AMS Curriculum Coaching Academy


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Are you a current Early Childhood or Elementary curriculum coordinator, or a classroom teacher interested in advancing or enhancing your career?

The AMS Curriculum Coaching Academy offers an immersive experience, grounded in cosmic education principles. In preparation for a transition to guiding and improving adult classroom practices, we will focus on coaching and adult learning (androgogy) principles. The class itself models a spiral curriculum across four key areas that will prepare you for work as a curriculum coach or coordinator: Montessori philosophy, Montessori curriculum, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) and assessment.

Leaders in curriculum play a vital role in ensuring that teachers are equipped to align curriculum with Montessori principles. Be a unique part of understanding, implementing, and evolving Montessori curriculum for the child of today!


Class Length
9 Months

Time Commitment
3 – 6 hours weekly

CPD Hours Earned
150

Deadline to Apply
April 29, 2024


Help bridge the gap between Montessori philosophy and the implementation of the curriculum.

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Members: $1950 | Non-Members: $2150

Benefits of the Class


  • Earn the official AMS Curriculum Coaching Certificate + 150 CPD Hours
  • Receive personal feedback from AMS-verified experts and leaders in curriculum administration
  • Develop mentorship skills to support and advance your work with teachers
  • Collaborate with a dynamic cohort of peers in synchronous and asynchronous formats
  • As a learner progresses through the class, you will receive and create invaluable resources that support your work as curriculum coordinators

Key Takeaways


Upon successful completion of the AMS Curriculum Coaching Academy, you will have:

  • Streamlined protocols, observation tools, and curriculum planning templates
  • Initial drafts of Curriculum Maps at both Early Childhood (EC) and Elementary (EL) levels
  • A comprehensive glossary of key terms
  • A purposeful curriculum coordinator statement, empowering individuals with a clear sense of direction and mission in their professional journey

Class Overview


The AMS Curriculum Coaching Academy is designed for both current curriculum leaders and classroom teachers interested in seeking to elevate their skills in coaching and curriculum. This comprehensive 9-month program embraces andragogy principles and showcases best practices through the co-construction of learning with peers and facilitators. Participants will actively participate in live sessions, purposeful assignments, and meaningful discussions, leveraging resources within Canvas. Upon completion, graduates receive an AMS Certificate for Curriculum Coaching.

Timeline

  • Live Information Session; April 3, 2024.
  • DEI Scholarship deadline: April 5, 2024
  • Application Notification: Applications approved on a rolling basis until April 29, 2024, 11:59 PM (ET) or until the cohort is full
  • Class begins: May 6, 2024
  • Class ends December 8th, 2024 
  • Live Sessions: Wednesdays 7:30- 8:30pm*

*Recordings of the live sessions are made available to participants.

Class Schedule

Live Sessions: Wednesdays 7:30 – 8:30 PM (ET)

  • Module 1: May 6 – June 9, 2024
  • Module 2: June 17 – July 21, 2024
  • Module 3: July 29 – September 1, 2024
  • Module 4: September 16 – October 20, 2024
  • Module 5: October 8 – December 8, 2024
  • All Assignments Due: December 22, 2024

Cost & Scholarships

  • Members: $1,950
  • Non-Members: $2,150

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The AMS Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Scholarship Program provides financial support for eligible applicants. Learn more.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for this class, you must:

  • Have an AMS-recognized Montessori credential
  • Have taught in a Montessori classroom for at least 3 years
  • Complete the simple application to verify above participation requirements are met.

About the Facilitator


Mandi Franz

Mandi Franz
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has over 22 years of experience teaching in Montessori schools and working with adult learners who are interested in Montessori education. Mandi earned a master's degree in Montessori Leadership from Endicott College and is a highly-sought Montessori expert. She is a teaching coach at Ross Montessori public charter school since 2015 and serves on the Strategic Accountability Committee. Mandi also serves on the Teacher Education Action Commission for AMS. AMS-Credentialed (Elementary I, Administrator).


Curriculum Coaching Academy facilitator Mandi Franz recently shared details about the key benefits of the program and her own journey to the curriculum coaching career.

Don't hesitate—today is the day to enhance your administrative career. Earn your certificate + 150 CPD hours.

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Deadline to Apply: April 29, 2024

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