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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Lila Yusen, MS. Ed. discusses the role of assessments in Montessori Environments.

    1.5 CPDs, Run time 59:42

    In this session we are joined by Lila Yusen, MS. Ed. who is the Learning Specialist and the Coordinator of Academic Support at Rogers Park Montessori School in Chicago, Illinois. We look at the role of assessments in Montessori Environments. As teachers, we are constantly assessing our students through observations and interactions. These informal assessments inform our instruction and help us to guide the child in ways that improve their learning. However, there are times when we may seek additional information to confirm our observations. Curriculum Based Measures or CBMs can provide the kind of data teachers need over time to make informed decisions about how best to support their students. This session defines CBMs, why they are important, and how they can be used in a Montessori environment to make informed decisions about instruction, as well as provide resources for teachers and school administrators.

  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Dr. Joyce Pickering will cover the development of speech and language for both typically and atypically developing children. An oral language curriculum, which augments the Montessori nomenclature will be discussed in this two-part webinar.

    1.5 CPDs, Run time 23:13

    Human beings are the only species with the ability to communicate through spoken language. This presentation will cover the development of speech and language for both typically and atypically developing children. An oral language curriculum, which augments the Montessori nomenclature will be discussed in this two-part webinar.

    Dr. Joyce S. Pickering has been a Montessorian for over forty years. A speech and hearing pathologist, and learning disabilities specialist, she has devoted her life to addressing the needs of students with learning differences. Among her many awards and honors, she was the 2013 Living Legacy Recipient for the American Montessori Society. Joyce is Executive Director Emerita of Shelton School & Evaluation Center in Dallas, Texas, the world's largest independent school for children with learning differences.

  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Dr. Joyce Pickering will cover the development of speech and language for both typically and atypically developing children. An oral language curriculum, which augments the Montessori nomenclature will be discussed in this two-part webinar.

    1.5 CPDs, Run time 32:57

    Human beings are the only species with the ability to communicate through spoken language. This presentation will cover the development of speech and language for both typically and atypically developing children. An oral language curriculum, which augments the Montessori nomenclature will be discussed in this two-part webinar.
    Dr. Joyce S. Pickering has been a Montessorian for over forty years. A speech and hearing pathologist, and learning disabilities specialist, she has devoted her life to addressing the needs of students with learning differences. Among her many awards and honors, she was the 2013 Living Legacy Recipient for the American Montessori Society. Joyce is Executive Director Emerita of Shelton School & Evaluation Center in Dallas, Texas, the world's largest independent school for children with learning differences.

  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Scientific observation is at the heart of the Montessori method, but we as human beings observe through the lens of our own experiences and beliefs. Join Allison Jones to explore potential bias in observation.

    1.5 CPDs, Run Time 39:38

    Scientific observation is at the heart of the Montessori method, but we as human beings observe through the lens of our own experiences and beliefs. Unmitigated, that lens can cause us to take actions and develop perspectives that are misaligned to the needs of our students and communities. This presentation will delve into what that means, and how we can work within that framework to serve all the children in our care. 

    Allison Jones is a primary- and elementary- trained Montessorian with 20 years of experience, including teaching, coaching, special education, school administration, bilingual Montessori, and DEI in school settings. She holds an M.Ed. from Loyola University. Her passion is ensuring that Montessori is implemented in a way that serves all children and is rooted in each child's identity and community.

  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This video explores working with a learning specialist to create a supportive, collaborative, and enriching environment for children that are enrolled in a full time Montessori program and diagnosed with Autism.

    1.5 CPDs, Run time 28:13

    This video explores how a Head Montessori Teacher and Learning Specialist work together to create a supportive, collaborative, and enriching environment for children that are enrolled in a full time Montessori program and diagnosed with Autism. This video includes strategies for engaging your students diagnosed with ASD, and shows the importance of working with a specialist and families to best support a child’s needs and potential. 

    Lainie Santos Torres has been a Montessorian for the majority of her life. She was a Montessori child from the age of two through sixth grade and has two children that were Montessori kids from the time they were six weeks old, all the way through 8th grade. She was trained at the Barrie Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies, and along with her Administrator's credential, she holds American Montessori Society credentials at the Early Childhood, Lower Elementary, and Upper Elementary levels. Lainie has taught at the Primary, Lower Elementary, and Upper Elementary levels for over 25 years. She has also worked in administration as a Curriculum Coordinator, Assistant Head of School, and Principal of a Montessori charter school.. Lainie is also now the Co-Head of the Lower School at Barrie School and helped launch their 6th grade back into their Upper Elementary program after more than twenty years.

    Rachel Watanabe Tate is the Learning Specialist at Barrie School, serving grades 4-12. She spent her first five years teaching Special Education in Prince George's County where she obtained her master’s degree in Special Education with her certification in Autism and Behavior Disorders. She served as an administrator for five years prior to coming to Barrie School. Rachel has her administrative certification from McDaniel College, and loves working with students that have learning differences and is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others.

  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Challenging behaviors are often a part of working with children. How do we view these in a Montessori way? In this live recording, Maria Eva Chaffin explores the role of the adult and the environment in supporting children with behaviors that challenge us. She answers questions and gives strategies on how to best support these children.

    1.5 CPDs, Run time: 1:04:15

    We, as teachers AND Montessorians need to understand the power of relationships! Relationships represent the foundation of everything in life, especially when we work with kids. Our preconceptions can often prevent us from seeing the real child that is hidden from normal view! Some children will be more challenging than others, but every child WILL be different. If we are going to tackle this challenge, we need to prepare with some real introspection and reflection on what we must do. We must come prepared because we must not forget that we are the adults in these relationships. We are the ones with the tools and strategies to make this happen.

