On Sunday 8 May, those who wish can choose between five 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: 9.00 – 16.00 (Except Storytelling: 9.00-15.00)
Price: 1500 NOK (lunch included)

Description of the five 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: The Exercises of Practical Life for Hand, Mind and Body (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.

Carla Foster: Words create pictures in the mind! Becoming a storyteller of the truth
Carla Foster is one of the current AMI Directors of Training at Montessori Training Center Northeast (MTCNE), USA. She also works permanently at the University of South-Eastern Norway. Carla holds degrees in Social Anthropology, Old Icelandic Literature and Norwegian Literature from UC Berkeley. She has AMI 3-6 and 6-12 diplomas respectively from the Maria Montessori Training Organisation, in London, and the Montessori Institute of Milwaukee, USA. She has worked with children at the levels 3-6, 6-9 and 9-12 in both private and public Montessori schools.  She has lived and taught in Norway since 1995, and has been an elementary trainer since 2011. She enjoys speaking about all subject areas in Cosmic Education, but has given a number of workshops on storytelling and drama. Unlike the other courses, this course will end at 15.00.

Jenny Marie Höglund: Language in the Adolescent Community
How we use language in the Montessori Adolescent community to collaborate, through work, seminars, and community meetings. Jenny Marie Höglund is an AMI trainer at the 6-12 and 12-18 levels. She is AMI 3- 6 and 6-12 trained. In 1995, Jenny founded a Montessori school in Sweden – Montessoriskolan Lära för livet, for children aged 1 – 16 years.