Montessori School Visits - The following area Montessori schools will be open for visitation on Friday, March 6th throughout their school day. Please contact the school directly to schedule your visit:
Madison Community Montessori School Phone: (608) 827-6267 Address: 8406 Ellington Way, Middleton WI Website: www.madisoncommunitymontessori.org
Isthmus Montessori Academy Phone:(608) 661-8200 Address: 255 N Sherman Ave, Madison WI Website: www.isthmusmontessoriacademy.org
Woodland Montessori School Phone: (608) 256-8076 Address: 1124 Colby St, Madison WI Website: www.woodland-montessori.org
100th ANNIVERSARY MONTESSORI GLASS CLASSROOM - A PUBLIC DEMONSTRATION OF MONTESSORI IN ACTION
Observe or Participate in Either of the Following Work Periods: FRIDAY, MARCH 6th 3:00-5:30 SATURDAY, MARCH 7th from 9:00-11:30
MONTESSORI PARENTS: Bring your children for a work period to show Madison what Montessori kids can do! PLEASE RSVP to email@example.com with your name, children's names and ages, and work period time. Parents are expected to stay in the area with their children.
PUBLIC: In a partnership with the Wisconsin Montessori Association's 5th Annual Conference, The Bubbler @ Madison Central Library, and Madison Friends of Montessori we are thrilled to invite you to Madison's first Montessori Glass Classroom on Friday March 6th from 3:00-5:30 and Saturday, March 7th from 9:00-11:30. This is a public demonstration of Montessori where a primary classroom of mixed ages will be set up for these two days. Guides will work with children while the public, media and policy makers will be welcome to come and witness Montessori in action. This year marks the 100th Anniversary of Maria Montessori's first glass classroom in 1915 at the Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco.
Come meet Montessori teachers, students, and parents and see what children can do!
WMA Pre-Conference Reception - Cash Bar, Hors D’oeuvres, & Presentation: “Authentic Montessori” by Phillip Dosmann Location: UW Memorial Union Address: 800 Langdon St. Madison WI
Conference fees include: morning refreshments, lunch, and conference presentations at the UW Pyle Center on Saturday, March 7th 2015
Saturday Keynote Presentation: “Collaboration”
Linda Davis - Curriculum Coordinator & Consultant, Seton Montessori Institute
“Observe the child, read Montessori’s own words, and engage in professional dialog. All three are necessary to maintain a stable foundation for Montessori practice.” -Linda Davis
Linda Davis has worked with children and adolescents in Montessori environments for over 40 years. Her Montessori teacher training experiences prepared her to work with ages 3 to 6 and 6 to 12. From 1992 -1994, Linda worked closely with Margaret Stephenson in develop- ing a program for Young Adolescents, and continued to work with her in assisting other Ado- lescent programs and in starting another at the Montessori School of Lake Forest. She served on staff at the AMI/NAMTA Summer Orientation in Ohio since the program began.
Linda has also served at Montessori Children’s House (Springfield IL), Alcuin Montessori School (River Forest IL), Two Rivers Montessori School (Portland OR), and Marin Montessori School (Corte Madera CA). Currently, Mrs. Davis is serving as Curriculum Coordinator and Consultant at Seton Institute and Montessori School in Clarendon Hills, IL during the school year.
Mrs. Davis holds Montessori certifications from St. Nicholas Montessori, American Montessori Society (AMS), and the Association of Montessori Internationale (AMI) as well as a B.A. in Child Psychology and a M.A. in Child and Adolescent Development from the University of Illinois-Springfield.
How can you help a child develop their vision and/or hearing? What do you do with the wiggle worm? How about the klutzy one? During this workshop, we will explore intentional movements that build the physical skills for learning. These 26 Brain Gym activities, variations and extensions are appropriate before, during or after presentations and they assist with transitions. Presenter Cindy Goldade will share individual, small, and whole group activities that work in a prepared classroom environment.
Cindy Goldade has her Montessori credential in early childhood, and is a licensed instructor for Brain Gym, Optimal Brain Organization, Visioncircles and a member of the International Faculty for the Educational Kinesiology Foundation. Cindy is coming back by popular demand. She presented for us in December 2013.
Comments from participants: "Excellent!!" "Engaging, funny, applicable and enjoyable!" "I want more!"
The Graduate Montessori Teacher Education program was created to meet the need for Montessori-certified teachers in Wisconsin and Minnesota, as identified by a study of K-12 superintendents and public and private Montessori principals and coordinators. Students can chose to earn Montessori certification for age levels 3-6, 6-9 or 9-12 and a master of science in education degree.