NCMPS Workshops and Training

Coaches Training, Coaches Workshop, Leaders Workshop, Child Study, DERS/MEFS Training, and more!

Participants from last year's Assessment Playbook Workshop can purchase the Assessment Playbook Workshop: Student Assessment and the Assessment Playbook Workshop: Adult Appraisal and Assessment together at a discounted price. (Participants who are new to our Montessori Assessment series should begin with the Orientation to Montessori Assessment - September 2020.) Read More

The NCMPS Coaches Workshop II is an online community for previous participants of NCMPS Coaches Workshop. The Participants meet sixteen time throughout the school year in small-group video-conference call led by an NCMPS Coach to share and collaborate, refine skills and tools, and learn new techniques. Prerequisite: The NCMPS Coaches Workshop II is open to participants who have completed the NCMPS Coaches Workshop in a previous year.  Scheduling: After you've registered and paid for this Workshop, an NCMPS Coach will work with you to schedule a regular meeting day and time that will work with your schedule. If no mutually agreeable time can be found, registration will be refunded. The NCMPS Coaching Team María Carvajal has 20 years of experience in teaching, educational research, consulting, mentorship, and program management in El Salvador, Mexico, Spain, and the U.S. She is a certified AMI elementary guide with primary teaching experience, and holds a B.A. and M.A. in Humanities from the University of Navarra and a M.Ed. in Montessori Elementary Education from Loyola University Maryland. María’s professional interests include trauma-informed care, English learner education, and early intervention. For research, she is currently focused on at-risk student populations, receptive and expressive language delays, and associations between social-emotional competence and literacy skills in children.     Laure Fleming studied Anthropology at the University of Maryland College Park where she earned her BA. She next earned her M.Ed in Montessori education from Loyola University in Baltimore and later studied School Administration and Supervision at Johns Hopkins University. Laure is Montessori credentialed for ages 3-6 (AMI) and 6-12 (AMS) and is licensed as a teacher and principal by the Maryland State Department of Education. Laure served for 14 years in public Montessori (with over 20 years total working in schools) holding the positions of classroom teacher, curriculum coordinator, assistant principal, and head of school.      Seth D. Webb has worked in public charter Montessori schools in Arizona, Colorado, and New Zealand as an elementary teacher, instructional leader, dean of students, and principal. Throughout his career, Seth has been active in the Montessori movement as a conference presenter, and lecturer and field consultant for Montessori training centers. He is Montessori credentialed (AMS 6-12, AMI 12-18), is a state licensed teacher and principal, and holds a MAEd from the Center for Contemporary Montessori Programs at St. Catherine University. Seth is a Montessori parent and passionate Montessori advocate. Read More

The Coaches Workshop is an online community for practitioners who have been trained in the Montessori Coaches Training. Participants meet sixteen times throughout the school year in small-group video-conference calls led by an NCMPS Coach to share and collaborate, refine skills and tools, and learn new techniques. Prerequisite: The NCMPS Coaches Workshop is open to previous participants in the Coaches Training.  Scheduling: After you've registered and paid for this Workshop, you'll receive an email confirming your enrollment. You will need to open the email, begin the course, and answer a few questions about your school and your available times to help us put together Workshop sections. Then, we'll let you know when we have you scheduled. If we can't find a time that works, we will refund your payment before the first meeting. Paying by check: We accept payment via most credit cards. To request to pay by check, use this form. You will not be registered until your check has been received. Please do not make travel plans or other commitments. Once your check has been received, we will enter your registration for the event and confirm via email. For questions about payment, contact payments@public-montessori.org. Photos and Video: NCMPS may take photos or record video during this event. By participating in this event, you consent to your likeness being used for promotional purposes without compensation, and you release NCMPS from any liability related to this use. If you do not want your likeness used in this way, you may inform the event staff, and NCMPS will make its best effort to prevent such use. The NCMPS Coaching Team María Carvajal has 20 years of experience in teaching, educational research, consulting, mentorship, and program management in El Salvador, Mexico, Spain, and the U.S. She is a certified AMI elementary guide with primary teaching experience, and holds a B.A. and M.A. in Humanities from the University of Navarra and a M.Ed. in Montessori Elementary Education from Loyola University Maryland. María’s professional interests include trauma-informed care, English learner education, and early intervention. For research, she is currently focused on at-risk student populations, receptive and expressive language delays, and associations between social-emotional competence and literacy skills in children.     Laure Fleming studied Anthropology at the University of Maryland College Park where she earned her BA. She next earned her M.Ed in Montessori education from Loyola University in Baltimore and later studied School Administration and Supervision at Johns Hopkins University. Laure is Montessori credentialed for ages 3-6 (AMI) and 6-12 (AMS) and is licensed as a teacher and principal by the Maryland State Department of Education. Laure served for 14 years in public Montessori (with over 20 years total working in schools) holding the positions of classroom teacher, curriculum coordinator, assistant principal, and head of school.      Seth D. Webb has worked in public charter Montessori schools in Arizona, Colorado, and New Zealand as an elementary teacher, instructional leader, dean of students, and principal. Throughout his career, Seth has been active in the Montessori movement as a conference presenter, and lecturer and field consultant for Montessori training centers. He is Montessori credentialed (AMS 6-12, AMI 12-18), is a state licensed teacher and principal, and holds a MAEd from the Center for Contemporary Montessori Programs at St. Catherine University. Seth is a Montessori parent and passionate Montessori advocate. Read More

