NCMPS Workshops and Training

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En estos tiempos de estrés e incertidumbre, nuestros estudiantes pueden tener retos emocionales. Como educadores, debemos estar preparados para apoyarles.  María Carvajal trabajó en una escuela pública Montessori que atravesó un evento traumático para toda la comunidad escolar. A raíz de este evento, dicha escuela contrató a un centro universitario especializado en el bienestar de ambientes educativos con el propósito de brindar apoyo intensivo a niños, familias y personal.  En el transcurso de dos años escolares, María trabajó muy de cerca con especialistas en trauma y salud mental para aprender técnicas de apoyo que podría implementar en un ambiente de aprendizaje Montessori. En este curso, ella comparte la teoría detrás de la atención informada sobre el trauma así como también intervenciones basadas en evidencia, herramientas y estrategias aplicables a un ambiente Montessori y adaptables para modelos educativos a distancia o presenciales.   Por medio de lecturas, entrevistas con especialistas y sesiones en vivo, los participantes de este curso aprenderán acerca de: la investigación y teoría que detrás de la atención informada sobre el trauma y el apoyo socioemocional a niños respuestas variadas de los niños al trauma  características esenciales de adultos sensibles y alentadores  cómo ayudar a los niños a cultivar un locus de control interno  intervenciones basadas en evidencia, adaptables a distintos ambientes, para ayudar a los niños a autorregularse  herramientas y apoyos para el bienestar de adultos, adaptables a personal docente y familias  El curso incluye lecturas, asignaturas por escrito y cinco sesiones en vivo que se llevarán a cabo de 7:00-8:00 pm ET en las siguientes fechas: 1 de febrero 15 de febrero 1 de marzo 15 de marzo 29 de marzo Pago por cheque: Aceptamos pagos por medio de la mayoría de tarjetas de crédito. Para solicitar un pago por medio de cheque, use  this form. Usted no estará registrado hasta que el cheque haya sido recibido. Una vez que su cheque sea recibido, le registraremos al curso y recibirá confirmación electrónica.  Para preguntas respecto a formas de pago, favor escribir al siguiente correo: payments@public-montessori.org. Fotos y videos: NCMPS puede tomar fotos y grabar sesiones durante este evento. Al participar en este evento, usted da su consentimiento para que dichas fotos o videos sean usados para propósitos promocionales sin ningún tipo de compensación y libera a NCMPS de cualquier responsabilidad relacionada con este uso. Si usted no quiere aparecer en fotos o videos de NCMPS, lo puede informar a un miembro del equipo participando en este evento y NCMPS hará su mayor esfuerzo para prevenir que esto suceda.   Acerca de la instructora María Carvajal tiene 20 años de experiencia en docencia, investigación educativa, consultoría, mentoría y manejo de programas en El Salvador, México, España y Estados Unidos. Ella tiene certificación como guía Montessori de elemental por parte de AMI y experiencia como guía en Casa de Niños. María tiene licenciatura y maestría en Humanidades de la Universidad de Navarra y maestría en Educación Montessori de la Universidad de Loyola en Maryland. Sus  intereses profesionales incluyen atención informada sobre el trauma, educación de estudiantes del idioma inglés e intervención temprana.  Read More

In these times of stress and uncertainty, children may be coming with emotional challenges. Educators need to be prepared. Maria Carvajal worked at a public Montessori school which experienced a school-wide traumatic experience. The school partnered with a local university center for well-being in school environments to provide intensive support for children, families, and staff. Over the course of two school years, Maria worked closely with mental health trauma specialists to learn techniques and adapt them to the Montessori environment. In this course, she shares the theory behind trauma-informed care as well as research-based interventions, tools, and strategies applicable to a Montessori environment and adaptable to face-to-face or distance education models. Through readings, video, live presentations, and recorded sessions with mental health professionals, participants will learn about: the theory and research underlying trauma-informed care and social-emotional support children’s varying responses to trauma the essential characteristics of sensitive and encouraging adults how to help children cultivate an internal locus of control research-based interventions for the classroom and the home, to help children self-regulate and ensure functional learning spaces tools and supports for adult wellness, adaptable to teachers and families The course includes readings, written assignments, and five live sessions held from 7:00-8:00pm ET on the following dates: January 25 February 8 February 22 March 8 March 22 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. About the instructor 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 an 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 targeted services for at-risk student populations, receptive and expressive language delays, and associations between social-emotional competence and literacy skills in children. Read More

