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Workshops for Teachers

The Center for Montessori Education|New York provides a number of opportunities for professional development for new and experienced teachers.

Our IN-PERSON workshops provide opportunities for Montessori teachers to gain new insights and ideas as well as experience connections with others through professional enrichment and development.


Distracted and Disorganized?
Facilitating Attention and Engagement in the Montessori Classroom
Using Three Sensory-Based Strategies

Presented by Aubrey Schmalle, SIPT, OTR/L

Saturday, February 25 2017

10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.


In this workshop, participants will learn:
* How to incorporate activities to help children with self-regulation.
* How to help children develop body awareness.
* Ways to enhance the prepared environment to support attention and focus. 
* What materials assist children with task completion.
* How to scaffold students to independently use the supports they need.
 Participants will receive:
* A Certificate of Attendance for 3 hours of Professional Development
• A "Body-Activated Learning" handbook.
• Downloadable templates for planning and implementation of strategies.
• Resources for classroom ideas to enhance a Montessori prepared environment.
• Digital template for the lesson plans.
Aubrey Schmallle, SIPT, OTR/L was the keynote speaker at the 2015 **Pathways to a Peaceful School Conference**. The owner of Sensational Achievements, she has been specializing in evaluation and treatment of sensory processing disorders since 2005. She is certified in sensory integration theory and practice and has advanced clinical knowledge in the areas of functional visual skill development and sensory-based learning disabilities (dysgraphia, dyspraxia, and deficits in executive functioning). Sensational Achievements provides resources and training materials for Montessori teachers, parents and professionals to support attention and engagement in the classroom.


Registration Fee = $250



Saturday, April 1, 2017

8:45 A.M. - 12:00 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 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, teachers are required to present a research project or case study. As teachers develop and grow, opportunities expand to share their 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.  Annie was mentored by Nancy Rambusch with her work around Montessori in the Home aimed at family child care providers. Annie was the owner and director of TenderYears Montessori (1988-1997), which was in featured in an article by Joy Turner in Montessori Life (1991).  Annie 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 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.

This workshop is free of charge to our current 2016 cohorts.

Registration Fee = $250


Prof. Development

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

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Sunday, January 21, 2018

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