UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Montessori Professional Development Workshops

Montessori Professional Development Workshops

Who Should Attend

Designed for practicing Montessori teachers, topics covered will also fit needs of teachers in other school settings or parents. You do not need a teaching license to attend these workshops.

What is Included

Topics are approved by the American Montessori Society (AMSlink). With your registration fee you'll get the workshop content, continuing education units, all handouts and materials, lunch and parking on site. Participants can earn graduate college credits by registering at the workshop and paying regular tuition in addition to the workshop registration fee.

September 2015

Nature: The First and Essential Prepared Environment

Saturday, September 26, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

UW-River Falls Campus, University Center
River Falls, WI

Early Bird Discount until September 4, 2015

Participants will be guided by experienced educator and naturalist, Geoffrey Bishop, in their exploration of the natural world through art, creative writing, scientific and mathematical explorations, all using available natural space, whether urban or suburban. Educators will leave with a revitalized understanding of the importance of nature in fostering their students' ability to concentrate and be creative while enhancing their physical, social and emotional well-being.

Keynote presenter is Geoffrey Bishop from Nature's Classroom Institute, Mukwonago, WI. 

See more information at the Early Childhood Nature Conference web page.

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October 2015

Guiding the Child Who Learns Differently

October 16, 2015
8:30 a.m. Networking and Materials Fair; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Program
Best Western Plus Campus Inn, River Falls, WI Map and Directionslink

Early Bird Discount until September 16, 2015

This workshop will focus on the work of Charles Shedd, June Shelton and Joyce Pickering and will include ideas and material-making supplies for individualizing instruction for students who are struggling in some way. The goal is to equip participants with more options for finding the right "match" for each child.

Brenda Petta is an instructor in our Montessori Early Childhood Teacher Education Program. She spent more than15 years as a Montessori teacher in the St. Paul School System and has taught Montessori teachers in Morocco, China and Jordan. Sue Rothberger is an instructor in our Elementary Program. She has taught EC, E1 and E2 level; and introduced Montessori to a school in the Honduras.

Register online and pay with a credit card or complete this paper registration formdocument and mail it in with a check.

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February 2016

Children, Meet Matter and Atom

February 12, 2016
8:30 a.m. Networking and Materials Fair; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Program
Best Western Plus Campus Inn, River Falls, WI Map and Directionslink

Early Bird Discount until January 12, 2016

From sensory explorations of the objects in our world to the testing of materials and observing interactions of different kinds of matter, participants will experience pre-chemistry activities and experiments to use in early childhood or elementary classrooms.  We will learn about choosing and caring for objects we use every day, recycling and atoms and molecules, for those children ready for more abstraction. These activities provide an important foundation both for chemistry and for understanding the nature of the objects in our everyday lives.

The presenter, Priscilla Spears, Ph.D., is the owner of Big Picture Science and has experience as a research scientist in microbiology and immunology. She has been a Montessori parent for many years and taught science lessons at lower and upper elementary levels, as well as assisting with elementary teacher training.  

Register online and pay with a credit card or complete this paper registration formdocument and mail it in with a check.

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April 2016

Moldy Oldie Mathematicians

April 8, 2016
8:30 a.m. Networking and Materials Fair; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Program
Location to be determined, River Falls, WI

Early Bird Discount until March 8, 2016

Roseann Larrow, will inspire wonder in all participants as she guides them in hands-on-activities designed to help them rediscover the mathematical wonders explored by moldy, oldie (and still inspirational) mathematicians including Archimedes, Napier, Pascal, Fibonacci, Lovelace and even Eratostheses! This workshop is suitable for all educators (early childhood, elementary, middle school).

Roseann Larrow, from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, is an experienced Montessori teacher (AMS credential  3-6, 6-9, 9-12), school administrator and teacher educator. Through her work, she has inspired children, teachers and parents throughout the USA and internationally.

Register online and pay with a credit card or complete this paper registration formdocument and mail it in with a check.

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Withdrawals and Refunds

If you are unable to attend the workshop you may send a substitute or submit a written request for withdrawal by mail, fax or e-mail. Withdrawal requests received 14 days before the workshop date will qualify the participant to receive a refund, less a $20 processing fee. No refunds will be issued for withdrawals received within ten days of the event.

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For More Information

Linda Jacobson, Outreach Program Manager
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715-425-3190 or 800-228-5607

Dr. Gay Ward, College of Education and Professional Studies
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715-425-3190

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August 13-14, 2015
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The UW-River Falls Montessori Teacher Education Program is an AMS-affiliated Montessori Teacher Education Program for its Early Childhood and Elementary I-II courses through the year 2020. 

American Montessori Society
116 East 16th Street, NY, NY 10003
Phone: 212-358-1250
Fax: 212-358-1256
E-mail: ams@amshq.orgmail
Web: amshq.orglink

 

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This program is accredited through the Montessori Accreditation Council of Teacher Education (MACTElink).


Interested in a graduate degree?

Visit the Montessori Teacher Education Graduate Degree web page.