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Being with Babies/Being with Toddlers Series

Being with Babies/Being with Toddlers is a workshop series developed by Mercedes Castle of All Roads Learning Community and Portland Montessori Collaborative. The topics outlined in the series draw primarily from writings and practices of Dr. Maria Montessori and Dr. Sylvana Montanaro, as well as from Magda Gerber (RIE), and Loris Malguzzi and the schools of, and inspired by, Reggio Emelia. This transformative series may be taken as individual sessions that are credited as two hours of professional development recognized by the Oregon Registry as Set One Trainings, and aligned to Core Knowledge Categories.  These sessions will be appropriate for the beginning teacher, but provocative enough for the seasoned practitioner.

All classes will be facilitated by Mercedes Castle, founder of All Roads Learning Community and co-founder of the Portland Montessori Collaborative. Mercedes is an Oregon Registry Community Trainer and Course Instructor at the MTEC-SFBA.  Mercedes holds a B.A. degree in Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and is an AMS accredited I/T guide with over ten years experience in the classroom.


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