The next Open Advocacy Meeting will be October 22nd, 6:00 – 7:30 at Child’s View Montessori in SW Portland. All welcome!
Our April 2014 Open Meeting was full of lively conversation and ideas.
- There will be a Glass Classroom in the Galleria of the Capitol Building in Salem on February 27th, 2015. Please contact Kari Wax or Cathryn Kasper for more information (email addresses below). Thank you to Jessica Breed, Emily Daggett and Virginia Stone for serving on this committee!
- Proclamation and Letter Writing Campaign
- Draft Letter from Administrators/Staff – use or edit to fit your community
- Draft Letter from Children – use or edit to fit your community
Cathryn Kasper, AMI co-chair:
Kari Wax, AMS co-chair:
There are currently four areas of advocacy work being done in the state of Oregon. Contact the chair of the area you are interested in and get involved!
Quality Rating and Improvement System Pilot Project
Mercedes Castle, Chair:
Hilary Smith, co-Chair:
Below are links to documents that could be helpful in generating answers for some of the Portfolio questions for those of you who are choosing to participate in QRIS.
Click here for LD2
Click here for LD3
Click here for LD4
Click here for LD6
Click here for LD7
Click here for LD12 – Grace and Courtesy
Click here for LD12 – Required Posting – Discipline Policy
Click here for HS6
Click here for HS1
MACTE Accreditation with the Oregon Registry
Stacey Edwards Russo, Chair:
MACTE work done by Ingrid Anderson, Mercedes Castle, Stacey Edwards Russo, and Rebecca Pelton. All AMS Teacher Training Centers are accredited by MACTE.
AMI Accreditation work in progress. Sally Coulter, , is heading up this work, and in working in collaboration with Ingrid Anderson, Mercedes Castle, and Stacey Edwards Russo.
Click here for the MACTE Accreditation Article.
Published with permission by Mercedes Castle.
Jennifer Davidson, Chair:
David Cannon, Chair:
“School Readiness in Children Attending Montessori-Style Preschools,” May 2014 Forza Vitale!
Jennifer LaBounty, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR