Professional Learning

Workshops

Join a year-long, small, facilitated community-of-practice designed to address changing conditions and current needs.

Classroom Practice

Visual Thinking Strategies and Language Development August 3–21

Visual Thinking Strategies and Language Development

August 3–21 • $225 • Registration open through August 7

Three-week course with three live sessions

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

Safe Learning Cultures and Emotional Support for Children September 1–October 15

Safe Learning Cultures
and Emotional Support for Children

September 1–October 15 • $195

Six-week course with three live sessions

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.

Culturally Responsive Environments II

Culturally Responsive Environments II
Decolonizing Instruction, Liberating Lessons

October 26–December 2 • $195

Six-week course with three live sessions

A course for teacher educators committed to taking the next steps towards anti-bias, anti-racist policies and procedures to deepen awareness and accountability.

The Montessori Surround - Preparation for success in real-world environments (September 2020–May 2021)

The Montessori Surround
Courses to deepen your practice

September 2020–May 2021 • $1,350

A year-long arc of online professional learning

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.

Assistants Training - An online course (Open enrollment year-round)

Assistants Training
School-based preparation for support

Open enrollment year-round • $195

12-hour online course with school-based support

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.

Montessori Coaching and Child Study

Coaches Training: An Online Course (September 29–November 3)

Coaches Training: Supporting Montessori Teachers

September 29–November 3 • $295

Six-week online course with six live sessions

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.

Coaches Workshop: An Online Community of Practice (September 2020–May 2021)

Coaches Workshop: A Community of Practice

September 2020–May 2021 • $850

Sixteen online sessions throughout the school year

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 Training Workshop

Child Study Training: Serving All the Children

September 22–November 10 • $245

Eight-week online course with five live sessions

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.

Child Study Workshop - An Online Community of Practice September 2020–May 2021

Child Study Workshop: A Community of Practice

September 2020–May 2021 • $695

Twelve online sessions throughout the school year

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.

School Leadership

Leaders Workshop A Community of Practice September 2020–May 2021

Leaders Workshop
A Community of Practice

September 2020–May 2021 • $695

Twelve online sessions throughout the school 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.

The Prepared Environment for Equity Pedagogy, Programs, and Practice (October 5–November 11)

The Prepared Environment for Equity
Pedagogy, Programs, and Practice

October 5–November 11 • $195

Six-week course with three live sessions

A course for school leaders and leadership teams ready to take their next steps in reimagining and sustaining anti-bias, anti-racist Montessori schools.

Assessment

Orientation to the DERS

DERS – Developmental Environment Rating Scale
Orientation

Open enrollment year-round • $85

A three-hour online orientation to the DERS

This course introduces leaders and teachers to the Developmental Environment Rating Scale and how it can be used for coaching, support, and classroom assessment.

DERS – Developmental Environment Rating Scale Training and Certification

DERS – Developmental Environment Rating Scale
Training and Certification

Open enrollment year-round • $380

A six-hour online training and certification

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.

Orientation to Montessori Assessment: Online

Orientation to Montessori Assessment

September 3–24 • $225

Four-week online course with four live sessions

 

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.

 

Assessment Playbook Workshops: Child Assessment & Adult Assessment (October–May)

Assessment Playbook Workshops

October–May • $400

Seven online sessions throughout the school year

These online communities of practice, for participants oriented to the Assessment Playbook, guide and refine implementation of the tools in real time.

Child-Level Assessment:
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.

For Teacher Educators

Leadership for Liberation

Leadership for Liberation
Ensuring Equity in Teacher Education

September 14–October 21 • $195

Six-week course with three live sessions

A course for teacher educators committed to liberatory models for anti-bias, anti-racist teacher development.