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Michael Gurian and Betsy Hoke – Public Lecture and Workshop

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Save the date!  Details and registration information coming soon!


OMA Fall Workshop Day

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Three professional development opportunities in one day!  Click here to register.

Where:  Hosted by Harmony Montessori School, just off of I-205 in SE Portland.

When:  Morning Session:  9 – Noon; Afternoon Session 1 – 4 – Saturday, October 18th.

1.)   9 – Noon:  Come enjoy a great opportunity for Montessori schools that are governed by Boards.   OMA is sponsoring a workshop for Board members and administrators covering the basics of good governance of a small nonprofit organization in Oregon.  We urge you to bring key board members to the workshop, which will be led by Barbara Gibbs of the Oregon Nonprofit Association, who has over 30 years experience in nonprofit management and governance.  If you are considering moving to a non-profit structure, this is a great workshop for you as well!

Click here for Barbara’s bio and here for workshop outline.

We think your Board leaders will enjoy not only the content of the Board training workshop but the opportunity to meet and talk with other Montessori school board members.

2.)  The concurrent morning workshop for staff or parents is on working with special needs children in the classroom.  Bios of presenters coming soon.  Topics will include Hearing Loss and Occupational Therapy.

3.)  The afternoon session is on the topic of working with volunteers, led by Jim Laden, the National Director of FoodCorps.  Click here for Jim’s bio.  Workshop outline coming in September.

Note:  Individuals may sign up for both morning and afternoon sessions, or just one session.

 
 
 

August 2014 News Bulletin

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2014 OMA Assistant Workshop in Portland

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Do you have new-to-Montessori assistants joining your staff for the 2014 – 15 school year?  Or, do you have staff that would enjoy a refresher about practical aspects of being an Assistant?  Send them to OMA’s informative and practical workshop in Portland!

Come join us as we explore what it means to be a Montessori Assistant. Topics include the history of Montessori education, what is Montessori and how does it work, child development ages 0-12 and beyond, roles and duties of the Assistant, observation and how to intervene, practical everyday activities, positive guidance techniques and communication with the Guide.

Presenters:

Kari Wax is the owner and administrator of Tiny Revolution Montessori in NE Portland.  Prior to moving to Oregon, she founded the first Infant/Toddler Montessori classroom in the Phoenix, AZ area.  She currently serves on the OMA Board and is co-chair of OMA’s Oregon Montessori Advocacy Partnership.

Jeanne VanDeRiet became interested in Montessori after working for several years with emotionally disturbed children and their families.  During her beginning years as a Guide she was fortunate to have worked in Corvallis with great mentors, followed by the Virgin Islands, which gave her a love of diversity and the tropics.  She also worked eleven years at Providence (now The Portland Montessori School), which gave her an opportunity to be an On-Call Guide, an Assistant, a Guide and an Administrator.  Jeanne currently serves on the OMA Board.

Judi Simmons recently retired after 35 years of teaching.  She has taken both AMS and AMI trainings and is the founder of Little Oak Montessori in While Salmon, WA.  Over the course of her career she has worked at Northwest Montessori in Seattle, the Franciscan Montessori Earth School in Portland, and Cascadia Montessori in Vacouver, WA.  She loves to travel and has a great collection of children’s books for the Elementary-aged child.  Judi currently serves on the OMA Board. 

Hosted by The Portland Montessori School.

Register here!  Light breakfast and lunch included in your registration fee.

$60 for Members

$80 for Non-members

6 hours of Set 1 Professional Development hours provided:

  1. Learning Environments and Curriculum   2 hours
  2. Understanding and Guiding Behavior     2 hours
  3. Human Growth and Development           1 hour
  4. Observation and Assessment             1 hour

2014 OMA Assistant Workshop in Corvallis

Events OMA Workshops

Do you have new-to-Montessori assistants joining your staff for the 2014 – 15 school year?  Or, do you have staff that would enjoy a refresher about practical aspects of being an Assistant?  Send them to OMA’s informative and practical workshop in Corvallis!

Come join us as we explore what it means to be a Montessori Assistant. Topics include the history of Montessori education, what is Montessori and how does it work, child development ages 0-12 and beyond, roles and duties of the Assistant, observation and how to intervene, practical everyday activities, positive guidance techniques and communication with the Guide.

Presenters:

Kari Wax is the owner and administrator of Tiny Revolution Montessori in NE Portland.  Prior to moving to Oregon, she founded the first Infant/Toddler Montessori school in the Phoenix, AZ area.  She currently serves on the OMA Board and is co-chair of OMA’s Oregon Montessori Advocacy Partnership.

Jeanne VanDeRiet became interested in Montessori after working for several years with emotionally disturbed children and their families.  During her beginning years as a Guide she was fortunate to have worked in Corvallis with great mentors, followed by the Virgin Islands, which gave her a love of diversity and the tropics.  She also worked eleven years at Providence (now The Portland Montessori School), which gave her an opportunity to be an On-Call Guide, an Assistant, a Guide and an Administrator.  Jeanne currently serves on the OMA Board.

Judi Simmons recently retired after 35 years of teaching.  She has taken both AMS and AMI trainings and is the founder of Little Oak Montessori in While Salmon, WA.  Over the course of her career she has worked at Northwest Montessori in Seattle, the Franciscan Montessori Earth School in Portland, and Cascadia Montessori in Vacouver, WA.  She loves to travel and has a great collection of children’s books for the Elementary-aged child.  Judi currently serves on the OMA Board. 

Hosted by Corvallis Montessori School.

Register here!  Light breakfast and lunch included in your registration fee.

$60 for Members

$80 for Non-members

6 hours of Set 1 Professional Development hours provided:

  1. Learning Environments and Curriculum   2 hours
  2. Understanding and Guiding Behavior     2 hours
  3. Human Growth and Development           1 hour
  4. Observation and Assessment             1 hour

July 2014 News

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