Professional Development Seminars & Workshops

Currently offering:

The New Child: Preparing the Montessori Environment & Curriculum for the 21st Century

A series of workshops designed for advanced Montessori teachers.
Using Montessori’s lectures from the 1946 London training course, we will explore and examine the essential qualities of the Montessori environment and curriculum that support the emergence of “the new child.” Montessori wrote, “2 things must be considered if the inner construction is to be helped: 1. What are we to do to bring about this reconstruction and 2. What are we to do to help this development afterwards?” Each session will focus on a specific aspect of the Montessori environment and curriculum, and will combine theory and practical application in response to current issues and challenges. All workshops will be presented by Crystal Dahlmeier.

Workshop 1: November 6th, 2014
“Unlocking the Intelligence”
How the curriculum and materials support cognitive development.

Workshop 2: February 19th, 2015
“Social Cohesion”
Community Development through support of the child’s adaptation, behavior, and the curriculum.

Workshop 3: April 9th, 2015
“Development of Character”
Exploration of the aspects of the environment and curriculum that support and nurture the roots of moral development

More information available here.


Other workshop opportunities:

Advanced Montessori Seminars
A summer seminar consist of four half-day sessions that feature content designed specifically for the working Montessori teacher.
Schedule: Summer Seminar meets annually in late July-early August

Workshops designed specifically for working Montessori teachers.
Schedule: During school year, advanced workshops held 3 times throughout the year.

Introduction to Montessori Method and Materials Series

Monday evenings, Sept. through Oct.
Designed for teaching assistants, parents, and anyone interested in learning more about the Montessori education model, this workshop series gives participants the opportunity to explore theories and learning materials in small, instructor-led groups.

Customizable Workshops

Customized, small-group training sessions or on-site training from a GCCME instructor.

Professional Development Hours: All workshops are valid for contact hours from Kentucky’s Division of Child Care, Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services, American Montessori Society, and often, Ohio SUTQ hours.