This course is an introduction to the Montessori Assessment Playbook, a strategy manual and collection of tools for an assessment model grounded in Montessori and supporting human flourishing. The Playbook offers a holistic approach to assessing the effectiveness of Montessori programs according to the wide-scope goals of developmental education.
Child Study is a Montessori-based approach to meeting the needs of all children, resolving difficulties early, and using a wide range of data to support student development. A commitment to serving children through Child Study has the power to change a school’s culture from deficit-based fault-finding to curiosity-based solution-finding. This 8-week online training prepares educators to implement the Child Study Protocol in their school.
In nine view-at-your-own-pace recordings plus weekly open office hours, learn to use specific tools from the Montessori Assessment Playbook, a strategy manual and collection of tools for implementing an assessment model grounded in Montessori and supporting human flourishing.
DERS training is a 6-hour online asynchronous course that prepares you to use the DERS app (available on iPad only) effectively as a tool for classroom observation and continuous improvement. Participants will learn to identify, evaluate, and record classroom indicators which support development.
The assistant in the Montessori classroom has a critical role to play in supporting instruction, building community, and promoting social-emotional development. This asynchronous online course introduces new Montessori primary and elementary assistants to the prepared environment and their role within it.