Graduate Testimonial

My journey in becoming a Montessori teacher has been an exciting and encouraging experience. I am so grateful to the faculty for their level of excellence in teaching the required curriculum. They were extremely supportive and helpful. I was able to experience the day-to-day activities of a Montessori school environment working with children, ages 2 ½ through 6, under the supervision of an experienced Montessori teacher. The Montessori Early Childhood course was very informative and thorough and I am very happy with my new vocation.

Rosemary Leoni

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Assistant Montessori Teacher Workshop Early Childhood Montessori Education 2 ½ through 6 years

Workshop for the education of children ages 2 1/2 - 6 years

July 10th to July 21st, 2017 - 10 days (60 hours)

In order to earn an Assistant Montessori Teacher Certificate, you will need to attend the full 10 days from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (60 hours) - Cost - $800

During this 10--day Assistant Montessori Teacher Workshop, students gain an understanding of the Montessori philosophy, and the purpose and use of the Montessori materials, in the five areas of the Montessori curriculum

The Refresher Course - choose the areas needed for review  (2 days per subject area)
Cost - $200 per subject area

Monday, July 10

A brief history of Dr. Maria Montessori’s Life and Work
Description of the Prepared Environment
The Role of the Teacher / Assistant Teacher
Meaning of ‘Normalization’
Practical Life (Everyday Living Skills)
Students will gain an understanding and the purpose and use of the materials presented
Practical Life Presentations:

  1. Introductory Exercises
  2. Preliminary Exercises
  3. Exercises that develop Fine Motor Skills

Tuesday, July 11

A brief description of the Montessori Philosophy
Stages (Planes) of Development
Practical Life Presentations:

  1. Exercises that develop Fine Motor Skills
  2. Care of Self
  3. Care of the Environment
  4. Manners and Courtesy
  5. Walking the Line (for balance and grace)
  6. The Silence Game

Wednesday, July 12

Sensorial Education (Education of the Senses)
The Sensitive Periods (occurring during the First Stage of Development)
Objectives of the use of the Sensorial Materials
The Seven Properties of the Sensorial Materials
Sensorial Presentations:

  1. Visual Sense Exercises for children to gain an understanding of Dimensions
  2. Colours (Chromatic Sense) - Primary and Secondary Colours, Colour Grading
  3. Geometric Shapes
  4. Binomial Cube

Thursday, July 13

Sensorial Presentations:

  1. Tactile exercises for developing the sense of touch
  2. Auditory exercises for developing the sense of hearing
  3. A description of the Exercises that develop the sense of smell (Olfactory), and the sense of taste (Gustatory)
  4. Baric exercises for developing the weight discrimination
  5. Thermic exercises for developing the sense of temperature discrimination
  6. Stereognostic exercises for developing the sense of ‘seeing by feeling’

Friday, July 14

Description of the Development of Language
Language Arts Presentations:

  1. Exercises using the Metal Insets for design
  2. Sandpaper Letters - learning the phonetic sounds of the letters of the alphabet
  3. Large Moveable Alphabet - used for word building phonetic words
  4. Pink Scheme - 3-letters or less, Blue Scheme - 4-letters or more

Monday, July 17

Language Arts Presentations:

  1. The Phonetic Farm - used for forming phonetic phrases/sentences and for students to
  2. gain an understanding of early grammar (parts of speech - article, adjective, noun,
  3. verb, and adverb)
  4. Two (2) Small Moveable Alphabets, each one of a different colour, for teaching phonograms, digraphs, and non-phonetics
  5. Green scheme - phonograms, digraphs, and non-phonetic words
  6. Early Grammar - students gain an understanding of the order and function of the Parts of Speech in a sentence (syntax). They are shown how to introduce and work with each of these parts of speech.

Tuesday, July 18

Understanding Numbers and Arithmetic/Mathematics
Math Presentations:

  1. Understanding the Numbers 0 to 10 - quantities (concrete) and number symbols (abstract):
    1. Number Rods
    2. Sandpaper Numbers
    3. Combination of Number Rods and Number Symbols
    4. Spindle Boxes
    5. Number Symbols and Counters
    6. Coloured Bead Stair
    7. Positive Snake Game
  2. The Decimal System
    1. introduction using the golden bead material
    2. introduction using the decimal number cards
    3. combination of golden beads and the decimal number cards
    4. Bird’s Eye View - counting through

Wednesday, July 19

Math Presentations continue:

  1. Operations using the Golden Bead Material
  2. Operations using the Stamp Game
  3. Teen Numbers - Seguin Boards for quantities and number symbols
  4. Ten Numbers - Seguin Boards for quantities and number symbols
  5. Beads, Boards, and Charts - recording

Thursday, July 20

Cultural Subjects
The Montessori approach to teaching:

  1. Geography
  2. History

Friday, July 21

Cultural Subjects continues:
The Montessori approach to teaching:

  1. Botany
  2. Zoology

Time will be given to the students for practice and for demonstrating homework assignments that are memorable and fun!

An Assistant Montessori Teacher Certificate will be awarded to students upon attending and completing this 60-hour workshop

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