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Refresher Courses

Lower and Upper Elementary Montessori Refresher Courses

Our refresher courses take an expansive  look at Montessori practices and current educational standards. It highlights, language, math and cultural activities that are pivotal to children's learning. It focuses on incorporating social emotional practices, with the pedagogy to exhibit cultural responsive teaching.

 

Four days of intense instruction, on location, where your teachers leave with an invigorated sense of responsibility, desire and understanding. A set of complete ETC Montessori Teacher Training Manuals is included for each participant.

 

Lower Elementary Refresher Course:

(Every teacher attending the course receives a copy of all Teacher Training Manuals for this level)

 

Day 1:

The first half of the day is spent with an in-depth exploration, discussion and understanding of the characteristics, learning styles, and tendencies of that particular age group.

Classroom design with an emphasis on what the environment should look like, sound like, and feel like.

The second half of the day is spent on getting a solid grasp of how to teach language curriculum and focusing on writing.

Concepts and understanding in:

  • Emergent Reading
  • Skills necessary to address Common Core
  • Record keeping
  • Meeting Benchmarks
  • Level Reading/Guided Reading
  • Grammar, Word Study and Sentence Analysis

 

Day 2:

Teaching Math and Geometry, with concepts in:

 

Operations - Algebraic Thinking

  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Division

 

Facts - Algebraic Thinking and how to get the child to move forward

Fractions

Data and Measurement

Geometry

 

Printable resources are included.

 

Day 3:

The Five Great Lessons

  • The change of focus at 3rd level
  • History Framework
  • Fundamental Needs of People
  • Clock of Eras

Creation of the Universe

Teaching Writing

  • Expository
  • Narrative
  •  Writing through Grammar
  • Writing through Cultural
  • Research Forms

 

Day 4:

Impressionistic Charts

Life Science

  • Flow Charts
  • Ecology
  • Chemistry

Social Emotional Development

Classroom Leadership

 

Cost:  4 day course: $800 per attendee. Minimum of six attendees +  traveling expenses.

 

Note: The Lower Elementary Refresher Course provide teachers with CPE credits that range between 24 - 36 hours. Teachers are often required by various educational governmental authorities to have Continuing Professional Education credits in order to keep certificates and licenses current. Please check with your state to find out how many continuing educational credits you require.

Upper Elementary Refresher Course:

(Every teacher attending the course receives a copy of all Teacher Training Manuals for this level)

 

Day 1:

An in-depth exploration, discussion and understanding of the characteristics, learning styles, and tendencies of that particular age group.

Classroom design with an emphasis on what the environment should look like, sound like, and feel like.

Concrete to abstract, simple to complex

Expectations from children moving in from lower elementary.

 

Math explorations.

 

Operations - Algebraic Thinking

  • Finishing whole numbers of multiplication and division
  • Introduction to Decimals
  • Addition and subtraction of Decimals
  • Multiplication of Decimals
  • Division of a Decimal

 

Day 2:

Continuation of Math explorations with concepts in:

 

Fractions

  • Equivalency
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Division

Advanced Math

  • Multiplication of a Binomial
  • Using Square Guides
  • Square Roots Concretely
  • Square Root Algorithm

 

Language

  • Reading
    • Literature Discussion
    • Literature Analysis with a focus on discussing big ideas leading to peace education
  • Word Study
  • Writing
    • Writing Rhombus
    • Narrative
    • Expository

Grammar

 

Day 3:

Geometry

  • Three Concepts/Three Properties
  • Constructive Triangles
    • Triangle Box
    • Large Hexagon Box
    • Small Hexagon Box
  • Area
    • Yellow Area Box
    • Area of Rhombus
    • Polygon
    • Circumference
    • Circle

History

  • Great Lessons
  • Clock of Eras
  • Timeline of Life
  • Timeline of Early Humans
  • Timeline of Ancient Civilizations
  • Middle Ages Study

Social Emotional Development

Classroom Leadership

 

Day 4:

Geography

  • Impressionistic Charts
    • Chapters 1,2,3
    • Chapter 4
    • Chapter 5
    • Chapter 6

Science

  • Biology
  • STEM
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Ecology

 

Social Emotional Development

Classroom Leadership

 

Cost: 4 day course: $800 per attendee. Minimum of six attendees +  traveling expenses.

 

Note: The Upper Elementary Refresher Course provide teachers with CPE credits that range between 24 - 36 hours. Teachers are often required by various educational governmental authorities to have Continuing Professional Education credits in order to keep certificates and licenses current. Please check with your state to find out how many continuing educational credits you require.

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