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Workshops for Administrators

Monday, July 10 – Wednesday, July 12, 2017


3-Day Workshop

Presented by Munir Shivji

Time: 8:30 am - 7:15 pm   Fee: $1,650

This workshop is an overview of the Montessori method and philosophy of education. Components include the application and analysis of the Montessori philosophy and method, a short survey of Dr. Maria Montessori's life and work, Montessori terminology, Montessori's research on the four planes of development and sensitive periods, normalization/socialization of the child, and the fundamental methods used in Montessori classrooms. This class includes methods for understanding how Montessori teachers motivate, discipline, manage the classroom for the individualization of learning activities, and how they apply and integrate these methods into the classroom. This course offers suggestions for how administrators can support Montessori programs and teachers and is especially important for administrators working without the training behind a Montessori credential.


Thursday, July 20, 2017

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.



Presented by Martha Haakmat

Pathways Conference Registration Fee $350

Peace education and diversity learning are necessary parts of an excellent school program. Our schools have missions to guide and educate children to be academically, socially and emotionally prepared for success in a world which demands the ability to think creatively, build strong relationships with others and problem solve with confidence. Full membership in our global society requires a well-developed awareness of self and others, a keen understanding of social justice and the skills for peaceful resolution of conflict. Administrators will explore ideas for aligning and developing peace education and diversity learning in our schools using Montessori philosophy, discussion and interactive exercises.




9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Presented by Annie D'Elia Daly and Dan Daly

People are often intimated by the idea of public speaking. Yet there are many occasions when teachers and administrators need to speak before a group: in their school setting with other teachers, before parent groups, in front of small and large audiences. During training, teacher and administrators are required to present a research project or case study. As we develop and grow, opportunities expand to share our knowledge, research, and unique perspective: at conferences, with advocacy for change in public policies, presenting new information to their school communities.

This 3-hour workshop is designed to give you the skills and techniques you need to get over your fear and become an effective presenter.  You’ll discover the “magic” of public speaking:  how to reduce anxiety, gain more respect in your work, and have fun.

Chief Dan Daly is a 25-year veteran of the New York City Fire Department, who responded to ground Zero on September 11, 2001. Some people say they would rather walk into a burning building than speak in public. Well, Dan has done that too.  He knows about fear and he knows how to help get through it and over it to meet your goals.

He is the recipient of the New York State Senate Liberty Medal for his response on that day and subsequent work at Ground Zero. A member of Toastmaster International and the National Speakers Association, Dan is a frequent speaker at venues throughout the United States and abroad. His current initiative is “The Five Golden Keys to a Successful Life” which focuses on the development of young people.  Each year, he works with the Center for Montessori Education|NY to help our new cohort of Montessori teachers in training discover their own voices.

Annie D'Elia Daly is Field Visitor for the CME|NY Early Childhood Course.  A pioneer in Montessori family day care, she has been actively involved in Montessori education since she received her Montessori Early Childhood training from AERCO in 1988.  She served as National Public Speaker and Trainer for Save the Children at their annual conferences from 1991-1993.  She serves in Community Outreach for Achilles International and has created MONTESSORI WORLDWIDE to bring Montessorians together this June 26, 2016 to walk and run to raise funds for Achilles Children in the Achilles International Signature Race the Hope and Possibility 4 mile race. Achilles kids provide training, race opportunities, and an in-school program for children with disabilities at no cost to the student or to the school. The mission of Montessori Worldwide is to raise money for Achilles Kids and to nurture the need for collaboration between the Montessori Community and the educational public system.   Presently there are approximately 10,000 children participating in Achilles kids in the United States and 8,000 children in the five boroughs in New York City.


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Register Now for:

Three-Day Introduction to Montessori/Overview of Early Childhood Course

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Sunday, January 21, 2018

(Snow date: February 11, 2018)


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