Leaders of public Montessori programs face unique challenges and novel opportunities. Leaders Workshop II continues the conversations and elaborates upon the content explored in the Leaders Workshop I. Emphasis is placed on leading communities through change, and sustaining the commitments necessary to foster transformation in uncertain times The Workshop connects leaders from across the country in an online community of practice facilitated by an experienced public Montessori school leader. Meeting as a small group throughout the year, this online Workshop offers community, support, and real solutions tailored to your needs and responsive to this unusual year. This workshop meets 12x/year at a time that works for the participants. Paying by invoice or check: We accept payment via most credit cards. To request an invoice, use this form. You will not be registered until your invoice is paid. Once your invoice has been paid, we will enter your registration and confirm via email. For questions about payment, contact payments@public-montessori.org. Scheduling: After you've registered and paid for this Workshop, you'll receive an email confirming your enrollment. You will need to open the email, begin the course, and answer a few questions about your school and your available times to help us put together Workshop sections. Then, we'll let you know when we have you scheduled. If we can't find a time that works, we will refund your payment before the first meeting.     Read More

Public Montessori school leaders face unique challenges. This Workshop connects leaders across schools and time zones in an online community of practice led by an experienced public Montessori facilitator. Meeting in small groups throughout the school year, this Workshop offers community, support, and real solutions tailored to schools' specific needs. Topics include: The Montessori Learning Environment Equity and Inclusion Leadership, Organizational Development, and Strategic Planning Hiring, Retention, Professional Development, and Evaluation Family Engagement and Education Developing and Sustaining a Healthy School Culture Partnerships with District and State Authorizers Accountability and Assessment Scheduling: This workshop meets twelve times throughout the school year at a time that works for the participants. Participants will receive a scheduling survey with their enrollment email to choose times and days that fit their schedules. Paying by invoice or check: We accept payment via most credit cards. To request an invoice, use this form. You will not be registered until your invoice is paid. Once your invoice has been paid, we will enter your registration and confirm via email. For questions about payment, contact payments@public-montessori.org. Scheduling: After you've registered and paid for this Workshop, you'll receive an email confirming your enrollment. You will need to open the email, begin the course, and answer a few questions about your school and your available times to help us put together Workshop sections. Then, we'll let you know when we have you scheduled. If we can't find a time that works, we will refund your payment before the first meeting. About the facilitator Seth D. Webb has worked in public charter Montessori schools in Arizona, Colorado, and New Zealand as an elementary teacher, instructional leader, dean of students, and principal. Throughout his career, Seth has been active in the Montessori movement as a conference presenter, and lecturer and field consultant for Montessori training centers. He is Montessori credentialed (AMS 6-12, AMI 12-18), is a state licensed teacher and principal, and holds a MAEd from the Center for Contemporary Montessori Programs at St. Catherine University. Seth is a Montessori parent and passionate Montessori advocate.   Read More

The assistant in the Montessori classroom has a critical role to play in supporting instruction, building community, and promoting social-emotional development. This asynchronous online course introduces new Montessori primary and elementary assistants to the prepared environment and their role within it.  The online time requirement for this course is approximately 12 hours; we recommend the course be completed within 6-8 weeks. Before you register: This course requires a school-based facilitator to support some aspects of the training—a coach, seasoned guide, administrator, or other support staff member.  A 30-minute orientation call for this facilitator is required before the assistant begins the course. The facilitator can contact Director of Professional Learning Katie Brown at pd@public-montessori.org to begin registration and schedule the call. If your facilitator has already scheduled the call, you may continue with registration. To register multiple participants or to register on behalf of someone else, please select "Bulk Purchase" at checkout. For schools planning to enroll seven or more participants, the annual subscription is a good option; please email pd@public-montessori.org for more information. Course Overview Paying by check: We accept payment via most credit cards. To request to pay by check, use this form. You will not be registered until your check has been received. Once your check has been received, we will enter your registration for the event and confirm via email. For questions about payment, contact payments@public-montessori.org. Photos and Video: NCMPS may take photos or record video during this event. By participating in this event, you consent to your likeness being used for promotional purposes without compensation, and you release NCMPS from any liability related to this use. If you do not want your likeness used in this way, you may inform the event staff, and NCMPS will make its best effort to prevent such use.   Read More

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