Exploring Montessori 2018

A One Day Early Childhood Seminar
Saturday, April 14, 2018 9:00 am – 4:15 pm
Maple Tree Montessori Academy

Join us in exploring the Montessori Philosophy! Discover how it compares to other early childhood philosophies while achieving a similar goal of positive early childhood outcomes!

Event Schedule

Registration & Continental Breakfast: 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

General Opening: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Peace and Education

Anita B. Adhikary was born in Kathmandu, Nepal. She is a genuine citizen of the world, living in several continents and experiencing multiculturalism firsthand from a young age. Her passion is learning about other cultures, meeting people, facilitating workshops for parents and teachers on “Parent Education/Montessori at Home and Peace”. Ms. Adhikary has published four children’s books, which are all very unique and embraces diversity. She is elated that two of her books are also available at the United Nations Book Shop! They are: “Y is for Yoga” and “My Daughters are Smart!”

Ms. Adhikary received her Early Childhood Education certification from ADMTEI in 1998. She is a faculty member at Adrian Dominican Montessori Teacher Education Institute, teaching Peace Education. Her session will include:

  1. Introduce Peace Education briefly.
  2. How to prepare a Peace Shelf.
  3. Peaceful activities.

Lunch and Networking: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Session 1 (Breakout Workshops): 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

1. Montessori Math: Concrete to Abstract

Presented by Sue Cherry

Sue Cherry, a Montessori Primary teacher for over 30 years and Director of Maple Tree Montessori Academy, will be exploring the multi-level Montessori Math Curriculum. We will be working with the sequencing of lessons, the interrelationships between concurrent works and tips to allow the child to work independently with the materials as they are gently led from concrete to abstract. Montessori Math is designed to nurture the child’s “mathematical mind” and encourage a lifelong love and full appreciation of Math.

2. Yoga – A Peaceful Practice for Children

Presented by Anita Adhikary

Anita Adhikary received her Early Childhood Education certification from ADMTEI in 1998. She is a faculty member at Adrian Dominican Montessori Teacher Education Institute teaching Peace Education Yoga for children to become peaceful. Anita offers us a beautiful yoga practice to share with our students. She will help us to guide our children to a peace filled school experience.

Participants should dress comfortably and if possible, bring in a Yoga mat or a towel.

3. Montessori Language: Sequencing Materials leading to an Explosion of Reading

Presented by Julie Harrison

Julie Harrison, a Montessori Primary teacher for 23 years, trained reading specialist/tutor for 14 years, Montessori Teacher educator for 8 years at the Michigan Montessori Teacher Education Center and currently a Montessori Elementary teacher, will be presenting the Early Childhood Language Curriculum of a Montessori classroom. She will show how a hands-on and carefully sequenced Montessori Language Curriculum lead the young child to an explosion of reading and writing, preparing the child for Grammar and Cultural studies.

Break: 1:45 PM – 2:00 PM

Session 2 (Breakout Workshops): 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM

4. Montessori Math
(Repeat of Workshop 1)

5. Yoga – A Peaceful Practice for Children
(Repeat of Workshop 2)

6. Montessori Language
(Repeat of Workshop 3)

Tour of the Montessori Academy and Question/Answer Time: 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Registration is limited. Register EARLY.
DEADLINE: March 30, 2018
COST: $60.00 (Includes continental breakfast and lunch)

2018 Exploring Montessori Brochure or register online below

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This event is being held at:

Maple Tree Montessori Academy
2944 South Old US 23
Brighton, Michigan 48114