A history of Montessori education as presented by Gerry Leonard.
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.
image source: https://www.raepica.com/2018/08/children-losing-their-connection-to-nature/
Gerard (Gerry) Leonard discusses why Maria Montessori promoted children not only understanding how the natural world works, that is the laws of nature, but why she also promoted what she called “living in nature”. During the webinar recent writing regarding “nature deficit disorder” is reviewed, and practical ways to connect children to the natural world, both in school and at home, are shared.
Learn more about the writing process and how it unfolds in a Montessori Primary environment as presented by Gretchen Hall.
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.
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
Tim Nee provides an overview of the Essential Elements for Quality Montessori in the Public Sector. The elements have been agreed upon by multiple organizations including both AMI and AMS. These elements are an excellent way for schools to evaluate their own Montessori programs, create school improvement plans and/or provide professional development to their Montessori community.
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.
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.
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.
This webinar will address Montessori theory and practice in the current early childhood education landscape with special attention to this child-centered practice and sustained work by children. In watching this webinar, you will learn about current research that can support authentic Montessori. Explore authentic questions from educators, parents, advocates and community and find out more about on-going resources available to you.