English Learner Support in Montessori Classrooms – Spring 2023

Last updated: September 26, 2022
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This 15-hour course will help Montessorians at all levels support emergent English learners through the in-class curriculum. Participants will learn to incorporate best practices for effectively teaching English learners into all Montessori lessons and general classroom practice, as well as practices to foster collaborative work between Montessori guides and EL specialists.

Participants in this course will learn about:

  • Principles for effectively teaching English learners
  • Oral language development in Montessori classrooms
  • Building literacy skills in Montessori classrooms
  • Creating lesson extensions and accommodations to better serve English learners at all levels (nido, primary, elementary, adolescents)
  • How to meet district requirements for serving English learners using Montessori-aligned practices

Participants who successfully complete the course will be eligible to request Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from Loyola University Maryland.

Paying by check: We accept payment via most credit cards. To request to pay by check, use this form. You will not be registered until your check has been received. Once your check has been received, we will enter your registration for the event and confirm via email. For questions about payment, contact payments@public-montessori.org.

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Attendance Policy: To receive a certificate for NCMPS professional learning offerings we require participants to attend 80% of live sessions (typically this allows for two missed sessions).

About the Instructors:

María Carvajal has 20 years of experience in teaching, educational research, consulting, mentorship, and program management in El Salvador, Mexico, Spain, and the U.S. She is a certified AMI elementary guide with primary teaching experience, and holds a B.A. and M.A. in Humanities from the University of Navarra and a M.Ed. in Montessori Elementary Education from Loyola University Maryland. María’s professional interests include trauma-informed care, English learner education, and early intervention. For research, she is currently focused on at-risk student populations, receptive and expressive language delays, and associations between social-emotional competence and literacy skills in children.

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