Advanced Assistants Overview

This workshop is in response to school administrators’ and classroom teachers’ requests to provide for their experienced assistants a higher level of training, inspiration and involvement. It has proven valuable for individuals and assistants with insight and experience beyond an initial level. The Advanced Assistant’s Overview session will include:

  • Montessori Philosophy and the Adult’s Role within the Classroom
  • Classroom Observation and commonly used Record Keeping Techniques
  • Recognizing Children’s Developmental Levels and how to meet their Interest with Montessori Materials
  • The Practical Life Curriculum – Material Presentations and Highlights of the Philosophy of Practical Life Activities
  • The Sensorial Curriculum – Presentations to include the use of Memory Games, Language Lessons, the Geometric Cabinet & Cards, Binomial & Trinomial Cubes and more
  • The Math Curriculum – Presentations to include: Linear Counting Materials and the Golden Bead Decimal System
  • Cultural Studies specific to the Geography and Science Curricula. Presentations to include: the Montessori Globes and Puzzle Maps, along with discussions around Geography Pictures and how to bring Nature into the classroom.

 

Workshop Title:

Advanced Assistant’s Overview

Dates:

July 24 & 25, 2017 (Monday and Tuesday)

Class Hours:

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location:

on the Campus of Gordon College Wenham, Massachusetts

Presenters:

Misse Carolan