Sunday 13 September those who wish can choose between four different one-day courses. The courses have a separate attendance fee and are also open to participants that did not attend the conference.
Venue: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Bergen
Time: 9.30 – 15.00
Price: 1500 NOK (lunch included)
Description of the four courses:
Sue Pritzker: Montessori Leadership
Sue has been the Head of School at Childpeace Montessori School in Portland, Oregon for 30 years and has been a teacher and administrator for over 40 years. Sue is also past President of the MAA (Montessori Administrators Association), presenter for NAMTA, AMI USA, Primary Consultant for AMI USA and founding member of the Montessori Leaders Collaborative. In this course, we will take on common challenges Montessori leaders face and share experiences.
Madlena Ulrich and Tiina Suominen: Practical Life workshop (0-6)
Madlena Ulrich is a Preschool Teacher and AMI 3-6 Trainer. She is training students on AMI courses in Romania, Russia, and China in addition to the University of South-Eastern Norway, and lectures frequently all around the world. Tiina Suominen is an AMI 0-3 Trainer, and has her own Montessori School in Helsinki. She has been working in Infant Communities and 3-6-classes more than 20 years, being the Classroom director and school Administrator. Tiina also has the traditional Finnish early childhood educator degree.
Wendy Fidler: Special Needs in the Montessori classroom (all ages)
Autism, ADHD, disruptive behavior and other special needs are found in most classrooms. How do you make sure every child’s needs are met? The good news is that approaches that benefit the child with special needs, benefit all children. Wendy Fidler is a Montessori teacher, trainer, and author. She is the Academic Director of the charity Montessori Education for Autism (MEfA) in London, UK.
Michael Dorer: Storytelling/Cosmic Education: Topic to be announced (all ages)
Michael Dorer holds several Montessori credentials, was trained internationally, and has taught students from age 2 to 14. He has been involved in Montessori education for over 45 years, including two decades of educating adults to be Montessorians. Michael holds multiple degrees including Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) from Argosy University. After 25 years as Director of Montessori education at St. Catherine University, he went on in 2012 to found a graduate level Montessori program at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah called “The Institute for Montessori Innovation”. In addition, since his rediscovery of storytelling as an adult, Michael has pursued the craft with appetite and delights in offering his stories and insights to both children and adults.