Montessori Continuing Education Courses
Professional Development Courses for Montessori Teachers
Autumn Course Starts October 11, 2017
Winter Course Starts January 24, 2018
Spring Course Starts April 11, 2018
Age of Montessori’s four 60 hour professional development – continuing education courses:
- Montessori Classroom Assistants Training: New! The Assistant’s Course is a practical approach to learning the philosophy and Montessori way of working in the classroom and school. Adult learners spend approximately 4 hours per week over four weeks discovering how to truly be a Montessori professional. Through concise readings, online forums, short videos and assigned activities, they learn their role and the expectations of the job. Learn more about the Montessori Classroom Assistants Course.
- Child Development Course: This 6 week course consists of an in-depth study of the stages of development (featuring a wonderful chart Maria Montessori drew in her 1941 course in India, faithfully copied by her friend and student Dr. Elisabeth Caspari) and the sensitive periods as they relate to current brain research. Learn more about the Child Development Course.
- Early Reading and Writing Course: This 6 week course is designed to fill in some important gaps in your staff’s knowledge to successfully guide your children to develop their vocabulary and comprehend what they hear and read. Utilize the latest brain research and Montessori’s own concepts to read and write easily and well. Learn more about the Early Reading and Writing Course.
- Early Preparation of the Mathematical Mind: From the beginnings of the six week Mathematical Mind course, we cover in depth the sequence of lessons that will take children from first knowledge of numeration through 10 all the way to memorization of the facts in the four operations. Learn more about the Mathematical Mind Course.
- Montessori Foundations: New! The seven units of the six week Montessori Foundations Course is expansive and rich, offering you a great opportunity to learn what goes on in a Montessori classroom, what principles guide the day-to-day activities and why Montessori education is expanding all over the world! Learn more about the Montessori Foundations Course.
Professional Development Webinars – Online and Interactive
For the convenience of busy professionals, each professional development course is online and is taken over a 6 week period. Each continuing education course includes:
- Videos, instructional texts, recommended readings, resources
- Forums to discuss new insights with colleagues and new friends
- A teacher-mentor who is with you every step of the way
- Archival instructional videos from Dr. Elisabeth Caspari, friend and colleague of Dr. Maria Montessori
Each course has been adapted from our accredited Early Childhood Teacher Certification course and has been successfully field-tested with students in six cohorts over the past three years. Each course will guide you through a deep and thorough journey of the topic at hand.
Check out our free Age of Montessori webinars to get a feel for our expertise and our standard of excellence in presenting important information for teachers and parents in a dynamic, user-friendly manner.
So whether you have tried-and-true teachers who love to go more deeply into the magic of Montessori, teachers who have hit a dry spell and need to reconnect, new aides who need to understand more, or you yourself wish to refresh your knowledge, these courses offer all you could want and more.
Please call us at 406-284-2160
Our registrar, Robert, will be happy to talk with you about how your entire faculty can benefit by these professional development courses.
Warmest regards and best wishes for a successful school year!
Age of Montessori admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.