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, as well as information sessions for prospective students to learn more about the AMI diploma courses offered at Montessori Northwest. 
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 101: A COMPREHENSIVE INTRODUCTION TO MONTESSORI EDUCATION
Week 1: july 17-21, 2017, 8:30am-3:30PM
Week 2: July 24-28, 8:30am-3:30PM

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During the first week (July 17-21), participants will learn about the history of Montessori education, and begin to examine the core principles in Montessori as they apply to the developmental stages of children.  Participants will explore how we prepare learning environments to meet the needs of children, and how the role of the adult changes in response to the children's stage of development.

The second week (July 24-28), we will take a closer look at the prepared environment for children ages 3-6, and how we support independence, social development, and the balance of freedom and self-discipline.  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 during the two weeks:

  • 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 30-60 hours of lecture, practical activities, and discussion groups. Participants receive a Certificate of Attendance based upon attendance and full participation in the course.

Instructor: Sarah Werner Andrews, Director of Primary Training, MNW (bio)
Location: Montessori Northwest, 622 SE Grand Ave., Portland, OR (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 (Week 1 only); $975 (Weeks 1 & 2)
Registration: Closes July 12

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Questions? Interested in group discounts? Contact Braden at braden@montessori-nw.org or 503-963-8992.


PORTLAND COURSES OPEN HOUSE
SATURday, august 5, 2017
10:00AM-12:00PM

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Join us for an Open House at Montessori Northwest's beautiful training center. Enjoy light refreshments as you meet our Montessori trainers, get your questions answered, and learn more about the AMI diploma courses we offer for Primary (ages 3-6), Elementary (ages 6-12), and Assistants to Infancy (birth-3).

An AMI Montessori diploma is a globally-recognized teaching credential and AMI-trained Montessori teachers are in high demand. Learn how a Montessori career might be just the path you are looking for!

Location: Montessori Northwest, 622 SE Grand Ave., Portland, OR (map)
Audience: Anyone interested in learning more about the Montessori method of education and the teacher training courses offered at MNW.
Cost: Free!


PORTLAND COURSES OPEN HOUSE
SATURday, august 19, 2017
10:00AM-12:00PM

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Join us for an Open House at Montessori Northwest's beautiful training center. Enjoy light refreshments as you meet our Montessori trainers, get your questions answered, and learn more about the AMI diploma courses we offer for Primary (ages 3-6), Elementary (ages 6-12), and Assistants to Infancy (birth-3).

An AMI Montessori diploma is a globally-recognized teaching credential and AMI-trained Montessori teachers are in high demand. Learn how a Montessori career might be just the path you are looking for!

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Location: Montessori Northwest, 622 SE Grand Ave., Portland, OR (map)
Audience: Anyone interested in learning more about the Montessori method of education and the teacher training courses offered at MNW.
Cost: Free!