Professional Learning

Professional development for public Montessori schools, teachers, and leaders

TIE IN • Equity Changemakers

Equity Changemakers is a one-year program of work and study for leaders and educators working in public Montessori schools. The program fosters the development of leadership, knowledge, skills, and strategies for making equity changes in the participants’ home organizations, their communities, and in the wider education world.

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Montessori Fundamentals for Everyone

Begin any time

This asynchronous online course introduces non-Montessori-trained staff to the Montessori philosophy, the school as a prepared environment, and their role within that environment. 

Montessori Safe Classrooms

Montessori Assistants Training 22-23

Begin any time

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.


Assessment Playbook Tool Study 22-23

Begin any time

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.


English Learner Support in Montessori Classrooms – Fall 2022

Starts 8/23

15-hour course for Montessorians interested in supporting English learners through the in-class curriculum

Montessori Safe Classrooms

Child Study Workshop 22-23

Starts 8/30

The Child Study Workshop is an online facilitated community of practice for school-based Child Study Leads and teachers who are implementing Child Study in their schools.


Visual Thinking Strategies: Using Art to Support Language Development in Montessori Environments – Fall 2022

Starts 9/13

Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) uses student-driven conversations about specific works of art to foster vocabulary, fluency, and the critical thinking that drives both.


Coaches Training Fall 2022 – Tuesday

Starts 9/20

The NCMPS Coaches Training is designed for adults preparing to do coaching work in schools, and leadership teams who will be working with them.


Coaching Coffees 22-23

Starts 9/21

Coaching Coffees is a quarterly convening for NCMPS-trained coaches to deepen their practice: talk shop, practice coaching conversations, share strategies and resources, and more!

Montessori Child Study Course

Child Study Training – Fall 2022

Starts 9/22

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.


Coaches Training Fall 2022 – Thursday

Starts 9/22

The NCMPS Coaches Training is designed for adults preparing to do coaching work in schools, and leadership teams who will be working with them.


Montessori Fundamentals for School Leaders – Fall 2022

Starts 9/28

This six-week course introduces public Montessori school leaders to the fundamental elements of Montessori philosophy, curriculum, and pedagogy.


What Montessori Teachers Need to Know about Special Education – Fall 2022

Starts 10/12

This course provides Montessori teachers with essential knowledge about special education, high-incidence disabilities, and practical strategies and guidelines to effectively meet individual needs.



DERS Orientation

DERS orientation is a 3.5 hour online asynchronous course that prepares you to understand how the DERS can be used as a tool for classroom observation and continuous improvement.


DERS Subscription Annual Renewal

The Developmental Environment Rating Scale Subscription Annual Renewal gives users 365 days of access to the DERS app for observation, assessment and improvement.


DERS Training and Certification

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.