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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Celebration of light
SATURDAY, January 28, 2017
5:30 - 9:30 PM @ the Melody ballroom

Gather together with friends and colleagues from across the Pacific Northwest to laugh, connect, and support the work of Montessori Northwest. The Celebration of Light showcases the fun and creativity inherently found in the lives of Montessorians. Enjoy games, pose for photos, and catch up with the rest of the community—all alongside live music, an open bar, and a delicious dinner. Join us for an evening of fun and celebration!

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Location: The Melody Ballroom (map)
Audience: Anyone interested in Montessori
Cost: $75, Table for 10 $750
Tickets: Online - click here to purchase
 


FREE PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES & OPEN HOUSE
saturday, march 11, 2017
1:00 - 3:00 PM @ MNW

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Public Lecture 1:30 - 2:00 pm
"Storytelling and Cosmic Education"
Presented by Elise Huneke Stone (bio)

How did the earth come to be?  How big is the universe?  When did the first horses live?  How do plants get their food?  Where did apples originate?  Elementary children want to know!  To respond to this quest for understanding and the hungry intellect of the 6-12 year old, we offer them what Dr. Montessori called Cosmic Education.  We invite the children into this great inquiry and exploration through storytelling.  Join Elise Huneke-Stone, Director of Elementary Training, for an introduction to storytelling as it supports the children’s development and exploration of the whole universe. 

Open House 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Prospective students are warmly encouraged to tour our spacious facility, speak with staff members about our teacher training programs, and learn more about Montessori. 

 

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
10:00am - 2:00pm @ MNW

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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Questions? Contact Braden Pemberton, MNW Director of Community Education, at braden@montessori-nw.org or 503-963-8992.


AN OVERVIEW OF ORTON-GILLINGHAM FOR MONTESSORI TEACHERS

SATURDAY, MARCH 18
9:00AM - 3:00PM @ MNW

Presented by Lorelea McAfee

 

Teachers will learn strategies for assessment (not diagnosis) and exercises for targeted practice that apply to both emerging and struggling readers.

 

Attendees also have the option of purchasing Orton-Gillingham Sound Cards for implementing strategies learned on the workshop.

 

Lorelea has thrived in Montessori classrooms for 18 fulfilling years: 17 years as an AMI Montessori Lower Elementary guide in Portland, Oregon plus one year as a Montessori Assistant in a 6 to 12 classroom. She holds her AMI certification to guide children ages 6 through 12 from Washington Montessori Institute with Dr. Kay Baker and Greg McDonald, and a Master’s degree in Education from Loyola University in Maryland. In 2015, Lorelea completed the Orton-Gillingham I-V program that focuses on how to teach reading, writing, and spelling using a multi-sensory approach. She uses OG methods daily in her Lower Elementary classroom. 

Prior to discovering the joy of being a Montessori guide, Lorelea served as a Project Manager in educational publishing for 12 years at CTB/McGraw-Hill and Andersen Consulting’s Advanced Technology Center. When not in the classroom, Lorelea enjoys incubating gecko eggs and raising gecko hatchlings.

 

Location: Montessori Northwest (map)
Audience: Elementary guides, and anyone interested in supporting reading development
Cost
$90 - Registration Only
$120 - Registration and Optional Material Fee (OG Sound Cards)

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Questions? Contact Braden Pemberton, MNW Director of Community Education, at braden@montessori-nw.org or 503-963-8992.