Workshops & Events

MNW creates professional development programs to invigorate teachers' classroom practice and strengthen school communities. Our programs include events and workshops for parents, and community members, as well as information sessions for prospective students who want to learn more about the AMI diploma courses offered at Montessori Northwest. 

Oregon workshop attendees can receive ORO Set 1 hours. For California and Washington professional development hours - please email Braden. If you are unable to attend an event after registration - please give us 48 hours notification prior to the event to secure a refund. After that - refunds are not possible, but please consider sending a friend in your place!

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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montessori classroom essentials: Facilitating Gracious Transitions

thursday, october 19

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Click here to view/download a flyer for this event.

This workshop offers support to both Montessori Primary and Elementary professionals, parents or anyone wanting to bring Montessori principles into their interactions with children. Learn and explore tools to develop self-reliance, responsibility, and respect in each child. This workshop is part of a series, and will conclude with the November session. We encourage you to join us for both!

Even with uninterrupted work cycles, our days still include many transitions – morning arrivals, lunch and recess, afternoon departures, and more. We all want these transitional times of day to go smoothly and easily, but so often they feel chaotic and abrupt. This workshop will offer practical techniques for how to support children during these times of the day, helping adults to develop consistent and respectful routines and group management skills that honor each child's natural development.

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Instructor: Michelle Becka, AMI Primary Trainer (bio)
Location: Montessori Northwest, 622 SE Grand Ave., Portland, OR (map)
Audience: This workshop series is open to guides, assistants, parents, and support staff.
Cost: $45 each

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Administrator's Gathering

Monday, October 30

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Administrators, join us at Montessori Northwest for a relaxing evening of socializing and good cheer. We will provide wine, cheese and light snacks. We will share the progress on our new strategic plan, offer updates on the Bold Goal Initiative, and catch up on what's new in your communities. We are looking forward to seeing you all, and we truly hope you can join us!

RSVP to Michelle Becka


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montessori classroom essentials: Supporting Independence

thursday, November 9

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Click here to view/download a flyer for this event.

This workshop offers support to both Montessori Primary and Elementary professionals, parents or anyone wanting to bring Montessori principles into their interactions with children. Learn and explore tools to develop self-reliance, responsibility, and respect in each child.

Whether functional independence or intellectual independence, Montessori adults working with first and second plane children understand that children want to do and think for themselves. This workshop will offer practical ideas that help adults to fine tune the physical environment in ways that support each child's quest for independence, as well as tips for how to create a psychological atmosphere that supports self-reliance and responsibility.

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Instructor: Michelle Becka, AMI Primary Trainer (bio)
Location: Montessori Northwest, 622 SE Grand Ave., Portland, OR (map)
Audience: This workshop series is open to guides, assistants, parents, and support staff.
Cost: $45

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INformation Session

Saturday, November 11

10:00am - 12:00PM

Montessori Northwest is hosting an information session, and you're invited! This is the perfect time for prospective students to tour our facility, speak with staff members about our teacher training programs, and learn more about Montessori. If you're curious about learning more about Montessori - come join us!

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Location: Montessori Northwest, 622 SE Grand Ave., Portland, OR (map)
Audience: This event is ideal for those interested in learning more about Montessori, and the formal training options available.
Cost: FREE!


Introduction to Montessori education

Tuesdays, November 7, 14, 21, 28

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Click here to view/download a flyer for this event.

This 12 hour course will be offered at various flexible times and formats throughout the year. The course will introduce the history of Montessori education, foundational concepts in human development from early childhood through young adulthood, the development of independence, responsibility, and key elements in preparing environments that support learning at all ages.

Click here to learn more.

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Instructors: Sarah Werner Andrews, Director of Primary Training (bio); Michelle Becka, Primary Trainer (bio)
Location: Montessori Northwest, 622 SE Grand Ave., Portland, OR (map)
Audience: This series is designed for any adult who works with children. This course is also ideal for those interested in learning more about the formal courses offered at Montessori Northwest.
Cost: $150


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Toddler community fall workshop

Saturday, November 18
9:00AM - 4:00PM

Now that the school year has started, what's next?  All infant and toddler guides are welcome to join A to I teacher trainer Nancy Lechner to celebrate and collaborate as we share the triumphs and challenges that a new school year brings. Participants are invited to submit questions in advance that will guide our work.  

