Nov
8
9:00 am09:00

Elementary Material Making with Gloria

In our second workshop, Gloria will be offering her expertise with the Verb Packet materials. Gloria will have all the materials prepared & printed; all you have to do is show up! When our time is done, you’ll walk away with a brand new material, ready to be laminated

Connect with other guides, share tips you’ve learned, and have fun while working to elevate your classroom community. All skill levels are welcome from pros to first-year teachers. Let’s make something together!

Saturday, November 8, 2014, from 9:00 - 11:00 am @ Montessori Northwest.

Click here for more information and to register.

Nov
11
5:30 pm17:30

Open House & Information Session

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Montessori Northwest opens its doors to the public on the second Tuesday of most months with a free open house and information session. Occasionally, we offer extended Open Houses on Saturdays. 

Visitors can tour our spacious facility, speak with staff members about our teacher training programs, and find out more about Montessori.

We look forward to meeting you--For more information, please contact us

Nov
12
4:30 pm16:30

Pints of Interest

Pints of Interest is your chance to informally come together and connect with others in the Portland Montessori community; discussing some of the most relevant topics of our craft.

Come out, order a pint, and plug in--We'll see you there!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014. Socializing begins at 4:30, discussion goes from 5-6:30pm, @ The Aalto Lounge.

Click here for more information.

Nov
13
Nov 16

NAMTA Conference in Seattle

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The North American Montessori Teacher's Association (NAMTA) links Montessorians with their legacy and their future. Its services include print publications, audio visuals, conferences, and research. 

Fostering Montessori Preparedness for Global Citizenship


November 13-16, 2014, Hotel Deca, Seattle, WA

Conference Theme:

A global citizen identifies as being part of an emerging world community and contributes to building that world community. How do our Montessori communities nurture this perception and shared identity? We begin with geography in the Children’s House, go through the vastness and diversity of human culture in the elementary, and then continue with the collaborative work of the adolescent community. Lynne Lawrence will address how Montessori prepares teachers for the cultivation of global citizens and how this identity adds a layer of responsibility to help shape who we are.

Learn more by visiting NAMTA's website here.

Dec
4
4:30 pm16:30

Helping Hands Inclusion Forum

“Helping Hands” is designed to bring together Montessori educators and special education professionals to discuss strategies and ideas for supporting children with special needs.  These informal discussions will help participants create a network with each another, and use our combined expertise to strategize effective modifications that work within a Montessori structure, in order to set reasonable goals and evaluate interventions. Our december Helping Hands Inclusion Forum will focus on Autism. 

Click here for more information.

Jan
13
5:30 pm17:30

Open House & Information Session

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Montessori Northwest opens its doors to the public on the second Tuesday of most months with a free open house and information session.Occasionally we also offer an extended Open Houses on Saturdays too.  

Visitors can tour our spacious facility, speak with staff members about our teacher training programs, and find out more about Montessori.

We look forward to meeting you--For more information, please contact us

Jan
30
5:30 pm17:30

Celebration of Light

Same Celebration, New Format!

For nearly a decade, The Celebration of Light has been a time for Portland’s Montessori community to come together and support the work happening at Montessori Northwest. We’re profoundly grateful for all of the support we’ve received through the years which has helped us achieve many of our goals, including expanding our teacher training courses, cultivating new AMI teacher trainers, and initiating significant momentum around community networking and organizational partnerships.

At this year’s event, we look forward to sharing news about our satellite teacher training beyond Portland and our vision to open a demonstration Montessori classroom within an at-risk community here in our area. While there will still be a special appeal to the community, there will not be a silent or live auction, so the evening's focus can rest on celebrating this great work with friends, both old and new. 

Join us on Friday, January 30, 2015, from 5:30-9:30 pm, at the Melody Ballroom, for the 10th Annual Montessori Northwest Celebration of Light, as we raise a glass to the teachers, administrators, parents, and supporters who compose this incredible Montessori community! 

Feb
21
10:00 am10:00

Pacific Northwest Montessori Job Fair - Presented by Montessori Northwest

  • Montessori Northwest

You are invited to attend the Pacific Northwest Montessori Job Fair, being held at Montessori Northwest in Portland, Oregon. This exciting event will be a great opportunity for schools that are hiring to easily connect with potential applicants in person. Schools from Oregon, Washington, and California have been invited to attend and job postings and résumés from around the nation will also be featured at the Fair. 

