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 is an online community of practice for Montessori Coaches. Participants meet eight times from January to May, in small-group video-conference calls led by our Coaching Team, to build connection and community, share and collaborate, refine skills and tools, and learn new techniques. Coaches support classroom teachers with regular observation, NCMPS tools, and structured, supportive coaching conversations, and they help school leaders foster a school-wide developmental environment. These small-group sessions give new and experienced coaches opportunities to work through specific challenges and situations with a collaborative team, as well as digging more deeply into additional tools and resources to support the work. This spring, the Workshop will also take on the challenges of coaching under a distance or hybrid model, and the opportunities presented by a return to in-person learning. The Workshop focuses on public schools and the challenges and rewards of working in charters and districts, but independent school coaches are welcome when space is available. 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.   Jasmine Williams is Montessori credentialed for ages 3-6 (AMS) and holds a Masters in Education in TESOL, Literacy, and Culture. Jasmine has worked in bilingual Montessori programs for 12 years, including 8 years in a public program, in the positions of classroom teacher, reading interventionist, Montessori coach, and academic director. She considers herself a citizen of the world, having lived/volunteered in and traveled to 48 countries around the globe, most recently returning from 4 years in China. Jasmine is passionate about equitable and joyful Montessori education, and her dream is to bring free, socially justice centered Montessori training and education to marginalized communities throughout the world. She is currently earning a doctorate in Education for Social Justice at the University of San Diego with the desire to add to this body of knowledge in teacher training. 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

DERS orientation is a 3.5 hour online asynchronous course that prepares you to understand how the DERS can be used as a tool for classroom observation and continuous improvement. Participants will learn to identify classroom indicators which support development and understand how to read a report. The orientation includes six modules, which learners complete with the support of a DERS trainer. 1) Opening Activity: Observation 2) What and Why: Measuring What Matters 3) DERS Scoring Guides 4) Scoring Discussion 5) Reading and Understanding a Report 6) Closing Reflection Before beginning the course, please view this short video tutorial on how to use our online learning portal: All sales are final.  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. Read More

If your school has several classroom assistants who need to be oriented to their role, an annual subscription for our Montessori Assistants Training may be the right choice. With an annual subscription, your school can have up to 2 facilitators and an unlimited number of assistants participate in the Montessori Assistants Training, for one flat fee. This subscription is good until June 30, 2021.  Once you have purchased a subscription, you will receive a coupon code via email that will allow you to enroll your assistants in the Montessori Assistants Training without paying the per-person registration fee. Please contact Katie Brown at pd@public-montessori.org with any questions. 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. 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 is designed to introduce new Montessori assistants to the prepared environment and their role within it. This course is suitable for assistants who will be serving in both primary and elementary environments. Time requirement for this course is approximately 12 hours; we recommend the course be completed within 6-8 weeks. All sales are final.  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. Read More

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