Targeted and tailored services help schools, teachers, coaches, and leaders deliver effective public Montessori education
Startup and Expansion
Support for new schools and programs adding levels or expanding their scope
Planning and Launch Years :
Customized consultation for new and expanding programs.
- Program design and modelling
- On-site and remote consulting
- Summer staff development and orientation
Support for full implementation and better developmental outcomes at every level
What does it take to do Montessori in the public sector with equity, full implementation, and sustainability?
The Essential Elements for Montessori in the Public Sector (download) comes from NCMPS and national Montessori organizations. The Essential Elements Review is a comprehensive multi-day assessment helping schools on the path to continuous improvement.
ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS REVIEW COMPONENTS
Multi-day school visit or online consultation
Developmental Environment Rating Scale (DERS) observations and summary reports by level
Stakeholder focus group meetings (teachers, families, leadership, and board)
Comprehensive written report with recommendations for continuous improvement
Follow-up work and support throughout the year
NCMPS staff work with school leaders to assess the program on a four-point scale across 25 standards and to develop an action plan for continuous improvement.
To learn more, or to contract for an Essential Elements Review, contact [email protected].
Developmental Environmental Rating Scale (DERS)
The Developmental Environment Rating Scale is a classroom assessment tool which measures the presence of child and adult behaviors and environment attributes which support developmental outcomes aligned with Montessori, such as executive functions, linguistic and cultural fluency, and social-emotional flexibility. The DERS is implemented via an iPad app during a classroom observation by a trained observer and gives clear guidance towards effective practice.
EER SUPPORTED SELF-STUDY
In a Supported Self-Study, we provide an orientation to the tool, and stakeholder cohorts (parents, leadership, teachers, board, etc.) complete relevant elements. Cohorts then meet together to share observations, arrive at ratings, develop action items, and plan next steps.
NCMPS can support self-studies by:
- Facilitating focus groups
- Observing school operations (dismissal, arrival, lunch, etc.)
- Observing classrooms
- Facilitating final stakeholder to develop action plan.
- Making recommendations for next steps.
NCMPS provides support for public Montessori school leaders and leadership teams, to help them more fully implement Montessori and navigate state and district requirements.
MONTESSORI FUNDAMENTALS FOR SCHOOL LEADERSSchool leaders without Montessori training need orientation and support. Montessori Fundamentals for School Leaders is a six-week online course including live sessions, videos, and readings, led by an experienced Montessori public school leader. Register for Montessori Fundamentals for School Leaders →
LEADERS WORKSHOPLeaders Workshop is an online community of practice that meets throughout the academic year. Interactive meetings with a cohort of leaders from across the country are facilitated by an experienced public Montessori school administrator. Register for Leaders Workshop →
ONE-ON-ONE COACHINGSchool leaders can contract with NCMPS for customized leadership support, by on-site visits and video conference. To learn more or to contract for coaching, contact [email protected].
WORKSHOP & SUPPORT TOPICS
- Montessori-aligned systems and routines
- Ongoing, school-wide Montessori coaching and professional development
- Teacher development, record keeping and evaluation
- Diversity, equity and inclusion
- Tracking and reporting student data
- Meeting district and authorizer demands
- Board, district, parent and teacher relationships that support school culture
- Roles, responsibilities and boundaries within a Montessori staffing structure
- Budgeting to support the Montessori program
- Social services and supports for families
- Engaging parents
Trained Montessori Coaches help educators and schools by observing in classrooms, working with teachers, and supporting school-wide Montessori implementation for human development.
NCMPS has trained and supported more than 500 Montessori Coaches. Schools can send teachers for training and ongoing support, or include coaching support in a comprehensive service contract.
MONTESSORI COACHES TRAINING
This seven-week online training prepares coaches to support effective, equitable Montessori classroom practice and to work with school leaders to grow and strengthen developmentally supportive practices throughout the school.
Coaches Workshop is an online community of practice for graduates of the NCMPS Coaches Training. Participants meet sixteen times during the school year, in small-group video-conference calls led by our Coaching Team, to build connection and community, share and collaborate, refine skills and tools, and learn new techniques.
COACHING OF THE COACH
Schools can contract with NCMPS for customized coaching support.
To learn more or to contract for coaching, contact [email protected].
TRAINING & WORKSHOP TOPICS
- Whole-School Reflective Practice
- Developmental Learning Environments
- Aligning Inputs and Outcomes
- Observing Work Engagement
- Coaching Conversations
- Coaching with the DERS
Child Study is a Montessori approach to RTI/MTSS that focuses on meeting the needs of all children.
NCMPS has trained and supported more than 300 educators with Child Study Training. Schools can send teachers for training and ongoing support, and access tools and protocols to more effectively support children and teachers.
CHILD STUDY TRAINING
This eight-week online training prepares educators to implement the Child Study Protocol, supporting teachers and children through the process of identifying specific needs and challenges, creating and implementing adaptations and interventions, gathering data, and referring to special education when appropriate.
CHILD STUDY WORKSHOP
Child Study Workshop is an online community of practice for graduates of the Child Study Training. Participants meet twelve times during the school year, in small-group video-conference calls led by our Child Study Instructor to build connection and community, share and collaborate, refine skills and tools, and learn new techniques.
TRAINING & WORKSHOP TOPICS
- Data Collection and Record Keeping
- Child Study Protocol
- Montessori Adaptations and Interventions
- Trauma-Informed Care
- School-Home Meeting and Tier I Action Plan
- Tier II Child Study Team Action Plan
- Tie III SPED-Informed Action Plan