We will also explore how we can work together to offer parent education and be resources for each other so that we can better support the families we work with. Bring your questions, and leave with fresh ideas, inspiration, and resources!

6 hours of Set 1 Oregon Registry; Learning Environments and Curriculum

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Instructors: Nancy Lechner, Director of Training - Assistants to Infancy (bio)
Location: Montessori Northwest, 622 SE Grand Ave., Portland, OR (map)
When:  Saturday, November 18; 9:00-4:00
Cost:  $120  

 

Workshop: A to I Community Check-In
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NCMPS Montessori Coaching

Thursday, November 30, 4:00Pm - 8:00pm
Friday, December 1, 8:30Am - 4:00pm
Saturday, December 2, 9:00am - 12:00pm

 

National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector (NCMPS) Montessori Coaching sessions support adults in Montessori schools through observation, reflection, collaborative planning and goal setting for continual growth. 

Coaches Training
The Coaches Training is a three-day workshop (Thursday evening through Saturdayat noon) for Montessori trained adults (coaches, level heads, school leaders, and others) interested in supporting teachers and schools.

The training experience includes:

  • Orientation to a coaching model which focuses on the needs of adults working in Montessori schools
  • Tools to support a school-wide community of reflective practice
  • Training and practice in classroom observation using tools and rubrics that support a strong Montessori program
  • Training and practice with effective, Montessori-oriented one-on-one conversations with staff which respect adult development and promote growth
  • Membership in a digitally connected national community of Montessori coaches

The Portland training is hosted by Montessori Northwest and Lewis and Clark Public Charter Montessori School.

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Instructor: Elizabeth Slade, NCMPS Lead Coach (bio)
Location
Montessori Northwest, Portland, OR (map)
Lewis and Clark Public Charter Montessori School, Damascus, OR (map)
When: November 30 - December 2; 9:00-4:00
Cost:  $250

Click here to register!


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INformation Session

Saturday, December 02

10:00am - 12:00PM

Montessori Northwest is hosting an information session, and you're invited! This is the perfect time for prospective students to tour our facility, speak with staff members about our teacher training programs, and learn more about Montessori. If you're curious about learning more about Montessori - come join us.

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Location: Montessori Northwest, 622 SE Grand Ave., Portland, OR (map)
Audience: This event is ideal for those interested in learning more about Montessori, and the formal training options available.
Cost: FREE!


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INformation Session

Saturday, January 13

10:00am - 12:00PM

Montessori Northwest is hosting an information session, and you're invited! This is the perfect time for prospective students to tour our facility, speak with staff members about our teacher training programs, and learn more about Montessori. If you're curious about learning more about Montessori - come join us.

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Location: Montessori Northwest, 622 SE Grand Ave., Portland, OR (map)
Audience: This event is ideal for those interested in learning more about Montessori, and the formal training options available.
Cost: FREE!


Introduction to Montessori education

Saturday, January 20, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Monday, January 22, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Wednesday, January 24, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

This 12 hour course will be offered at various flexible times and formats throughout the year. The course will introduce the history of Montessori education, foundational concepts in human development from early childhood through young adulthood, the development of independence, responsibility, and key elements in preparing environments that support learning at all ages.

Click here to learn more.

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Instructors: Michelle Becka M.Ed, Primary Trainer, (bio)
Location: Montessori Northwest, 622 SE Grand Ave., Portland, OR (map)
Audience: This series is designed for any adult who works with children. This course is also ideal for those interested in learning more about the formal courses offered at Montessori Northwest.
Cost: $150


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supporting speech and language development with toddlers

Saturday, January 27

9:00am - 12:00PM

Join Dave Andrews, certified Speech/Language Pathologist and program administrator with the Multnomah Early Childhood Program, for an overview of speech and language development for children birth to 3. Participants will learn how to recognize possible delays in speech and language, when to refer for evaluation,  and how to use routines based-strategies that will support all children's language development.

