating the Montessori teacher experience, explore the data that informs professional pathways, including state licensure, and find out more about the ways advocates use data to call for further research.  Presented by Dr. Paige Bray and Dr. Joshua Russell.  Click the title above to view the recorded webinar.

Montessori Research: Why You Should Care and Contribute

This recorded webinar focuses on the recent research completed by Angeline Lillard and her colleagues where it was found that Montessori preschool boosts academic results and reduces income-based inequality.  Click the title above to view.

Montessori Education: The Role and Application of Quality Participatory Action Research

Dr. Paige Bray and Dr. Joshua Russell provide an introduction to the role of quality participatory action research as applied in educational research and specifically in Montessori education.  They discuss current research and applications of participatory action research as found in a special issue of Urban Education.  Additionally, they share ways to make your own research more participatory.  Click the title above to view the recorded webinar for techniques and strategies in applying recent Montessori research in your classrooms and methods by which you can contribute to the field of Montessori research.

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