The NCMPS Coaches Training is designed for adults preparing to do coaching work in schools, and leadership teams who will be working with them. Montessori Coaching is a holistic framework for supporting Montessori teachers in classrooms, and for partnering with school leadership teams to help the whole school grow towards an environment supporting human development and flourishing. This seven-week online training prepares coaches to support effective, equitable Montessori classroom practice and to work with school leaders to grow and strengthen developmentally supportive practices throughout the school, including the whole-school environment, family engagement, Lesson Study, Child Study, and more. Coaches Training includes videos, readings, and seven live sessions. This course meets on the following Thursdays from 6:15-7:30pm ET.  This time slot has been optimized for participants in Pacific and Mountain time zones—participants in Central and Eastern time zones may prefer the Tuesday course, which meets at 4:15pm ET. January 28 February 4 February 11 February 18 February 25 March 4 March 11 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. NCMPS Coaches 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 and holds a Masters in Education in TESOL, Literacy, and Culture. She  has worked in bilingual Montessori programs for 12 years, including 8 years in a public program, as a classroom teacher, reading interventionist, Montessori coach, and academic director. Jasmine 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

The NCMPS Coaches Training is designed for adults preparing to do coaching work in schools, and leadership teams who will be working with them. Montessori Coaching is a holistic framework for supporting Montessori teachers in classrooms, and for partnering with school leadership teams to help the whole school grow towards an environment supporting human development and flourishing. This seven-week online training prepares coaches to support effective, equitable Montessori classroom practice and to work with school leaders to grow and strengthen developmentally supportive practices throughout the school, including the whole-school environment, family engagement, Lesson Study, Child Study, and more. Coaches Training includes videos, readings, and seven live sessions. This course meets on the following Tuesdays from 4:15-5:30pm ET.  This time slot has been optimized for participants in Eastern and Central time zones—participants in Mountain and Pacific time zones may prefer the Thursday course, which meets at 6:15pm ET. January 26 February 2 February 9 February 16 February 23 March 2 March 9 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. NCMPS Coaches 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 and holds a Masters in Education in TESOL, Literacy, and Culture. She  has worked in bilingual Montessori programs for 12 years, including 8 years in a public program, as a classroom teacher, reading interventionist, Montessori coach, and academic director. Jasmine 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

The Montessori Assessment Playbook is a strategy manual and collection of tools for implementing an assessment model grounded in Montessori and supporting human flourishing.  Video mini-tutorials on how to use individual tools in the Assessment Playbook will be presented asynchronously in our online learning portal, including both child and adult assessment tools. Tutorials will be grouped into the following categories: Teacher & Assistant Appraisal Executive Appraisal Reflective Practice inventory Surveys and Questionnaires Normalization Check and Adjustment Check Progress Reports Skills Inventories Observation The Essential Elements Rubric Katy Mattis will hold office hours twice a month, from 3:30-4:30 ET and 7:00-8:00pm ET on a Thursday, to answer your questions and talk with you about your experience implementing these tools in your school. 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. Participants will need to supply their own copy of the Montessori Assessment Playbook, which is available on Amazon. 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. About the instructor: Katy Mattis has worked in private, charter and magnet Montessori programs as an Elementary guide, instructional leader, and principal, and is passionate about leaders and teachers having the very best tools to support their work with children. She worked for Denver Public Schools for 12 years as a teacher, Montessori instructional coach, and principal at a Montessori magnet school. Katy holds AMI diplomas in Assistants to Infancy and Elementary, an M.Ed in Montessori Education from Loyola College, and Colorado state teacher and principal licenses.         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

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