Join a year-long, small, facilitated community-of-practice designed to address changing conditions and current needs.
An introduction to the Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) protocol for student-driven conversations about art, which foster vocabulary, fluency and the critical thinking that drives both
In these times of stress and uncertainty, children may be facing emotional challenges. Educators need to be prepared. This course provides practical strategies and research-based interventions to help children feel safe and ready to learn in online, in-person, or blended formats.
A course for teacher educators committed to taking the next steps towards anti-bias, anti-racist policies and procedures to deepen awareness and accountability.
This series of courses in neurobiology and development, engaging diverse families, and literacy acquisition, offered in partnership with Whitworth University, deepens understanding of key concepts needed for successful implementation of Montessori in the public sector.
This course introduces new Montessori primary and elementary assistants to the prepared environment and their role within it. Enrollment requires a school-based facilitator to support aspects of the course.
Assistants can take the course individually, or a whole school can subscribe at a group rate.
This course prepares coaches to support effective, equitable Montessori practice, and to work with leadership teams to strengthen developmentally supportive practices throughout the program. This fall’s sessions will address coaching under distance learning conditions.
This Workshop brings participants from previous Coaches Trainings together to refine and deepen their work, ask questions, share, reflect, problem-solve, and implement Coaching tools during this unusual year. Participants in this fall’s Training will be able to join a Workshop later this year.
Workshop I is available for Coaches new to the community of practice. Workshop II is for Coaches returning from a previous Workshop.
Child Study is a Montessori-based approach to meeting the needs of all children, resolving difficulties early, and using a wide range of data to support student development. This training prepares educators to implement the Child Study Protocol whether students are at home or at school.
This Workshop brings participants from previous Child Study Trainings together in small, facilitated groups to refine and deepen their work, and supports them as they implement Child Study through this unusual year.
Public Montessori school leaders face unique challenges. This Workshop connects leaders across schools and time zones in small-group facilitated sessions, offering community, support, and real solutions tailored to each school’s specific needs and responsive to this unusual year.
Workshop I is available for leaders new to the community of practice. Workshop II is for leaders returning from a previous Workshop.
A course for school leaders and leadership teams ready to take their next steps in reimagining and sustaining anti-bias, anti-racist Montessori schools.
This course introduces leaders and teachers to the Developmental Environment Rating Scale and how it can be used for coaching, support, and classroom assessment.
The DERS, used for coaching, support, and assessment, measures classroom quality according to developmental outcomes such as executive functions, linguistic and cultural fluency, and social-emotional flexibility. This course provides training and a one-year subscription.
Montessori education calls for a different approach to assessment. This course is an introduction to the Montessori Assessment Playbook, a strategy manual and collection of tools for an assessment model grounded in Montessori and supporting human flourishing.
Participants are eligible to join either or both Assessment Playbook Workshops to deepen and personalize their work with the tools.
These online communities of practice, for participants oriented to the Assessment Playbook, guide and refine implementation of the tools in real time.
Tools include Observation Guidelines, Work Engagement Tools, Normalization and Adjustment Checks, and Skills Inventories.
Adult Assessment and Appraisal:
Tools include Teacher, Assistant, and Executive Appraisal Instruments, Reflective Practice Inventories, and the School Climate Survey.