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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MONTESSORI JOB FAIR
SATURDAY, MARCH 4
10:00am-2:00pm

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)
Audience: Employers and Job Seekers
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.


SEEDS
SATURDAY, MARCH 4
10:00am-2:00pm

Some Elementary Educators Discussing School is back! We'll talk about he Refresher Course (for those who couldn't make it) and anything else you want to discuss. No RSVP required.

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Location: Montessori Northwest (map)
Audience: Elementary Guides and alumni


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

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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
RSVP: Not required, but appreciated: info@montessori-nw.org or 503-963-8992


AN OVERVIEW OF ORTON-GILLINGHAM FOR MONTESSORI TEACHERS

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

Join local Montessori Elementary Guide Lorelea McAfee for an overview of the Orton-Gillingham Approach and how she has used it to support young readers in her classroom. Participants will learn why this multi-sensory, sequential approach rewires the brains of students with dyslexia and benefits all emerging or non-fluent readers in your classroom. Lorelea will also share strategies for targeted practice and assessments(not diagnoses) that will engage your students and help them to become successful readers, writers, and spellers. 

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.


No More Boredom: Engaging Older Children in Authentic Work
SATURDAY, MARCH 18
12:45-4:45PM

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Keeping our five-year-olds seems to be a challenge these days. Happily engaged five-year-olds can be our best promotion for the third year, but supporting their happy engagement in ‘third year work’ can also be a challenge. In this workshop we will explore experiences that guide older children to enthusiastically engage in the exciting work of literacy and mathematics, develop the personal characteristics for peaceful and cooperative social life, and demonstrate the unquestioned value of the third year in the Casa.

Location: LePort Montessori School, 50 Fell St., San Francisco, CA (map)
Audience: Members of the 3-6 (Primary) professional community – particularly lead and support pedagogical staff, education directors, and Heads of School
Cost: $35
Notes: Plan extra time to find parking. There is no parking lot at the school, and all parking is metered on the street or in commercial parking lots. 

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