Additional information & registration can be found by clicking here.

Mar
10
5:30 pm17:30

Open House & Information Session

Montessori Northwest opens its doors to the public on the second Tuesday of most months with a free open house and information session. Occasionally, we offer extended Open Houses on Saturdays.

Visitors can tour our spacious facility, speak with staff members about our teacher training programs, and find out more about Montessori.

We look forward to meeting you--For more information, please contact us

Apr
14
5:30 pm17:30

Open House & Information Session

Montessori Northwest opens its doors to the public on the second Tuesday of most months with a free open house and information session. Occasionally, we offer extended Open Houses on Saturdays.

Visitors can tour our spacious facility, speak with staff members about our teacher training programs, and find out more about Montessori.

We look forward to meeting you--For more information, please contact us

Apr
21
4:30 pm16:30

Pints of Interest

Pints of Interest is your chance to informally come together and connect with others in the Portland Montessori community; discussing some of the most relevant topics of our craft.

Come out, order a pint, and plug in--We'll see you there!

Venue TBD, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Socializing begins @ 4:30, discussion goes from 5-6:30pm.

Click here for more information.

May
12
5:30 pm17:30

Open House & Information Session

Montessori Northwest opens its doors to the public on the second Tuesday of most months with a free open house and information session. Occasionally, we offer extended Open Houses on Saturdays.

Visitors can tour our spacious facility, speak with staff members about our teacher training programs, and find out more about Montessori.

We look forward to meeting you--For more information, please contact us


Oct
18
11:00 am11:00

Saturday Open House and Info Session

Montessori Northwest opens its doors to the public on the second Tuesday of most months with a free open house and information session. Occasionally, we offer extended Open Houses on Saturdays.

Visitors can tour our spacious facility, speak with staff members about our teacher training programs, and find out more about Montessori.

We look forward to meeting you--For more information, please contact us

Oct
10
Oct 12

Elementary Workshop--Stories and Self-Construction

Montessori elementary children explore the legacy and creative power of language.  Montessori adults, too, can learn much from an in-depth investigation of stories and the roles they play in development and in the transmission of culture. The stories we tell the children as a framework for Cosmic Education, the stories the children tell us, in their journals and in our conferences with them, and the stories we tell each other in our class meetings or gatherings: All contribute greatly to shaping the Montessori elementary experience, and contribute to optimal development for the children.

An Oregon Registry & Washington STARS/MERIT workshop—12 Hours Earned for Full Attendance.

REGISTRATION FOR THIS WORKSHOP IS CLOSED

Click here for more information

Oct
10
Oct 12

Primary Workshop--Self-Discipline and Joyful Learning: Normalization in the 21st Century Montessori Children’s House

Joyful learning, spontaneous concentration, self-discipline, literacy, and practical mathematics are expected outcomes of normalization in a Montessori early childhood classroom. In this weekend workshop, we will explore Montessori’s theory of normalization in relation to the materials and activities found in a Montessori 3-6 classroom: how to first offer motives for concentrated activity leading to normalization and then turn this point of arrival into a point of departure through the materials for development in Sensorial, Language, and Mathematics. Observation, friendliness with error, and indirect preparation will give further focus to this exploration across all of the areas and all of the ages in the Children’s House environment. 

An Oregon Registry & Washington STARS/MERIT workshop—12 Hours Earned for Full Attendance.

Click here for more information

REGISTRATION FOR THIS WORKSHOP IS CLOSED

 

Sep
27
9:00 am09:00

Elementary Material Making with Gloria

If you have ever admired a teacher-made material in the Elementary environment, then you’ve probably been admiring Gloria’s work. Gloria Singh, having been a guide at both the Elementary and Toddler levels, has had lots of experience making beautiful materials for her classrooms. By providing time & space to focus on material making, we want to help you make your classroom even more beautiful.

 REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS CLOSED. 

Sep
25
4:30 pm16:30

Inclusion Forum at MNW

Montessori Northwest is pleased to offer a new support to teachers working with special needs in their communities. MNW is bringing together Montessori teachers and special education professionals to support inclusion in Montessori classrooms. We will use our combined expertise and a modified “Response to Intervention” strategy to help teachers set and implement learning goals, support positive behavior, and share resources and inspiration so that everyone can benefit from diverse, inclusive communities.

Click here for more information.

