Since 1992, the Montessori Foundation’s Montessori Leadership Institute has offered a comprehensive series of in-depth seminars on topics of interest and concern to Montessori Leaders.
Institute classes are designed give Montessori Leaders invaluable insights and skills used by the world’s most successful Montessori schools around the world:
Institute courses are aimed at:
• Heads of Schools
• Educational Coordinators
• Admissions Directors
• Development Directors
• Board Members
• Parent Leaders
Set your own schedule, working on weekly learning activities and practical projects that will directly benefit your school now. You should expect to invest at least five hours a week reading the extensive course materials, viewing online video presentations or listening to audio mp3 files on your IPod, collaborating with fellow students and Tim Seldin, and working on PR, marketing, and recruitment strategies that will directly impact your school.
Courses are scheduled over periods ranging from 6 - 12 weeks, depending on content. When the courses end, participants are able to continue to use the course's resource materials and recorded presentations, along with its communication and collaboration tools, for at least a year.
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January 19th to March 2nd, 2013 (6 weeks)
This course will be beneficial to administrators and teacher guides alike. It will give you key insights into contemporary curriculum paradigms; and how Montessori curriculum is placed within them. The course will help you to understand your own school's identity and clarify and validate the consistency and coherency of your educational programs.
This important new course will be followed by a second: The Montessori Scope & Sequence: The rationale, how to use it with meaning in the classroom, and how to use it to communicate the program to parents, and how to use it to help sell your school.
Building a World Class Montessori School
This course is based on a simple principle: Clarity is the Key to Success. Over twelve weeks participants explore all the features that make a Montessori school truly world class. Starting with the process of clarifying and defining institutional identity you will examine the fundamental features and principles in each area of school operation.
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A school is nothing but people. It lives in their hearts and minds. A great school is group of people acting in accordance with a common set of beliefs and values, who feel a sense of commitment to each other and to the institution. This course will help you guide your school to increase enrollment by attracting and retaining families and staff that will support your school.
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The course is comprised of twelve modules. Offered in different configurations, it will be of interest to present and prospective Montessori teachers, Heads of Schools (especially those who are not formally trained as Montessori educators), and very interested parents. Some certified Montessori teachers who would like a fresh perspective have indicated an interest, as have a number of regular teachers wishing to gain a deeper understanding of Montessori education.
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The Montessori Board
This new course will be beneficial to both Montessori school board members and administrators alike. It will consider the unique nature of independent/private Montessori schools, and the Montessori principles that should guide every discussion and decision that we make. We will cover the fundamental principles of serving on a nonprofit board, the roles of board members in an effective school, the Montessori way to run meetings and make decisions, and the cycles of sustaining an effective board and administrative team, budgeting, setting policy, relating to the staff and parent community, the board's role in evaluation, and serving as ambassadors of the school in the larger community. We will also touch on fundraising, setting tuition and fees, committees, officers of the board, accreditation, and how the board can ensure the integrity of the school's Montessori program.
The Montessori Board
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Non-IMC Members: $1,250 for the first person from a school / $1,000 for each additional person enrolling from the same school.
Members of the International Montessori Council (IMC): Individual IMC members or attendees sponsored by a school affiliated with the International Montessori Council, receive a further discount: $950 for the first person from an IMC affiliated school/$800 for each additional person coming from the same IMC member school.
Non-IMC Members: $600 for the first person from a school/$400 for each additional person enrolling from the same school.
Members of the International Montessori Council (IMC): Individual IMC members or attendees sponsored by a school affiliated with the International Montessori Council, receive a discount: $500 for the first person from an IMC affiliated school/$300 for each additional person coming from the same IMC member school.
These professional development programs are offered in partnership with the Center for Guided Montessori Studies. Courses are offered in four areas:
- Classroom Leadership
- The Arts
- Maths Refresher
- Special Needs
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"I would totally recommend this kind of online course, I found that it was very helpful and interesting for me, considering I live too far away to attend to one of the conferences. And I think just like me there are other very interested people that do not attend to such because of distance or economical issues.
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