    Maria Eva Chaffin is the founder, owner, and director of Seeds of Life Montessori Academy, an inclusive school serving children from 18 months to 12 years old.  Originally from Venezuela, she currently holds two master’s degrees in education and is currently completing her doctoral research on special needs and Montessori as well as an AMS Montessori Teacher Certification in early childhood. Her extensive teaching experience includes over 23 years working with neurodiverse children.  She is a published co-author on the subject and has been invited to present at Montessori events around the country and hosts regular teacher education web sessions to help teachers and administrators around the world deliver the best Montessori experience possible. First and foremost, she loves being a Montessori educator and her passion for all children is endless. After years of experience teaching children with special needs, she remains convinced that the Montessori Method is the best way for children to learn.

  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Join Reena Vohra Morgan to learn about Reflective Supervision Practice and how to implement this approach to empower your teachers as life-long learners. We will discuss this practice alongside additional tools such as video observation, inquiry-based meetings, and elevating teachers' strengths.

    1.5 CPDs, Run time 36:09

    Reflective Practices: Using Video Observations for Professional Growth and Development: In this 36 minute workshop, learn about Reflective Supervision Practice and how to implement this approach to empower your teachers as life-long learners! We will discuss this practice alongside additional tools such as video observation, inquiry-based meetings, and elevating teachers' strengths. 

    Bio:
    Reena Vohra Morgan has 20 years of experience in Montessori schools, holding both AMS and AMI Primary Training Certifications and a Master's Degree in Child Development from the Erikson Institute in Chicago. Reena was a 3-6 Lead Guide for seven years, then an Early Childhood Director for the past thirteen years at a large urban Montessori School in Chicago. Reena proudly serves on the Board of the Association of IL Montessori Schools (AIMS) as their current Vice President. Reena is the founder of Hive Educational Consulting and Parent Coaching and enjoys guiding schools and families to help them reach their full potential! Reena's best teachers and proudest accomplishments are her three daughters!

  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This webinar will give educators and school leaders an overview of developmental screenings.

    1.5 CPDs, Run time 39:57

    This webinar will give educators and school leaders an overview of developmental screenings. Like another tool in the tool belt, developmental screening can complement existing Montessori practices such as observation and record-keeping, to give us a full picture of the young child's development. The presenters will introduce the cycle of screening, the purposes of screening, and considerations when teachers conduct screenings in the Montessori classroom. Several common screening tools will be discussed as well as how to select a screening tool that matches what your school and families need. The presenters will share evidence-based strategies to share developmental information and concerns with families and offer next steps after screening. 

    Presenter's Bios: 

    Natalie Danner, Ph.D. is the Early Childhood Content and Engagement Coordinator at Illinois Early Learning at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She holds a Ph.D. in Early Childhood Special Education and has many years of experience as an inclusive teacher, in school leadership roles, and in university-based teacher education. Her research focuses on Montessori inclusion, and she was part of the AMS workgroup that designed the Montessori Inclusion Endorsement. AMS credentialed (Early Childhood).

    Katherine Schneider is a long time teacher at West Side Montessori School in New York City who also assists teachers and families receiving special education support services. AMS credentialed (Early Childhood) and MS Ed in Early Childhood Special and General Education from Bank Street College.

  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Jamie Moritz provides an overview of some of the mental health challenges facing children and adolescents including Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Separation Anxiety Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder.

    1.5 CPDs, Run time 43:28

    This webinar provides an overview of some of the mental health challenges facing children and adolescents including Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Separation Anxiety Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder. Jamie Moritz shares tools and resources for increasing safety, strengthening community, and decreasing symptoms of anxiety and depression through use of a variety of tools including grounding and mindfulness.

    Presenter’s Bio:
    Jamie Moritz is a licensed marriage and family therapist with over 15 years of experience working with individuals, families, and children. She currently has a private practice in Southern California. She is trained in Parent Child Interaction Therapy and EMDR.

  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In this webinar by Dr. Tori Virlee, you will learn about stress, trauma, and the implications on the developing brain. Most importantly, you will learn about how to respond in the classroom and contribute to the healing of trauma. The topic will be approached through a neurobiological perspective. Presenter's Bio: Dr. Tori Virlee, School Psychologist, joined Montessori School of Denver in 2015 as a Primary lead teacher. She currently provides school psychological services for the Toddler through Middle School programs. Tori is a Montessori certified teacher, holds a Psy.D. in School Psychology from the University of Colorado Denver, and earned a B.A. in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences from Metropolitan State University. She is also trained in the Neurosequential Model in Education. Tori has worked in Montessori schools since 2008 serving in various roles from Primary teacher to Academic Director and in schools from Denver to Albania. During her summers, Tori works with the Montessori Education Center of the Rockies training future Montessorians.

    1.5 CPDs, Run time 41:41

    In this webinar, you will learn about stress, trauma, and the implications on the developing brain. You will learn about positive stress, which builds residency. You will also learn how the brain is impacted when stress or trauma becomes too much. We will consider implications for the classroom, and your role as the prepared adult. Most importantly, you will learn about how to respond in the classroom and contribute to the healing of trauma. We will discuss behavior, relationships, and resilience. The topic will be approached through a neurobiological perspective informed by the Neurosequential Model in Education.