Sep
18
4:30 pm16:30

Pints of Interest

Pints of Interest is your chance to informally come together and connect with others in the Portland Montessori community; discussing some of the most relevant topics of our craft.

Come out, order a pint, and plug in--We'll see you there!

The first event will take place @ rontoms, Thursday, September 18, 2014. Socializing begins @ 4:30, discussion goes from 5-6:30pm.

Click here for more information.

Aug
25
4:30 pm16:30

Open House & Information Session

Montessori Northwest opens its doors to the public on the second Tuesday of most months with a free open house and information session. Occasionally, we offer extended Open Houses on Saturdays.

Visitors can tour our spacious facility, speak with staff members about our teacher training programs, and find out more about Montessori.

We look forward to meeting you--For more information, please contact us

Jul
30
10:00 am10:00

Montessori in the Square 2014

  • Pioneer Courthouse Square

Montessori Northwest will once again offer "Montessori in the Square," a public Glass Classroom event held in the heart of Downtown Portland, Oregon--Pioneer Courthouse Square.

This celebration of Montessori education will feature three large interactive Montessori classrooms:  Assistants to Infancy (ages 0-3), Primary (3-6), and Elementary (6-12), activities for children, and information for parents. Trainers and guides will be on hand to assist viewers with questions. More information here.

Jun
16
Jun 27

AMI Assistants Course: An Introduction to Montessori Education

The AMI Assistants Course: An Introduction to Montessori Education is an ideal foundation for assistants at every level, administrators, parents, educators, and anyone interested in a general overview of Montessori Education. This training course will emphasize Montessori theory and principles, rather than specific classroom practices.

The course will help interested adults understand the importance of their role as well as the developments that take place in young children. 

More information on pricing, requirements, subject matter, and registration can be found on this downloadable flyer and application form.

Apr
17
6:30 pm18:30

The Elementary Journal Workshop

The elementary learning journal (or diary, or record book) is one of the three "Tools of Responsibility" introduced on AMI elementary teacher trainings.  Each elementary child is expected to keep a record of his or her work.  But the learning journal, thoughtfully implemented, is much more than a branch of record keeping.  Join Elise Huneke-Stone to find out more about how to turn this Montessori tradition into a lively, integrated part of every child's elementary experience.  This workshop is designed for elementary trained teachers, and draws on both academic research and Elise's classroom experience. 

This workshop is intended for Elementary teachers. Cost is $45.

Presented by Elise Huneke-Stone, Director of Elementary Training. She recently wrote a blog post about this workshop--read it here!

Interested in learning more about Elementary Training?

An Oregon Registry workshop. Participants will receive a 2 hour certificate.  

Register Here
Download and print a flyer here.

Download and print a flyer here.

Mar
13
Mar 16

NAMTA Conference

  • Crowne Plaza Hotel, Downtown Convention Center

Grace, Courtesy and Civility Across the Planes

March 13 - 16, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Downtown Convention Center

When social relations are applied to the functioning of the whole school, they become the basis for community life and go well beyond the grace and courtesy of practical life in the Children's House. The Montessori school must convey its perspective on child development with a paramount focus on respect for the child's personal dignity while being sensitive to the parent's view of their own child. This is best felt, not stated, when all teachers, administrators, and students model graceful and courteous social relations. 

In addition to a line up of great speakers, our own Ginni Sackett, Sarah Werner Andrews, Elise Huneke-Stone and Jennifer Davidson will be presenting great workshops around this topic. To view the conference brochure or to register, please visit the NAMTA website.  

Mar
11
4:00 pm16:00

School Administrators' Gathering

  • MNW

Connect with other school administrators and learn more about current initiatives at Montessori Northwest. Please join us to explore opportunities for collaboration to expand the capacity of the Montessori community.

Mar
8
8:00 am08:00

PNMA Winter Forum

Montessori Northwest’s Director of Primary Training, Sarah Werner Andrews, will present the closing Keynote Address at the upcoming Pacific NW Montessori Association (PNMA) Winter Forum in Tacoma, Washington on March 8th, 2014. (read more)

Feb
11
6:30 pm18:30

Free Information Session ~ Cancelled

CANCELLED:

Due to the recent inclement weather in surrounding areas we have decided to cancel this evenings open house. We apologize for the inconvenience.  Please call Andrea at  503-963-8992 with any questions about admissions or to schedule a tour.

Montessori Northwest opens its doors to the public on the second Tuesday of every month with a free open house and information session. Visitors can tour our spacious facility, speak with staff members about our teacher training programs, and find out more about Montessori.

