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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free public lecture & open house
SATURDAY, april 22
1:00-3:00PM

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Montessori Northwest is hosting a free Public Lecture and Open House, and you're invited! Come 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. This is a great time for prospective students, classroom assistants, and parents, to get a hands-on introduction to Montessori Northwest.

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Featuring: Do the Math! An Introduction to the Montessori Approach to Mathematics with Sarah Werner Andrews, Director of Primary Training,  from 1:30-2:15pm.

SET I Certificate (1 hour) offered for this event. RSVP required for certificate.


RSVP to Braden Pemberton, MNW Director of Community Education, at: braden@montessori-nw.org or 503-963-8992.


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MONTESSORI 101: A COMPREHENSIVE INTRODUCTION TO MONTESSORI EDUCATION
june 19-24, 2017
9:00am-4:00PM

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Participants will begin examining the core principles in Montessori education as they apply to the developmental continuum. Exploring Montessori’s theories on stage development, positive relationships with children, and the prepared environment, participants will receive an overview of child development. 

This course will also investigate the historical perspective on Montessori education & how current research supports it. The goal of this course is to set the stage for a sea change in the adult’s perspective on child development, and what it truly means to “educate a child.” 

Topics covered:

  • Perspectives on Montessori education 
  • The adult/child relationship 
  • The development of independence 
  • Montessori’s concepts of freedom, self-discipline, and the path towards responsibility 
  • Learning environments that support development  
  • Establishing rapport with children 
  • Implementing effective positive communication 
  • Understanding principles of preparing environments for children 
  • Supporting adult collaboration

This workshop consists of 30 hours of lecture, practical activities, and discussion groups. Participants receive a Certificate of Attendance based upon attendance and full participation in the course.

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Instructor: Polli Soholt, Director of Primary Training, MNW (bio)
Location: Orion Montessori, 460 Cypress Ave., San Jose, CA (map)
Audience: This course is designed for any adult who works with children. This includes but is not limited to: teachers, after-school instructors, program administrators, nannies, and grandparents. This course is also ideal for those interested in learning more about the formal trainings offered at Montessori Northwest.
Cost: $500 (includes books)
Registration: Closes June 9.

Workshop: Montessori 101
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Questions? Interested in group discounts? Contact Braden Pemberton, MNW Director of Community Education, at braden@montessori-nw.org or 503-963-8992.