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- Replay: Connecting Children to Their Work

- Replay: Songs for Classroom Transitions

  • Presented by Experts in Education and Parenting
  • Enrich Your Professional Development*
  • Practical Content and Time-tested Principles
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* Note:  Many teachers have used our webinars to meet their schools' professional development needs. Each state is different, so you may want to check with your school administrator or local Educational Office to determine if your home state accepts online professional development hours.

These webinars are rich in practical content presented
with knowledge and insight based on years of experience.

 Learn from our Montessori experts, faculty and special guest speakers.

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2020 Schedule -- All webinars start at 4:00 p.m. Mountain time USA

REPLAY - Songs for Classroom Transitions (Free 1 Hour)

DESCRIPTION:  In this one-hour webinar, we will introduce songs and teach you simple melodies that can be used in the classroom at circle time, transition times and special occasions. Even if you do not feel musical or are not comfortable singing, this webinar will give you the tools you need to create a repertoire of songs that both musically timid and musically experienced Montessori teachers can use! 

PRESENTERS:  Karen Walton, M.Ed., Early Childhood Faculty, Age of Montessori

Erin Lanigan, B.A., Early Childhood Faculty, Age of Montessori

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REPLAY - Normalization - Connecting Children to Their Work (Free 1 Hour)

DESCRIPTION:   Join Stephen and Mary Ellen for a lively discussion of the amazing process of normalizing an entire class. ‘Normalization’ in the Montessori classroom refers to the freewill choices of work, spontaneous concentration, and independence of the children in the prepared environment. Steven received his Montessori diploma from the first class Mary Ellen taught with Dr. Elisabeth Caspari, in 1980.

Stephen’s years of practice demonstrated the normalization that many parents and newly minted Montessori teachers struggle to believe, let alone achieve. As Montessori began her work, her attitude as she saw children become calm and centered was one of skepticism: “I won’t believe this time. I will wait until the next time to believe.” After decades of work she realized that: “Normalization is the single most important result of our work.” 

PRESENTERS:   Mary Ellen Maunz, M.Ed., Founder, Program Director, Age of Montessori

Stephen Macchio, B.A., Retired Montessori School Director and Teacher

SHORT COURSE:   From Chaos to Calm: Normalization

November 4 - Administer a Montessori School (Free 2 Hour)

DESCRIPTION:   Have you ever considered administering a Montessori school? Join us in this two-hour webinar as we share some starting points:

  • Choosing whether to start your own school or become a part of one
  • What it looks like to step out of the classroom into an administrative role
  • Staff relationships and boundaries
  • How to manage and delegate your responsibilities

PRESENTERS:   Karen Walton, M.Ed., Assistant EC Program Director, Age of Montessori

Erin Lanigan, B.A., Faculty, Age of Montessori

November 11 - Community Building with Elementary (Free 1 Hour)

Community Building with Elementary

DESCRIPTION:   It’s during the elementary years that the concept of justice is born within the child. Children are trying to distinguish between what’s right and wrong and understand this within context of their relationships and their view of the world around them. It is also at this age that the child begins to work with others and is interested in being a part of their classroom and school community.

Join us as we focus on ways to build community in the class with morning meetings, afternoon meetings and community meetings. We will share rituals and activities that will help your class become more united as a community. Parents may find this equally applicable to their family dinner table conversations.

PRESENTERS:   Janet Nordemann, M.Ed., Elementary Faculty, Age of Montessori

Mary Ellen Maunz, M.Ed., Founder, Program Director, Age of Montessori

December 9 - Conflict Resolution in the Workplace (Free 2 Hour)

Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

DESCRIPTION:  Gain a new perspective and tools for workplace conflict resolution. Even with the best prepared hearts - as we strive to give the best to our students, we also need to be prepared to solve challenges with co-workers. This webinar is great for the whole staff to participate in, with information on ways to identify each person's primary conflict resolution style, and how each type has strengths and limitations.  Join us for an opportunity to empower your staff in how they can collaborate and communicate more effectively.

PRESENTERS: Flora McCormick, LCPC, www.sustainableparenting.com
Erin Lanigan, B.A., Early Childhood Faculty, Age of Montessori

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I love Age of Montessori, faculty and teachers. I love the support that I am offered here. I feel that the material is high quality and true to Montessori. It definitely resonates with me on a deep level. All the webinars are rich with resources and information to help us in the becoming of the teachers and parents we wish to be.”  -- Teacher from New York City