Montessori Northwest is pleased to host the National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector’s (NCMPS) Traveling Workshops for New and Early Stage Public Montessori schools April 24-25, 2015.
NCMPS will offer three sessions that are tailored for Montessori leaders and others interested in starting and improving public Montessori schools, including founding groups, boards, superintendents, administrators, parents, and teachers. The experience and information provided will support moving your ideas off of the table and into reality.
While Friday’s session is geared specifically toward starting a public school, Saturday’s sessions will appeal to current and future leaders, board members and founding groups in the public and private sectors.
Starting a Public Montessori School - Friday April 24, 6:00-8:30pm
This session will focus on a step-by-step process for public school start-up, including charter, district, and magnet programs. The session will cover everything from assessing readiness to ensuring the first day goes smoothly: establishing a timeline, community engagement, financial and staffing needs, gathering a founding team, gaining support, and navigating the approval process.
Where is Your School on the Path to Full Implementation? An Evaluation Tool for Continuous Improvement - Saturday, April 25, 9:30am-Noon
Self-evaluation and strategic planning help spell-out plans for improvement and guide their successful execution. This session will focus on The Essential Elements Rubric, a powerful tool created by NCMPS to support this self-evaluation and continuous improvement.
Vision, Mission and Action: Establishing a Healthy Professional Community - Saturday, April 25, 1:00-3:30pm
Clear goals and open lines of communication are the foundation for creating and maintaining a purposeful, mission-driven professional community. This session focuses on steps to take in establishing operating assumptions that will guide communication, collaboration, and the professional culture of your Montessori school. Participants will hear stories of success and struggles from the field and leave with an action plan and timeline to take back to their own schools and faculties.