We look forward to meeting you--For more information, please contact us

Jan
25
1:00 pm13:00

Assistants to Infancy Tours and Presentation

Assistants to Infancy Tours and Presentation 

January 25, 2014, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Join us for a special Assistants to Infancy Open House with Nancy Lechner, MNW A-to-I course assistant 2006-2013, and AMI Auxiliary A to I Trainer!

 At 2pm Nancy will give a presentation about the Assistants to Infancy course, followed by a brief question and answer segment. joined by our Admissions Director, Andrea Hippensteel.

No need to RSVP, though please Call Andrea with any questions: 503.963.8992.

Jan
24
5:30 pm17:30

Celebration of Light Dinner & Auction

  • Melody Ballroom

The Celebration of Light is an annual fundraising event and celebration of the Pacific Northwest Montessori community. The name of the event is a reference to the time of year in which it is held; late January, one of the dreariest times of the year, but with the hope of light and warmth as spring fast approaches. It is a fun and festive opportunity for the Montessori community to eat, drink, be merry, and catch up with colleagues and friends. 

Our 9th annual auction will be held at the Melody Ballroom at 615 SE Alder, just one block from MNW. This year's event will be bigger and better than ever!  Visit the official Celebration of Light website for tickets, schedules, volunteer opportunities, and additional resources.  For all other information contact the Fundraising office.

Jan
15
5:30 pm17:30

"Supporting the Emergent Reader" Workshop

PRIMARY/ELEMENTARY WORKSHOPS


SUPPORTING THE EMERGENT READER: FROM LEARNING TO READ, TO READING TO LEARN

Free of charge to Host Teachers. Invitation only; not open to the public. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
(Social time begins at 5:30pm; workshop is from 6pm to 7:30pm)

IMPORTANT NOTE: This workshop is offered free of charge as a token of our thanks to those AMI Guides and Administrators who offered their classrooms for use by our students in Observation and Practice Teaching this year. It is not open to the public, and participation is by invitation only. RSVP required. 

It is well documented that children typically develop their reading skills between the ages of 4 and 8. Reading bridges both Primary and Elementary, and Montessori educators meet children where they are. The goal of “Total Reading” – reading comprehension, appreciation of style, and understanding of emotional content is both an achievement and a launching point for children in the first and second planes. Join us as we explore playful and rich supports to Total Reading that will give every child the foundation for a lifetime of literacy.

Please RSVP by Friday, January 10 by contacting Janet Lewis at (503) 963-8992. You can also email Janet by clicking here. 

Jan
14
5:30 pm17:30

Free Information Sessions

Montessori Northwest opens its doors to the public on the second Tuesday of every month with a free open house and information session. Visitors can tour our facility, speak with staff members about our teacher training programs, and find out about Montessori. For more information, please contact us

Nov
20
6:30 pm18:30

Primary Workshop Series, "History-Heritage-Culture": Session 3

 I Belong in My Time and Place: From Universal Child to Cultural Human

Presented by Ginni Sackett, Director of Primary Training

Through experiences related to music, art, and the sciences, we help young children feel at home in their surrounding culture. In this session, we explore how to offer these experiences to provide both systematic and spontaneous help as the universal child becomes the well-adapted person of a particular time and place.

Hear from an attendee of the previous series workshop here. 

An Oregon Registry workshop. Participants will receive a 2 hours certificate.

Register for this workshop here.

Nov
12
5:30 pm17:30

Information Night & Open House

Please join us the second Tuesday of the month from 5:30pm - 7:30pm as we open our doors to prospective students, parents, teachers and anyone interested in learning more about Montessori education and our teacher training courses.  No pre-registration is required.

Nov
7
6:00 pm18:00

Elementary Fair

  • Elementary Sharing Fair

Join us for the Oregon Montessori Association’s Elementary Fair and explore what comes after the Children’s House years! 

Visit with representatives from local schools, ask questions and circulate at the fair in Montessori Northwest’s beautiful model elementary classroom – imagine your child in a prepared environment such as this!

Who should attend:  All interested parents!  This event is open to adults, offering a chance to visit with school administrators and guides.  Childcare is not provided.

Where:  Montessori Northwest – Elementary Classroom. Portland, OR 

Please contact the Oregon Montessori Association or Montessori Northwest for more information.

 

Download a flyer here!

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