Continuing Ed

For the 2014-2015 Course Announcement for the Master of Education Montessori Integrative Learning offered by Endicott College, CLICK HERE

2014
AUGUST 11-13
SPECIALTY SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS for ASSISTANTS, MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH TEACHERS, AND SUPERVISORS OF INTERNS

Start your school year strong with Professional Development!
Workshop A: Advanced Montessori Math Materials: Guiding Adolescents towards Abstraction
This seminar is designed to familiarize Middle School math teachers with Upper Elementary Montessori math materials. Upper Elementary teachers are welcome to attend this seminar as a refresher.
Workshop B: The Assistant’s Essentials
Assistants are a key component of the success of any Montessori Classroom. Assistants with an understanding of Montessori Philosophy and the fundamentals of a well-functioning classroom are better able to integrate and anticipate the needs of the children and the lead, making the classroom run more smoothly.
Workshop C: Mentoring New Montessorians (FREE!)
This seminar is presented free of charge and is highly recommended for all supervising teachers, mentor teachers, and administrators working with MECR interns this year.
To register or for more information, click on the button below.

JULY 11-13, 2014
PARENT-INFANT FACILITATOR TRAINING (PIFT)
We are excited to be hosting a regional workshop that will be of great interest to amy Montessori school that is considering starting a Parent-Infant Program.
Susan Tracy McDaniel
has many years of experience in the development of Parent-Infant classes and wrote a column for “Infants and Toddlers” magazine. This is an exceptional opportunity to work with Susan to create the foundation for a program at your site. It is also a helpful workshop for educators and parents who want to learn more about Montessori for infants and toddlers.
Workshop dates and times:
Friday, July 11; 5PM – 8PM
Saturday, July 12; 9AM-5PM
Sunday, July 13, 9AM – 3PM (Note: if you must miss part, it can be made up during later mentoring calls.)
Register with a friend and save 20%!
To download a flier for this event containing additional information and registration instructions, please CLICK HERE

JULY 3, 2014 Proposal Deadline
CALL FOR PRESENTERS for SEPTEMBER 6/7 MECR WORKSHOPS
Share your special passion with your fellow Montessorians! MECR is accepting proposals for our fall workshops through July 3.

APRIL
Rocky Mountain Compassionate Communication Center Announces Two FREE Webinar Opportunities (4/8 and 4/15) on Children, Compassion and Neuroscience with Sarah Peyton and Eric Bowers

Part 1 Tuesday April 8th
The Heart and Science of Supporting Children
With Eric Bowers

Part 2 Tuesday April 15th
Children, Everyday Trauma, and Empathy
With Sarah Peyton

For more information, please CLICK HERE

NOW ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS for April 5-6 MECR Spring Workshops!
Whether you are an assistant, lead, administrator, specialist or parent, put a little SPRING into your step! Fifteen workshops on diverse topics guarantee that there is something to revitalize any Montessorian! Click on the green button below to view the offerings and to register on-line.

FEBRUARY
February 22, RAFT (Resource Area for Teaching) offers Denver workshop
ECE Intensive: Soaking up Sensory Experiences

Join RAFT’s team of ECE experts as we explore the ways to create meaningful and fun sensory experiences in your ECE center, home child care or classroom. Focus will be centered around activities that are easily included in stations for ages 3-5 but modifications will be discussed for toddlers and school-age children.
TARGET AUDIENCE: ECE caregivers, sites, centers, home child care
COST: Members: $10; Non-members: $40, includes a day pass in order to shop at the RAFT store.
For more information, please CLICK HERE

JANUARY
January 29, 7PM NAEYC Webinar: Thought Leaders in Early Childhood Series
Dr. Valora Washington, CEO of the Council for Professional Recognition and the co-creator of several child advocacy institutions such as Michigan’s Children, presents an in-depth discussion on early childhood leadership and advocacy called “Crossing Boundaries and Building Bridges: Leadership Lessons for All of Us.” For more information, please CLICK HERE

2015
SEPTEMBER
September 25-27 Montessori in the Mountains Retreat in Estes Park.
CLICK HERE for more information

To list any professional development opportunities that your school is making available to the public, please send the date, time, location and a brief (single page in pdf format) to info@mecr.edu. Please be sure to include contact information.