3 hours Set 1 Oregon Registry; Human Growth and Development; Special Needs

 

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Instructors: Dave Andrews, Speech/Language Pathologist
Location: Montessori Northwest, 622 SE Grand Ave., Portland, OR (map)
Audience: This event is for anyone who wants to learn more about speech development in young children, emphasizing the toddler age range.
Cost: $60


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teachers for racial equity

Saturday, January 27

9:00am - 12:00PM

Chrysanthius R. Lathan's will share information on how to bring the conversation of racial equity into your teaching practice.

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Instructors: Chrysanthius R. Lathan (bio)
Location: Montessori Northwest, 622 SE Grand Ave., Portland, OR (map)
Audience: This event is for anyone looking to deepen their teaching practice and build awareness in your community.
Cost: $60


Introduction to Montessori education

Saturday, April 14 & 21

9:00am - 4:00pm

This 12 hour course will be offered at various flexible times and formats throughout the year. The course will introduce the history of Montessori education, foundational concepts in human development from early childhood through young adulthood, the development of independence, responsibility, and key elements in preparing environments that support learning at all ages.

Click here to learn more.

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Instructors: Sarah Werner Andrews, Director of Primary Training (bio); Michelle Becka, Primary Trainer (bio)
Location: Montessori Northwest, 622 SE Grand Ave., Portland, OR (map)
Audience: This series is designed for any adult who works with children. This course is also ideal for those interested in learning more about the formal courses offered at Montessori Northwest.
Cost: $150


INformation Session

Saturday, February 24

10:00am - 12:00PM

Montessori Northwest is hosting an information session, and you're invited! This is the perfect time for prospective students to tour our facility, speak with staff members about our teacher training programs, and learn more about Montessori. If you're curious about learning more about Montessori - come join us.

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Location: Montessori Northwest, 622 SE Grand Ave., Portland, OR (map)
Audience: This event is ideal for those interested in learning more about Montessori, and the formal training options available.
Cost: FREE!


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INformation Session

Saturday, April 7

10:00am - 12:00PM

Montessori Northwest is hosting an information session, and you're invited! This is the perfect time for prospective students to tour our facility, speak with staff members about our teacher training programs, and learn more about Montessori. If you're curious about learning more about Montessori - come join us.

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Location: Montessori Northwest, 622 SE Grand Ave., Portland, OR (map)
Audience: This event is ideal for those interested in learning more about Montessori, and the formal training options available.
Cost: FREE!


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INformation Session

Saturday, May 5

10:00am - 12:00PM

Montessori Northwest is hosting an information session, and you're invited! This is the perfect time for prospective students to tour our facility, speak with staff members about our teacher training programs, and learn more about Montessori. If you're curious about learning more about Montessori - come join us.

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Location: Montessori Northwest, 622 SE Grand Ave., Portland, OR (map)
Audience: This event is ideal for those interested in learning more about Montessori, and the formal training options available.
Cost: FREE!


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INformation Session

Saturday, June 9

10:00am - 12:00PM

Montessori Northwest is hosting an information session, and you're invited! This is the perfect time for prospective students to tour our facility, speak with staff members about our teacher training programs, and learn more about Montessori. If you're curious about learning more about Montessori - come join us.

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Location: Montessori Northwest, 622 SE Grand Ave., Portland, OR (map)
Audience: This event is ideal for those interested in learning more about Montessori, and the formal training options available.
Cost: FREE!


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INformation Session

Saturday, July 14

10:00am - 12:00PM

Montessori Northwest is hosting an information session, and you're invited! This is the perfect time for prospective students to tour our facility, speak with staff members about our teacher training programs, and learn more about Montessori. If you're curious about learning more about Montessori - come join us.

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Location: Montessori Northwest, 622 SE Grand Ave., Portland, OR (map)
Audience: This event is ideal for those interested in learning more about Montessori, and the formal training options available.
Cost: FREE!