Learning something new or improving your knowledge is a good thing to do while the schools are closed and while we are spending a lot of time at home.
That’s why I have prepared a list of online Montessori courses and webinars.
These courses are not the full Montessori trainings. These are independent online webinars, workshops and courses that specialize on specific topics. I know the creators and hosts and that’s why I can recommend them to you. There are courses for teachers and for parents. I just want to bring you something useful during these uneasy times. The courses are listed in random order. Let’s start!
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✔ Montessori Demystified Webinar by Jo Ebisujima (Jojoebi). This webinar will be useful for you if you are new to the Montessori method. You will learn about the difference between the Montessori home and the Montessori classroom. You will discover the key aspects of the method.
✔ Miniclass for Parents facing school closure or quarantine but open to all by Jasmine Ong (Three Minute Montessori). In this 3-days miniclass you will find the rhythm of your Montessori home, learn about sensitive periods and receive 12-page PDF workbook with 50+ activities.
✔ Webinars from Age of Montessori. They have a small library of webinar replays that you can watch. I have already spotted the one that I will be watching for sure it is Hatching the Cosmic Egg presented by Dr. Dorer!
✔ Nature Journaling workshops by Kelly Johnson (Wings, worms and wonder). Now is a great time to start with nature observation and documentation. Kelly is a real expert in everything related to nature. She has a lot of wonderful resources, such as veggies and herns studies workshops, watercolor basics for nature journaling and more!
✔ Montessori for Parents and Caregivers of 6-12 year olds mini-course by Lisa DG (MontessoriKiwi). In this 1 hour course broken into bite size pieces Lisa talks with you about what the key aspects of a Montessori 6-12 class are and how you can help create consistency for your child by using these ideas at home.
✔ The Power of the Prepared Parent course by Christine O’Leary (Ultimate Montessori Parents Guide). This is a thorough and greatly-organized course for parents. You will lean about the Montessori method in a nutshell, materials explain in proper sequence, how to set up your home Montessori style, learn how to clear the mental clutter and be a calm Montessori parent with techniques to cultivate patience and grace, even under pressure and many more.
✔ Courses from Montessori Tube Academy by Dina Medhat. Dina is MACTE certified Montessori educator. She has a bunch of various courses on her platform. They cover Montessori reading, geometry, sewing, grammar, math, cosmic and other.
✔ Montessori Parenting Course by Carine Robin (The Montessori Family). This course will be useful for you if you are new to Montessori and don’t know where to start. You will discover the core principles of the method, re-design your home, learn to choose Montessori-friendly toys and many more.
✔ Montessori at Home courses by Nicole Kavanaugh (The Kavanaugh Report). Nicole has a variety of courses that can be useful for Montessori parents, such as cultivating spaces for children, your toddler’s potty plan, 14 days to Montessori play, confidence in the kitchen, outdoor play.
✔ Montessori courses and workshops by Simone Davies (The Montessori Notebook). Simone has 2 great courses – Setting up your home Montessori style (I was an affiliate for this course long ago, it is great one) and Setting up a Montessori playgroup. She also has a bunch of useful workshops, such as introducing to Montessori, applying the “How to talk so kids will listen” approach, Montessori for babies and toddlers, raising peaceful siblings, raising bilingual/multilingual children.
✔ Montessori Assistant Toolkit by Tammy Oesting (Classroomechanics). Tammy has a fantastic, propably the best on the market, course for Montessori assistants. If you need to train your stuff distantly during the quarantine then this is a great choice for you.
✔ Montessori Workshops and Courses from Seemi Abdullah (Trillium Montessori). One of the many talents of Seemi is that she can find amazing Montessori people and collaborate with some. All the workshops are presented by expert people in the specific topic. Seemi has probably the largest library of fantastic courses that cover phonetic reading, letters, classroom management, music, communicating with stuff and many more. You can receive certificate of attendance for every workshop.
✔ Webinars from American Montessori Society. AMS has very many various online webinar. Very good choice. Each webinar earns you hours of continuing professional development (CPDs) that count toward the AMS professional development requirement.
I think you will have a lot of things to do, to watch and learn during the quarantine. Let me know what you have found interesting and what are you planning on taking or watching. I am curious!