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 (AMS). With your registration fee you'll get the workshop content, continuing education units, all handouts and materials, 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.

Upcoming Workshops

Additional workshops may be available throughout the year. Please check back to find out about new events or request notification by sending an email.

Practical Life: The Roots of Character and Culture

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.*, Friday, November 10
129 Regional Development Institute, UWRF Campus
Registration Fee: $79

Have you ever wondered why Montessori children do things like cutting pickles, washing tables, using a wrench and screwdriver, walking on a line, and making bubbles as part of their curriculum? Moreover, what do these things have to do with character development and culture?  Join Crystal Dahlmeier as we explore the vital importance of these and other practical life activities in a child’s development from early childhood through adolescence. 

This interactive workshop will provide teachers and parents with both theoretical and practical aspects that one can incorporate into activities at home or in the classroom.  

Crystal Dahlmeier, an educator from Cincinnati, Ohio, is experienced in traditional, Montessori, multi-age and special education.  She has done extensive work with children, parents and teachers in conferences and workshops, domestically and internationally.

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*There will be a break at noon but lunch is not included in fee.

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Visual Literacy Workshop

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.*, Friday, April 20, 2018
129 Regional Development Institute, UWRF Campus
Registration Fee: $69 early registration; $79 after March 20, 2018.
Group rate: $60/person if five or more register together.

You can expect a fun, interactive day learning how to develop your students’ visual observation skills and how to encourage respectful expression of what is seen. Discover strategies to cultivate a willingness among your students to present ideas, ask questions, rephrase and think critically.

The activities will relate to the following common core standards:
• Integrate visual information.
• Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats.
• Assess how point of view shapes the content and style of a text.
• Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

Professional Development Hours:  5.5 AMS Approved Professional Development Hours awarded to attendees.

Cindy Goldade has a master’s degree in education from Loyola University in Maryland with a concentration in Montessori. She was the owner/early childhood teacher of Evergreen Montessori for ten years. She is an International Faculty teaching Brain Gym® courses worldwide. Besides homeschooling her own children, she is currently an adjunct faculty member for UWRF in the Montessori and Early Childhood Programs.

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*There will be a break at noon but lunch is not included in fee.

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For More Information

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

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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.org
Web: amshq.org

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


Interested in a graduate degree?

Visit the Montessori Teacher Education Graduate Degree web page.

Contact Us

Outreach and Continuing Education
outreach@uwrf.edu
715-425-3256
Regional Development Building