Workshops & Events

MNW creates professional development programs to invigorate teachers' classroom practice and strengthen school communities. We also offer events and workshops in which parents, potential teachers, children, and those simply interested in Montessori education can participate. 
MNW creates professional development programs to invigorate teachers' classroom practice and strengthen school communities. We offer workshops for teachers at all levels, as well as customized on-site programs tailored to your school's needs. MNW creates professional development programs to invigorate teachers' classroom practice and strengthen school communities. We offer workshops for teachers at all levels, as well as customized on-site programs tailored to your school's needs. 
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elementary weekend workshop

Songs in the Key of ABC: Writing in Cosmic Education
Friday, October 7, 7:00-9:00pm
Saturday, October 8, 9:00am-4:00pm
Sunday, October 9, 9:00am-12:00pm
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We offer the child the alphabet as a key to explore the world of ideas that he possesses. Great care should be taken that this alphabet does not become a means of oppression, a means of killing his interest.”   - Maria Montessori 

We tell “The Story of Communication in Sign,” and we evoke gratitude for the Phoenicians who spread the alphabet throughout the ancient world. So the elementary children are initiated into the legacy of literacy. Join Elise Huneke-Stone for an exploration of writing in Cosmic Education. This workshop is an invitation to go beyond your training, to see new possibilities in your lessons, stories and prepared environment.  

Topics and Activities include:

  • Writing activities that engage the human tendencies
  • Stamp Game, Bank Game…Proper Noun Game?
  • Beyond the Record Book: Rethinking the Journal
  • Poetry and Songwriting for Elementary Children
  • Paragraphs and Paracosms 

Laptops are welcome, but some kind of notebook or journal required.

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Presenter: Elise Huneke-Stone (bio)
Location: Montessori Northwest (map)
Audience: Elementary Teachers
Cost: $300 no Sat. lunch, $315 with Sat. lunch
Registration: Online (below), Closes Sept.30

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Questions? Contact MNW Community Education Director, Braden Pemberton at: braden@montessori-nw.org or 503.963.8992

Praise for Songs in the Key of ABC:

“Elise's presentation was inspiring, honest, relatable, and full of knowledge and love.” 

“I loved the time to think and write, the real life stories connected to classroom practice, and the depth and knowledge presented.”

"Something for everyone! Wonderful blend of important pedagogical reminders and inspirational applications and extensions."


CLASSROOM LEADERSHIP SERIES: GETTING THE RESULTS YOU WANT
THREE WORKSHOPS FOR MONTESSORI 3-6 TEACHERS (AND THEIR ASSISTANTS!)

Moving Forward: Getting the Results You Want
Saturday, October 8, 9:00am-12:00pm
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An effective leader intervenes when needed: it's time to analyze what's working and what needs to be done differently-to observe, ask questions, offer interpretations, and take action. Sound familiar? In this session, we will explore these four interventions to create strategies leading to the long term results you want.

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Facilitator: Ginni Sackett (bio)
Location: Montessori Northwest (map)
Audience: Primary Teachers and Assistants
Cost: $45
Registration: Online (below), Closes Oct. 5

Register

Questions? Contact MNW Community Education Director, Braden Pemberton at: braden@montessori-nw.org or 503.963.8992


Open House and Public Lecture
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Open House 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Montessori Northwest is hosting a free Open House and Public Lecture, and you're invited! Prospective students are warmly encouraged to tour our spacious facility, speak with staff members about our teacher training programs, and learn more about Montessori. 

  • MNW graduates and current students will also be available to share their unique perspectives on what it means to take a training course. It's a great time to get a hands-on introduction to Montessori Northwest.

Public Lecture 6:00- 6:30 pm
"How We Present a ‘Subject Area’ to 3-6 Year-old Children in a Montessori Children’s House"
Presented by Ginni Sackett (bio)

Through careful preparation of the environment, the Montessori teacher connects each child with unique, hands-on experiences within an integrated, emergent, three-year program. This public lecture will use the example of Biology to demonstrate the very essence of Montessori teaching, showing how we can facilitate exceptional learning opportunities for each child.

  • Local teachers are also welcome to stop by for the lecture, explore our practice classrooms, or visit our extensive Montessori library.

Location: Montessori Northwest (map)
Audience: Anyone interested in Montessori
Cost: Free
RSVP: Not required, but appreciated: info@montessori-nw.org or 503-963-8992


MONTESSORI JOB FAIR
SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 10am - 2pm

Are you looking for a job in Montessori? Does your school have employment to offer? The annual Montessori Job Fair at Montessori Northwest is a great opportunity for schools who are hiring to easily connect with potential applicants in person. Over the past four years, nearly 200 job seekers have have connected with 60+ schools from Oregon, Washington, California, and across the United States.

Location: Montessori Northwest (map)
Cost: Free for Job Seekers, $75 Tabling Registration Fee for schools and job-providers

Visit our Job Fair page for more information.

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